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WBYC 2013 Cruises

Last updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 8:40 AM


"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 22 - June 23  

Cruise to Oak Bluffs (Harbor Fest)

Leave Waquoit Bay early morning
First 2-3 boats get separate mooring for raft-up

(if arrive Friday, hold some moorings for Saturday)
Call Steve Ballo or check bulletin board for weather delays. Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working CH


Steve Ballo 617-593-6995

E-Mail: ssballo@aol.com


June 29 - July 1

Cruise to Hyannis-Nantucket - Cancelled due to deteriorating weather

Cruise to Hyannis then Nantucket (3 day)
Sat. 29 June, leave Waquoit Bay mid morning
Get mooring at Hyannis Yacht Club

Sun. 30 June, On to Nantucket

Call Tom Campbell at 508-566-3149 or
check bulletin board for weather delays
Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working CH


Tom Campbell 508-566-3149

E-Mail: tc@DinkumSoftware.com


July 6-7

Cruise to Tashmoo

Overnight cruise to Tashmoo
Sat. 6 July, leave Waquoit Bay late morning

(tide turns heading West about 11 am)
Look for anchorage just past Town Landing

Call Don Karl at 508-548-4345 or
check bulletin board for weather delays
Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working CH


Don Karl at 508-548-4345

E-Mail: donkarlsailor@aol.com


July 19

Cruise to Cutty Hunk - Block Island

Cruise to Cuttyhunk-Block Island
Fri. 19 July, leave Bay early am to catch tide
First boats moorings in inner harbor for raft-ups

Then Block Island, via Newport depending on wind,

Call Abby Epler at 617-686-7097 or
check bulletin board for weather delays
Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working CH


E-Mail: donkarlsailor@aol.com


August 1-4    

Cruise to Edgartown

4 day Edgartown Cruise
Thur. 1 Aug, leave Waquoit Bay mid morning

Pick up moorings inside for raft-ups

Let John know if going over on Thursday
Boats going over on Fri or Sat join raft-ups

Call John Palmieri at 508-477-8991 for info or
check bulletin board for weather delays

Hail on CH 9 during cruise for working CH


John Palmieri 508-477-8991

E-Mail: capejohnp@aol.com


September 7-8

Cruise to Vineyard Haven

Since we are pretty much "going straight across", the tide should not be a big factor in departure times, so I'd expect most will head over mid to late morning on Saturday, September 7th.


In the past, after Labor Day, moorings have been free outside the breakwater, but most will likely want to raft up inside and pay for the privilege, to avoid the "rollies" outside, or if the wind is some flavor of northerly...


Depending on who shows up, we'll make dinner plans "on-site” amongst those in attendance, as some may plan to eat aboard. There may also be some interest in a breakfast group to the Black Dog on Sunday morning.


As usual, MOTH will be open for cocktails at 5:00 PM on Saturday, possibly rafted with SASSY CAT or another large cockpit boat, so we can be party-central...


We will monitor Ch 9, but in general it will be a fairly impromptu low-key event, as befits the time of the season...


(In the event of a hurricane, the "cruise" will be moved to the clubhouse...)


John Eldert jeldert@berklee.edu

617-515-3694 (Cell)


Details will be sent out a week or two before the event.

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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