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Cruise West with the Bristol Yacht Club!
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The Summer Cruise travels west to Coecles Harbor on Long Island with stops at Pt Judith and Stonington.  On the way home, we will stop at Three Mile Harbor, Block Island, and Dutch Harbor.  It is designed with interesting ports of call for boats of all shapes and sizes and crews of all skill levels and inviting for children and adults. It’s a nine-day cruise easily extended depending on your schedule and energy or you can join or depart from the cruise at any port.  Detailed information about the cruise is available in the BYC Summer Cruise Guide (Download). Contact:  Steve Barron with any questions or for further information. 

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Friday, June 30 BUT......

Boaters planning to join the cruise are strongly encouraged to register and make mooring/slip reservations asap.  This will allow the cruise organizers to plan ahead more effectively and ensure that everyone wanting a mooring/slip gets one. Thank you for your prompt registration. 


Step 1: Review the BYC Summer Cruise Guide to familiarize yourself with all aspects of the cruise including ports of call, group meals, mooring/docking/anchoring options, and more. You can access the Cruise Guide here: Download 


Step 2: Sign up for the cruise by completing the 2023 Summer Cruise Registration Form. Please answer all the questions in the form.  You can access the 2023 Summer Cruise Registration Form here. 


Step 3: Pay your $50 cruise fee (one fee per boat) and for any group meals you plan to participate in which require pre-payment here.  All costs for moorings will be handled via Dockwa (Coecles and Dutch) or paid on-site (Block Island and Stonington). All other costs for dinners (Block Island, Coecles) will be paid for at the restaurant.


Step 4: Reserve moorings or slips via Dockwa for the Coecles Harbor and Dutch Harbor legs of the cruise ASAP. These are the only two locations on the cruise where prior reservations are required. Coecles will begin releasing moorings reserved for BYC after 5/19, so MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW.  Please mention that you are from BYC when making your reservations so the marinas know you are part of the BYC reservation block. 

If you have any questions, please review the Cruise Guide and contact either the Fleet Captain or the specific Day Captain for a port.  This webpage will be updated with additional details as they are available.  ​

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