Friday June 9th
Arrive at Pensacola Shipyard Marina to rig and launch [click here for a map and directions]. Note: when you arrive, go through to the Shipyard Office (not the store) to register. Be sure to tell them that you are with the BEER cruise. Assistance will be around should anyone need help. Once in the water, you will be directed to the best place available to tie up for the evening. PSMC has been great in working with us in the past, for a fee of around $55, you get to rig and launch at a first class ramp, park your tow vehicle and trailer for the duration of the cruise, and have use of the grounds and bath house. For those wanting to come in early or stay a few days after the cruise, the Shipyard will offer the continued use of their facility for $10 a day (slips provided for an additional fee). After the Skippers Meeting there will be a "Best Boat Drink" contest on C dock.
Boat drinks? not us!!!
Saturday June 10th
Today, we will be heading out of PSMC sometime around mid-morning, remember we will be working on "Island Time" this weekend. Head out into Pensacola Bay and down toward Navy Point, and turn East when you reach the ICW. Once you past under the Pensacola Beach Bridge, you go to the next marker and hang a right and head south to the party place on the beach! Pensacola Beach Boardwalk! Here there will be resteraunts, bars with live bands and shops! It's always a blast on the boardwalk! Afterwards, the fleet (as an option) will sail over to Little Sabin Bay for a quiet night on the hook.
Sunday June 11th
It will be an early sunrise to set sail for Pirates Cove. It will be a roughly 23 mile sail that day. After arrival at Pirates Cove it will be time to put on your best Pirate costume and get ready to plunder and drink all the rum you can handle! Of course, there will be a be a prize for the best costume! Arrrr!!!
Monday June 12th
After a long night of drinking, it's time to head out and sail east to Sailboat Cove for a day of fun on the beach. After dinner, join the beach campfire and traditional TSBB sing along (and planters punch)! And if that's not enough fun, there will be a toga party as well!
Tuesday June 13th
Well, it's time for this years B.E.E.R. to come to a close. We will be pulling up anchor and heading back to P.S.M.C. to haul out, un-rig, and head home, hopefully with good memories of another B.E.E.R. Cruise. With a little luck, and good health, hope to have many of you back for B.E.E.R. Cruise 2018.