Cruises

"There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

WBYC 2022 Summer Cruise Schedule

Date                 Cruise To                                                   Cruise Contact

June 16 - 19      Oak Bluffs                                                 Don Karl

July 8 - 9           Tashmoo                                                   Steve Ballo

July 15 - 17       Cotuit  - Changed to Edgartown              Dennis Flaherty

Aug 12 - 16       Cuttyhunk                                                 Brian Sawyer

Aug 17 - 20       Oak Bluffs/Lagoon Pond (Illumination)     Don Karl       

Sep 10              Waquoit Bay Raft-up                                 Don Karl

 

Please note that Oak Bluffs Harbor Fest (normally would be on June 18), and Oak Bluffs Fire Works (normally would be on August 19), have not been officially scheduled (as of May 1, 2022).

 

  • New members encouraged and power boaters welcome.

  • Additional details are provided in the week or two prior to each cruise.

  • Please email the cruise contact if you will be going on the cruise.

Waquoit Bay Raft Up | Sunday, September 10, 2022

 

Raft-up @ 1:00 PM

Southwest section - Watch water depth

going in from North (see Map)

High tide in bay at about 12:30pm
BYOB & Snacks/Munchies
Call Don Karl at 508-548-4345 or check

bulletin board to check on weather

delay or information

Map_Waqoit Bay Raft.jpg

WBYC Cruise to Oak Bluffs | August 17 - 20, 2022

 

Aug 17-20 Cruise to Oak Bluffs via Lagoon Pond

Illumination Wed. night & Fire Works Fri. night

Lagoon Pond: Anchor where can after going NE once clear of channel markers.  Take your tender to stairway at beach to Oak Bluffs (1¼ mi).

Call Dennis Flaherty at 508-654-5007 for info and

Email dennisflaherty7@gmail.com if attending

Check bulletin board for weather delays

 

WBYC 5-Day Cruise to Cuttyhunk | August 12 - 16, 2022

 

5 day Cruise to Cuttyhunk
Fri. 12-16 Aug, leave Bay around noon to catch tide
First boats moorings in inner harbor for raft-ups

Call Brian Sawyer 774-392-5024 or
Check bulletin board for weather delays

Email bullsawyer@hotmail.com if planning to attend
Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working CH

 

WBYC 3-Day Cruise to Cotuit | July 15 - 17, 2022

 

Three day cruise to Cotuit
Fri. July 15, leave Waquoit Bay mid morning
Anchor on the north side of Sampson's Island at the southern end of Cotuit Bay
East entrance best way in but check your charts
Call Dennis Flaherty at 508-654-5007 or
check bulletin board for weather delays
Email dennisflaherty7@gmail.com if planning to attend
Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working CH

 
 

WBYC Cruise to Tashmoo | July 8 - 9, 2022

 

Cruise to Tashmoo
Leave Waquoit Bay Friday or Saturday (July 8/9) mid-morning
Channel is tight; should be passable by all at mid tide
Look for anchorage just north of Hillman Pt or
Raft on Tashmoo Boat Service 508-693-9311 mooring
(check online map of No Anchorage Zones)
Call Steve Ballo at 617-593-6995 or check bulletin board for weather delays
Email ssballo@aol.com if planning to attend
Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working CH

WBYC Cruise to Oak Bluffs | June 16 - 19, 2022

 
Four day Cruise to Oak Bluffs on June 16-19
Leave Waquoit Bay mid-afternoon on Thursday
First boats get separate mooring for raft-up.
Call Don Karl at 508-548-4345 or check WBYC bulletin board for weather delays.
Email donkarlsailor@aol.com or call 508-548-4345 if you attend so Don can create a cruise report.

 

Ratty and Mole, "Wind in Willows" 

In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don't; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you've done it there's always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you'd much better not."


Spoken by Ratty to Mole in Wind in the Willows a children's book by Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932). Note: Published more than 100 years ago, 1908.