Octoberfest Cruise Info
AYC Octoberfest - Cruise Itinerary – October 18-20th, 2019
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island (20 nm from Anacortes)
Celebrate our own AYC Octoberfest in Friday Harbor! Cruise over on your boat or on the ferry.
Hosts: John/Diane Wilkinson and Chris/David Hansen
Friday Harbor Moorage or Ferry Options:
On arrival, please hail “Port of Friday Harbor” on VHF 66A for slip assignment. If you don’t have a VHF radio on board you may call 360-378-2688. Rates are based on Length Over All (LOA) which includes all protrusions such as outboard motors, swim platforms, and bowsprit/anchors. A portion of the marina is held for first-come first-served customers, and slip assignment begins at 9:30am each day. If there are no available vacancies a waiting list is started and you will be contacted when space becomes available. October rates are $0.95/ft.
If the weather is foul or time is tight you can take one of the frequent WA DOT Ferries from Anacortes to/from Friday Harbor. https://www.wsdot.com/ferries/schedule/ScheduleDetailByRoute.aspx?schedrouteid=1862
Friday, October 18th
Early arrivals ; no planned social event or dinner (options are available in town or at San Juan Island Yacht Club (SJIYC) Friday Dinner (5-8 pm). No reservations necessary but a courtesy call to SJIYC at (360)378-3434 is recommended. https://www.sjiyc.com/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=522309
Saturday, October 19th
***Main Event***Saturday AM, October 19th:
AYC group Octoberfest lunch starting at 11:30 AM at the San Juan Island Brewing Company on the South-East end of town: (410 A street, ph. 360-378-2017; see map). Please wear your AYC SWAG or even better your Lederhosen or Dirndl
***Navigation Challenge*** Saturday PM:
For the walk back from the main event, we have set up a “Freitag Hafenrundfahrt” walk/stroll for those who are sober enough to find GPS waypoints and to take note of landmarks at each Lat/Long. Completed entries will then be submitted to the AYC hosts who will select winner(s) at a 5pm get together back at the docks. Bring a snack and drinks at 5pm for a post-Octoberfest dockside celebration and social. Details at the lunch.
Sunday, October 20th
8am Pot Luck Breakfast at the dock followed by Departure for Anacortes. BYO Coffee and breakfast snack to share.