ANNUAL BAYFIELD CRUISE
AUGUST 15TH – 19TH
The Bayfield Cruise is still almost a month and a half away, but we are in the planning stages for the event which takes place starting August 15th and continues through the 18th and for those lucky enough to take an extra day off of work, the 19th.
On Thursday the 15th we have our kick off dinner at the Copper Trout on 250 Rittenhouse Avenue. It is kitty corner from the Old Rittenhouse Inn, which many visitors to Bayfield know. From the city dock, just walk up the hill a few blocks and you will see it on the left.
This year, instead of an abbreviated menu, our group will be able to choose anything off their full menu. It is just important that I know in advance what choices are made for everyone’s dinner before the event (at least a week), and then they will have name tags for everyone coded for what you ordered so things will go smoothly and they will know who gets what and we will be assured that they will not run out of any of their menu items. Please pay individually.
THE MENU IS ATTACHED TO THIS EMAIL
As mentioned in the last email, we now again have two charter companies to choose a boat from.
SUPERIOR CHARTERS 715-779-5124 firstname.lastname@example.org
APOSTLE ISLANDS CHARTER 612-423-1410 apostleislandscharters.com
Make sure you mention that you are a part of our group as there are some discounts available. Mention SCSC and/or Bill Hooper
Once you have booked your boat for your party you can work out the details of the cruise expenses shared among your group. While out on the water you can coordinate your meals prepared on your boat, plus snacks, beverages, etc. I will send another email out later detailing some information pertinent to the cruise, but if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call Bill Hooper.
If you are interested in getting on a boat, but are not apart of a group, please let me know ASAP so I know who all of you are in hopes that we can put together a boat for you.
And, of course some sailors already have boats in the Bayfield area who participate. Anyone of those who have any available space, please let it be known so we can possibly fill up your boat.
THIS IS THE INFORMATION THAT I NEED AS SOON AS YOU KNOW IT:
1. BOAT NAME
2. BOAT BRAND/MANUFACTURER AND LENGTH
3. SKIPPER OF THE BOAT
4. NAME OF EACH CREW MEMBER ON YOUR BOAT.
5. CELL PHONE NUMBER OF EACH CREW MEMBER ON YOUR BOAT
6. EMAIL ADDRESS OF EACH CREW MEMBER ON YOUR BOAT
7. WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE PLANNING ON EATING AT THE COPPER TROUT ON THURSDAY NIGHT
8. WHAT YOUR MENU CHOICE IS (INCLUDING SALADS AND SIDE DISHES)
9. WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE PLANNING ON SAILING INTO MONDAY AUGUST 18TH.
AND ONE MORE THING:
SCSC has a wine party on one of the islands. It usually is Friday night, but weather can always be a factor so that can change. SCSC supplies the wine, but if you are not a wine drinker, then do bring the beverage of your choice.
We ask that everyone bring your favorite hors d’ ouvres to the party to share. If everyone brings at least enough to feed everyone on your boat, then we should have enough to cover the evening. Some make up some pretty extravagant food choices and so it can be a delight for the taste buds.
The party goes into the night, complete with fire (if allowed) and anyone who has a guitar or other musical instrument, well, we’d love that addition. Otherwise, we supply digital cuts.
SAILING AROUND THE ISLANDS:
Each night we will end up at a predetermined anchorage on some island (which can change due to weather changes). We always try to find comfortable places to drop our hook to enjoy the evenings. You can get to that anchorage anyhow you wish. There are lots of things to do and see in the Apostles and some of the things are checking out light houses on various islands or the sea caves on Devil’s Island. On Stockton, there is a small marina where you can visit the Ranger Station and see their interpretive center or hike the island. Hiking is available on many of the other islands too. Sometimes it is better to anchor out and take your dinghy into the beach at Stockton as the marina can be full. Also, the wine party, because of a dock there, is in Quarry Bay, which is on Stockton Island as well and so you can make a quick side trip from there, if we return there, that is. Or you can spend some time trolling for that big Lake Trout or Salmon (buy a fishing license), or find a shallower, warmer bay and take a swim. Just sailing in these pristine waters can be enough. More on this later.
The urgent stuff is above. Please get me this information when you can. Those returning know the drill, but those enjoying the islands for the first time may have questions and so don’t hesitate to contact Bill Hooper.
Looking forward to our 10th year with this event.