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Learn About Night Sailing

January 30 @ 5:00 PM - February 1 @ 10:00 AM

Learn more about NIGHT SAILING with this warm-up cruise just off Fort Myers Beach!

January 30th, Saturday night

  • Meet up around marker #4, south of Sanibel Bridge/ just west of Ma- tanza’s Pass at 5 pm.
  • Sail/ motor awhile and enjoy a spectacular sunset. Then, sail in the dark under an almost-full moon.
  • Spend the night at nearby Pink Shell Marina, or drop anchor by Bunche Beach
  • We’ll all be chatting on VHF channel 72.
  • Let me know your preference! We could make a big overnight at Pink Shell? Group rate $3.10 instead of reg- ular $3.70′. Communicate with me, please.
  • WHY are we doing this?
  • Let’s test our electronics at night. Do you have a burned out bulb?
  • Does your compass light work?
  • Can folks see your stern light? (not covered up with goodies)
  • Wear your life jacket when the sun goes down….. is it in good shape?
  • How do I feel sailing with this bright moon?
  • Could I see us doing this for 20-24 hours to get to Key West?
  • Can we sleep on deck?
  • Where are my flashlights/spotlights?
  • Do you know how to DIM your GPS?
  • What additional safety gear is needed for overnight sail- ing?
  • What is a SAIL PLAN? Who gets it?

For folks who are interested, I will email a checklist to get you ready for a night sail AND give you a quick reference guide to what different color lights mean on the water.

Should be a wonderful, relaxing, and zen experience!! COME JOIN US!!

Diane Fowler
Rear Commodore of Cruising 2021

Learn About Night Sailing

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Start:
January 30 @ 5:00 PM
End:
February 1 @ 10:00 AM
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Organizer

Diane Fowler
Phone:
239-850-4935
Email:
dianeflr@aol.com

Venue

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina
275 Estero Boulevard
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931 United States
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Phone:
(888) 222-7465
Website:
https://www.pinkshell.com

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