In addition to boating related events, Essex Yacht Club hosts a variety of social events and activities throughout the year. The Entertainment Committee plans and organizes the two largest events of the calendar year: the annual Founder’s Day Celebration in the spring and the Commodore’s Cocktail Party in the fall. Also, the committee coordinates with the Chef to provide seasonal events to promote camaraderie among members for onshore activities.

The EYC calendar reflects these Club planned events as well as racing, cruising and other activities and special functions that are scheduled. 

Bridge Club
Meets online every Wednesday and Friday.
Contact Pat Mather

New players are encouraged to get in touch
Contact Lois Thomsen

Book Club
Meets virtually the third Thursday of the month. Contact Lois Thomsen


​On the Horizon


Any Random Day Pop-Up Gatherings

On unseasonably warm days, we’ll text you to pop by the Club. Outdoors.
Sure, wear your party pants or whatever you deem says Fun!

For others' safety, please wear a mask until seated, eating food. And how yummy is that, any way!

Contact Terry Klee

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April 29, Thursday, 6 p.m.

Women's Sailing Info & Sign Up

Every Monday, women meetup for Ideal-18 sailing instruction, easy breezes, and meals afterward.  

Enjoy this info party either by zoom or at the Club. Complimentary light fare served. Zoomers, you can receive yours, curbside takeout.  R.S.V.P. 



Rites of Spring Celebration

Burning of the Socks


Saturday May 8  5-7pm

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Founder's Day

Saturday May 15th, 6 pm

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69th Wetherill Overnight Regatta Reception

Sunday, May 23, 5 p.m.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend Commodore's Brunch

Sunday, May 30,

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Live Entertainment 
June 18

First Annual EYC Dog Show 
Saturday June 26

Meet Up By Land, Stonington with Boaters Overnight Cruise
Wednesday June 30



Meet Up by Ferry Block Island with Boaters Overnight Cruise
Saturday July 2

Fourth of July Club Celebration
Sunday July 4

Ideal 18 Family Fun Day
  Sunday August 15 1:30

Meet Up by Land, Mystic with Boaters Overnight Cruise
Saturday Septmber 4

The Newport Boatshow Meet Up
Thursday September 16

More Wheels than Keels Car Rally
September TBD

Frostbite Begins
Soup and Sip Reception

Friday October 3

Commodore's Ball & Cocktails
Saturday November 6

Annual Meeting
Friday December 4

Frostbite Ends Soup & Sip Reception
Saturday December 5

New York City Bus Trip
Wednesday December 8

Children's Santa Visit
Saturday December 11

Holiday Party
Friday December 17

New Year's Eve
Friday December 31



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