GASPEE DAY WEEKEND CRUISE - 2021
RI Yacht Club - Gaspee Day Event
Friday, June 11 - Sunday, June 13

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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.

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

  • Friday night – BYC gathers for dinner at 7:00pm at the RIYC.  Click here to see a sample menu.  Changes weekly

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

  • Saturday at 3:00pm – Witness the symbolic burning of the Gaspee

  • Saturday afternoon - Cookout and live music at RIYC. 

    •  The Uptown String Band Mummers will perform from 1:00pm - 3:00pm and then The Smokin Toads will entertain from 3:00pm - 8:00pm

    • A Cookout will begin between 1:00pm - 1:30pm. Food and beverages will be available.  Click here to see food menu

  • Sunday from 4:00pm - 8:00pm, BYC folks are invited to participate in the Gaspee Days Regatta where boats will race to Prudence Island.

  • NOTE: If driving to attend Saturday 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.