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Open Blue Water Boat Weekend

Open Blue Water Boat Weekend - a joint event

June 21-23, 2019

Essex Yacht Club

Essex, CT


The Open Blue Water Boat Weekend is a three-day event being held in association with the Seven Sea Cruising Association (SSCA), the Salty Dawg Sailing Association (SDSA), and the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) to bring like-minded cruisers together for a series of seminars broadly focused on the cruising lifestyle as well as social activities.


For the last six years, Bob Osborn and his event partner, George Van Drasek, have put on a three-day event in Essex in association with SSCA at the Essex Yacht Club (EYC). Essex is located approximately 6 miles up the Connecticut River on the eastern end of Long Island Sound, approximately 25 miles from Block Island. It is a very popular destination for east coast US sailors and yacht club cruises.


For the event’s seventh year, the above organizations with complementary missions are collaborating to produce an event that focuses on blue water cruising, preparation, safety and selected destinations, with the goal of bringing more skippers and families to the blue water voyaging and cruising lifestyle.   

For more details, visit the event page. The event is currently sold out and registration is closed but if you wish to be put on a waiting list, send an email to Bob Osborn at





Friday, June 21, 2019 to Sunday, June 23, 2019
Essex Yacht Club
13 Novelty Lane
Essex, CT  

Karen Nettles
754-702-5068 (p)
Registration is closed
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received by June 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm will receive a full refund. Registrations cancelled after June 14th will not receive a refund.
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Open Blue Water Boat Weekend
Saturday Dinner & Keynote
Children Under 12 Lunches
Waterway Guide
St. Brendan's Isle Old Site Ad Small
500 Oakbrook Lane
Summerville, SC 29485
Phone: (754) 702-5068