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Cruise Fleet Host: Drew Barrett
Month: February Year: 2016
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Event Name: 4th Island Overnight Category: Cruise Host(s): Drew Barrett Host Vessel: In Quest Vessel Contact: VHF 16 Start: 20 FEB 16 ≈ 11:00
End: 21 FEB 16 ≈ Noon Info Method: Board, Contact Info: (813) 503-0688 Skipper Meeting: N/A Navigation Hints: Below Hint Source:
This is an easy cruise to a relatively protected anchorage. Plan to leave the club about 11:00 am. Spend some time sailing and arrive at the anchorage in time to secure your vessel and plan the evening.
We shall build a fire on the beach after dark, so each boat should bring a bit of firewood. Bring your own dinner and plan to cook aboard or on the beach as you choose. The Cruising Fleet will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and marshmallows for the beach. I am happy to host a happy hour aboard “In Quest” about 4:30 pm. Please bring your own drinks and something good to nibble with a bit extra to share.
The plan is to enjoy the fire and company on the beach and sleep aboard your vessel when you are ready. Fix breakfast in the morning and sail back at your leisure.
Sail north in or parallel to the main shipping channel toward downtown Tampa. Turn east up the Alafia River channel; turn NNE between G7 and G9. 4th Island is the small Island off your port bow. The safest approach
to the anchorage on the north side of the island is on the east side. Watch your depth. The large island nearby is a preserve and people are not permitted on that spoil island. If the weather is bad or there are high winds forecast from the northeast (the least protected direction) we can sail and then come back to TSS to socialize, eat and sleep.
I shall monitor channels 68 and 16. My MMSI number is: 3380981