The Wesport Marina is closing after that week end, so we better get going! Let's join forces again with our friends over at the Gay Small-Boat Sailors of NY meetup group and take a trip of the season up to Westport CT for a day of adventure on Long Island Sound.
YOU MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM TO JOIN.
We'll take Metro North from Grand Central to Westport and take a short cab ride over to the sailing school, where we'll rent our boats and sail to a small island about 1.5 miles out on Long Island Sound.
This is a rental and not a lesson but everyone can practice/learn together, and beginners are welcome-no sailing experience is necessary. More info about the marina: http://www.longshoresailingschool.com/
We've got 2 Hobie Getaway reserved (16.7 foot catamaran with a jib and mainsail - captained by Gant and Gabe), along with 1 Hobie Wave (14 foot catamarans with one sail, good for beginners - rotating captains).
The boat rental is from 11AM to 3PM and we'll split the cost of the boats among everyone that's sailing (we'll be dividing the $44/hour for the larger boat and $34/hour for the smaller boats). We are asking for a deposit to reserve your spot.
When you RSVP, please confirm your sailing level, and if you are coming by car.
We will take the 9:08am train from GCT arriving Wesport, CT at 10:17am. If you come by car, meet us at the train station so we can car pool to the marina.
Bring your light lunch, water, sunscreen and sunglasses, a change of cloth (either will be left in the car or in the locker). We will take a small bag on each boat for food to picnic on the island.
This meetup could be cancel based on
- weather the day before
- availability of experienced captains
In both case your deposit would be refunded.