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:
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....