Cruising Fleet

IMG 0202Thank you for visiting the web page of the Erie Yacht Club Cruising Fleet. If you are a current member welcome back and please check out our planned boating and social activities. If you are not a member of the Cruising Fleet, let us tell you about ourselves to see if you might be interested in joining us.

Organized in the winter of 2016, we are a friendly group of individuals that enjoy being on the water for a weekend or longer cruise, or a social get together on the shore. Our goal is to provide a positive experience of camaraderie among new and seasoned members in social and cruising activities. Although many members have a boat, power or sail, it is not a perquisite to be a member of the cruising fleet. Our cruises will consist of both local and long distance rendezvous that will include; picnics, raft-ups, day trips and weekend trips. We may plan a theme cruise, a flotilla to local restaurants for dinner, a raft up at 8 Great Tuesdays or Beach 10 or 11. Participation in other Club events such as the Bay Swim, Frolic on the Bay and the Charity Regatta are also planned.

All are invited to join the fun. If you have not cruised before, this group is for you. You will be able to learn from experienced cruisers and learn what’s important to plan for a safe trip for you and your crew. We are well on our way to a fun and exciting boating summer!

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Fleet Officers

Co- Chairs: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (814) 873-4753  and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (814) 881-5367
Vice Chairs: Dave & Julie Sanner
Secretary: Tim & Annalynn Shuttleworth
Treasurer: Dave & Kathy Wagner

2017 Schedule of Events 

2017 Minutes

2016 saw the inaugural season of the EYC Cruising Fleet which included tons of great boating activities including informational meetings, raft-offs, picnics, cruises to Port Dover Yacht Club and Mentor Harbor Yacht Club and a Holiday Cocktail Party…and plans for 2017 look to be just as exciting. 

Latest News

  • The Dinner Cruise to Noosa Restaurant at the North East Marina has been rescheduled for Wednesday July 19. Our reservation is at 6:00PM. We will convene just north of the EYC Lighthouse and leave as a group by 5:15PM. The plan is to get to North East, enjoy dinner, and be able to head back home by sunset or just after. If you are interested in joining us, contact Pam Davis, Trip Leader, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 814-397-5045. You MUST register your boat with Pam as the North East Marina is not large and can only accommodate up to 8-9 boats no larger than 35-40’. Pam will arrange for us to “boat pool” if your boat is too big or too small to cruise. All EYC members welcome: you do not have to be a member of the EYC Cruising Fleet (though we’d love for you to join!) This is a rain or shine event. If the weather does not permit us to boat, we will drive up. If you want to be included and cannot be in North East by boat by 6PM, feel free to drive up and meet us but PLEASE NOTIFY PAM as she is managing the reservation for the restaurant. You could also get a ride to the restaurant and boat home with us.

  • Geneva Weekend Cruise -July 28-29-30. If you plan to cruise with the Fleet to Geneva, call Kathy Wagner to reserve docks in Geneva. 814-440-5256 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There will be three group departure times on Friday-10AM, 1PM and 4PM, or you may cruise up on your own and meet the Fleet. However, you MUST NOTIFY Kathy so she can reserve your slip. Kathy will coordinate which boats are leaving at these times so we can travel together. She has reserved the picnic shelter at the Geneva Marina for us on Friday July 28 for Happy Hour and Dinner. She is planning an optional winery tour for Saturday and a group dinner in town for Saturday. This event is reserved for EYC Cruising Fleet members only but any EYC member may join.
  • Put in Bay, OH Weeklong Cruise-Boats will travel to Geneva with the Fleet and then travel on to the Crew’s Nest in Put in Bay. Jim Thomas is Trip Coordinator-(814) 403-8428 -email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Bike Boat and BBQ to Breakfront BBQ in Conneaut, OH-Day trip with biking option-August 5. Bikers will leave Erie about 10AM lead by Michelee Curtze. Boats will follow and rendezvous at the Breakwater BBQ for lunch. Boats will carry bikes and bikers home.
  • Possible...still in discussion...Cruise to DOVER for their Erie Days Fish Fry-Also August 5. Bruce Kelsey is the trip Coordinator-details to follow.
  • LABOR DAY RAFT OFF- Save the Date for a Labor Day Party at Marina Lake. September 3, 2017! Details to follow.