RI Yacht Club - Gaspee Day Event

Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9

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.

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

  • Friday night – BYC gathers for dinner at RIYC.  

  • Saturday morning – BYC folks walk to the downtown area to watch the Gaspee Days parade, which starts at 10 am. 

  • Saturday afternoon - Cookout and live music at RIYC.  Visit the colonial encampment in the park after the parade

  • Sunday morning -  BYC gathers for breakfast at the RIYC at 8:30am. 

  • Sunday at 1:00pm. BYC folks are invited to participate in the Gaspee Days Regatta where boats will race to Prudence Island.   The link below provides access to the Notice of  Race, Sailing Instructions and Race Application for the Regatta.  Register for the Regatta by Wednesday, June 5th.

  • Sunday afternoon – Witness the symbolic burning of the Gaspee at 4 pm. 



101 Poppasquash Rd

Bristol, RI 02809, USA



(401) 253-2922