2017 TSPS Autumn Barbecue At Velasis Marina


TSPS Rendezvous 2015


We are holding a barbecue on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Velasis Marina.

Our barbecues are always a lot of fun with good food and drink and conversation.

Our barbecue will be in the heart of the Velasis Marina in Uraga, right up close to our favorite form of transportation, boats! This is a golden opportunity for like-minded boat people to get to know each other and TSPS, and as always you are most welcome to invite friends or colleagues interested in boating. So go ahead and mark the barbecue on your to-do list, because this is always the highlight of the Kanto social calendar. (We are barbecuing under a giant awning, so there will be nothing to dampen the great times at the party.) Also, we will try to book the Tartan sailboat and can hopefully offer people short cruises around Uraga.

Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, October 28
Time: 2 pm – 5 pm
Place: Velasis Marina, Uraga, Kanagawa Pref.
Fee: ¥4,000 for members, ¥5,000 for guests, children 1/2 price.
Payment: At the door
Sign up deadline: Midnight, Wednesday, October 25

Feel free to arrive early if you wish to enjoy the historical port of Uraga, the marina, the boats, and the sun. We open up the coolers at around 2 pm with an assortment of soft drinks, cold beer, and white and red wines. The menu will include but is not limited to quality beef steaks, sausages, seafood, salad, fruit and vegetables.

So that we can be sure to prepare sufficient food, please book your place(s) on the website no later than Wednesday, October 25. (sign-up link two lines down)

Skippers: If you plan to sail in, please provide Mike Snyder with the name and size of your vessel so he can reserve a guest berth for you. Please include crew details.

Make your booking here


Where is Velasis and how do I get there?

http://www.velasis.com/access/index.html has a downloadable pdf for access to the marina from train station or by road.

For people who are non-drinkers or have designated drivers, the easiest route to Velasis is to take the Yoko-Yoko motorway and get off at Uraga. Turn right after the exit and then follow the map or your navigation system.

For the rest of us, the easiest and quickest route is to take the Keihin Kyuko toward Misakiguchi to Kurihama, then take a taxi (¥1,200-¥1500) or bus #19 from there. Alternatively, take the Keihin Kyuko to Horinouchi, then transfer to the local train to Uraga. From there take a taxi (minimum fare) to Velasis or the hourly bus no. 19. It stops almost in front of Velasis, or alternatively enjoy the twenty-minute walk from Uraga station.

For train schedules from your point of departure to either Kurihama or Uraga, go to: http://www.jorudan.co.jp/english/norikae/e-norikeyin.html

Looking forward to seeing you all in Velasis!
Warren Fraser

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