Time: June 23, 2012 from 10am to 11pm
Location: Pickup at Nelson's Marine Dock (across the road from Nelson's Marine Gate)
Street: 1500 Ferry Point/junction of W. Oriskany Ave next to the big gray ships..
City/Town: Alameda Point, CA
Website or Map: https://maps.google.com/maps?…
Event Type: awareness, volunteer, and, contributor, awards
Organized By: Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG
Latest Activity: Jun 26, 2012
IRG Boat Moonshadow, a 51' William Garden Ketch, is representing IRG at the Summer Sailstice! Boarding at Nelson's Marine, 1500 Ferry Point, Alameda at 10am Saturday 23rd, come and join us... BYOB, DON'T BE LATE. We'll be "dressing ship" with flags and joining the boat procession in Alameda Estuary, this day is one of the funnest days on the Bay!
Summer Sailstice, a FREE annual America-wide celebration of sailing, will be a perfect opportunity for IRG to get involved, meet new people, reward our volunteers for their hard work, gain awareness, sign up other IRG Rescue Boats and do fundraising activities for our Operational Budget. We'll join the boat procession, anchor out and party aboard, dinghy back and forth to Encinal Yacht Club and join in the festivities!
We will be sailing from 10am to 2pm, then we will join the procession in the Estuary and after that will anchor out with the fleet and constant dinghy rides to the Encinal Yacht Club from then where there is live music all day long and events. Guests who are nervous about being on a boat for 4 hours can actually go straight to Encinal YC and enjoy the day there, joining the boat after the procession by dinghy if they wish. Life vests are included but guests should bring their own if they have one.
We have two other boats joining us for the anchor-out raft-up! Party, seminar and various bands will be playing at Encinal Yacht Club all day and evening.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO YOUR GUESTS - EVERYONE MUST RSVP INDIVIDUALLY or we will not be able to get a good headcount. It's vital we know EXACTLY how many people are registered because we have the serious responsibility to make sure we have enough life vests, don't exceed capacity etc. If you're not on the list, you may not be able to get on the boat...
We will be partying till late, but once we are at anchor at Encinal Yacht Club, Alameda (about 3pm), people may depart through the yacht club.
NEW JUST IN from Martha Blanchfield: Enter the Summer Sailstice Sunset Photo Contest (click here). BRING YOUR CAMERA.
Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG has decided to hide the list of guests.