This cruise is designed for "offshore" participants, new and seasoned cruisers alike. Whether youíre thinking of a ëfirstí cruise, just starting out, or a regular, join us on this shorter, fun filled weekend ëclose to homeí. Plan on leaving the FBYC docks mid-morning on Saturday and join us at the Tides Inn pool area at your leisure. Located 9 statute miles from Windmill Point on Carters Creek, the Tides Marina offers a full service 60 slip transient marina able to accommodate any FBYC vessel. When entering Carters Creek, contact the Tides Inn Dock Master on VHF Channel 16 and mention ëFBYCî for slip location directions. After you dock, come ashore to enjoy excellent shower and bath facilities, van and water taxi services, and "Best of the Bay" dining and lounges. Once we have a participation count, weíll schedule dinner reservations at the Chesapeake Club, offering Contemporary American Bistro Cuisine, panoramic views, and entertainment nightly. Included in the slip rate ($2.50/ft ($65 min.) is a resort fee that includes full access to all Resort facilities including complimentary par 3 golf (bring your clubs), a beautiful creek-side pool, tennis, fitness center, bicycles, Marina pleasure craft, scheduled transportation shuttle and access to the Tides Spa and Golden Eagle Championship Golf course. Weíve pre-booked a block of slips in advance, but, kindly confirm your individual reservations, with a deposit, by contacting Jay Couk, Tides Inn Dockmaster, at 804-438-4419 no later than Friday, June 30. Also, to get an estimate for participation and dining reservations, please register at www.fbyc.net by June 30 and/or contact chairs Ed or Diane OíConnor at home at 804-360-2934, or email, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for questions.