Afternoon Sail on Lake Mendota

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Afternoon Sail on Lake Mendota

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Meet at 3:45 p.m.  outside the Hoofers Office on the lake shore just west of Memorial Union

Cost: $15 for MASA members, $30 for non-members

Join your MASA colleagues for this glorious end of the year event—a two-hour afternoon sail on Lake Mendota on boats crewed by staff from Hoofers.  Relax on one of the Hoofer’s larger sailboats (accommodating 6-10 passengers plus the crew) and see our campus from a new perspective.

After the sail, meet on the Union Terrace for a beverage or two.  Because of the limited number of boats available, this event can only accommodate 40 lucky MASA members; so make your reservations no later than, Monday, May 9! The cost is being partially covered by MASA funds, so MASA members need to pay only $15 per person. For academic staff who are not MASA members, the cost is $30 per person. If seats remain open, we will allow family members at the $30 per person rate.

Because of the limited space, we’ll need to have your payment in advance to hold the reservation for you. To make that payment and reserve your spot, send a check, made out to MASA, to Dan Barnish, MASA President, Biochemistry Addition, 433 Babcock Dr, Room 111.

You don’t need to wear swimming suits, but do dress to be on the water and in the weather, because we will sail, rain or shine. Please wear athletic shoes, sandals with straps, or other shoes that will not be slippery on a possibly wet deck. No flipflops, for safety reasons. And remember that it is cooler and breezier when you are out on the water.

Please arrive at 3:45 p.m., although the sail begins at 4:00 p.m., because we will need to fill out some forms and get fitted with life jackets. Hoofers has picnic tables right outside their offices along the lake adjacent to Memorial Union.

For more about Hoofers sailing, go to http://www.hoofersailing.org

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