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Circle Whidbey Cruise 

Cruise Coordinator: Bill Stinson                   M/V Skagit Song                  Moondance274@Comcast.net


Reservation policies and procedures are different at each port (please read carefully). More details will be available as planning progresses. This will be a special FBYC Cruise with multiple ports of call and activities available for many interests. This is the first half of an even greater combined cruise that includes the Victoria Buskers Festival. These two cruises should run together seamlessly for a spectacular July boating experience.


Whidbey Island circumnavigation itinerary:

Friday, July 15th; Skyline to LaConner. Route options include Deception Pass and the Swinomish Channel.

Reservation:

http://www.portofskagit.com/la-conner-marina/guest-moorage-reservations 8 boats 32’ – 50’

1st-come-1st-serve or reservation. Visit plan is not yet booked. Make individual boat owner reservations after skipper’s meeting.

The marina requires reservations be made at least two days in advance of your arrival. LaConner has significant dock space. The risk is that half of it is in the North Basin, further from town. The  

$1.00 per foot

Saturday, July 16th; LaConner to Langley

Reservation:

(360) 221-1120 HM Duncan McPhee


Visit plan is booked. 8 boats 32’ – 50’, slip assignments, plan to update LOAs and counts, p/s tie preferences 2 weeks before arrival, pay on arrival,


$1.15 per foot

Sunday, July 17th; Langley to Port Ludlow

Reservation:

(360) 437-0513 HM Cory

Visit plan is booked. 8 boats 32’ – 50’, Individual boat owner reservations must be called in at least two weeks prior to arrival, credit cards will be logged then.

Coordinator shall call Cory two weeks prior for final confirmations

Fee per night:

Monday, July 18th; Port Ludlow to Port Townsend via the Port Townsend Canal (We will try to reserve slips at Port Hudson Marina.)

Reservation:

10 boats 32’ – 50’, 360-385-2828 HM TJ

8 40’ and 2 50’ slips reserved for 2 nights, 13,14,17,18,19,21-26

$70 deposit paid by Bill Stinson

Final confirmations required 2 weeks ahead of arrival

$1.25 per foot plus $5 for shore power per night

(TJ cautioned that slips were booking fast for this date)

Tuesday, July 19th Full day at Port Townsend. Option opens for the Strait of Juan de Fuca crossing weather window.


Wednesday, July 20th or Thursday, 21st ; Return crossing to Skyline or optional crossing to Victoria; Beginning of FBYC Victoria Busker Festival Cruise http://victoriabuskers.com/. Point Hudson slip reservations are only for 2 nights. We will scramble if we are forced to hold for an additional night due to weather. 

All stops on this cruise will be dock tie-ups. The total cruise distance is just over 100 nautical miles with at least 5 run days. The longest days are the first and last (the optional return to Skyline from Port Townsend) at about 24 NM or 3.5 hours at 7 knots. Cruisers always have the option to return home the longer way back via the inside. And, cruisers may also choose to join or depart the cruise at any port of call.


I will be the Cruise Coordinator for the Whidbey Island portion. I am assuming an 8 boat flotilla with 10 boats at Port Townsend due to reservation risk. We will tune this number as plans firm up.


As the scope of this cruise is a bit higher than normal, I will chair a skipper’s meeting at the club pot luck dinner one week before the cruise. There will be more detailed information including daily cruise direction print-outs distributed by email and as hand-outs before departure.

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