The Yacht Club Tour on Arabella

July 29 – August 4, 2018

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The 30th Anniversary Tour on Arabella last summer was a great success. We visited many great clubs, met incredible people and developed more sailing friendships. Therefore, we are making the tour an annual tradition.

This summer, the Yacht Club Tour on Arabella will be July 29 to August 3. We will begin our journey anchored at the Statue of Liberty. Then we cruise up the Gold Coast of Long Island, visiting some great yacht clubs along the way.

Cabins are now being offered for this exceptional week of mega-yachting on our flagship Arabella.

For the Yacht Club Tour, Arabella will again be joined by the two America’s Cup 12 Meters, US 42 & 46. When we arrive at the host clubs, we will flip a coin to see who will race which boat. Then we head out for a competition. After racing, we invite the host yacht club aboard Arabella for a Mount Gay Rum cocktail party. Then we all go ashore for dinner. Each day will be different and full of history and tradition.

Here is the schedule for the 2018 Yacht Club Tour:

Sunday, July 29 – Dinner in Front of the Statue of Liberty

We will begin the Tour anchored in front of the Statue of Liberty, one of the world’s most famous landmarks. Arabella’s tender will pick you up at the MYC clubhouse and bring you out to Arabella for cocktails and appetizers beginning at 6pm. This will be followed by a sit-down dinner. Guests are invited to sleep aboard this evening or you may return to shore and arrive again the next morning by 9 am.

Monday, July 30 – Manhasset Bay Yacht Club on Long Island

Arabella will weigh anchor at 9 am and head up the East River, past the Throggs Neck Bridge and out into Long Island Sound. In the afternoon, we will drop anchor in Manhasset Bay and fire the cannon. Our first host will be the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club. This prestigious club was founded in 1888 and has been home to some of the greatest sailors on Long Island Sound. The 12 Meter Race against Manhasset Bay is sure to be tough and well fought.

Tuesday, July 31 –  Pequot Yacht Club & Thistle National Championship

On the second day of our Tour, we will get underway early in the morning and steam across Long Island Sound to take up position off the Cedar Point Yacht Club by 11 am. They are hosting the Thistle National Championships and we will anchor near the leeward mark so Members can observe the competition.

After the race has ended, we will continue on to the Pequot Yacht Club which has a storied tradition of racing with National and World Champions. We will arrive at their dock, flip a coin, each club will board their designated 12 Meter and race. After racing, we will invite the members of Pequot Yacht Club aboard Arabella for a Mount Gay Rum Party and then go ashore for dinner.

Wednesday, August 1 – Breakwater Yacht Club & Sag Harbor

On Wednesday morning, we get underway to the Hamptons where fashionable New Yorkers spend their summers. Our host will be the Breakwater Yacht Club in Sag Harbor. This is also the center of the yachting scene in the Hamptons. Breakwater organizes a Wednesday evening PHRF race and our 12 Meters will enter with the hopes of bringing home some glory. After the race, we will invite the Breakwater sailors to Arabella for cocktails and then return to their club for a cookout.

After the sailing portion of the evening has ended, Members can head off to Sag Harbor for a night cap at one of the many famous venues like the American Hotel.

Thursday, August 2 – Devon Yacht Club in Amagansett

Thursday will be a short trip from Sag Harbor over to Amagansett. We will arrive in time for lunch onboard Arabella. Our kayaks and Pico dinghies will be launched for Members to play around this beautiful beach setting. In the early afternoon, members of the Devon Yacht Club will board one of the 12 Meters and our Club will crew the second. Rumor has it that the Devon team will be headed by another 12 Meter owner with lots of experience. This may be the most challenging competition of the week! The afternoon race will be followed by a Mt Gay Rum reception onboard Arabella. Then Friday evening dinner will be at the Devon Yacht Club where coats and ties are required.

Friday, August 3 – Navy Beach on Montauk and the MYC 12 Meter Championship

On Friday, Arabella will cruise over to Navy Beach on Montauk, one of the hottest scenes in the Hamptons. There is deep water which will permit Arabella to anchor just off shore. Members will be able to use the tender to go ashore and sample the latest and greatest rose wines, champagnes and lobster rolls.

In the afternoon, we will do an Intramural Race which will be known as the MYC 12 Meter Championship. The US 42 & US 46 teams will have an opportunity to math race head-to-head in calm and deep water, and we hope with spinnakers. This could be the most important race of the summer for all of the 12 Meter sailors! After racing, dinner and awards will be ashore at Navy Beach.

How to Book Your Cabin for the Tour

There are 20 cabins available for the MYC Yacht Club Tour. The fare below is for the full cabin. You can book the cabin by yourself or with another person.

  • Owner’s Cabins (2 available, 15 & 16, queen size bed) – $3,200 – SOLD OUT!!
  • A Line (4 available, 7, 8, 9 & 10, queen size bed) – $3,000 – SOLD OUT!!
  • B Line (6 available, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12, queen size bed) – $2,800
  • C Line (6 available, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22, over under bunks) – $2,600
  • D Line (2 available, 23 & 24, double bed) – $2,400

Your cabin fare includes all breakfasts and lunches during the trip as well as dinner at the Statue. Once we are underway, dinners will be held ashore at yacht clubs or nearby restaurants and paid by ticket price or a la carte.

Arabella will also have a fully stocked premium bar onboard and Members may purchase drinks on their club account. If you wish to bring special wines or champagne, this can also be arranged for a small corkage fee.

For Arabella guests who are not part of the 12 Meter Program, you will have the opportunity to ride aboard for one or more races or deliveries by making a donation to the NY Harbor Sailing Foundation. This Tour will be a fundraiser for the 12 Meter program.

Arabella cabins will be offered first to Members. Members may bring guests. If any cabins are still available, then they will be offered to other friends at other yacht clubs.

If you have any questions, please contact Mindy King at 212-786-3323 or office@myc.org.

 

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