The Annual Cruise has been occurring for over 100 years and is one of the defining annual events of AYC!
It combines so much of what the American Yacht Club is all about from cruising, to racing, to new adventures together, to club traditions, to numerous activities for kids, to creating lifelong memories in tranquil & peaceful settings. Many also view the Annual Cruise as one of the best ways to build relationships with fellow members. The Annual Cruise is truly an event not to be missed.
Our plan for 2021 is to cruise Narragansett Bay, a majestic body of water totaling 147 square miles, with beautiful islands including Conanicut, Prudence, and Patience Islands which divide the West & East Passages. We will cruise up and down the Bay as we visit some picturesque harbors and quaint towns. These will include historic destinations such as Jamestown, Battleship Cove, Bristol, and Dutch Harbor as well as a closing dinner at New York Yacht Club’s Harbour Court in Newport. We will also leave Narragansett Bay for a sail to Cuttyhunk Island, the outermost spot of the Elizabeth Islands and a place where time stands still and there always is a fresh breeze. We are planning activities and gatherings such as clam bakes on the beach in each of these destinations which will be focused on fun for all ages, and like all Annual Cruises will provide details on how best to enjoy your time there.
We are also going to be encouraging first time participants by helping with the booking of charter boats and preparing for the cruise. In addition, we are going to work hard to encourage past attendees and AYC boat owners to join for 2021. All of the 2021 preparations will take into account any continuing pandemic restrictions which may still be in place.
We look forward to building on the great traditions and memories of the past 100 years. Please save the week of August 14th – 20th, 2021 for the cruise!
Click Here for the 2021 Annual Cruise Overview
Please don’t hesitate to contact Fleet Captain Erik Asgeirsson (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.