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Sail English Bay on a Viking ship

After you RSVP "Yes", YOU MUST EMAIL THE CAPTAIN to ask if you can go sailing, say you are part of the Meetup group (their email address will pop up after you RSVP "Yes"). There will likely also be non-Meetup passengers joining the sailing.  The Munin sails by donation to help cover the insurance, harbour fees and maintenance costs.

The Viking ship Munin is a 40 foot authentic half-scale replica of the Norwegian Viking Ship Gokstad, which was built around 890 A.D. It sails year round on English Bay, with about 15 minutes of rowing to get to open water, hoisting the square sail and sailing for 1.5 hours, and then another 15 minutes of rowing to return to the dock. You can still come if you can't row (they need people to help pull on ropes to set the sail, act as spotters, blow the animal horns when other boats get too close, and other assorted jobs) but a minimum of six passengers are required to row. Children and people who cannot row are welcome, but no pets, no smoking and no alcohol.

Safety first, so sometimes a sailing may be canceled ahead of time or even on the dock at the discretion of the captain due to weather conditions, and possibly moved to another day. If you cancel without giving a day's notice or are a no show, they will not allow you to sail on the Munin in the future. Your last minute cancellation or no show may result in the rest of the people standing at the dock and the ship not being able to sail because there are not enough rowers available. They are counting on you.

Note: By RSVPing for this event, you have read and agreed to the following Waiver. The host, group, crew, staff and associates are not responsible in any way for attending members. Members who RSVP YES for this event are solely and totally responsible for their own personal safety and well being before, during and at any time after the conclusion of this event. The host, group, crew, staff and associates shall be held harmless and shall be unconditionally free forever of any and all liabilities, obligations and responsibilities to any of the attendees, guests and all third party individuals, relatives and representatives.

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  • Lance

    I uploaded a bunch of photos, go ahead and tag yourself. Also, let me know if you don't like one of them and I will delete it.

    October 27, 2013

  • Jenny C.

    Thanks Lance for taking us back to the Viking Age. It was fun to learn sailing.

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Pam

    I wish I could go to this, but I can't. Any chance of a bit more notice next time?

    October 25, 2013

    • Pam

      Great, thanks!

      October 25, 2013

    • Alex

      The Vikings came by surprise though...

      October 25, 2013

  • May

    May I have the captain's email? Thanks.

    October 25, 2013

    • Lance

      Hi May. Did the captain's email not pop up when you RSVP'd? Unfortunately the ship is now full for Saturday. Let me know if the pop up didn't work when you RSVP'd and I will try to fix it.

      October 25, 2013

  • Alex

    Will there be Viking raiding party activities, plunder and pillaging too? Half the fun of Vikings is actually on shore....

    October 25, 2013

    • Lance

      They may or may not go to a pub afterwards, but I am going to a Halloween dance that night

      October 25, 2013

  • Sara Z.

    Hi Lance, I confirmed but didn't see/find the email for captain.

    October 25, 2013

    • Lance

      Hi Sara, I sent you an email with the details :)

      October 25, 2013

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