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PYC Cruise Kick Off, Rockland, Me 8/4/2019

The 2019 PYC Cruise traveled Down East this year. 

Our pre cruise dinner and planning session was on Sunday June 2nd at PYC where we had 23 Cruisers attending.

Pre Cruise:

The pre-cruise from Portsmouth to Rockland consisted of three boats:

  • Roger and Earldean Wells on Peter Rabbit
  • George and Nancy Kinser on Semper Fi
  • Pat Daly and Roy Briscoe on Barefoot Children

The pre cruise to Rockland, Maine had stops at Orrs Bailey Yacht Club, Boothbay Harbor, and Maple Juice Cove.

 In Boothbay Harbor, Bill and Sandy Miller came by land and hosted a cocktail party for the cruisers in their room at the Tugboat Inn.

Cruise:

The PYC Cruise began with a kickoff cocktail party in Rockland at Journeys End on Sunday, August 4th and ended in Rockland on Saturday, August 17th.

A total of seven (7) boats joined in either all or some part(s) of the cruise:

Peter Rabbit, Barefoot Children, Sea Legs, Semper Fi,

Running Spirit, Mistral, and Sea Quest

A total of 14 cruisers attended the kickoff party for the Cruise on Sunday August 4th.  It was hosted by David and Nancy McArdle, Pat Daly and Roy Briscoe and held on the docks at Journeys End Marina.

We departed Rockland on Monday August 5th, and our first port was Belfast, where we stayed for 2 days. Ladies enjoyed visiting the shops in downtown Belfast and all 12 of us enjoyed dinner at Delvino’s restaurant. We were happy to have Pat Daly and Roy Briscoe (Barefoot Children) join us by land both in Belfast and later on in Southwest Harbor.

From there 5 boats travelled to Castine. We enjoyed a cocktail party hosted by George and Nancy Kinser and a lobster dinner cooked by Kenny Eaton of Eaton’s Boat Yard.

From Castine we travelled to Bucks Harbor in Brooksville Maine. There we enjoyed a potluck get together on the deck at Bucks Harbor Marine. An interesting side story: Betsy Bonde had met a couple from Switzerland, named Martin Rohr and Denise Mussato who had sailed their 41 foot steel hulled sailboat from Switzerland to the United States approximately 5 years ago. Since then they have been sailing their boat on the east coast here every summer. This summer they came to the Portsmouth area and stayed on a mooring at PYC. Betsy got to know them, took them to the grocery store and told them about our cruise. They joined us at our potluck in Bucks Harbor and again when we were in Southwest Harbor at Dysart’s Marina.

They fit right in and we enjoyed their company.

From Bucks Harbor 5 boats travelled up Blue Hill Bay to the Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club.

This mainly racing Yacht Club closes at 6pm but as their guests we were able to use all their outside facilities – tables, chairs, grills etc. The Jones’ and Wells’ hosted a cocktail party there.

It is a truly beautiful spot and we always enjoy stopping there.

On Monday August 12th we travelled toward Bass Harbor Light and then up Western Way to Southwest Harbor and Dysart’s Great Harbor Marina.

Guests of the PYC Cruise, Wendy Keller and Bob Martin on their motor vessel Eclipse, joined us for 2 nights at Dysart’s. The first evening they provided hors d’oeuvres for the group.

Following that, Carole and Cody Cartnick and Sherle Edwards provided the Cruising Group with a wonderful homemade Chili and Corn Bread Dinner, complete with dessert! This has become somewhat of a tradition that we really look forward to!

The following evening, we had 19 of us for dinner on Dysart’s deck. We purchased lobsters at Beal’s Lobster Pound and cooked them up on the deck at Dysart’s. Our friends from Switzerland, Martin and Denise joined us for the lobster dinner.

On Friday August 16th we travelled to Camp Island, near Stonington.

There were 4 boats and we got together that evening for potluck on Peter Rabbit.

On Saturday August 17th we travelled to Rockland Maine, where we met up with Running Spirit. We got together for dinner at the Landings Restaurant in Rockland.

The Cruise officially ended in Rockland. On Sunday four boats headed to Boothbay Harbor, encountering some fog early on in the Muscle Ridge Channel. The fog did clear, and it turned out to be a beautiful day. Eight (8) of us had dinner together at the Ports of Italy restaurant in Boothbay.

Our post cruise dinner was held on Sunday September 8th at PYC. 19 cruisers attended. We shared an assortment of wonderful food and also shared pictures of the 2019 cruise.

All in all, the group enjoyed a great trip Down East, with great weather and great camaraderie.

It is a great time with a fun group — we invite you to consider joining all or part of the PYC Cruise next summer!

Eaton’s Boat Yard 8/8/2019

Bucks Harbor Marina 8/10/2019


Great Harbor Marina, SW Harbor, 8/14/2019


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The PYC Fleet is comprised of both power and sail vessels. The length of vessels is anywhere from 26 to over 50 feet. We enjoy great camaraderie  and through our cruising adventures, have formed long lasting friendships. Consider joining us either by land or sea (preferred!)

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Ken

Ken Jones, P/C, PYC Cruise Director

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2018 CRUISE

The 2018 PYC Cruise travelled Down East this year.

The PYC Cruise began with a kick off cocktail party in Rockland at Journeys End on August 5th and ended in Camden on August 19th.

A total of nine (10) boats joined in either all or some part(s) of the cruise:

Rock a Buy, Peter Rabbit, Barefoot Children, Olive Oyl, Chrisila,

Running Spirit, Mistral, Cast Off, Reliance and Sea Quest

The pre-cruise from Portsmouth to Rockland consisted of three boats:

  • Roger and Earldean Wells on Peter Rabbit
  • Eric and Gail Spivey on Olive Oyl
  • Pat Daly and Roy Briscoe on Barefoot Children

A total of 26 attended the kickoff party for the Cruise on Sunday August 5th.  It was hosted by Ken Kew, Bob Marsh and Gail and Eric Spivey and held on the docks at Journeys End Marina. Dan and Phyllis Gingras & Merle Kew joined us which was great. Also, some good friends from the old Pepperell Cove Yacht Club including PCYC founder and Rockport Maine resident, Bill Leone and his wife Gretchen, as well as Wendy Keller and her husband Bob Martin, joined us at the party.

Our first port was Camp Island, where 16 of us enjoyed pot luck appetizers on shore.

From there we travelled to Lunt Harbor, where we enjoyed a lobster dinner on the dock.

The next day we headed for Western Way and Southwest Harbor.

Most of us stayed at Great Harbor Marina for 3 nights. Olive Oyl anchored close by.

Jane and Mika, the managers at Great Harbor Marina, are always very accommodating.

We pre-arrange with them to use the “all weather” deck.

The first evening a cocktail hour on the marina deck was hosted by Pat Daly and Roy Briscoe.

On the second evening, a cocktail hour was hosted by Janice and Rick Buy.

Following cocktails, Carole and Cody Cartnick and Jay and Sherle Edwards provided a chili and cornbread dinner as well as dessert for the cruising group.

It was great to have Pepper Sinkler join us in Southwest Harbor.

Some went to Somes Sound, some took a ferry ride to Little Cranberry Island- both excellent.

On Saturday, August 11th, we headed for Pretty Marsh. We planned a dinner menu for that night – everyone brought a portion of the meal and 9 of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinner on Rock a Buy, Rick and Janice Buy’s Sabreline power boat.

PYC Cruisers spent a quiet Sunday in Bucks Harbor.

In Castine, two couples cruised in their land vehicles to join in: George and Nancy Kinser and David and Nancy McArdle hosted a cocktail party on the dock at Eaton’s Boat Yard. Chris and Whit Weller also joined us in Castine on their sailboat, Reliance.

Following the cocktail party, Eaton’s Boat Yard (Suzanne and her father Kenny) cooked lobsters for the PYC Cruise group, which everyone enjoyed.

We left Castine in dense fog on Wednesday August 15th, but soon the weather improved to sunshine and blue skies and we had an enjoyable trip to Belfast.

In Belfast, we spent time chatting on the docks, walking to town and shopping.

Twelve of us which included the McArdles, went to dinner at Delvino’s on Wednesday night.

The following night we went to Ondine for a happy hour of oysters and wine before dinner.

On Friday we travelled to Cradle Cove on Islesboro Island. We had a get together on the deck at Dark Harbor Boat Yard. Bob and Jan Bagshaw were vacationing on Islesboro with their family. They and their 3 adult children and daughter in law came to join us in Cradle Cove on their boat, Cast Off. There were 14 of us.

Camden was the last port on our cruise.  The ladies went shopping while there, and the men went out to lunch…   At this point our fleet was now three boats – the six of us enjoyed our time while there.

All in all, the group enjoyed a great trip Down East, with great weather and great camaraderie.

It was great that many members joined in the Cruise this year by sea and by land.

It is a great time with a fun group — we invite you to consider joining all or part of the PYC Cruise next summer!

Kenneth R. Jones, PC Portsmouth Yacht Club Cruise Director