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GASPEE DAY WEEKEND CRUISE - 2023
RI Yacht Club - Gaspee Day Event
Friday, June 9 - Sunday, June 11

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This weekend cruise will sail up the Providence River to the Rhode Island Yacht Club to celebrate the Gaspee weekend events. The Gaspee events celebrate the brave colonists from Rhode Island, who in June of 1772 burned the British revenue schooner, HMS Gaspee, during what has become recognized as the first bloodshed of the American Revolution. Since 1965, the village of Pawtuxet, RI has commemorated this act with the annual Gaspee Days Celebration.

Click Here to Reserve moorings/docks via Dockwa ASAP

There are limited moorings available and you may be wait-listed 

The Rhode Island Yacht Club sponsors events over the weekend and we are invited to join them. 

  • Friday night:

    • Cocktail party/reception for BYC from RIYC - On the dock at 6:00pm

    • Friday dinner - seating at 7:00pm and pay by credit card (i.e., per couple) after dinner.  Click here to see SAMPLE menu.

  • Saturday morning -  Coffee & donuts provided by RIYC - available at 8:30am

  • Saturday from 10:00am - 1:00pm - Watch the Gaspee Days parade. The RIYC will have a float and will be marching at the parade.

  • Saturday afternoon - Cookout and live music at RIYC. 

  • Sunday breakfast - RIYC breakfast buffet - 9:00 - 11:00am. Click Here to see Sample Menu

  • Sunday at 4:00pm – Witness the symbolic burning of the Gaspee

  • NEW THIS YEAR: RIYC will rebate one night's mooring charge for anyone participating in the RIYC Regatta on Sunday (via a credit on Dockwa)  Click here for more information on Regatta.

  • NOTE: If driving to attend activities, please park on the street, not in the parking lot.  Also keep in mind that on Saturday, due to Gaspee Days parade you will need to be patient to find on-street parking. 

 

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