Labor Day Weekend at Bristol Yacht Club

  • 05 Sep 2015
  • 07 Sep 2015
  • Bristol Yacht Club

The Labor Day Weekend Rendezvous is one of the most popular weekends on the OSCA calendar.  Held at the Bristol Yacht Club, the rendezvous includes a full weekend of activities at this picturesque and comfortable facility.  The friendly staff at Bristol Yacht Club provides OSCA with moorings, launch service, showers, water, and ice. The club includes a full-service bar as well as dining rooms to support the full range of activities.

Schedule of Events


Arrival by Boat: Dock Master Kathy MacPherson will have your mooring assignment. Hail "Bristol Yacht Club" on Channel 68, and one of the club's launches (Trident or Neptune) will guide you to your mooring. Once ashore, go to the dock house to fill out your contact info sheet and pay $40 per night.

The nearby downtown area of Bristol includes many shops, restaurants, and historical sites. Nearby facilities offer kayak rentals for members who wish to explore the harbor area.  The East Bay Bike Path originates in the downtown area nearby. Colt State Park is a short walk from the Bristol Yacht Club.

Saturday Evening

Potluck will start around 5 p.m., centered around the outdoor grill. (There will be another private party elsewhere on the club grounds, centered around a food truck, but there'll be plenty of room for our group.) The club's bar will be open, run by House Master Natalie Perreira. Of course, you're free to try out any of Bristol's fine restaurants.

Sunday Morning

Breakfast: Pancakes, juice and coffee  in the clubhouse starting at 8 a.m.

Late Sunday Morning

The annual Ted Trudeau Regatta. We will race in the Mercury sailboats provided by the yacht club.  Bring your own life jacket and handheld VHF. John Greenwood is organizing The current champion is up for the challenge!  We will have signups on Saturday and Sunday to see how many boats we will need.

Sunday Evening

The world renown fabulous Lobsta Boil put on by Bill and Paula Kaylor. The dinner menu includes clam chowder, lobster, coleslaw and corn on the cob. It will be an incredible meal.

Summer Pops Concert by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra starts at 6 p.m. in Independence Park, directly across the harbor from the club. At 5:30 p.m. the club's launch will ferry groups of our members to the Park's dock and will pick up after the concert.    

Monday Morning

Breakfast items from the Bristol Bagel Works starts at 8:30. Then depart for your home ports.

Please make your reservations by September 1.

Ocean State Catalina Association - OSCA

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