As part of a nationwide observance, Branford Yacht Club in Branford, CT is celebrating National Marina Day on Saturday, June 10 from 10 am to 4 pm. Sponsored by The Real McCoy, this event is free and open to the public.
Activities include seminars and in-water demonstrations by the U.S. Coast Guard Museum, Joy Ride Charters and Soul Paddle, tours of the Branford Police boat, Branford Fire boat and a U.S. Coast Guard buoy tender, a marine tag sale, marine vendors, motorcycle dealers, food trucks, kids’ activities, live music by tropical troubadour Eric Stone and more.
“National Marina Day is a celebration of boating, community, and giving back,” said Branford YC Commodore Gerry Mann. “As families search for fun outdoor activities that everyone can enjoy, we want to encourage them to give boating a try. We hope you will visit Branford Yacht Club and enjoy the events we have planned.”
Produced by the Association of Marina Industries and Discover Boating, National Marina Day was created to grow boating participation. This year, the event is National Marina Days: Summer of Giving. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, marinas across the country are asked to give back to a charity of their choice. The Association of Marina Industries suggests Folds of Honor, an organization dedicated to providing the families of America’s fallen and disabled service members with educational scholarships. For more information, visit NationalMarinaDay.org.
Founded in 1909, Branford Yacht Club is located at 39 Goodsell Point Road near the mouth of the Branford River. Its marina can accommodate yachts up to 60 feet. To learn more, log onto branfordyc.org.