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Cruising Calendar

Click on the Cruising Calendar link in the menu above to see all the planned upcoming cruises. All you need is a cruising boat and the desire to join others to the chosen destination. 

The BBSA Cruising Fleet Captain updates the calendar as cruises are added, changed, or canceled. You can click on the Register button to register for a cruise. Once you are registered you will receive an email confirmation and you will receive an automated email reminding you of the upcoming cruise a week or so before it takes place.  Or you can still call or email the Cruise Captain to RSVP. 

All the events, including cruises that you register for are tracked in your profile. Click on your name after you log in to see your profile. All cruises are also announced in the Banter newsletter. 

Most cruises are planned at the Cruise Kick-off Party at the first of the year. Additional cruises are often added during the sailing season. Please contact the Cruising Fleet Captain with any changes or additions so the Calendar can be updated. 

Cruise Captain's Blog and Announcements

  • Saturday, October 05, 2019 9:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Note we are now going to Hospital Point In downtown Norfolk due to salty north winds instead of Chisman Creek. Contact the Curries if you have questions about the change. It is still an anchoring cruise.

  • Friday, September 13, 2019 8:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Chisman Creek anchoring cruise has been updated in the cruising calendar.  This cruise will take place in early October, so plan ahead and Register/RSVP for this fun event hosted by Jim and Susan Currie.

  • Sunday, August 11, 2019 4:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The early August cruises including the Shuck and Suck at Cape Charles and the Norfolk Tides baseball game anchoring cruise completed the first weekend in August and the famous and fabulous Cape Charles Cup is in the history books. What it lacked in wind, it made up for in enthusiasm and a great party.  Now we have the Labor Day weekend cruise coming up in Fleet's Bay / Pirates Beach. Be sure to check the cruising calendar for details.  

  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    All three long summer cruises and the Summer Sailstice have come to an end and we are looking forward to some great July and August events, including cruises to the Norfolk Yacht Club seafood buffet and the Tides baseball game. August brings us the Shuck and Suck at Cape Charles and the Cape Charles Cup Regatta. If you want to lead a cruise let me know.  There are plenty of open weekends in the summer months. The Banter will have details on all the June Cruises for those who didn’t get to go.

  • Sunday, June 23, 2019 7:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    All three long summer cruises are underway. The Albemarle loopers are circling the sound in NC and based on the pictures, having a great time. Summer cruise II (anchoring and marinas) have been celebrating the Summer Sailstice with a Progessive Dinner, a windy night at. Anchor in Jackson Creek, and a fabulous day on the beach in Little Bay (Pirates Beach off Fleets Bay) with sailboat building, a bonfire, a limbo contest and great companionship with old and new friends. Summer Cruise III has started heading north as well, staying in several different destinations. II and III will meet up along the way.

    lots of pictures are on Facebook if you want to check out the adventures.  

  • Monday, June 10, 2019 8:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    After getting through a soggy Friday where events were canceled, the Harborfest cruisers were able to enjoy a cool breezy weekend at anchor at Hospital Point.  As usual the fireworks were spectacular and the people watching entertaining.  A good time was had by all.  Those who attended can share the details - there are some great pictures and stories on Facebook for those who couldn't attend. 

  • Thursday, June 06, 2019 9:56 AM | Eric Brinsfield (Administrator)

    If you were planning to attend the cruise to York River Yacht Haven, please note that the format cruise has been canceled due to the rain forecast.  Feel free to continue on, but the leaders of the cruise and many others will not be attending.  

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 8:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We had a great Memorial Day weekend anchored in East River off Mobjack Bay. Our Cruise Captains Melody and Russell Fink did a great job herding us to several exciting events, including a potluck dinner/cocktails ashore at the Weiserts Saturday, water play including a super soaker dinghy battle on Sunday, and a delightful dinghy drift raft up with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on Sunday night.  Details and pictures will be coming in the June Banter.  Oh, and we actually were able to sail both up and back with the wind shifting in the proper directions.  Thanks Melody and Russell.

  • Monday, May 20, 2019 6:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jim and Bev kicked off the official season with a great weekend and party at Waterside. Goombay Smash was consumed and the hats came out for the competition.  We had great weather and reconnected with friends from ashore and on other boats. New members joined in the fun, so we had a good time introducing them to the intricacies of the hat contest.  I'm pretty sure a good time was had by all. Everyone is looking forward to the upcoming summer cruises. 

  • Monday, April 29, 2019 12:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We had a fantastic weekend at Yorktown for our first cruise of the season. Friday offered some stormy sailing and shake-down opportunities. Saturday was sunny and breezy with lots of opportunities to explore the R/V Virginia, the schooner Virginia, the Waterman's Museum, and Yorktown as well as gather with friends. Sunday turned out to be the best sail of the year. Thanks to Ed and Aimee Darling for organizing the event and to the talented dock masters at Riverwalk Landing.

    Pictures:

    https://primemeridian.smugmug.com/Broad-Bay-Sailing-Association/BBSA-2019/Yorktown-Riverwalk-Cruise-and-Pirate-Invasion


You Know You Might be a Cruiser if...

  • You have a boat suitable for overnight cruises
  • You get your daily servings of fruit from rum drinks
  • You wait for the tide to turn the boat so you can get a better WiFi or cell phone reception
  • It has been over six months since you had decent TV reception
  • Your second car is a dinghy and your first car is your boat
  • Your good flip flops are your dress shoes
  • You have to visit more than two other boaters to find out the day of the week or date
  • You have completed an exhaustive comparison of ways to get weather forecasts
  • You forget to stop saying, “Over” when you chat on an actual telephone
  • You have a wide brim, floppy hat with a neck guard and you are not afraid to wear it
  • You blow a conch shell at sunset
  • Your new fragrance is bug spray mixed with sunscreen
  • You have a collection of left over laundry tokens
  • Amazon Prime knows you by your first name (when in the USA)
  • Amazon’s stock goes down when you are away from port
  • You slow down around anchored boats
  • Your favorite purse is waterproof, dries quickly and has a spare kill cord hidden inside
  • You wash out Ziplock bags
  • Your first aid kit has Super Glue in it

Relaxing in East River off Mobjack Bay


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