HARVEST MOON REGATTA, TEXAS GULF
Join us for "A Howling Good Time!"
October 10-16, 2019
The event once dubbed “A Howling Good Time” by Cruising World is back! Founded in 1987, the annual Harvest Moon Regatta event has grown from just under 20 boats to over 200—and we are proud of our South Coast Sailing Adventures teams who have placed in the top 3 winners for their class over the years! The 150-nautical mile race begins at the Flagship Hotel Pier in Galveston and follows the Texas coast to Port Aransas over the course of 2 days and 2 nights, when the night sky is dominated by the beautiful harvest moon. It’s the perfect opportunity to gain offshore sailing experience or add to your sailing certifications.
In addition to a trip down the coast, sailors will enjoy a barbeque banquet in Port Aransas, a Race Finish Party, and the Rum Mary Party. Everyone is invited to participate as a crew member; however, we are also offering ASA 103/104 Combo (Basic Coastal Cruising & Bareboat Chartering) and ASA 106 (Advanced Coastal Cruising) during this event.*
*All prerequisites for ASA courses must be completed prior to October 1, 2019.
*ASA 101 is required for ASA 103/104 certification. *ASA 101, 103, 104 & 105 are required for ASA 106 certification.
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British Virgin Islands, Caribbean
Discover why they call them Nature's Little Secrets!
December 5-15, 2019
The “Christmas Winds” make December in the islands a sailing mecca! Come explore and find out why they call them Nature's Little Secrets! The stunning 55+ islands and cays that comprise the British Virgin Islands have two fantastic assets - accessibility and virgin beauty. Known for years as a "sailor's paradise," an adventure at sea is in store whether you’re a first-time sailor or an experienced captain thanks to consistent trade winds, clear water, and sunshine every day. Join us as we island hop and find a new cove each day.
Captain Lucy Newman, the flotilla leader, has made this trip over a dozen times and has a vast knowledge of the local sites, eats, and activities available! You're sure to have a blast!
The Price: The price per person will range from $1.795 to $2,595 depending on which vessel you choose and are based on double occupancy - on both boat and hotel. For singles that prefer not to share a cabin, special pricing is available. Contact flotilla leader, Lucy Newman, at the contact information below.
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Visit our link on the American Sailing Association website.
FRENCH POLYNESIA FLOTILLA
Tahiti, Raiates, Taha'a, Huahine and Bora Bora
January 25 to February 8, 2020
Join our French Polynesia Flotilla and visit paradise on earth. Those who fly into the islands and stay in hotels, only experience a part of the magic of the islands. It is only in sailing between the blue ocean and the turquoise lagoons in the shadow of the majestic volcanic peaks as the ancient Polynesians did in their outrigger canoes, that one realizes the full beauty of Tahiti.
The four islands have ancient volcanic centers which rise from the lovely calm lagoons ringed by outlying reefs . Pauses in the reefs allow safe access in blue water sailing in the trade winds. Steady trade winds provide fast reaches of about 5 hours between islands. Good anchorages are abundant among the central islands as well as on the motus, lushy vegetated islets that have evolved on the encircling barrier reefs. These coral atolls have sandy beaches and offer a stunning view back towards those volcanic ranges.
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