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THE FUN CLUB SINCE 1966

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DEYC EVENTS

 

Florida Annual Rendezvous

March 10, 2022 - Sarasota, FL

 

COMMODORE'S LUNCH

May 21, 2022, 12:00PM

 

LAUNCH PARTY
June 11, 2022, 4-6 PM

 

SUMMER GATHERING

June 18, 2022

 

DEYC DAY-TRIPPER OUTINGS
Held on the last Saturday of June, July, August

June 25 - Little Sheepscot River (Behind MacMahan Island)

July 30 - Pleasant Cove (Damariscotta, River)

August 27 - Lewis Cove (Linekin Bay)

 

WINDJAMMER DAYS LINEKIN BAY RAFT UP

June 28, 2022

 

WINDJAMMER DAYS STREET PARADE

June 29, 2022

 

WINDJAMMER DAYS ANTIQUE BOAT PARADE

June 30, 2022

 

Pre-Cruise Send Off
July 8, 2022, 4 PM

Frank Luke's Boatyard


DEYC ANNUAL CRUISE
July 9-16, 2022

 

SUMMER GATHERING

August 6, 2022

 

DEYC MINI CRUISE 

August 11-14, 2022

 


DEYC ANNUAL MEETING
August 27, 2022, 9 AM

Tugboat Inn

 

HAUL OUT PARTY

September 10, 2022, 4-6 PM

Blake's Boatyard

 

2022 CHRISTMAS PARTY

December 3, 2022

 

ME DEYC “Off Season” Parties

FL DEYC “Off Season” Parties 

2023 Ski Weekend


Additional events may be added for the boating season

 

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Welcome

2021-2022 – CELEBRATING 56 YEARS of BOATING FUN!!!!

The Beginning – June 1966, a group of yachtsmen at the Boatel Marina dock (now the Tugboat) was laughing, telling jokes and having a great time. A brainstorm – why not start a “FUN CLUB” for boaters? A room was offered by the Boatel and the club, with 13 members, was initiated. Over 50 years later, the Club burgee can be seen along the East and West coasts with members enjoying the “FUN CLUB” and its activities year around.

  • Club Cruises - power and sail – all are welcome                                                                
  • Annual Cruise from Boothbay Harbor to Northeast Harbor
  • Annual Mini Cruise – exploring other Maine harbors                                                                                    
  • Year round get-togethers via land and sea                                                                                 
  • Launch and Haul out parties                       
  • Picnics/Socials throughout the summer
  • Day Tripper Events
  • Winter Ski weekend
  • Winter Florida gathering
  • Moorings and Dockage at the Tug Boat Inn in downtown Boothbay Harbor, Maine
  • Mooring share program along the coast

 

Boothbay Harbor Windjammer Days Antique Boat Parade

 

Commodore’s Message 

 

FROM THE BRIDGE ----

Welcome to the Down East Yacht Club’s 2022 Season!

As we cruise towards the boating season, the days are growing longer and warmer. SaltyPaws is getting ready to leave her winter berth in New Jersey for one of the best harbors on the Maine coast, Boothbay Harbor!

We will commence our 57th season of club activities with a return to DiMillo’s On The Water in Portland Maine. With P/C Bill George and Anne George as hosts, cocktail hour begins at noon on Saturday, May 21, 2022 and is followed by DiMillo’s famous Captain’s Buffet. Enjoy good food, excellent company, and spectacular views of Portland’s inner harbor.

As we get busy with this season’s Club activities, I encourage all members to commit to spending their time well with the DEYC. Establish strong friendships, show up eagerly to activities, help out whenever you can, and have fun. Our social functions are centered around picnics and gatherings often at members' homes, and boating activities include cruises to various places along the Maine coast. The DEYC approach is quite unique in that our social and boating activities result in lots of fun for minimal expense. I encourage you all to take an active part in our scheduled events.

I also ask you to volunteer if you’d like to help out by serving on the board of directors, leading as an officer, hosting an event, or serving on a committee. To locate information about current DEYC committees, please see the Roster Index page. Additionally, the Roster’s Schedule of Events page will pinpoint several opportunities to get involved. As Commodore, I feel strongly that it is my responsibility to cultivate and strengthen a strong network of volunteers. Do not hesitate to contact me: 917.575.5754 or via email at

The Schedule of Events for 2022 are outlined in the 2022 Roster that will be distributed at the Commodore’s Lunch and Launch Party. The events are also posted to our website www.downeastyachtclub.com. Email communications are sent periodically throughout the season announcing the details of each event. Be sure to put upcoming events on your calendar!        

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues on the Bridge, V/C Brent Pope and P/C Susan Pope and R/C Aaron Rugh and Suzanne Rugh. In addition, thank you to my Officers, Board of Directors, F/C Kristin King and Dan King, and Club Administrator Kate Winslow. The success of the DEYC depends on the energy and hard work each of you contributes!

On behalf of all DEYC members, I would like to thank those who have served on various committees and hosted winter gatherings, and those who will give their time and home in order to provide for our activities this summer. Your enthusiasm and willingness to volunteer truly bring the Down East Yacht Club to life and make it the "Fun Club" it is.

Welcome aboard in 2022! May we enjoy fair weather, smooth cruising, and good friendship for the coming season. I hope to see you soon at the 2022 summer functions!

Jeanne Koenig

Commodore

  • If your address or boat changes during the year, please notify Kate Winslow, Club Administrator, so that the membership can be informed and our mailing list and Roster can be kept up to date.
  • As Commodore, I invite each one of you to make comments and suggestions to me for improvements to the Club or innovations in our programming.
  • Finally, if you would like to remain connected with DEYC friends and goings-on, check out our Facebook Group.

 

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME – come join the fun.

Our membership requirements ask that you attend two of our events as a guest of a sponsoring member, after which an application accompanied with a letter from the sponsor and a $100 application fee should be sent to the club for approval by the Membership Committee and Board of Directors.

Proposed new members are required to attend at minimum one event as the guest of a sponsor prior to applying.

Should you not know any of our current members please contact the membership link below and one of our members will contact you to meet and help you through the membership process.

Membership info? Contact our Membership Committee

  Make yourself known to one of our members and they will be glad to tell you about the club.