Southern New England Cruise Coming Up

Southern New England Cruise Coming Up

30th June – 11th July 2019 from Newport to Marion via Cuttyhunk and Martha's Vineyard

By Jane & Mike Elsinger - 08/06/2019

Participants will travel through beautiful scenery and visit historic New England harbours. This year, our cruise will start in Narragansett Bay. A commencement dinner will be in historic Newport, yachting capital of New England and home to a fleet of 12-metre yachts. Then we sail to Bristol Harbor to enjoy the oldest continuous Fourth of July celebration in the United States, complete with fireworks.

A local favourite, Cuttyhunk Is., will be our next port of call. The cruise will continue to New Bedford, nicknamed ‘The Whaling City’, in Buzzards Bay. Then it’s on to Martha’s Vineyard, a beautiful island with lots to do. We will conclude
in Marion near the Cape Cod Canal where participants can continue their trip N, if they wish.

Participants are welcome to join for all or part of the cruise, as their schedule allows. The cruise is open to everyone, so please encourage non-members to join us.

The Cruise Plan (which is subject to change) will allow participants to sail at their own pace, including some or all of the destinations and events along the way:
There will be daily VHF nets to keep everyone informed throughout the cruise as to yacht locations and weather, as well as updates on all planned and impromptu events.

The entry fee is just $US40 per boat – bring as many crew as you like. Once registered, entrants will receive full information about each location, anchorages and mooring opportunities, Southern New England Cruise 30th June – 11th July 2019 pilotage and attractions at each port of call, along with information on other harbours along the way.

We are preparing a special ‘OCC 2019 Southern New England Cruise’ hat for the skipper of each boat. Additional hats may be purchased for $US17.50 each. (Note that dinners/drinks and moorings are not included in the entry fee!)
We look forward to meeting you this summer. Should you have any questions, please contact us, Jane & Mike Eslinger.

Cruise Plan:
- Sunday 30th June 2019: Anchor or take a mooring in Newport
Harbor and join us for a dinner at Sardella’s restaurant.
- Wednesday 3rd July: BBQ at the home of Jil Westcott & John
Bell on Bristol Harbor, followed by fireworks.
- Thursday 4th July: Join us for the oldest Fourth of July parade
in the USA.
- Friday 5th July: Sunset and sundowners on Lookout Hill,
Cuttyhunk Is.
- Sunday 7th July: New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
– movie and walking tour.
- Wednesday, 10th July: Dinghy Drift in Edgartown, Martha’s
- Thursday 11th July: Concluding Dinner at Marion’s Beverly
Yacht Club.

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