Have fun with Skinny Pirate on quite a Memorable and Pleasurable Voyage ;)

HERE IS OUR BOAT, THE 43' MON SOLEIL sloop! I just talked to Marina Sailing, Newport Beach, and this sailboat is currently available between July 1-July 15! Check out this link:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/marinasailingnewportbeach/sets/72157603759394156/




The total cost for the vessel is indicated on the website from the link above.  Cost for the boat/mooring fee, port fee (approx. 5% of the total), fuel & Insurance and O.C. Good Life Per/Meetup Surcharge of $10 is only $81.43/ per Crew of 7 , Weekend days, and only $69.43/per Crew of 7 Week days.

We will sail over on July 1st, and stay until we run out of Members/money to pay for this beautiful sailboat, or having so much fun we have to hurry back...  Members can either sail over there July 1st (maximum 10 total daysail) and stay on the boat (only 7 crew in 3 cabins in 3 berts is pretty darn tight inside, I'm headed outside, unless there is crummy weather).

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Then, each member simply commits their donation to cover the amount of days they want to go: 1 - 2 -3 - 4 ???.  Then, as we fill up each boat for each day, then we have the boat for that amount of time, up to two weeks, on the mooring, in Paradise-Avalon!  Any members that comes on their own on a ferry to Avalon can reserve spot(s) on the boat with me for any length of time, vowing availability.  I can take 7 members on this charter, maybe more, maybe less if Cpt. Voyle wants to stay on the boat.  Then, some members will take the ferry back Overtown, others will cross the channel and arrive and take their place.  We just split the boat up 7 ways, I am the 8, yes, I do this and pay my dues, membership, monthly stuff (besides my own sailboat), set up all this up, invest many hours and time driving around the coast, and maybe a couple other things besides, all at $0.  In the future, I may want to live my dream of a charter biz, but, that's down the road a ways...My friend, Captain Voyle, has agreed to go with us, so, we can take no more than eight confirmed Crew over to Avalon.  If there is enough interest besides this sight, Spectacular Sailing, OC Sailing Meetup and Sun Fun Sailing in Dana Point, then we could literally keep the beautiful sailboat in the Link above up to two weeks, This nice Jenneau 43', "Mon Soleil", is available right now, Thursday, June 27, 2013 for up to two weeks.  7 members a day, up to 14 days, accommodates 98 Member-Days, if elementary math serves me right.  With enough days filled up, the options only grow!

If you are serious, I know you will be able to contact me. Remember, first come, first served. We have room for up to 8 total (overnight, or maybe a few more, and "Pirate It", and maybe a couple more or so would dare sleep like I prefer whenst it's warm, under the stars), including me for overnight on this big, beautiful sailboat.  I may bring over my own sailboat too, the more the merrier. There are a few options.

Who wants to Go?

pick your dates, we'll send the data to the lab for final results...then, your DNA samples will need to be submitted for further analysis in our bio lab near the sea, then....

:)

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  • Coach V.

    Yes...I am interested Mark. Just let me know dates.
    I am having a private 4th of July party so I need to be around the 3 and 4th. Thanks!

    June 27, 2013

    • Mark

      I can take my sailboat over on the first, try to get a larger mooring, then try to secure & take the large sloop after July 4th. Maybe that would work.

      1 · June 28, 2013

    • Mark

      Sorry, Veronica, but I canceled this and 3 other cross-posted Meetups. I did have luck with this site as an attendee, but not organizing meetups with the group's leaders issues. So, I'll rely on others with much better energy to work with as an Event Organizer and just let my group grow on it's own and let things slow down, or go to other groups who realize what is down the road, a bit farther than their nose, like a big fish in a little pond, I guess! Oh well.

      1 · June 28, 2013

  • Yvonne

    ONLY?!

    1 · June 27, 2013

    • Mark

      More than 1

      June 28, 2013

  • wendy

    I work till 6 in Encinitas--soon though!
    Thanks Mark!

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • wendy

    I work till 6 in Encinitas--soon though!
    Thanks Mark!

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Coach V.

    Please submit picture of vessel and the Captan! I am flexible on dates.
    THanks.

    June 27, 2013

    • Mark

      I'm not a licensed bonded, certified (certifiable, maybe), super-experienced Captain. I'd bet you are WAY more of a Coach than I am a Captain, no argument from me there! Lol!

      1 · June 27, 2013

    • Mark

      HI! I changed my profile to indicate my experience, including ASA[masked] through the west coast's largest charter company in 6 locations, Marina Sailing. They know me there, as do other sailors.

      1 · June 27, 2013

  • Troy

    Sounds fun

    1 · June 27, 2013

  • Mark

    Please be aware, we're close to the wire for the holiday, but not meant to stop all boating season long! With enough interest, we can sail every day!

    June 27, 2013

  • Mark

    Hi, there is an link, in orange above. 98 member days = 14 days with 7 one the boat, heck, I'll probably bring or have a friend bring mine over, too. :)

    June 27, 2013

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