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.

2019 Annual (Summer) Cruise

Buzzards Bay, The Elizabeth Islands & Martha's Vineyard 

August 11 - 16, 2019

This year's Annual Cruise will explore some lesser frequented destinations and along with old favorites.

Please let the club know if you are planning to join the cruise with or without a boat by contacting Joel Labuzetta, Waterfront Director.

Summary below; details here.

The Basic Itinerary:

Note: Mooring/slip reservations are to be made by members excepting those at New Bedford Yacht Club.

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

August 10
  • Boats set off from Indian Harbor with informal raft-up along the way.
August 11
  • Rendezvous in Westport, MA for dinner at Weatherlow Farms to kick off the start of the cruise.
August 12
  • Cuttyhunk
  • Sailboats race point-to-point
  • Dine ashore or aboard
  • Dockage, moorings or anchorage options available.
August 13
  • Menemsha Bight, Martha's Vineyard via Quicks Hole
  • Anchor in the bight with dinner aboard
  • Go ashore to visit historic village and nature preserve
  • Dine ashore or aboard
August 14
  • Lake Tashmoo, Martha's Vineyard
  • Sailboats race navigator style in Martha's Vineyard Sound
  • Anchorage or dockage at Lake Tashmoo Boatyard
  • Cocktail reception TBD
  • Dine ashore or aboard
August 15
  • Hadley Harbor, Naushon Island via Woods Hole
  • Spend the night at anchor
  • Dinners aboard
August 16
  • New Bedford Yacht Club, South Dartmouth, MA
  • Sailboats race point-to-point
  • Group moorings to-be-arranged
  • Closing dinner at NBYC