Cruises

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

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.

Cruise to Oak Bluffs (Harbor Fest)

June 22 - June 23

Cruise to Oak Bluffs – Harbor Fest

Sat. 22 June, leave Waquoit Bay mid-morning
First 2-3 boats get separate mooring for raft-up

(if arrive Friday, hold some moorings for Saturday)
Call Don Karl at 508-548-4345 or
check bulletin board for weather delays
Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working CH

email donkarlsailor@aol.com if plan to attend

Don Karl 

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Cruise to Edgartown

June 29-30

Cruise to Edgartown; Saturday June 29-30.

Leave mid morning; pick up moorings for raft-ups.

Dockwa mooring reservations fill up.  Try Harbor Master 508-627-4746 (or CH 74) for reservations.

Some plan to go Friday weather permitting.

Call John Palmieri at 774-994-0923 or check bulletin board for weather delays.

Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working CH.

Email capejohn@aol.com or call 774-994-0923 if planning to attend.

John Palmieri

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Cruise to Tashmoo

July 27-28

Overnight cruise to Tashmoo
Sat. July 27, leave Waquoit Bay 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 508-294-0059 mooring

Please click here to see map of No Anchorage Zones

Call Don Karl at 508-548-4345 or
check bulletin board for weather delays

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

Don Karl

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Cruise to Cuttyhunk, Block Island, etc., New York

August 8

Cruise date: August 8-28/31

 

August 2019 cruise to NYC

Lead by Tom Campbell on “Ebba” tc@DinkumSoftware.com; cell/text (508) 566-3149; Hail on VHF channel 9.

 

·   All are invited for all or part of the cruise.  Please let Tom Campbell know if you are coming.

·   All mileages listed are VERY approx.

·   Plan includes 9 days of transit each way.

·   Depart Thursday Aug 8 with 3 lay days for weather/morale and 3 days in NYC... return Aug 31

·   This plan won't survive 5 days. There are many harbors in Long Island Sound and I expect the plan to be adjusted.

·   I've personally been as far west as Montauk; west of that depending on Cruising guides and the generous input of Sandy Davies.

·   I've left return open. We can reverse the west bound route or visit different harbors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Campbell 

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Oak Bluffs Illumination & Fireworks

August 14-15

4 day Cruise to Oak Bluffs –

Illumination Wed. night & Fire Works Fri. night

Wed. 14 Aug, leave Waquoit Bay early morning
First 2-3 boats get separate moorings for raft-ups

Call Don Karl at 508-548-4345 or
check bulletin board for weather delays

email donkarlsailor@aol.com if planning to attend
Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working CH

Don Karl 

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Cruise to Vineyard Haven

September 7-8 (Cancelled)

Overnight cruise to Vineyard Haven

Sat. 7 Sept., leave Waquoit Bay mid morning

First boats try for inner harbor moorings for raft-up

as these are first come first serve

(outside moorings are back-up)

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

Steve Ballo

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Oak Bluffs (Tivoli Day)

September 21-22

Cruise to Oak Bluffs – Tivoli Day.

Circuit Ave. closed to traffic for festivities w/shop sales from 10am-6pm also live music.

Sat. 14 Sept., leave Waquoit Bay mid-morning.

First boats Fri. or Sat. get mooring for raft-ups.

Call Dennis Flaherty at 508-654-5007 or

check bulletin board for weather delays.

Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working CH.

email: dennisflaherty7@gmail.com if plan to attend.

Dennis Flaherty

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New members encouraged and power boaters welcome. We will be sending out more details a week or two before the cruises. Please e-mail cruise contact if you will be going on the cruise.

Informal Cruises:

If you have planned a cruise and wouldn't mind company, post your itinerary on the bulletin board at the Club. And check the bulletin board for possible cruise opportunities with fellow WBYC members.

Thanks,
Don Karl 

Waquoit Bay Yacht Club established in 1926