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Norwich Fins & Feathers
West Coast Cast & Blast

The Norwich University Fins & Feathers was informally established with a single boat in 2014 by several alumni with a passion for fishing. Now it has grown into a multiple-event and multi-region sportsman’s gathering that encourages participants to foster an appreciation for friendship, camaraderie, and our Norwich Values.

Events have been defined as Fins (fishing gatherings) or Feathers (hunts). It provides a gathering alternative for friends of Norwich that do not golf.

Fins & Feathers West Coast Cast & Blast: On Sunday, July 23, 2023, Norwich alumni will gather for a fishing excursion from Dana Wharf Sportfishing, 34675 Golden Lantern Street, Dana Point, CA 92629. A new offshore option is available for 2023 - A charter boat will go offshore for a full day and hunt for big fish! Space will be limited!

Click here to REGISTER

Event Details:
Sunday, July 23, 2023
Location: Dana Wharf Sportfishing
, 34675 Golden Lantern Street, Dana Point, CA 92629
Check In 11:15 a.m., Depart: 12:00 p.m., Return 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Post Fishing: Dinner & Drinks on the Wharf - Pay-as-you-go.

: $175 includes a day of fishing and a $50 tax-deductible gift to Norwich
$60 for Children Under 18
Sponsorships of the boat and meal are available. 
***New in 2023 - Offshore Option: $750 for a full day on the water. Full details to follow. 

Exact Meeting Instructions:
Take Golden Lantern Street all the way to the end (where it dead ends) to reach the Dana Wharf parking lot. Look for signs for Sportfishing/Catalina Express. Our office is located next to Jon's Fish Market. You must check in at the office 45 minutes before departure and redeem your e-ticket or ticket code for a boarding pass.

Space is limited. To register click the registration button below.

Contact event coordinator and Fins & Feathers West Coast Committee member Colin Hoffmeister '87 for more details.

All proceed from Fins & Feathers events go to the area of greatest need at Norwich University. 


Fins & Feathers National Committee
Hugh McLaughlin ‘87
Chuck Pappalardo '87
Mike Babyak '92
Vinnie McDermott ‘90, Fleet Commander
Jeramy Brock '13

West Coast Committee:
Jeramy Brock '13
Tom Clarke '90
Jake Head '97

Collin Hoffmeister '87
Colm Walker '05 

Committee Advisors:
Elizabeth Kennedy '01, Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations
David Casey '80, Assistant Vice President, Development
Paul Morgan, Director, MGAA