We’ll meet at the charter base on Saturday, September 8. We’ll get you settled in your boat with an orientation and you can do your provisioning at the supermarket less than a mile away. Dinner will be a New England clam bake with fresh steamed lobster as we all get acquainted followed by an instruction seminar of where we will be going, what there is to see, what to expect with weather and what the sailing/cruising environment will be like for the week. Martha’s Vineyard has strong currents, rocks, and is a challenging area to cruise in, but in a flotilla environment you will safely navigate the waters and build your cruising skills. Flotilla will be back at home base on Saturday, September 15
Sail on a captained catamaran or a monohull. We will have a 44’ catamaran with 4 private cabins and 4 heads available captained by an ASA instructor who has sailed these waters forever, and a captained 1991 Hunter 43 (with local ASA instructor) with two and a half heads and three cabins. You can either build your skills; or lay back and enjoy the sights. Meals and chores will be rotated among the crew and guests so it will be evenly shared. Getting ASA certification for various courses is available including Cruising Catamaran.
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All our charter boats will be on a Saturday to Saturday schedule for this week! Get 8 days for the price of 7! We will also have a number of mono-hulls or cats for bareboat charter from 30’ to 42’ where we will go as a group making the navigation and currents easier to manage. There will be daily briefings of what to expect the next day, or you can go off on your own for a bit and then catch up. We Sail from Barrington, RI which is near Providence, RI so we are only a 20 minute ride from the airport and even less from the train station. Narragansett Bay is a delight and we will sail through it on the way to Martha’s Vineyard and explore it on the return trip. We will visit tiny villages and good sized towns. We will pause at some of the places to shop or sightsee, or you can take a side day trip.
Your Hosts: The flotilla is hosted by Narragansett Sailing School and Charter which includes owner Rob Lawnsby and school owner Mary Goff. Rob runs the charter business and lives year round on his sailboat in RI. He has extensive cruising experience and will do the trip planning with you the first evening. Mary takes care of all aspects of running the sailing school.
Captained boat rates $1995 per person on the Hunter 43 mono hull and $4000 for a cabin on the catamaran with private head. Includes all boat expenses except food. Single supplement of 50% for a catamaran cabin.
Bareboat cost: Cost is the published charter rate of the boat chosen plus $250 per couple. http://www.narragansettcharters.com Pricing includes: the clambake Saturday evening, but excludes other food expenses during the week. It does include all seminars and briefings, and memories of a fantastic cruising experience.