2017 Labor Day Weekend at 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: If you need a mooring, please make your reservation on Dockwa. Mooring fees range from $40-$50. Bristol Yacht Club will not take individual reservations. The dock crew will have your mooring assignment when you arrive. Hail "Bristol Yacht Club" on Channel 68, and one of the club's launches (Trident or Neptune) will guide you to your mooring.
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.
Potluck will start around 5 p.m., centered around the outdoor grill. The club's bar will also be open. Of course, you're free to try out any of Bristol's fine restaurants.
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 this event. The current champion is up for the challenge! We will have signups on Saturday and Sunday to see how many boats we will need.
In memory of Bill Kaylor, the world renown fabulous Lobsta Boil will be put on by Jeff and Deb Chirnside this year. The dinner menu includes clam chowder, lobster, coleslaw, corn on the cob and dessert. Orders must be received by August 31, 2017. You can pre-pay online or send a check, payable to OSCA, to Kevin Rabbit when you register.
Breakfast and then sail to home ports.