Cruising with OPCYC
OPCYC has a rich cruising tradition. We have members who have circumnavigated the globe, others who have made several transatlantic crossings, still others who have sailed the islands off the south coast of Panama. We have adventurers that have sailed the 640 miles of open ocean to Bermuda or the 1500 miles to the Caribbean, returning after a few days of fun in the sun there. Others have flown to the islands and chartered there, skipping some of the adventure for more of the fun. Some of our members have chartered in the Adriatic and eastern Mediterranean, still others have chartered a barge and gone down the Canal du Midi in France. We Pointers love to circumnavigate. Some of us have circumnavigated Grandview Island by kayak, and even one by (small) sailboat. We have circumnavigated the Eastern Shore by doing the DelMarVa loop; some of us have circumnavigated Norfolk and VA Beach, by sailing to the Islands offshore, then returning via the ICW. One of our members completed the "Great Loop;" a circumnavigation of the entire East Coast of the USA & Canada. Additionally, one member flew the OPCYC burgee on the grandest cruise of them all; circumnavigation of the earth!
It's only a small step from spending a weekend at Cape Charles or Mobjack Bay to enjoying the generosity and openness at the Fishing Bay Yacht Club. From there, it's only a matter of finding the time to be able to cruise to Solomons, Annapolis, Oxford, St. Michaels, the Inner Harbor and all the way to the Sassafras River at the north end of the Bay. So whether your cruising adventure involves wakeboarding all the way up the James to Richmond, spending a quiet weekend at anchor in Mobjack Bay or cruising "down east" to Maine, or far southeast to the Caribbean, you'll find kindred souls at OPCYC. Some of our more adventurous or colorful cruises are shared with other club members every year at PMU.
Speaking of Cape Charles: You ain't been cruisin' with OPCYC unless you helped us take over the Cape Charles Harbor on Memorial Day weekend. We bring dozens and dozens of boats. The Harbor is ours. The adventure awaits but you must cast off the dock lines and sail into the unknown.
Our first cruise of 2021 is 22 May to build a Star Raft in Willoughby Bay. Instructions HERE.