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mid-winter dinner party CCA Founding , Essex Corinthian YC      Feb 8th   Cancelled 

CT Spring Boat Show – Essex Island Marina                                 April 29-May1

Spring Dinner, Essex Yacht Club                                                    May 3

Spring Cruise - Hamburg Cove                                                       June 3-5

Summer Cruise - Block Island                                                         July22-24

ESS + NYS Cruise in Company to Newport                                    9/8 Essex 9/9 Stonington 9/10 Newport                                                                   

Fall Meeting and Centennial Celebration Newport                          September 10-16th Annual Meeting/Dinner, Essex Corinthian YC                                 December 7th

Monthly luncheons are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month (except July and August) at the Yachtsman’s Center, Pilot’s Point Marina/Safe Harbor, Westbrook, CT.   Questions? Contact Mark Kondracky mrk399@aol.com


From Alli Bell,  next watch Chair;  Below are two talks which may interest potential nw members, or current members:  Please sign up and or pass on to potential nw members. 

Navigating Icy Waters and Risky Adventures
Register here
Presenter: Ashley Perrin
January 31, 2022  at 1700 PST
Ashely is the owner of Racing Yacht Management and Antarctic Ice Pilot. AIP provides logistics, guiding, permitting and ice piloting services to private yachts. Ashely will talk to us about her experiences sailing in Antarctica, staying safe at sea, single- and double-handing, and more!

Ice, Germs, and Fire -- A Circumnavigation
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Presenter: Ginger and Peter Neimann
February 16, 2022 at 1700 PST
The Niemanns took an east-about route in the Northern Hemisphere via the Northwest Passage, Europe and SE Asia. COVID hit the world while they were in Turkey, and they decided to sail home directly and as quickly as possible via the Suez Canal, Indian Ocean and North Pacific. They did indeed (despite surprises and misadventures) return home to the Salish Sea in August 2021.

We hope you can join us for these events!

There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with the Next Watch efforts. If you have a particular interest in being involved in Next Watch, please let me or your station's Next Watch Captain know!


Our News

Tom Whidden (ESS) will be presented with the America and the Sea Award by Mystic Seaport Museum on Friday, October 23rd, 2020. Many CCA members have benefited from Tom’s warm friendship and his leadership in sail technology.