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CDSOA Northeast Fleet Rendezvous 2007
Essex & the Beautiful Connecticut River

July 29-31, 2007

* * * Please register by July 14th! * * *

CLICK HERE for the event details including the registration form. (PDF 164 KB). Don't forget to print and take the document with you to the rendezvous!


This year’s rendezvous takes place in the picturesque town of Essex, CT on the western shore of the scenic Connecticut River.

Sunday evening we’ll gather at The Chandlery at Essex for a group Welcome Barbecue on their dock.

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS/WANNABES/PRETENDERS/ENTERTAINERS! Pack your guitar, your ukulele, your banjo, whistle, flute, drum when you head for the rendezvous at Essex. Make a 'joyful noise' during the barbecue! Sally Perreten will bring her Irish harp, Paul's packing his whistle, Fleet Captain Bob Emmons will be at the keyboard, and we need you to join us. You can play/sing/dance with us, or on your own, or in your own group. A musical free-for-all. A chance to show off what you do when you aren't sailing. A chance to...ay yi yi .....get in touch with your (ahem) inner performer.

Monday morning we'll start things off with a tour of some of Essex's historic homes, then pack your own lunch and hop aboard one of our 'host' Cape Dorys and we'll head farther up river and raft-up in scenic Hamburg Cove. Later, in the afternoon, we'll tour the Connecticut River Museum. You're on your own for dinner, then we'll meet at the Griswold Inn where we'll enjoy their live entertainment and libations.

Tuesday morning and afternoon we have a couple more shore excursions planned followed by a group dinner in the Main Dining Room and Covered Deck of the Essex Corinthian Yacht Club. This year's speaker will be Dixon Hemphill. Dixon was acquainted with Carl Alberg and will provide an anecdote or two about Carl as well as few stories about Watch Hill, RI.

19 Novelty Lane
Essex, CT

The Griswold Inn
39 Main Street
Essex, CT

Connecticut River Museum
67 Main Street
Essex, CT

Please CLICK HERE for the complete details.
The registration form appears on the last page of the document.
Print it, complete it, and mail it to the address indicated at the bottom of the form.
* * * Please register by July 14th. * * *

Questions regarding this event? Please contact Joe Montana at 860-767-3563 or via e-mail at jamontana*NOSPAM*
Fleet Captain Bob Emmons at 609-758-7862 or via e-mail at bob-emmons*NOSPAM*

(Don't forget to remove "*_NOSPAM_*" from any e-mail address before clicking on Send!)



All owners of both Cape Dory and Robinhood power and sailboats, CDSOA members and non-members, are welcome to attend.

All captains are responsible for their own navigation and the safety of their vessels and crew.

Use NOAA Charts# 12375, 12372, 12354.

Please check this page often as we will include more information or changes as they become available.


Web Resources:

Brewer's Yacht Yards & Marinas

Essex Corinthian Yacht Club
The Chandlery at Essex
Connecticut River Museum
The Griswold Inn
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
Florence Griswold Museum

Please see the "Events" page for the current complete Northeast Fleet Rendezvous/Cruise agenda.

  For information on becoming part of the Northeast Fleet see the "Fleet Information." 

This page was last revised: 10 July 2007

Modified by: Catherine Monaghan

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