The annual Summer Cruise presents members with among the best opportunities the Club offers to make new friendships and foster old. Typically one week in duration and typically in August, destinations range from exclusively Long Island Sound, to Narragansett and Buzzards Bays and the islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. And every few years, the cruise heads to Maine where it was in 2017. Participants include both power and sail, member owned yachts and member chartered.

2018 Annual (Summer) Cruise

Eastern Long Island Sound & Shelter Island

August 18 - 25, 2018

Cruise Chairs: Ward Davol, Lynn Jenkins & Carter Harris

This year's Annual Cruise will explore destinations in the Long Island Sound & Gardiners Bay:  Milford, Shelter Island, Essex... with racing from point to point for those who wish.  All members are welcome to participate by sail, power or join us on shore by car. Please let the club know if you are planning to join the cruise with or without a boat by contacting Joel Labuzetta, Waterfront Director.

The Basic Itinerary:

Note: Mooring/slip reservations are to be made by members excepting those at Shelter Island Yacht Club and Essex Yacht Club (those are to be made through Joel).

Several members have found the app Dockwa to be very useful making and paying for boat reservations

August 17
  • Bon voyage cocktail reception at Indian Harbor. Make reservations here.
August 18
  • Transit to Charles Island (≈ 28nm) after a breakfast send-off.
  • Participate in Milford Oysterfest in the evening with IHYC RIBs providing launch service.
  • Overnight at anchor off Charles or Duck Islands.
August 19
August 20
  • Depart for Shelter Island (racing for those so inclined).
  • Group dinner at Shelter Island Yacht Club.
  • Moorings for up to 15 boats at SIYC (contact Joel to reserve).
  • Or stay in Greenport and ferry over.
August 21
  • Lay day on Shelter Island/Greenport with group dinner in Greenport.
August 22
  • Set off for West Harbor, Fishers Island (≈20nm).
  • Second race option.
  • Slips available at FIYC via Dockwa.
August 23
  • New London (≈4nm) with dinner-on-your-own.
  • Slips at Burrs Marina.
  • Or  free town moorings or paid dockage through Dockwa.
  • Group dinner TBD.
August 24
  • Head to Essex Yacht Club (≈19nm) for closing dinner.
  • Slips or moorings available (contact Joel to arrange).
August 25
  • Return to Indian Harbor (≈65nm).

Additional detail here.