History of Cruising at DIYC
By Pete Connal
For the 2018 cruise season we hope to have 7 or 8
weekend cruises, a big TGIF Raft-Up at Duck Island, plus a 2 week summer cruise to ports
Cruise Reports -
we encourage cruise leaders and participants to submit photos
and a summary of any DIYC cruise to
***CRUISE NOTICE BOARD***
Notices (newest first):
8/18/18 - Labor Day
Cruise to Mystic Seaport. See
6/26/18 - Mattituck
Strawberry Festival Cruise:
It was a great weekend. We had 3 boats anchored.
Problem (take note) – the dingy dock and ramp at the public park
were not there?
However Terry the office manager at Strongs Marina was very helpful.
She rented us dingy space for a very nominal cost which included
So we ferried folks to and from the dingy dock to get ashore for the
Strawberry Festival and dinner at the Penny Lane Restaurant. Uber
worked to the Fair Grounds and a short walk to dinner.
Labor Day Cruise to Mystic Seaport Museum:
The Dock Office expects us.
So far we have eight boats signed up.
Call them and make your reservations.
Plans are being worked on. Saturday evening cocktail party on
Bertram Dock (near Brilliant) BYOB & Appetizer to share. Sunday
morning brunch at Latitudes. Sunday night dinner downtown.
There is a Viking Exhibit this year which is supposed to be quite
For those that would like to join us by car, put it on your calendar
and we will arrange entrance tix for you. Let me know.
More details to follow.
Ruth & Pete Connal
6/13/18 - Join in the fun at
the Three Mile
Harbor & Fireworks Cruise, July 14-15, and the two
Raft Up TGIFs at Duck Island,
July 20 and August 17.
6/4/18 - DIYC LABOR
Reservations have been made with the Mystic Seaport
Museum Dock Office for DIYC vessels Saturday, September 1st and
Sunday, September 2nd.
Our 3 motor vessels will be on the Bertram Dock as usual. There are
3 spaces at the North Dock and more on the South Docks. Please
confirm your spot by calling the Dock Office at 860-572-5391 asap!
Greg or Ken. You can also make reservations online with Dockwa. And
also let me know once done by email. Essex YC will be there with us.
Complete details to follow.”
5/31/18 - Duckies are
cruising to the Annual Strawberry Festival in Mattituck on June
16-18. Joan and Joel Marcus are the hosts, and have
made arrangements for a dinner out on Friday night. Several boats
have signed up already, and dinner reservations are limited to 12.
If you are interested in all or part of the weekend festivities,
please contact Joan at:
5/25/18 - 4th of July Cruise
to BI - Burke
Schlott has volunteered to host the cruise, and he wants to get an
idea of who might be going, and more importantly, when, as the 4th
falls on a Wednesday. He will be there from the Friday before (June
29), and would like an idea of 1) who is planning on going, and 2)
what days they would be available to attend various functions.
The fireworks are Monday, July 2. Please contact Burke at
The Great Bonac Fireworks Show will be on July
14 at Three Mile Harbor, sponsored by
4/15/18 - The
Day Weekend Cruise
is on for May 26 - 28.
4/13/18- Fireworks - The
Fourth of July fireworks at Block Island are on Monday, July 2.
3/21/18 - On behalf of Lois Glazer,
our Rear Commodore Cruise, the webmaster has produced a tentative
2018 Cruise Schedule. In the schedule you'll notice
"TBDs" for Cruise Leaders or gray fonts signifying last
year's cruise leaders. Many cruisers in the past have
stepped up to lead their favorite cruises and if you wish to do so
in 2018 please contact Lois at
and we'll post your name as Cruise