Books A'Sail

Date: Sept 12 - Sept 14, 2017 (3 days)
Standard Bunk: $595.00 per person; includes all meals
Stateroom: $675.00 per person double occupancy
Boarding Time: 09:30, Return: 15:00

Join us for our second Schooner Zodiac Book Club sailing!

Come aboard our second "Books A'Sail" trip September 12 - 14, 2017! We're honored to have Fairhaven's own Village Books as our official sponsor, with Owners Paul Hanson and Kelly Evert guiding our literary journey this time out. Their first pick: local author Jim Lynch's brand new novel "Before The Wind", the story of a multi-generation boat building family set on the waters of Puget Sound.

Jim explains:
Growing up, my family seemed to spend as much time on sailboats as we did in our house. By my late teens, I started secretly thinking of myself as a novelist-in-waiting and daydreamed of writing a book that captured what life felt like in this water wonderland loosely called Puget Sound. I wanted to split it all wide open — the natural beauty, the sailing obsession, the push and pull of family, my clumsy quests for meaning and romance.

Jim and his wife Denise will be joining us on our sail through the San Juan Islands, where passengers will have an opportunity to explore the connections between Jim's Northwest sailing and writing life alongside the Schooner Zodiac's multi-generation tall ship restoring family and crew.

Kelly and Paul are busy picking the perfect companion books to read alongside "Before The Wind", and we'll update this page when they're ready to announce.

We'll take advantage of the late-summer days to get in three full days of sailing and book discussion amid the gorgeous San Juan Islands, accompanied by a variety of marine life from bald eagles to porpoises maybe even whales! In between we'll dip into all that the Schooner Zodiac has on offer, from kayaking to hiking to cocktails on deck in the sunset.

Books A'Sail

Part of the adventure of sailing is that wind and tide may alter your course. For this reason the Zodiac may deviate from it's intended route at the captain's discretion. Bearing this in mind, the captain and crew will always endeavor to give passengers the most incredible experience possible.

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