TMCA is going on our very first cruise to the amazing Galveston Sea Star Base on July 29!
The GSSB describes itself as " a high-adventure marine and maritime destination offering aquatic education programs that instill lifetime leadership, teamwork skills, and independence in body, mind, and spirit." The facilities are state-of-the-art in terms of eco-friendliness and energy efficiency. We hope to arrange a tour of the facility and we will have exclusive access to the pool Saturday afternoon.
Slip fees are $2.00 per foot plus $20 per night facility usage fee.
You may also rent out a dormitory or suite while you are there. The basic dormitories sleep up to 8 guests in bunk bed style for $25/ per person per night.
The suites sleep up to 12 guests in bunk bed style for $35 per person per night and include a kitchenette with full refrigerator, freezer, microwave, sink, living space, dining space, and two bathrooms. You must bring in your own linens, pillows, dishware, towels, etc as the rooms are not equipped with anything.
Here's the plan:
To go on this cruise, you must first register with TMCA. Then, you will receive an email with information about slip assignments. Register today! They should have plenty of slips for us, but there will eventually be a limit. You are also welcome to drive up for the day and registration will ask if you are arriving by boat or land.
July 29: Please plan to arrive at GSSB no earlier than 2:00 pm. s/v Rainbow will be at Channel Marker 2 at 10:00 am for those who want to go along in a flotilla. Your confirmation email will also have instructions from GSSB for your arrival in the marina.
The pool will be open to TMCA members exclusively from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
7:30 pm - Dish to share at the picnic tables under the building. Please remember that this is a family facility. GSSB respectfully requests that we keep alcoholic beverages on our boats and smoking is not permitted anywhere on the facility grounds or on the docks.
July 30: Breakfast to share on the docks or picnic area (to be determined later). Please be sure to depart before 12:00 noon.