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Broad Bay Sailing AssociatioN

HarborFest - Downtown Norfolk

  • Friday, June 07, 2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • Sunday, June 09, 2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • Hospital Point Anchorage (across from Waterside District)


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Harborfest is coming up soon. Mark the dates (7-9 June) as it will be here before you know it. John Scott has volunteered to host this cruise. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP to John Scott, (757) 729-1990 or e-mail at You can also register here on the website. 

John will be leading the flotilla in the parade of sail on Friday June 7th. The rendezvous location will be in the vicinity of Elizabeth River Buoy Red 10 at 1000. Once the Parade is underway, our group will cruise alongside the Tall Ships to downtown, loop in front of Norfolk Seawall and then back across to an anchorage at Hospital Point where we will anchor for the weekend. 

You can participate in just the parade and anchor over at Hospital Point or join the crowd for all the festivities. 

—Captain John

Name of Cruise or Destination: 

Harborfest– Downtown Norfolk

Cruise Captain(s): 

Capt. John Scott



757 729 1990

Date(s) of Cruise: 

June 7-9

Short Description: 

Parade of Sail to downtown Norfolk followed by anchoring at Hospital Point to watch the Harbor Fest activities.


Please contact John at by April 23rd if you plan to participate. 


On Friday June 7, gather at the red mile marker R 10 in the Elizabeth river at 9 a.m.  We will join the parade of sail to downtown Norfolk from here.

Navigation Local Knowledge: 

Watch for local traffic – there will be a lot. 


There is plenty of room at Hospital Point for anchoring, although the anchorage gets crowded during Harborfest, especially during the fireworks.  

Social Activities: 

  • At 5 p.m. on Saturday, we will have cocktails with a dinghy raft up so bring your poison of choice.
  • Bring an appetizer to share.
  • John may even make margaritas.

Other Events: 

  • There are many land and water based events associated with Harbor Fest. Check out their website for more information.
  • For three memorable days, the historic waterfront festival offers a weekend packed with thrilling activities on land and sea to include tall ships and the Parade of Sail, artisan foods and beverages, unique and unusual performances, one of the largest fireworks shows on the East Coast, family games and activities, national and regional entertainment, and much more.
  • NOTE: The workboats will not be participating in the activities this year. 
  • John also has pricing on Harborfest Burgees, t-shirts, bags, etc, that can be purchased separately.

Restaurant reservations: 

Dinner Friday and Saturday is on your own, either on your boat or head for downtown Norfolk or Portsmouth with fellow cruisers

"Broad Bay Sailing Association" is a non-profit organization. Virginia Beach, VA 23454

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