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BBQ and Sailing Expo hosted by ASNL and Able Sail NL – St. John’s
September 24, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
You’re invited to a fun fall BBQ hosted by Autism Society Newfoundland and Labrador in partnership with Able Sail NL!
On Sunday, September 24th we will offer a hands-on opportunity for ASNL community members to become familiar with Able Sail’s Access Hansa 2.3m Sailboats, located at Quidi Vidi Lake in St. John’s. We will be next to the Regatta Boat House on Clancey Drive. If weather permits, participants might even have a chance to try sailing either on their own, or with a trusted companion!
Typically, Able Sail hosts sailing opportunities on Sunday afternoons where participants can sail for $20 / hour with a $50 annual membership. For this event, sailing opportunities will be offered first-come, first-serve on a pay-what-you-can basis with all sailing donations going to Able Sail.
During the event, the Autism Society will also be hosting a pay-what-you-can BBQ, with suggested donations of $5 for hamburger or hot dog (proceeds from the BBQ will go to the Autism Society, Newfoundland and Labrador).
Beware – there might even be pirates afoot! If you’re feeling especially festive and wish to dress in your best sea-faring attire, you are welcome to dress up too! You will be required to wear a life jacket and sign a waiver if you plan on commandeering any ships or setting foot on the dock. It is encouraged to bring your own PFD if you have one, but limited supplies will be available to borrow too.
Balloon swords will be available for all swashbuckling buccaneers who wish to defend the ships from pillaging pirates while supplies last.
No pre-registration is required, however this event will be weather-dependant, so do check our social media channels before heading out to make sure everything will be going ahead as planned!