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Link to downloadable Cruise Calendar:  Cruise Sheet

All Upcoming Cruises

    • Friday, June 17, 2022
    • Tuesday, July 05, 2022
    • Middle Bay

    The long summer cruise this year will depart as a part of the Summer Sailstice Cruise (Please let Mary know that you will be attending) and then we will have a leisurely cruise up the Bay, only as far north as San Domingo Creek (the backside of St. Michaels).  Destinations include Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club, Reedville, Solomon’s, St Michaels, Mill Creek (off the Great Wicomico), Tides Inn, the Corrotoman and then returning to join the 4th of July cruise in Cape Charles.  If you are interested in participating, please e-mail ( or call me ((757) 635-1846) and I will send you a more detailed itinerary.  As of this writing we already have seven boats signed up for all or part of the cruise.


    S/V Modus Vivendi

    MMSI#: 367763140

    (757) 635-1846

    • Friday, July 01, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • Monday, July 04, 2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • Cape Charles

    Independence Day Cruise to Cape Charles

    We already have 29 boats signed up and the marina is full.  We have at least 2 on the waiting list, who will likely get a slip.  If you have already sent Sergio an RSVP, (the planning started in last December) he will be contacting or has contacted you with slip assignments. If you have not already signed up, he can get you on the waiting list and will let you know if he can get you a slip. The plans are still a little flexible, but the basic plan is as follows:

    Saturday – Sail over to Cape Charles City Marina. We will gather on the docks usually near Modus Vivendi for our usual docktails at 1700.  Please bring an appetizer to share (see note on appetizers below) and of course plenty of your favorite libation.  If you have a small table, please bring it so we can place appetizers on it.  If you want to sit, bring a folding chair of some sort.  Everyone should make their own plans for dinner, whether on the boat or in town  

    Sunday - During the day, you have time to decorate your boat to celebrate our Independence in style.  Please take the time to explore the town, enjoying of course the various eateries and drinking establishments. Don’t forget to stop in at the Gull Hammock for their daily wine tasting. Time will posted outside the shop. The plan for Docktails is the same as Saturday night, gather on the docks at 1700. Please bring an appetizer to share and your favorite libation.

    Monday (Independence Day) – Details for the town of Cape Charles 4th of July activities have not yet been posted, but the town always hosts a local parade, usually around 1000. Last year we gathered at the distillery which made for a great spot to watch the parade and enjoy Bloody Mary’s made with local spirits. Monday evening, we will gather on the docks at around 1800 for docktails which will be followed by a potluck. Please bring appetizers as well as a main dish to share. At sunset, the City of Cape Charles always puts on a great fireworks exhibition and our dock makes for a great spot to enjoy them.

    Tuesday – Depart the docks at will and take a leisurely sail back to our respective home ports before we go back into our usual grind.

    For questions, contact the Independence Day Cruise Captain:

    Sergio Diehl
    S/V Modus Vivendi
    (757) 635-1846

    ** Note on appetizers:  We realize that not everyone can cook on their boat or may not have lots of room.  You can bring pre-made food or snacks, such as chips and dip.  Please contribute something.  With 29 boats, we will likely spread all over the dock, so we may end up with multiple food spots.  

    • Friday, July 15, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sunday, July 17, 2022
    • 3:00 PM

    Amy Guyer is leading a cruise to anchor in Mill Creek or stay at the marina in Fort Monroe for the weekend.  On Saturday, people will dinghy over to shore and walk to Ozzlefinch Brewery.  Details below.

    Date:  July 15-17, 2022
    Where:  Mill Creek at Fort Monroe

    Anchor in Mill Creek (located by the Fort Monroe Marina).  Fort Monroe does offer transient docking.  You will need to contact them if you are interested.

    There are dingy docks located in Phoebus, Fort Monroe Marina and Deadrise.


    • Cocktails/Happy hour on SUMMER WIND…5:00pm-ish
    • Spend the evening on the boat or enjoy music and beer at OOZLEFINCH….see music schedule below
    • I am being told they will have an outdoor movie playing Friday night as well. The movie time TBD


    • Lounge around on rafts and drink beer
    • Dingy over to the dock in PHOEBUS and enjoy the town. Do some antique shopping at ROBERTS ANTIQUES or head down to SLY CLYDES and sip on some adult ciders 
    • Meet up at OOZLEFINCH to enjoy some live entertainment. 
    • OOZLEFINCH normally has food trucks (Plenty of restaurants in PHOEBUS)
    • DEADRISE restaurant is located on Fort Monroe (Seafood)


    Re-coupe from the weekend!


    • Friday 15th from 7 to 10 
    • Saturday 16th  from 7 to 10 


    For questions, contact Amy Guyer at 757-814-8004  or

    • Friday, July 29, 2022
    • Sunday, July 31, 2022
    • Norfolk Yacht and Country Club

    Fellow sailors... lets enjoy a weekend at Norfolk's hidden treasure... Norfolk Yacht and Country Club... we will enjoy their seafood buffet night on Friday night and spend the day Saturday pool side for some fun in the sun... please contact Norfolk Yacht Club for a slip reservation and for dinner on Friday night... if u can't make it by sea then drive your land yacht to our destination for a feast with other happy go lucky to be on the water sailors...

    capt. john

    Dates:  July 29-31, 2022

    • Friday, July 29, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • NYCC

    Join HYC and BBSA for the "Sunsets on The River Cruise to NYCC on Thursday, 7/28 to the cruise calendar. Abby and I will organize it. The cruise will run in tandem with John Scotts NYCC cruise starting Friday 7/29. 

    The basic plan is:
    Cruise to NYCC on Thursday afternoon. Enjoy the pool and cocktails; then, walk to the Hermitage Museum for the Sunsets on The River Cruise concert (live music, food at a food truck, and sunset. The walk is about 5 minutes, less than a mile from NYCC and cost is $12 for a good cause. We may be able to return to NYCC for late dinner or desert. Friday would be more pool and join John Scott’s cruise and the seafood buffet.

    I will work out details with NYCC and provide a detailed iternary/plans as we get closer and in time for the July BBSA Banter.

    Here is a link to the Hermitage website and their description of Sunsets on the River (

    For more information or to sign up, please contact:  
    Lee and Abby
    S/V Italian Princess
    Cell: 757-753-0075

    • Friday, August 05, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sunday, August 07, 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • York River Yacht Haven

    Join the BBSA and HYC cruisers for a sail up to York River Yacht Haven for the weekend of Friday 8/5/22 and Sunday 8/7/22.

    The marina is holding 10 slips for now.  They only have 12 available, so make reservations early.  We will be scattered on different piers.  For social activities, we will gather in the common locations such as the pool area. They will also accommodate those people wanting to anchor and dingy to the marina.   When making arrangements tell the dockmaster you are with the BBSA/HYC group. More plans to come.

    For reservations contact: 
    Lisa Pittman, Dockmaster
    (804) 642-2156 
      ---- select option for dockmaster

    Cruise Lead:  David Midkiff

    • Friday, August 12, 2022
    • 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chesapeake Bay - See for details

    BBSA is proud to organize and present the
    19th Annual Leo Wardrup Memorial
    Cape Charles Cup Regatta (LWMCCC)

    If you have not registered as a skipper for the LWMCCC, please do so first at:

    LWMCCC Registration 

    If you have already registered, continue below:  

    Registration Order Update Form (to add regalia orders or change class)

    Click on the Register button to update your registration to add more regalia, such as shirts, hats, and bags.   You can update your order multiple times, but please contact the webmaster if you need to delete items from your order.   Anything ordered after June 15 is not guaranteed but we do order lots of extras.  

    If you are a racing skipper who has already registered for the Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup, you can add to your regalia order here.  Please register here with the same skipper name and boat name, so we can connect your registration to your order.  All pre-orders will be delivered in the skipper's bag. 

    We will also be selling shirts, hats, dinner tickets, etc. at the door.  Anyone attending can buy at the door.  

    NOTE: If you have not registered your boat for the regatta, please go to:
    Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup

    • Saturday, August 13, 2022
    • Sunday, August 14, 2022

    Mary Anne Greblunas and Misty Smith are leading an anchoring cruise up toe Back Creek to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower.  

    Hold the dates:  August 13-14, 2022

    More information coming.  

    • Saturday, August 20, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, August 21, 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Chesapeake Bay - See for details

    BBSA is proud to organize and present the
    19th Annual Leo Wardrup Memorial
    Cape Charles Cup Regatta (LWMCCC)

    The LWMCCC starts with the Skippers' Meeting on Friday August 19.  
    The racing happens on Sat-Sun, August 20-21, 2022.   

    Registration includes 1 skipper's bag, 1 short-sleeve regatta T-shirt, 1 regatta hat, and 4 Saturday night dinner tickets.  NOTE:  Due to supply chain concerns, we need to order shirts, hats, and bags early this year.  Sizes for extra shirts will not be guaranteed if ordered after June 15

    • Notice of Race (NOR)
      • Saturday's race will start off Little Creek / Ocean View and finish in Cape Charles
      • Sunday's race will start at Cape Charles and finish near Fort Monroe
    • Sailing Instructions (SI) - to be released in August
      Will not be updated prior to Skippers' Meeting.  All modifications will be shown on the Change to SI provided at Skippers' Meeting.

    For more details and regular updates, go to: LWMCCC 
    Save this link to follow key dates:  LWMCCC_Dates 
    To sponsor the LWMCCC and Sail Nauticus Academy, please go to:  CCC Sponsors

    To register, click on the Register button to the left.  

    If you have already registered and want to add more shirts, hats, bags, or tickets, you can update an existing registration at:
    Last Day to Update Shirt Orders for LMW Cape Charles Cup

    Note that you can buy regalia at the Skippers' Meeting and the Saturday night party.  

    • Friday, September 02, 2022
    • Monday, September 05, 2022
    • Little Bay

    The cruise to Pirates Beach on Labor Day will be led by Jean and Jerry Pattenaude, so mark your calendar.

    More details to come.  

    • Friday, November 18, 2022
    • Sunday, November 20, 2022
    • Waterside Marine, Norfolk

    Jonathan Romero will once again host the annual cruise to Waterside for the Grand Illumination event in Norfolk.  Get your crockpots ready for the chili cookoff.  

    More detail to come, but mark your calendar:
    Dates:  November 18-20, 2022

Past events

Thursday, June 16, 2022 Summer Sailstice Progressive Dinner Cruise
Friday, June 10, 2022 Cruise to Norfolk Harborfest
Friday, May 27, 2022 Memorial Day Cruise
Saturday, May 07, 2022 Cruise to Waterside - CANCELED due to weather
Saturday, April 23, 2022 CANCELED: Cruise to Yorktown Pirate Invasion
Sunday, March 06, 2022 2022 Cruise Planning Meeting
Saturday, February 26, 2022 Safety at Sea Training
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Cruise Training: One Day Away in the Bay
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Cruising Survey Review and Discussion
Friday, December 31, 2021 Last day for 2022 Cruising Survey
Friday, November 19, 2021 Grand Illumination Cruise
Saturday, October 30, 2021 Last minute Cruise to Cape Charles
Friday, October 22, 2021 Cruise to Mobjack Bay
Thursday, October 14, 2021 Annapolis Boat Show
Saturday, September 04, 2021 Pirates Beach Cruise (Labor Day Weekend Cruise)
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Cruise to Long Island Sound (underway)
Saturday, August 14, 2021 Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup
Monday, August 09, 2021 Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup - last day for skippers to update order
Saturday, August 07, 2021 Star Gazing Anchorage Cruise
Saturday, July 24, 2021 Cruise to York River Yacht Haven
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 MEMBERSHIP MEETING and POTLUCK
Saturday, July 17, 2021 Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup - Last day for early registration
Monday, July 05, 2021 Marina/Restaurant/Pool Cruise - Spittler
Friday, July 02, 2021 Cape Charles Independence Day Cruise
Friday, June 18, 2021 CANCELED: Summer Sailstice Cruise
Friday, June 11, 2021 Norfolk Harborfest
Friday, May 28, 2021 Memorial Weekend Cruise - Mojack's East River
Saturday, May 22, 2021 Impromptu Cruise to Hampton Docks
Saturday, May 15, 2021 Cruise to Smithfield Station
Friday, April 23, 2021 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing - Pirates Invasion
Friday, April 09, 2021 Second Cruise Planning Meeting
Monday, March 15, 2021 BBSA Training Session: HRBT Expansion Project - Impact on Boating
Saturday, March 06, 2021 2021 Cruise Planning Meeting
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 BBSA Training Session 02: Exploring the BBSA Website
Wednesday, February 03, 2021 BBSA Training Session 1: Safety and Racing Topics
Thursday, January 21, 2021 Cruise Planning "Pre-Meeting" on Zoom
Friday, November 20, 2020 Grand Illumination Parade
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Zoom meeting with Jet Ski Brian
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Zoom Meeting: Carolyn Shearlock of The BOAT GALLEY
Friday, September 04, 2020 Labor Day Cruise to Pirates Beach
Friday, August 14, 2020 LWM Cape Charles Cup - Skippers' Meeting(s) - 2 shifts
Sunday, August 09, 2020 Online Auction supporting the Cape Charles Cup
Friday, July 31, 2020 Shuck & Suck Cape Charles
Sunday, July 19, 2020 Last day of regular registration for the Cape Charles Cup
Sunday, July 12, 2020 Easton Plein Air Fest
Sunday, July 05, 2020 Wind-Blown Cruise
Friday, July 03, 2020 Independence Day Cruise to Cape Charles
Friday, June 19, 2020 Canceled: Kiptopeke State Park Cruise
Saturday, June 13, 2020 CANCELED: Cruise to Mobjack Bay
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Overview of the Flight Risk's Trip to the Exumas
Friday, April 24, 2020 ** CANCELED ** Yorktown Riverwalk Landing Cruise - Pirate Invasion
Thursday, April 02, 2020 Live Webinar - "Off the Wind": Modern Advancements in Downwind Sailing
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Tides and Currents for Sailing Presentation
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 Lola Howard Remembrance Sunset Get Together
Sunday, February 23, 2020 BBSA Cruisers 2020 Cruise Planning Meeting
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Training: Winter Maintenance and Repair Seminar
Friday, November 22, 2019 Grand Illumination Cruise
Saturday, October 05, 2019 Chisman Creek Anchoring Weekend - now Hospital Point
Friday, August 30, 2019 Labor Day Cruise - Fleets Bay/Pirates Beach
Saturday, August 03, 2019 Norfolk Tides Baseball Game - Hospital Point Anchorage
Friday, August 02, 2019 Cape Charles Shuck & Suck BBSA/HYC Joint Cruise
Friday, July 26, 2019 Norfolk Yacht Club Seafood Buffet
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 July Membership Meeting - Preparing for Offshore Voyages and Races
Wednesday, July 03, 2019 4th of July Cruise - Cape Charles
Monday, June 24, 2019 Cruise up the Wye River
Thursday, June 20, 2019 Summer Cruise III - Marina Cruise Chesapeake Bay
Thursday, June 20, 2019 Summer Cruise II - Chesapeake Bay
Thursday, June 20, 2019 Summer Sailstice Cruise - Fleets Bay
Saturday, June 15, 2019 Summer Cruise I -Sooper Looper NC Cruise
Friday, June 07, 2019 York River Yacht Haven Cruise - CANCELED!!
Friday, June 07, 2019 HarborFest - Downtown Norfolk
Saturday, May 25, 2019 Memorial Day Cruise - Mobjack Bay
Saturday, May 18, 2019 Spring into Sailing - Cruise to Waterside
Saturday, May 11, 2019 Sailing Uma Meet-Up
Friday, April 26, 2019 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing Cruise - Pirate Invasion
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Last Day to Sign Up for Harborfest Parade & Official Events
Saturday, February 02, 2019 Cruise Planning Meeting

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