Holy City Mac Roundup Oct 2014 (Schedule Change)

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Holy City Mac Roundup Oct 2014 (Schedule Change)

Post by fishheadbarandgrill » Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:39 pm

SEE MY LAST POST REGARDING A CHANGE TO THE DATE!!

The Holy City Mac Roundup is back!

S/V Syzygy is offering to host the 3rd Holy City Mac Roundup the weekend of 17-19 October 2014.
The average high temp in Charleston in October is 76 degrees. Perfect sailing weather with cool refreshing nights.

It's suggested that participants arrive on Friday. We'll probably stay at the City Marina again. Excellent facilities including a shuttle to and from downtown.
See below for some amplifying info.

Launch and Recover
- Launch and recover suggested at Remleys Point Boat Ramp (operated by SC Dept of Natural Resources)
- There is a 72 hour limit for car and trailer parking at DNR boat ramps but even with a Thursday arrival and Sunday departure, everyone should be within that window.
- You Tube link showing the ramp area. http://youtu.be/g4ymHrQqEV0
- Link to Remly Point description https://www.dnr.sc.gov/mlands/boatramp_details?p_id=340
- It’s about a 2.5nm transit from Remleys Point to the City Marina

Marina
- Charleston City Marina. http://www.charlestoncitymarina.com/. They have great service, facilities, you can walk downtown or they have a shuttle bus. With sufficient heads up they should be able to berth us together again.

Suggested Itinerary (this 4 day itinerary provides an opportunity for those that may want to see more of the city)
- Thursday -- Travel to Charleston, launch boat and transit to the City Marina
- Friday –- Travel to Charleston, launch boat and transit to the City Marina. For those arriving Thursday, open day to sail the harbor and/or explore downtown Charleston.
- Saturday –- Sailing day. Inner harbor, up the Wando River or out to sea through the jetties. We can anchor for lunch or pull in to Shem Creek (http://shemcreeksc.com/). The Town of Mount Pleasant just built a huge floating pier for day docking. Return to City Marina Saturday afternoon. Saturday night open for dinner in town, hang out at marina, etc.
- Sunday –- Recover and return travel.

Notes:
- Travel time is about 5 hours from Raleigh to Charleston (I-95 to I-26) and 6 hours from New Bern (US 17) to Charleston. Atlanta is about 6hrs. Jacksonville, FL is 4 hrs.
- I'll gather skipper and boat info closer to the date.

Highlights from the October 2012 Roundup below:
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S/V Compromise Sailing to Fort Sumter
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S/V Knot Shore Making a Run for the Marina After a Great Day Sailing
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S/V Syzygy Doing A Sail Pass in Front of the Famous Charleston Battery
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Re: Holy City (Charleston, SC) Mac Roundup Oct 2014

Post by vkmaynard » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:48 pm

We're in!

Absolutely one of our favorite sails. Great hosts and a great location.

Maybe Erik and I can take the detour tour again :)

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Re: Holy City (Charleston, SC) Mac Roundup Oct 2014

Post by fishheadbarandgrill » Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:37 pm

I think Victor is just excited about the gift bags. Now seriously, for those who are big fans of Bravo's most recent reality show "Southern Charm"... I understand our resident tour guide Lynn is working up a Thomas Ravenel, or T-Rav as he likes to be called, reality tour.

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Re: Holy City (Charleston, SC) Mac Roundup Oct 2014

Post by cptron » Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:35 am

It's about 12 hours from Southport by boat. :o We know from experience. :wink:

We're in. Just let us know when to contact the marina so we can slip together.
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Re: Holy City (Charleston, SC) Mac Roundup Oct 2014

Post by fishheadbarandgrill » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:33 am

You got it! I'll do a roll call as we get closer to the date and make a group reservation.

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Re: Holy City (Charleston, SC) Mac Roundup Oct 2014

Post by vkmaynard » Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:15 am

Are we there yet?

Just put in for vacation. We'll be there Thursday.

Troy has never been on this sail. He is really looking forward to the area and the famed Menchez hospitality!

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Re: Holy City (Charleston, SC) Mac Roundup Oct 2014

Post by SENCMac26x » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:30 am

This is so close calendar wise to the Pirate Sail, I'm not sure I can do both....

Maybe I can down there another time, I love Charleston and whenever we visit I look longingly at the boats out there dancing.

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Re: Holy City (Charleston, SC) Mac Roundup Oct 2014

Post by vkmaynard » Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:23 am

Plenty of time to recover unless you did Charleston first :o

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Re: Holy City (Charleston, SC) Mac Roundup Oct 2014

Post by fishheadbarandgrill » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:19 pm

Okay folks... time to get semi-serious... Please see the first post for all the info.

This is the official call for boats.
17-19 October is this years Holy City Mac Roundup!

My plan will be to get a group reservation at the Charleston City Marina... Those who have been to Charleston before will know it as the home of the "Mega Dock".
I've been in dissuasions with the official event greeter and the gift bags this year are looking good.

Lynn and I are sorry that we will miss the Pirate Sail this year but look forward so seeing some familiar and new faces in Charleston in October.

Bob
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Re: Holy City (Charleston, SC) Mac Roundup Oct 2014

Post by SENCMac26x » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:36 pm

I'd very much would like to come, but with the Pirate sail only 3 weeks earlier I don't think I can attend, but I do plan to visit the city sometime this winter and bring the boat in spring.

Hopefully we can get together then.

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Re: Holy City (Charleston, SC) Mac Roundup Oct 2014

Post by fishheadbarandgrill » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:51 pm

The spring is another great time of the year in Charleston for sailing... watch out for Race Week in April... The harbor gets crowded.

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Re: Holy City (Charleston, SC) Mac Roundup Oct 2014

Post by cptron » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:59 pm

We will be there Friday afternoon.
S/V Storm Walker
Captain Ron
Admiral Cindy
Let us know if you need us to help with anything.
We are also looking forward to the gift bags. :)

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Re: Holy City (Charleston, SC) Mac Roundup Oct 2014

Post by fishheadbarandgrill » Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:12 pm

Okay folks time to get serious. So far I have the following participants.

Syzygy - Host Boat
Compromise - please confirm
Storm Walker - please confirm

Any others? Please let me know so I can secure reservations at the City Marina.

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Re: Holy City (Charleston, SC) Mac Roundup Oct 2014

Post by vkmaynard » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:05 pm

Erik said he and Nicole are showing. Bahama Bound sounded like a show.

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Re: Holy City (Charleston, SC) Mac Roundup Oct 2014

Post by Erik Hardtle » Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:17 pm

hull yes! Bring on the Pain Killers!!!

Vessel Name: Knotshore
Vessel Type: MacGregor 26X
Length: 26
Beam: 7'8"
Draft: 1'
Captain: Erik
First Mate: Nicole

Will be arriving sometime Friday.

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