Thank 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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Treasurer: Dave & Kathy Wagner
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.
Of four summer Cruiser events, only two did not get “blown out of the water.” The Sunset Dinner Cruise on July 19, 2017 to NOOSA at the North East Marina with 6 boats and 36 Cruisers was a great time. The Weeklong Cruise to Put-In-Bay the week of July 29 worked out for three boats. But the Geneva Weekend Cruise -July 28-29-30 got blown out of the water except for three boats who made the run and three carloads of Cruisers who drove to Geneva for the Day. Those back home enjoyed the Dark and Stormies at the EYC Picnic Shelter on a cool and very windy evening. Bike Boat and BBQ to Breakfront BBQ in Conneaut, OH-Day trip with biking option on August 5 was also a victim of the high wind and rough water…However, one brave soul DID bike to Conneaut and thanks to Michelee Curtze, the rest of the gang drove to Conneaut and had a yummy lunch!
- LABOR DAY RAFT OFF- Save the Date for a Labor Day Party at Marina Lake. September 3, 2017! We will Rendezvous any time after noon and usually stay till about 5 or 6PM. This is ALWAYS a really GREAT party so don’t miss it. If you can’t stay all day, no worries, we will get you out of the line-up. Bring some snacks/beverages to share. Can NOT believe this is here already as it seems we JUST had the Kick of the Summer Raft Off.
- Late SEPTEMBER-Date TBD-end of the Season Picnic at the Rickloff Community Boathouse! Stay tuned for details.