The cruising sailor amongst EYC members uses the myriad of destinations available to him (or her) leaving the docks to insure that no two destinations on any two weekends during the summer boating season are alike.

Inside Narragansett Bay the choices for a weekend cruise can be as simple as an overnight in Potters Cove or the Kickemuit or a longer run to Newport. Outside of the Bay a more lengthy route might be a two or three night journey out to Cuttyhunk to the East, Watch Hill to the West or Block Island to the South, with stops in ones favorite places in between while on the way.

A peaceful morning in Vineyard Haven.

A peaceful morning in Vineyard Haven.

Many EYC members begin weeklong journeys during the summer months with destinations as close as Battleship Cove in Mt Hope Bay, ending as far north as the Maine coast or as far east as Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket. They sail in groups on planned routes or as individuals on unplanned courses, where wind and seas take them where it may.

No matter where the sailor ties up for the night, they are sure to find a good restaurant close by, friendly faces, a refreshing drink and gorgeous summer weather, with favorable winds and cool nights.

Timeframe is not a major concern that greatly limits the number of places where a sailor can go in two or three days or a week or two. Narragansett Bay and its surrounding waters offers some of the best sailing, the best ports of call and the most friendly boating experiences.

Lets just say that Edgewood Yacht Club is an excellent marina from which to begin a summers journey.