Ahoy Fredericton Power and Sail Squadron:
On Thursday, December 03 at 7pm it is once again time to join together at the Fredericton Golf Club to celebrate the Christmas Season, catch up with old friends on their 2015 boating season, make plans for your 2016 adventures, hear a great speaker, and celebrate the achievements of Mohamed El-Bayomi with the CPS Senior Navigator Award.
We have a great speaker in Jane, Scott and Parker Young with their cruising great story that will interest the boater, the historian, the coastal cruiser, and the lover of the big city.
We will have some light snacks and plenty of door prizes so we hope to see you there. The event is open to the boating public so please bring friends and family.
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Location is the Fredericton Golf Club
7pm: Doors Open
7-7:30pm: Cash Bar and Social Time
7:15pm: Greetings and Presentation of Senior Navigator Achievement to Mohamed El-Bayomi
7:30 Guest Speakers
This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends on their 2015 boating season and to make plans for your 2016 adventures.
Your speakers will be Jane, Scott and Parker Young presenting on thier 3 month trip cruising the “Down East Loop” with a side trip through Lac Champlain with their 34ft Wilbur, Flying Bridge Model.
The Youngs are a three generation family of Fredericton boaters who can often be found at the Gagetown Marina when not out cruising the Saint John River. Scott’s Dad, Don Young, was a founding member of the Fredericton Power and Sail Squadron and Don and Donna, too are to be found at the Gagetown Marina most summer days.
The Young’s Wilbur 34 “Kindred” is a Maine built fiberglass semi-displacement hull of 14,000 pounds capable of 15 to 20 knots. www.wilburyachts.com/our_boats/details.asp?BoatID=2
Considered the “The Loopers’ Best Kept Secret” the Down East Loop is 2400 nm of cruising for boaters without the ability to give up an entire year to cruise. This route provides the best of the Great Loop without the time commitment.
The Youngs added a Spur Line to the Down East Loop by setting the North Channel at the top of Georgian Bay as their furthest point and another spur down the Chambly Canal to Lac Champlain before heading south towards New York City then up the coast towards home.
The Young’s 3 month trip consisted of:
Leaving the river system through the Reversing Falls;
Down the Coast to NYC;
Up the historic Hudson River;
Through the historic Erie Canal and Oswego Canals;
Across Lake Ontario;
Up the Trent Severn Waterway to Georgian Bay;
West of Little Current to The Whaleback Channel
then home via the Rideau Canal to Montreal,
Up the St. Lawrence to Sorel
South to Lake Champlain
Down the Hudson River to New York City
North to the Bay of Fundy and Home!
Come hear about and see some of the highlights of their 12 week Down East Loop adventure during the summer of 2015. They will be sharing a few pictures, video clips, stories and tips for cruisers looking for a new adventure.
Please come and join us
Your 2015-16 Bridge