Waquoit Bay Yacht Club

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WBYC 2016 Cruises

Last updated: Monday, August 29, 2016 5:18 PM


"There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

Ratty and Mole, "Wind in Willows"

In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don't; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you've done it there's always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you'd much better not."
Spoken by Ratty to Mole in Wind in the Willows a children's book by Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932). Note: Published 100 years ago, 1908.

June 18 - June 19

Cruise to Oak Bluffs (Harbor Fest)

Saturday June 18, leave Waquoit Bay mid morning. First 2-3 boats get separate moorings for raft-up. (If arrive Friday, hold some moorings for Saturday). Call Steve Ballo 617-593-6995, ssballo@aol.com, or check bulletin board for weather delays. Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working channel.

Steve Ballo 617-593-6995

E-Mail: ssballo@aol.com

July 8 - July 10

Cruise to New Bedford (Folk Festival)

Cruise to New Bedford – Folk Festival
Leave Waquoit Fri., July 8 thru July 10
Contact Sue Eldert for mooring reservations
Let her know if you are going & need a mooring
She is also the contact for cruise information
Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working CH


July 28-31

Cruise to Edgartown

Four Day Cruise to Edgartown
Thursday July 28, leave Waquoit Bay late morning
Join any day of cruise to Edgartown
Pick up moorings inside for raft-ups
Boats going over later join raft-ups
Call John Palmieri at 508-477-8991 (capejohnp@aol.com) or
check bulletin board for weather delays
Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working CH

This is the list of the boats going to Edgartown as of today, Tuesday. They are posted so others will know who is going and may decide to join.
If you are listed below and are not going please let me know. If you would like to join the group for all or any part of the cruise, also let me know.
John Palmieri (capejohnp@aol.com) 508-477-8991
Leaving Waquoit Thursday AM:
Triple Play   

Susan M



Leaving Waquoit Friday AM
Razzle Dazzle

Sasy Cat

Plan Sea




August 20-24



















Mult-leg Cruise to Tashmoo/Edgartown/Nantucket

Sat. Aug 20, leave Waquoit Bay around noon for Tashmoo
Look for anchorage just past Town Landing
Contact: Don Karl 508-548-4345 (donkarlsailor@aol.com) or
Check bulletin board for weather delays

Sun. Aug 21, leave for Edgartown
Pick up moorings inside for raft-ups
Contact: Chris Dunn 508-878-5449 (cvdunn@yahoo.com)

Mon. Aug 22, leave for Nantucket
Contact: Tom Campbell 508-566-3149 (tc@dinkumsoftware.com)
If making reservation for Nantucket, reserve on line or by phone and add comment
“I am cruising with the Waquoit Bay Yacht Club and
would like to be close to other boats from the club”

Join any part or all of cruise
Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working CH

Sept 04

Waquoit Bay Raft-Up

Waquoit Bay Raft-Up
Sunday, 4 September
Raft up at 2 p.m. South West section of Bay
WATCH WATER DEPTH going in from North
BYOB & Snacks (munchies)
Call Don Karl at 508-548-4345 (donkarlsailor@aol.com)
check bulletin board to check on weather delay or rafting information


Don Karl 508-548-4345

E-Mail: donkarlsailor@aol.com

Sept 10-11

Cruise to Vineyard Haven

Leave Waquoit Bay mid morning. First boats try for inner harbor moorings for raft-up as these are first come, first served (outside moorings are back-up).

Call Don Karl at 508-548-4345 (donkarlsailor@aol.com) or check bulletin board for weather delays.

Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working CH

(Inner moorings are Harbor Master CH 69; Outer moorings are VH Marina 508-693-0720.)

Don Karl 508-548-4345

E-Mail: donkarlsailor@aol.com


We will be sending out details about a week or two before the events.

Informal Cruises:

If you have planned a cruise and wouldn't mind company, post your itinerary on the bulletin board at the Club. And check the bulletin board for possible cruise opportunities with fellow WBYC members.

Don Karl




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