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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

  • Friday, April 15, 2022 9:01 AM | Eric Brinsfield (Administrator)

    Due to lack of participation, we have canceled the cruise to Yorktown scheduled for April 23-24.  

  • Wednesday, March 09, 2022 1:12 PM | Eric Brinsfield (Administrator)

    You can find some photos from the latest Cruise Planning Meeting and Social at:

  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022 11:19 AM | Eric Brinsfield (Administrator)

    Tonight at 6:30 pm, BBSA Cruisers will jump on a Zoom call to review the recent cruising survey results and talk about 2022 cruising.  

    Meeting Details

    Use this opportunity to ask any questions you want.  We will have a mixture of experienced cruisers and new cruisers. 

    Eric will lead the meeting by starting with the survey results following by discussion of some of the issues raised in the survey.  He will briefly discuss how to lead a cruise but save most of those details for a future session.  

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:29 AM | Eric Brinsfield (Administrator)

    On Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020, Carolyn Shearlock, author and cruiser, shared some tips for cruising.  She offered ideas for optimizing space in the frigde and storage.  She also talked about other cruising topics locally, in Florida, and the Bahamas in response to questions from the attendees.  

    She offered a wealth of information and ideas.  Please check out her website at:

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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