2022 Cruising Survey Results
During the last month of 2021, we circulated a survey to our cruisers. 38 members responded to the survey and you will find the results below. Watch our calendar for an Zoom event during which we will review these results and discuss options.
Thanks to everyone who participated.
Questions 1 and 2 were identifiers (name and email).
Question 3: Do you own or have access to use a cruising boat?
Comments from the Cruising Captain: A few people responded to the survey who do not have their own boats, but are interested in cruising with member who do have boats. If you are willing or interested in including crew on your cruise, please let us know. Future cruisers want to learn.
Question 4: Do you consider yourself a cruiser?
Comments from the Cruising Captain: I should have included an additional option here. A few of the 7 above are really new to cruising and want to learn.
Question 5: Given the right circumstances, do you want to join a BBSA cruise in 2022?
Comments from the Cruising Captain: Looks like we should have lots of boats participating in cruises this year unless COVID puts a damper on congregations again. If you don't join us but answered "yes" above, please let us know why you decided not to participate when the time comes.
Question 6: Please tell us what you would like to see BBSA offer in cruises in 2022. Provide as much detail as you like.
Because this was a free-form question, we cannot formally analyze the results, so we are just sharing the responses below. We have removed any personal notes.
Comments from the Cruising Captain: Seems like the requests are all over the chart, but with a long cruising season and a few simultaneous cruises, we should be able to meet everyone's needs. We can discuss in the Zoom meeting.
Question 7: What are your cruising preferences? Please check all that apply:
Comments from the Cruising Captain: Based on the numbers above, most people are happy with both anchoring and going to marinas. I know that marinas are the preference during the hotter months, so we will keep that in mind. Only about half of the respondents were interested in "multi-week" or long distance cruises, so we will have a mixture with mostly local cruises.
In the other category, cruisers suggested a DelMarVA cruise and an exploration of the Albemarle and Pamlico Rivers. I take that to include the sounds also.
Question 8: Which months do you plan to or prefer to cruise with BBSA?
Comments from the Cruising Captain: Popular months range from May through October with a mixture of anchoring and visiting marinas.
Question 9: Would you be willing to lead a cruise for a weekend?
Comments from the Cruising Captain: I am not sure why we have 12 "No" answers, but I hope we can help the "Maybe" and "not sure" group get over any hurdles to leading a cruise. I know that many people do not know what is required or involved, but we can schedule a training and open discussion session to explain that.
Question 10: What cruising-related training would you like us to offer this winter, if any?
Responses are listed below:
Comments from the Cruising Captain: All good ideas. We will do our best to work these topics into our training.
Question 11: Do you have any other questions or comments about cruising or about this survey?
Responses are listed below:
Comments from the Cruising Captain: Thanks for all the feedback. I hope that COVID does not slow us down this year, but we will take all of the suggestions into consideration.
Look for a follow-up Zoom meeting to review these results and discuss options.