Thames Yacht Club Cruising Page

The Thames Yacht Club 2017 Cruising Program is very active and travels to some of the most beautiful parts of Long Island Sound and beyond.  Our cruises are a relaxing, fun filled voyages with great people for an experience you will not soon forget! Below is the 2017 Thames Yacht Club Cruising Schedule.

Please consider joining us!

If you have questions about a TYC Cruise, or plan on attending, please email the Cruising Fleet Captain, Rebecca Turner, by

June 17 & 18, 2017 – New London, CT Cruise

The Details:

The City of New London is hiring a new management company to oversee the dock and moorings at the waterfront park.  The rates may change once the new company takes over however, currently the rates are as follows:

Vessels  up to 40ft – $2.00 a ft
Vessels  up to 40ft- 60ft – $3.00

Cruise to New London – The deadline to register for this cruise is JUNE 9th.  Contact the Fleet Captain by  if you are attending this cruise.  Please provide the member’s name, boat name, boat make and boat length.  Let me know how many will be attending dinner at a local downtown restaurant.  

July 15, 2017   Pirate Rendezvous

The Details:

The Club will meet on Flat Hammock for the Pirate rendezvous at noon on Saturday July 15th.  This year we are inviting kids participating in the TYC Youth Sailing Program.  We will have a treasure hunt for both kids and adults.  Dress the part as a pirate and compete for the best costume.  Bring something good to grill, drinks and a side dish to share.  The club will provide a grill.  If you have questions about this TYC Event, or plan on attending, please email the Cruising Fleet Captain, Rebecca Turner, by  



August 19 to 26, 2017 Cruise to Three Mile Harbor, Coecles Harbor and race to Block Island, RI

if you are attending this cruise.

The Details:

August 19 & 20, 2017 – We will start our cruise on the South Fork on Long Island.  Three Mile Harbor is a cool anchorage that will make you think you are in the islands but are just a short taxi drive to the amazing Hamptons or Montauk Lighthouse.

August 21 & 22, 2017 – Early Monday morning we will take advantage of the high tide to enter Coecles Harbor. The entrance into the harbor is narrow The north side of the channel is also very shallow.  Our advice is to stay close to the #3 Green can.  As you pass Reel point many people also make the mistake of staying too far away from the point.  Sometimes boaters stay so far away from the point that they end up on the sand-bar on the opposite side.  The depth near Reel Point is very good and drops off sharply.  Remember the Green #1 and #3 buoys outside are privately maintained and their position can vary from year to year.

We will continue to Coecles Harbor Marina & Boatyard (CHMB) in the northwest corner of the harbor.  The CHMB amenities include complementary shuttle service, electric car and bicycle rentals, Wi-Fi, in ground pool, 24-hour laundromat, and much more.  Slips and mooring are available depending on your preference.  I have requested 15 to 20 mooring/slips however, CHMB gets booked early.  If we book 5 or more boats we get a 10% discount.  I suggest you book your reservations by June 1.  Call Nancy or Eileen at 631-749-0700 for reservations.  Let them know you are with the Thames Yacht Club.  Please email the Cruising Fleet Captain, Rebecca Turner, by

Slip Rate (Mon-Thurs): $3.50/Ft.

Moorings: $1.50/Ft.

Restaurants – There are several places to grab a bite click here.

There are many things to explore while inside Coecles Harbor.  If you have a good reliable dinghy, you should be in for a real treat.

Taylor Island (or Cedar Island as it is also called) is open to explore to the general public.  You can take you dinghy to the shore and explore the beautiful grounds and home.  Please leave the island the way you found it so that others can continue to enjoy it.

Congdon’s Creek is located in the southwest corner of the harbor, just beyond Taylor Island.  The creek is full of wildlife and is great for the curious explorers.  It also is the home of many of the local fishing boats for Shelter Island. Clarks Marine and a town landing are also located in this creek.

Mashomack Preserve is located in the anchorage area (southeast section of the harbor).  Visiting boaters are welcome to explore the beaches and hike the local trails.

August 23, 2017Race Day – On Wednesday we will race from Green #1 buoy outside the entrance to Coecles Harbor to the Red #2 bell buoy at the entrance to The Great Salt Pond on Block Island.  More details on the race as we get closer to the date.

August 23 to 26, 2017 – Enjoy New Englanders favorite island, Block Island.  I have reserved the TYC BI mooring at $25/boat/night for the week for the cruise.  The mooring can hold one to three boats depending on the boat sizes and wind speed.  New Harbor moorings are available at $40/night.

August 26, 2017 – We will leave Block Island and sail back to Thames Yacht Club.

Sept 16-18, 2017  Mystic Seaport Cruise

The Details:

Reservation have been made for 15 boats at Mystic Seaport. Again this year the second night dockage at the Seaport is free. This only applies if you stay Saturday and Sunday night.  Members planning to attend MUST contact by August 16, 2017. Emails received after this date will not be included in the dockage discount. You must also contact the Dock Master, Greg Zabel at 860-572-5391 by August 13, 2016 to reserve a spot. Again Greg will compare my list to the reservations the Seaport receives to issue the discount.

Dockage Rates:

Individual, Family and Non-Member Rate: $4.50 per foot (LOA) — Includes Museum admission for those aboard.

Mariner, Sustaining, Associate, Benefactor, and Champion Member Rates: $3.25 per foot (LOA) — Includes Museum admission for those aboard.



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Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum and was Founded in 1929. Home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whale ship in the world, Mystic Seaport also features a working preservation shipyard, a re-created 19th-century seafaring village, exhilarating exhibits and a planetarium.

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 Oct. 7-9, 2017 – Connecticut River Cruise

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The cruise up the Connecticut River is perfect for birders and leaf peepers.  Each fall many members move their boats to winter storage at various points on the Connecticut River.  Join us for a fun and relaxing final cruise of the season.

The Details:

Reservation have been made for 10 boats at Brewers Dauntless Marina in Essex, CT.  We will moor at the marina October 7th and 8th in Essex.  Please contact Brewers Dauntless Marina by September 16.

Mooring Rates: $37.50/night

Call Cy Libby, marina manager at 860-767-8267 to make reservations.  Let Cy know you are with the Thames Yacht Club.  Once you have secured a mooring email me at  Let me know how many will be joining you and if you would like to join us for dinner at a local restaurant.

For more click here.