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Have a full weekend of sailing and camping for FREE

I have a big boat show to do at Ft. Desoto on this weekend and need two working crew to help offload and set up boats and then show them off to perspective clients. Everyone is welcome to come for the FREE demo part of the show but for my helping hands, you will be treated to a free camp site and sailing all day and night for the entire weekend! Camping is optional for the working crew but if you stay, you get to play at night! Working crew must have good basic knowledge of sailing small boats or have participated in one of my (learn to sail) events. Demo day starts at 9:00 am

 Here are the details for the working crew and options.
I really only need help on Saturday so you don’t have to camp out. However, Crew members who do want to camp out will be bumped to the head of the line and enjoy night sailing, campfire fun and all that goes with a weekend in one of Florida’s premier parks. I plan to be at the park on Friday evening and stay until Sunday. So, working crew will have the opportunity to spend the entire weekend sailing day and night! One option for working crew is to camp out on a boat. That’s right, I have one boat which can be decked over so a tent can be pitched on a flat surface and the protected lagoon is a great place to anchor out only a short distance from the store and rest rooms. Interested yet? Well, obviously there are a lot of details working crew need to consider and we must communicate by phone to hammer them all out. Indicate with your RSVP if you are coming for the FREE demo day or wanting to be a working crew member. Here are a few Q&A I’m sure will come up.
Q: Can my spouse/partner be the other working crew? A: Yes
Q: Can I do the night sailing but not camp out? A: No, the park closes at dark and you must be a camper to stay.
Q: Can you use more than two working crew? A: yes but the camping situation is complicated. I can have one extra tent on the site and one on the boat. Who sleeps with whom is the question?
So working crew should RSVP and then call me to work out details

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  • Wesley

    This was a good exploratory camping trip for me. Now I have a clear picture of the official event which will be on the 9th of Sept. Book your camp site NOW! It will be limited to only 6 participants.

    June 23, 2014

    • Margaret Hendrey E.

      Correction: Next camping + sailing event will be Saturday Sept 6th and Sunday Sept 7th at Fort De Soto campground site 9. The Sept 9 is Tuesday. I also have site 8 for Friday night - Sunday night if anyone wants to share and help me pay for it.

      June 23, 2014

    • Margaret Hendrey E.

      BTW, the full moon is that Tuesday, so if you camp and do night sailing, you will have an almost full moon!

      June 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a fun event! I enjoyed learning about the watercraft and actually getting to sail!

    June 23, 2014

  • Margaret Hendrey E.

    Had a great time. Wes and Kathy are great hosts. Nice to meet J.D. and Todd, and the other 3 ladies who came out (sorry, don't recall names). I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at the next meetup. I heard rumor of another Fort De Soto sailing / camping event for the weekend of September 9! Camp sites book up fast a Fort de Soto, and no wonder! It is an awesome spot to camp and paddle or sail!

    June 22, 2014

  • Todd

    Where will you be launching your boats? By the boat launch or on the beach somewhere? Campsite 234 is land locked.

    June 19, 2014

    • Todd

      K

      June 19, 2014

    • Wesley

      Boat ramp at or possibly before 10 am. see comments page for phone and call me to confirm.

      June 21, 2014

  • Wesley

    We are meeting up at the boat ramp at 10 possibly before, but call to confirm. [masked]-2554. The boat ramp is prior to the.camp ground, and the camp ground is before the $5 park entrance.

    June 21, 2014

  • Tina

    I would loved to help out, but I don't know nothing about boat. Can I still help out?

    June 15, 2014

    • Wesley

      Sure, Saturday is the big day. I need to shuttle boats hear and there, load and unload then sail a while too.

      June 15, 2014

  • Wesley

    Margaret, you are confirmed to be one of my working crew! Looking forward to seeing you again and bring your Expandacraft paddle cat too.

    June 12, 2014

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