The Blue Water Sailing Club (BWSC) has announced its cruising schedule for the 2018 sailing season. A limited number of guest boats are invited to join for all or part of any BWSC cruise, provided the guests have a boat greater than 20 feet LWL, preregister, and sign a waiver of liability. Cruising with BWSC provides an opportunity to connect with other sailors and perhaps expand one’s cruising options. It also gives sailors a chance to check out BWSC and consider membership.

The highlight of the season is the Bay of Fundy/Saint John River cruise (July 29 – August 22, 2018). Led by two BWSC members with extensive experience cruising New England and the Canadian Maritimes, the cruise includes the Saint John River and Passamaquoddy Bay. For those wanting to cruise the Maine coast but not venture into Canada, a ‘Mini Maine Cruise’ from Snow Island, Quahog Bay, then reaching Frenchboro, Long Island before turning west is July 21 – August 1. The Memorial Day Cruise North, starting in Casco Bay and maybe a bit beyond, is May 25 – 28.

Sailors in Massachusetts can join the July 4th South Cruise (July 3 – 8), from Fairhaven to Cuttyhunk and then New Bedford for the New Bedford Folk Festival. Eastern Casco Bay is the focus of the Women’s Cruise (August 14 – 20), and plans for Labor Day cruises are in the works.

With over 300 members throughout New England, the Blue Water Sailing Club dedicates itself to safe cruising, racing, boating education, and good fellowship among its members. More information can be found at or by emailing BWSC Vice Commodore Steve Ricci at

Tory Leuteman of the Blue Water Sailing Club contributed to this report.

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