OnShore Events

The Club is bursting with onshore opportunities. As each event approaches, we’ll post details here. If you want information sooner or have an idea, we’d love to hear from you. Contact the volunteers for OnShore Events, here

See you at some or all of these happenings!



Saturday, April 15th

Be transported to Bordeaux or Napa for one of the most unique events of the year, featuring Chef Michael’s exceptional multi-course tasting menu. Each course will be paired with a rare wine as sommelier Ryan reveals what makes that selection special. The menu will also feature Connecticut’s own Arethusa Farm Dairy’s cheese, just named best in the country!

Cocktails at 6pm
Dinner at 7pm
Limited to 50 people
$135 per person

Women's Sailing Kick-Off

Classes begin June 5th. Every Monday for 8 weeks


Hors ď oeuvres & Door Prize


RSVP by April 16th

Book Club Meeting

Thursday, April 20th - 10am

Upstairs in the boyd room…. And that we will discuss the book while enjoying dinner!

90th Founder's Day Ceremony!

Saturday, May 13th, 2023 | 5:30pm

The start of a frostbite race and the beginning of EYC
March 1933, Walter Rowe organized a regatta in Essex off of the old Steamboat Dock as a neutral meeting ground for the Inaugural Eastern Frostbite Dinghy Regatta, hosting rival frostbite fleets from New England and New York. By later that spring a cruising headquarters in Essex was needed. On May 27, the Essex Yacht Club was founded. The Steamboat Dock was leased and the the EYC was commissioned on June 17th, 1933. Walter Rowe was the first elected Commodore. Ninety years later the EYC thrives boasting an active membership that is engaged and committed to its heritage of promoting excellence in yachting activities, the Corinthian spirit and camaraderie among its members.

Save the Date!

Essex Yacht Club 90th Anniversary Gala Celebration

August 19, 2023

Bridge Club

Meets online every Wednesday and Friday.
Contact Pat Mather


New players are encouraged to get in touch
Contact Lois Thomsen >>