04/18 Dragon Run

Dragon Run

Paddle and experience the wilderness-like and primordial waters of the Dragon Run Swamp. Observe towering cypress trees, royal fern, beaver dams and a bald eagle nest. This trip will be led by the Friends of the Dragon Run. Fee includes transportation, boats and paddling gear.
Parks Maintenance Center, 9201 Public Works Road
Saturday, TBD by Friends of Dragon Run-possible dates: April 18, 25 or May 2, 7 a.m.- 4 p.m.
$12                                                                                                                                        Course 29404
(plus $35, cash or check, for Friends of the Dragon Run on day of trip)
Details: Mark Battista, battistam@chesterfield.gov or 804-318-8735

05/29 Day of Sailing

Day of Sailing
Bring a picnic lunch and board a cruising sailboat for a day of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. This is a great experience for people who would like to try sailing for the first time or for people who have had instruction and would like more practice. Transportation to the marina is on your own (directions provided). Minimum age is 18. Near Urbanna, Va.
Sunday, May 29,   9 a.m.- 4p.m.  $70     Course 30738
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov

05/31 Learning to Sail

Learning to Sail
This course provides an evening of classroom instruction, then a full day piloting a sloop on the Chesapeake Bay. Topics covered include: boat rigging, basic knot tying, maneuvering under sail and power, and basic piloting. You will not just be told how to do these, you will get to do them! The purpose of this class is to raise your skill and confidence level so that, if you wish, you can one day pilot your own boat. No previous experience is needed. Swimming ability is required. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the marina (directions provided). Minimum age is 18.
Rockwood Nature Center, 3410 Courthouse Road
Classroom session: Tuesday, May 31,   7-9:00 p.m.
Trip: Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. near Urbanna      $90       Course 30739
Details: Greg Velzy at 748-1124 or velzyg@chesterfield.gov