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

2018  
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

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  • RECAP of 2018:

    • FEBRUARY- A social/educational meeting was held on February 28, 2018.with a speaker from the Power Squadron has to offer as well as updated us on new rules and regulations regarding boating. 2018 trips and parties were discussed.
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    • APRIL-April 12th Cruising Planning Meeting, included a presentation by special guest, P/C Gib Loesel who presented old photographs of “Venetian Night” from the 70’s. There was interest in reviving this event, possibly in late June, and a follow-up meeting and discussions with Club Management will follow. Other highlights of the meeting included discussion about the upcoming picnic on May 17, the Raft-off on May 27th and various other boat trips throughout the season.
    • MAY-May 17, 2018: START THE SEASON RIGHT PICNIC was held on the EYC WEST CLUBHOUSE DECK. A great time and a great menu of Pork Sandwiches and Grilled Chicken and Veggie Kabobs, The Fleet brought Appetizers, Side Dishes and Desserts. Membership renewal took place with one new $50 membership and one $35 renewal membership raffled off!
    • May 27, 2018: we had a Memorial Day Kickoff RAFT OFF at Marina Lake from Noon till late in the beautiful summer afternoon....Everyone brought drinks and snacks to share with their boat buddies It was a perfect summer day in May and a wonderful way to start 2018 boating season with fellow EYC members.
    • JUNE/JULY: June Dinner trip to Noosa was postponed due to weather until July 7. We had a wonderful ride to North East and a fun time and fabulous dinner!.. The ride home was topped off by yet another beautiful Erie sunset!
    • JULY17-18-19-20:EYC Cruiser’s enjoyed a cruise to Buffalo Launch Club on Grand Island, NY. They had a great weekend and made new friendships. The folks at BLC were extremely gracious and welcoming. There was an Uber to North Tonawanda for Canal Days and lunch at the Dockside Cafe on the Erie Canal--a great meal and a great view. They enjoyed the pool at BLC and also dined in the restaurant there and at the Village Inn nearby. Those who went on the trip had a ball; those that did not missed out on a great time! Fun cruising with fellow EYC members!
    • July 27, 2018: Venetian Night- The sell out crowd had a blast dancing the night away while enjoying 24 decorated boats, both power and sail, and watching the lighted boat parade in Presque Isle Bay at the EYC Venetian Night on Friday July 27! Congrats to winners Jason and Vickie Grinarml and their “Under the Sea” theme for their boat Knot So Fast and to Bob and Dianne Cunningham and the Richie Sea all decked out for the “Happy Days Sock Hop!” Everyone is talking about next year's decorating theme! Thanks to the fantastic Cruising Fleet Committee who planned this event for ALL the EYC to enjoy!

    YET TO COME:

    AUGUST: GENEVA-on-the-LAKE Trip: The TIME TO REGISTER is NOW!!! Kathy Wagner is the lead on a fun run to Geneva-on-the-Lake State Park Marina August 17-18-19.

    • Dock space reserved for approx 12-15 boats(depending on size) before we would have to raft off.
    • Cost is $1.55 per linear foot per boat(loa) per day.
    • Picnic pavilion reserved for Friday night for a Dark and Stormy (hopefully only the drinks) Happy Hour Party compliments of the Fleet (bring an appetizer to share).
    • Followed by a "grill you own dinner" and bring a side dish or dessert to share. There is a large commercial gas grill that will be available to us.
    • Marina is walking distance to town; there is a small beach at the Marina and a restaurant serving a breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner.
    • We will also take the shuttle to a few wineries on Saturday.
    • Group dinner on Saturday evening, most likely on the beautiful decks overlooking Lake Erie at GOTL Brewery (Geneva on the Lake Brewery).
    • Reservation form which Kathy will provide-This MUST be completed.

    Also, please remember, since the Fleet is providing libations for the Dark and Stormy Party, you need to join the Fleet if you are cruising with us---$50 first year members and $35 for renewals. Contact Kathy ASAP so she has an accurate count. Email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 814-440-5256.

    SEPTEMBER: September 2, 2018-LABOR DAY WEEKEND RAFT OFF PARTY: Another Riotous Raft-off at Marina Lake...Sunday before Labor Day....Start at noon. Come and go as you please. Bring something to share. All EYC members welcome...you do not need to be a FLEET member.

    OCTOBER...Oct-Chili-Fest! Date TBD. Can anyone beat P/C Fritz Curtze's 3 Critter Chili?

    NOVEMBER...Pre-Holiday Cocktail Party with support of BE a Santa to a Senior!...Date TBD.

    Lots more fun in store!!!