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 Harborwalk 4th of July Cruise
 Moderator: Dr. Ron Swatzyna
 Category: Cruise
AttendeesFull
Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 5, 2017 FREE 23 22
We are doing it differently this year because July 4th is on a Tuesday.  Knowing that not everyone can come for the entire time, we have split the trip between two time frames. Sign up for one, two, or both cruises.  Friday through Sunday at Noon hosted by Dr. Ron and Sheila Swatzyna. And Sunday from 1:00 PM to Wednesday hosted by Al and Kay Waghorne.
 
 
 Oak Island 4th of July Cruise
 Moderator: Philip Kropf
 Category: Cruise
AttendeesRegister
Jun 30, 2017 - Jul 2, 2017 $ 50.00 18 5
 
Head across the bay to Oak Island at Double Bayou for their big down-home July 4 Celebration.  NOW is the time to get signed up for the  Oak Island 4th of July Cruise (Double Bayou Bash IV)!  The big everts take place on Saturday afternoon, with fireworks Saturday evening.
 
 Howl at the moon Hungry Ghost festival- Cruise - Redfish
 Moderator: Charlene Lim
 Category: Cruise
AttendeesRegister
Jul 8, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017 FREE Unlimited 1

Registration Starts June 15th at 6 PM

 

The moon will be full and the winds will be perfect. Join us at Redfish Island for the Howl at the moon Hungry Ghost festival. We will be releasing lighted lantrans in the sky and paper boats in the water. Anchor out for the night and have a good time. Purchase you paper lanterns from:

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or

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The Ghost Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the seventh lunar month. A solemn holiday, the Hungry Ghost Festival represents the connections between the living and the dead, earth and heaven, body and soul. Activities of the festival include preparing ritual offerings of food, and burning ghost money (or paper money) to please the visiting ghosts and spirits as well as deities and ancestors. Other activities include burying and releasing miniature paper boats and lanterns on water, which signifies "giving directions to the lost ghosts."

 Freeport Triangle Cruise
 Moderator: Bryan Austin
 Category: Cruise
AttendeesRegister
Aug 25, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 FREE 10 1
Sign Up Starts June 22nd at 6 PM.
 
August 25-27, 2017
Freeport Triangle Offshore/ICWW Cruise
 
Expand your offshore and coastal cruising experience and join us as we execute the Freeport Triangle. Although primarily a sailing cruise, there are some blue-water powerboats that should join along. This cruise will check the cruising boxes for overnight anchoring, offshore navigating, marina tie up, ICWW navigating. We may even have a fishing (trolling) tournament added it for fun. 
 
Head to Galveston Friday (8/25) afternoon. You have a number of anchor/tie up options. We will depart from the Galveston ship channel (near marker #11) Saturday at sunrise (0700) and head offshore and down to Freeport. We'll spend the night at one of the two marinas (Bridge Harbor, Surfside) on the ICWW. We return up the ICWW on Sunday (8/27). The return leg should be about 41nm back to Pelican Island. 
 
To expand your charting and navigation experience, I am including a waypoint 21nm (heading 50 deg) off the Galveston coast to pass by and then 32 no (heading 130 deg) down to the Freeport channel entrance. Total offshore distance (jetty-jetty) is approximately 53nm. Averaging 6 kts, offshore sail should take around 10 hrs. We have about 13hrs of sun-up time so we should be good. 
 
One of the goals of this cruise is to expand your offshore experience. If the wind is light, then motor sailing would be appropriate. If the wind and waves are a little too brisk, I will probably delete or move the offshore waypoint so we aren't beating upwind too long (or at all). 
 

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