Catamaran sailing | Westport, CT

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.

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  • will

    So sorry I missed this one! Glad y'all had a good time.

    September 8, 2013

  • Christian

    Couldn't have asked for a better way to end our Summer season, and sailing experiences. And no, my boat was not the one that capsized (may be in the head of my passengers, but not in reality!).

    3 · September 8, 2013

    • Nimish

      Couldn't agree more!

      1 · September 8, 2013

    • will

      I know a place for horseback riding if anyone's interested.

      September 8, 2013

  • Monty

    Hi Larry, we are going to board the train now. Track 21 .

    September 7, 2013

    • Monty

      Hope you can make it. Let us know if you are having problems getting here. Thanks. :-)

      September 7, 2013

  • Monty

    For the train riders: we will gather at the clock in Grand Central at 8:40 to 8:45 and probably board the train a minute or two later. If you miss us just head for the train and then text my cell phone so I know you are on...(That's only if you miss us.) :-) Christian has posted my cell in earlier message.

    September 6, 2013

  • Christian

    We have Josh and Gautham coming to the train station picking up all train riders. Monty [masked]) will be your meeting person at the Grand Central clock at 8:45am (buy you ticket to Wesport) as I will go by car with Gabe.

    September 6, 2013

    • Leo

      Got it. I will buy my train ticket to Westport and contact Monty at 8:45am at the grand central clock. See you at Westport. Thanks!

      September 6, 2013

  • Leo

    since I'll be coming from Worcester, Massachusetts on Saturday morning Sep 7 from the north, can I meet you directly at the destination at 10:17am please?
    After the event, I'll drive to Columbia University, I can bring up to 3 additional people on the way back to NYC, I can drop off three passengers in upper west side subway station.
    If possible, please give me a destination address in Wesport CT.
    Thanks very much!

    Leo[masked]

    September 5, 2013

    • Leo

      Thanks Christian!

      September 5, 2013

    • Leo

      Hi Christian due to schedule change, I'll meet you at the grand central station and take train with you. I won't be driving. See you tmr morning at grand central

      September 6, 2013

  • Nimish

    I will be coming from Westchester. If anyone needs a ride from the train station, message me at[masked]

    September 6, 2013

    • Leo

      Hi Nimish due to schedule change, I will take train from grand central station instead of driving there by myself, so if possible, I appreciate a ride from the train station to the destination. Thanks very much! My phone[masked]

      September 6, 2013

  • Josh

    I will be driving from Crown Heights in Brooklyn up over the Throgs Neck or Whitestone Bridge and through Westchester to Westport. If anyone who is more or less en route would like a ride, I'd enjoy the company. Josh[masked]

    September 4, 2013

    • Christian

      Thanks for the offer - can you meet everyone at the train station if you spots?

      September 4, 2013

    • Josh

      yes

      September 4, 2013

  • Christian

    We have our final crew (unfortunately we are not able to add people from the waiting list as we are maxed out on boats). Read below and if your RSVP needs to change, do so asap, no shows will have consequences.

    We have sent an email to all to confirm what to bring. Look in your emails!

    September 4, 2013

  • eduardo

    wow, sounds cool,...have fun guys.

    September 3, 2013

  • Christian

    Note that the online payment is a deposit - bring cash to pay the full cost at the end of the meetup.

    September 1, 2013

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