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THE FUN CLUB SINCE 1966

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DEYC EVENTS

 

WINTER CRUISE 

March 19-26, 2022

Leeward Islands

 


ME DEYC “Off Season” Parties
October 2021 - April 2022

 

FL DEYC “Off Season” Parties
January - April 2022 

 

Florida Annual Rendezvous

March 10, 2022 - Sarasota, FL

 

2021 CHRISTMAS PARTY

December 4, 2021

 

2022 Ski Weekend

TBD

 

COMMODORE'S LUNCH

May 21, 2022

 

LAUNCH PARTY
June 11, 2022

 

BBH ANTIQUE BOAT PARADE

June 23, 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)


Pre-Cruise Send Off
July 8, 2022

Frank Luke's Boatyard


DEYC ANNUAL CRUISE
July 9-16, 2022

 

DEYC MINI CRUISE 

August 11-14, 2022

 


DEYC ANNUAL MEETING
August 27, 2022

Tugboat Inn

 

HAUL OUT PARTY

September 10, 2022

Blake's Boatyard

 


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

 

Commodore’s Message 

 

FROM THE BRIDGE ----

Winter has not yet begun, but SaltyPaws is in her winter headquarters in New Jersey. Now in my new role as Commodore, I look forward to meeting members and planning future cruises along the beautiful coast of Maine with the Down East Yacht Club. To our new members, I would like to say, “Welcome aboard!” I look forward to meeting you at our events during the off-season months and as we kick off the 2022 summer season.

Right around the corner is our Christmas/Holiday party. There will be a dinner followed by a Yankee Swap at The Water’s Edge in Edgecomb on December 4, 2021. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the festive season with DEYC friends.

Once again there are monthly winter gatherings planned for club members in Maine and also in Florida. For these events, bring an appetizer to share, BYOB, and enjoy laughter and conversation with your mates. Additional winter events in Florida include a lunch cruise on M/V Marina Jack II. This outing, hosted by P/C George and Linda Masters, will sail around Sarasota Bay on March 10, 2022. Also, club members can join my husband and me for seven nights aboard the Star Flyer as we explore the Leeward Islands March 19 -26, 2022. Information about these events and others can be found on our web site. Also, our club Administrator, Kate, sends the information directly to your inbox via e-mail. If you are not getting updates from the club please check with Kate at .

The DEYC Facebook group has increased its membership to 73, thanks to P/C Steve and Deb Arkley’s beautifully documented trip south on M/V Freedom. If you are on Facebook and have not joined the group, I encourage you to do so. It is a group closed to just DEYC members and a great way to stay connected with your boating friends.

As Commodore, I am blessed with a hard-working and devoted Board of Directors, as well as energetic Officers and Committee Chairs. Troy and Sandi Hersom have already planned out a schedule of summer day trips. Kate Winslow, our club's new Administrative Assistant, is helping to facilitate all club communication and activities. And, Kristen King, our Fleet Captain along with a top notch Cruise Committee is busy planning the July 9 to July 16 annual summer cruise! Our exceptional Bridge includes Brent Pope as Vice Commodore and  Aaron Rugh as Rear Commodore.

Together, we remain committed to the original objectives of the club published five decades ago: “The Down East Yacht Club, a non-profit organization, is committed to promoting the sport of yachting in the Boothbay Harbor Region by providing facilities (dock space at Tug Boat and moorings in the Harbor), interesting programs, and good fellowship for members, guests, and visiting yachtsmen.” Right down to the rhumb line, the Down East Yacht Club is interested in increasing the boating pleasure and safety of its members and their families.

Respectfully submitted,

Jeanne Koenig, Commodore 2021-2020

Sometimes on Salty Paws 37VT66

Always with Bob Ewing and Moxie

 

 

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.

The attendance at 2 events membership requirement has been suspended through December 31, 2021 due to COVID restrictions.

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

 Feel free when you see our burgee to make yourself known

to one of our Fun loving members