SHIP'S NEWS

  • Upcoming Events: November Daysails/Overnighters
    Even though you've had to break out the sweatshirts and turn on the heat, the sailing season is not yet over! Our flagship SSSTV Invictus will be in the water through November 30th, when she will be hauled-out for the Winter. Between now and then, there are still at least 9 possible sailing days--and the crisp fall weather often brings the perfect winds for a day on the upper Chesapeake Bay--We might even get a chance to reef the sails!

    Contact Skipper if you're interested in a daysail or overnighter--and if there's any particular skills or goals you'd like to work on, just say so. Right now, November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, and 25 are possibilities--and additional days might be negotiable.  We will definitely be on the water November 24th, as well, for the Middle River Parade of Lights (see separate post).

    Some say Fall is the best time to be on the Bay-- don't pass up the opportunity!

    NOTE:  All Ship 125 activities are subject to cancellation due to unsafe conditions. We monitor NOAA and USCG information and advisories and may cancel, postpone, or modify a planned cruise to ensure the safety of our Sea Scouts.  All activities are also subject to cancellation or modification based on BSA adult supervision requirements and youth protection guidelines. When we must cancel an activity due to weather, in the spirit of the BSA's motto "Be Prepared," we try to have a back-up plan for an alternate activity that the Sea Scouts will find equally worthwhile.
    Posted Oct 19, 2018, 5:47 PM by NCACSeaScout Ship125
  • Upcoming Event: 2018 Annual Middle River Parade of Lights
    On Saturday, November 24, 2018, the Upper Chesapeake Bay will be aglow as the East Coast's largest lighted boat parade illuminates the water and rings in the holiday season as it signals the end of the 2018 sailing season. Ship 125 will again be participating in this not-to-miss event. This year, we will be sailing aboard the Sea Scout Sail Training Vessel (SSSTV) Invictus.

    We'll begin the day with on-the-water training in emergency procedures (man overboard, fire/damage control, and abandon ship drills; Ordinary safety requirement 5.d.) We'll return to our slip to decorate the boat, grab a bite to eat, and thereafter proceed to the parade's starting line. Come for the day or plan to stay over until Sunday (Ordinary 14.a.), when we will winterize the boat in preparation for haul-out. (Apprentice 8.a. or Ordinary 16.a. Service requirements and/or Vessel Maintenance Elective 3).

    Additionally, a Friday daysail is possible, if there are Sea Scouts wishing to work on additional on-the-water skills and requirements.  If so, contact Skipper to discuss what you'd like to work on.

    Detailed planning (including times, transportation, chaperones, etc.) will be worked out at the November Ship meetings and a Boarding Manual will be issued at least a week before the event.
    Posted Oct 19, 2018, 3:09 PM by NCACSeaScout Ship125
  • Fall Membership Drive
    Join now and be ready to sail before next summer!  All Sea Scouts must complete a NASBLA-approved Boating Safety Course before they can independently take the helm, and Winter is the perfect time to do that. Winter is when we also offer First Aid and CPR/AED Training--and even Wilderness and Remote Afloat First Aid Training. We spend the winter months training so that as soon as the weather permits, we can get out on the water and SAIL--which is what we do.  Embrace the off-season and get ready for the sailing that lies ahead!
    Posted Oct 19, 2018, 7:25 PM by NCACSeaScout Ship125
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