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US WORLD ZAFARRANCHO 2023
Arrival of the Great Brotherhood of the Coast Fleet in Galveston!
We have a fantastic week planned, and can’t wait to show you our Texas-style American hospitality! Times have been difficult for us all, and this ZAF is long overdue. We encourage all who can to come and celebrate finally being able to reunite with our Brothers and Captives/First Mates from around the world.
Sunday March 5
Festivities begin in the afternoon with Registration and Meet and Greet at the luxurious San Luis Resort Spa and Conference Center, located on the seawall of Galveston. Come as you are in your travel clothes and catch up with friends you haven’t seen in years.
Monday March 6
Our first full day starts with a hearty Southern-style breakfast buffet, then we are off to the home of US National Captain Richard (“Pescador”) Hoekstra and his Captive Traci for Texas-style fun. We’ll have snacks and drinks when we get there to tide us over. Participate in dance lessons or just enjoy listening to music, meeting new friends, and catching up with old ones. Later will be a barbecue and “country/western” dance, with plenty of cold beer. We’ll spread out on the Hoekstras’ big yard and take turns enjoying a drink in their own pirate bar. Wear your cowboy hat, pirate gear, or whatever you are comfortable with!
Tuesday March 7
Wednesday March 8
Begin the day with a southern-style breakfast buffet at the San Luis then enjoy whatever you choose ... Your choices are:
1). Spend the day at the fantastic and exciting Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the world’s largest. During the day you can explore the exhibit halls, livestock yards, incredible array of shops, food venues and drinks, or be adventurous and try the carnival rides. Wear your blue jeans and comfortable walking shoes for this day, folks! In the evening you’ll be a part of the largest rodeo crowd in the world, with huge live screens so you won’t miss any of the action. At 9pm the rodeo arena becomes a giant concert stage for a big-name entertainer. Dress this day is comfortable/casual or jeans and cowboy hat, depending on where you’re going. Price: $135 per person ( includes a meal )
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$60 per person - Moody Garden Visit only
$82 per person - Dinner cruise only
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3). If you choose to have a day on your own, you can relax at the pool, walk on the Seawall or the beach, or explore Galveston on the trolley bus.
Thursday March 9
This evening is our big Gala at the San Luis! Come prepared for a fantastic evening of food, drink, dancing, and camaraderie, dressed in battle gear or Brotherhood formal attire.
Friday March 10
We’re winding down the week now, with a big farewell breakfast buffet at the San Luis Resort.
For those who have a late flight or are staying another night, we will offer an afternoon Nations Day Picnic lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers, and celebrate the countries who have joined us at the Zaf.
Price: $60 per person -
Thank you Houston!