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Link to downloadable Cruise Calendar:  Cruise Sheet

All Upcoming Cruises

    • Saturday, June 13, 2020
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    • Sunday, June 14, 2020
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    • East River off Mobjack Bay

    Sail to the East River off Mobjack Bay
    June 13-14, 2020

    Led by Jesse Broome on S/V Contented Turtle
    (757) 803-1026

    To the fleet sailing to Mobjack Bay... Welcome to the Southern Chesapeake’s best backyard ever! Our primary anchorage will be on East River, with the exact spot to be announced according to prevailing wind and conditions. More than likely this will be near Williams Wharf, and those wishing to go ashore can land dinghy’s there. The fleet can stay tuned to Channel 68 during the cruise for updated information and any checking-in necessary. We should plan on being underway by mid-morning and try to average 5 knots overall due to the 30-mile sail involved. The timing of this cruise will be right after the stay at home orders for Virginia expire, so stay tuned in this regard. As of this time, the fleet will be planning 'virtual sundowner's' in each individual boat's cockpit, so 'bring what you need'.

    Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect, who to contact with changes, etc.  Thanks

    • Friday, June 19, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Sunday, June 21, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Kiptopeke State Park

    Cruise to Kiptopeke State Park, 19-21 June
    Hosted by:

    Bob Kochan

    S/V April Wind

    Home Port:  HYC Pier F – Slip-10


    We are planning for and hoping to be able to cruise on June 19-21st to Kiptopeke State Park. Note that this cruise will depend on the State's order related to COVID-19.  

    After these past weeks of virus anxiety that has resulted in most of us feeling too cooped up and needing a medical injection of “ON BOARD” time, we want to plan to provide that much needed “fix” by getting together and have some well needed fun.

    Beginning on Friday afternoon, April and I will sail over to Kiptopeke State Park and anchor off the Concrete Ships. Our S/V April Wind will act as the mother ship for the cruise and weather permitting, others are welcome to raft off of us for afternoon cocktails until nightfall.

    On Saturday, we will be taking the party to the nearby beach so bring your dink and a reliable motor (or good strong arms) as there is often a current running N/S through the passage. Bring sunning chairs, umbrella’s coolers, etc. and at 5:00 pm. (Somewhere) we will begin to salute Poseidon and will warm up our small grill. I suggest you try to bring a small grill to the beach if you can along with your drink(s) of choice and snacks for the afternoon as well as dinner fixing to share. The plan is for all of us to enjoy being out on the water and together after such a long stressful confinement. Let’s play at being beach bums and bunnies and plan to toast each other and to our good lives as we watch the sun sets to the West over the concrete ships. If by chance the weather is not conducive to beach time together the party on Saturday can join April and me aboard S/V April Wind….just bring your own libations and dinner fixings, including enough to share as I will be grilling off the stern unless the rain gods are mad at us.

    Sunday hopefully will offer more of the same fun until it is time to depart back to your home port. April Wind may even be serving Mimosas if you would like to come aboard for a last toast before departing. We will plan to stay awhile and ultimately hoist anchor about 1:30 PM depending upon the weather.


    Kiptopeke State Park – Anchorage inside of the Concrete ships. Approximately, 21 NM from HYC with similar distances from other ports. Course approximately 058 from the High Range marker approximately 1 NM offshore of Fort Monroe’s channel side beach. If you wish to come join us by land yacht, Kiptopeke State Park entrance is only a few miles North of the Eastern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel roadway termination onto the Eastern Shore.

    Why There:

    This is a great anchorage with good holding assuming the use of the right weight anchor/chain. There is plenty of room for all of us to anchor overnight and the area is extremely peaceful. It offers a wonderful environment and frequently many species of seabirds can be seen all around you. The park offers nature walks which are currently open, and playgrounds and “facilities” ashore if they are reopened by then, as well to enjoy.


    We are joining together to bring in the new cruising season, and to celebrate (hopefully) the passing of the contagiousness currently confining us all.

    What to Bring:

    April and I will be providing some light snacks and water, and ice to share in one cooler but we will definitely need more than one cooler for everyone to have cool drinks on the beach over a few hours of time. So, bring a cooler filled with ice if you can.

    We suggest that you plan to bring your drink of preference, beach mats or blankets along with appropriate sunscreen, some yummy appetizers to share and what you would like to grill and eat for dinner. If you have portable deck chairs or small cocktail tables, they might really come in handy. Heck, if you still have those old winter socks to burn, bring them along and we will add them to the coals after all food has been grilled!

    What you need to do:

    RSVP to or that you will be joining your fellow cruisers and then if allowed, GET ABOARD YOUR LONESOME BOAT and COME ON OVER and HAVE SOME FUN!

    April and I look forward to getting reacquainted with everyone and meeting new friends. Look for all the Teal colored canvas and we will see you in the Anchorage! We will be monitoring Channel 16 & 68.

    Bob Kochan
    S/V April Wind
    Home Port:  HYC Pier F – Slip-10

    Registering here is optional, but be sure to send a note to Bob or April.  This is really helpful if we need to change plans.  

    • Friday, July 03, 2020
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    • Sunday, July 05, 2020
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    • Cape Charles

    4th of July Cruise to Cape Charles hosted by Sergio Diehl and Misty Smith.  

    Reservations at the Cape Charles Town Marina are always tight on the 4th, so reserve your spot now.  

    More details later.

    • Sunday, July 12, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Monday, July 20, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • St. Michaels, MD

    Join the cruisers for a trip to St. Michaels for the Easton Plein Air Fest, hosted by the Spauldings.  

    Details to come.  

    • Friday, July 31, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Sunday, August 02, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Cape Charles City Marina

    Cruise to Cape Charles for the Annual Shuck & Suck Weekend hosted by Sergio Diehl and Misty Smith.  


    • Friday, August 14, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • 4317 Pretty Lake Ave, Norfolk, Virginia (corner of Pretty Lake Ave and Shore Drive)

    The Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup (LWMCCC) officially begins with the Skippers' Meeting on Friday afternoon.  Skippers and one guest may come to the event to pick up registration packets, purchases, and information about event changes (the green sheet).  The event provides a friendly meeting of the skippers before the race and serves a light dinner and refreshments. 

    Registration in the LWMCCC race is required.  
    If you still need to register, go to: LWMCCC Registration  

    Note the new location for the Skippers' Meeting at the corner of Pretty Lake Ave and Shore Drive.  


    • Saturday, August 15, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sunday, August 16, 2020
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Chesapeake Bay between Little Creek and Cape Charles

    BBSA will again sponsor the annual 17th Annual
    Leo Wardrup Memorial Cape Charles Cup

    on August 14-16, 2020 with the skippers' meeting on Friday August 14.  

    • General Information (Cape Charles Cup Flyer)
    • Notice of Race - updated 2/28/2020
    • Sailing Instructions (will be released in July)
    • Schedule of Events (will be released in July)

    For more details, go to: LWMCCC

    • Saturday, August 22, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Sunday, August 23, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Norfolk Yacht and Country Club

    Join the BBSA and HYC cruisers for a sail over to Norfolk Yacht and Country Club, hosted by John and Mary Bergman.  

    Details to come.  

    • Saturday, September 05, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Monday, September 07, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Pirates Beach

    Join the BBSA cruisers for the annual Labor Day Trip to Pirates Beach (off Fleets Bay), hosted by Jerry and Jean Pattenaude. 

    Details to come.  

    • Thursday, October 08, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Monday, October 12, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Annapolis

    Some members may be sailing up to Annapolis for the boat show, but many will be driving.  Stay tuned.  

    • Thursday, November 05, 2020
    • (EST)
    • Sunday, November 08, 2020
    • (EST)
    • Urbana, VA

    Join the cruisers for a trip to Urbana for their Annual Oyster Festival.  The trip will be hosted by Bob Kochan, so look for details as we get closer.  

    • Saturday, November 21, 2020
    • (EST)
    • Sunday, November 22, 2020
    • (EST)
    • Norfolk Waterside

    Join BBSA cruisers for the annual Grand Illumination Parade based at Norfolk Waterside.  The event is hosted by Jonathan Romero.  

    Details to come as we get closer.  

Past events

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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