The cruise committee is committed to providing a variety of on-water and associated opportunities for club members including sailors, longer-distance cruisers, non-cruising boaters and members who want to engage but don’t own boats.

Memorial Day Weekend Cruise 2021— Cancelled due to storms

May 29 - Coecles Harbor
May 30 - Shelter Island Yacht Club

Shelter Island Mini-Cruise

June 19—20

Annual Summer 2021 Cruise

June 30—July 8
Despite Poseidon’s furies, we all had an incredible cruise from Essex, to Stonington and then on to Wickford, Bristol, Newport and Cuttyhunk. Cheered on by camaraderie, intermittently calm seas, and glimpses of sunshine, not to mention great social events and Independence Day celebrations in Bristol and Newport, everyone demonstrated what makes an Essex Yacht Club cruise so compelling.   (The smiles on the faces of David and Susan Guernsey with their granddaughter, Mollie, who came with them to Wickford say it all!)

We dined and enjoyed cocktails at Stonington Yacht Club, had a dinner prepared by Chef Michael in Wickford, and 53 of us (having arrived on the water, by land and by air) assembled at New York Yacht Club for a dinner followed by Newport’s famous fireworks.

Committee member Lynn Herlihy linked us all together on an active chat list so we could compare marine reports and arrange the many impromptu cocktails and dinners on land and aboard members’ boats. The cruise finished with a lobster bake at Cuttyhunk.

Thanks to Maura Cochran, Chip Frost, Craig Lifland, and Jenny Holland for the photos.  Photos...

Labor Day Weekend Cruise 2021

September 4—6

Mystic Seaport
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Hamburg Cove Fall Raft-up




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