After our first day of taking the ASA 101 sailing class, we decided to join Captain Tim on his Friday night sunset cruise out of Fisherman’s Village Marina. Luckily we’re staying close by so we ran home for a quick turnaround before boarding Calypsa, a gorgeous Formosa 51.
This beautiful ketch, built in 1979, has an old world feel with wooden mast, boom, and other trim. We joined Peter, another sailing class student, and two other guests for a beautiful (although a little chilly) sunset cruise in Charlotte Harbor. Captain Tim’s easy, laid back demeanor makes sailing with him a pleasure. Guests can participate in sailing by helping hoist the sails, steer, or other shipshape chores, or just kick back and enjoy the sound of the waves lapping at the side of the boat, the feel of the wind in their hair, and the tranquility that sailing provides.
Here’s a great video put together by a previous passenger and posted to YouTube. We didn’t get the osprey or the playful dolphins on our cruise, but it was a great time nonetheless!
Unsolicited plug for Captain Tim: In addition to planned charters, Calypsa is also available for charter to the destination of your choice through his Charlotte Harbor Sailing website!