Nordic Tugs in the Northeast

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NENTOA Registration

Download the 2015 NENTOA Registration Package to get information and a registration form for the 15th annual Rendezvous.

Annual Rendezvous in Essex, Connecticut

July 17–19+, 2015

15th Annual Northeast Nordic Tug Rendezvous and Cruise

At Essex Island Marina In Essex Harbor

2014 Rendezvous and Cruise Schedule

Day 1: Friday, July 17

  • 12:00–5:00 Arrive at Essex Island Marina - check in and pick up NENTOA registration materials
  • 5:00–6:30 Rum Party – time to greet old friends and new
  • 6:00–7:30 Pot luck dinner – Bring a side dish or dessert to share (with burgers and dogs provided by Wilde Yacht Sales)

Day 2: Saturday, July 18

  • 8:00 Breakfast at Essex Yacht Club – just a short walk through Essex to the waterfront
  • 9:30 All Things Nordic – bring a question to stump the panel! Featuring Ben Wilde (Wilde Yacht Sales), Corey Gracey (Sales and Marketing Manager for Nordic Tugs) and Tom Callan (owner of Yachtmasters and the undisputed expert on Nordic Tug systems)
  • 10:30 The Latest from Burlington – Corey Gracey will share the latest from the factory
  • 11:15 Where the World of Electronics is Going – Bill Jones of Raymarine
  • 11:15 The Use of Solar Power Aboard – Phil Denato from Ship Shape
  • 11:15 Coast Guard Presentation – Safety and what they are trying to accomplish when they board to inspect
  • 12:30 Lunch on the deck of Essex Island Marina
  • 1:30 Cruise Captains' Briefing – on the deck
  • 2:30– 5:00 Boat Hopping
  • 2:30 Onboard Docking Demo – limit 8 (either the captain or mate from one boat). Please sign up on your registration form
  • 3:30 Onboard Docking Demo – limit 8 (either the captain or mate from one boat). Please sign up on your registration form
  • 2:30– 5:00 Vessel Safety Checks – Please note on your registration form if you would like to schedule a time
  • 3:00– 4:00 Ladies Recipe Sharing Session – onboard Sea Mischief III
  • 5:30–6:30 Cocktails at Essex Yacht Club
  • 6:30 Dinner at Essex Yacht Club
  • 8:15 Raffle – lots of fun (please remember to bring along a prize to raffle off)

Day 3: Sunday, July 19

  • 7:00 Maine cruise departs
  • 7:30 Coffee on the Deck at Essex Island Marina (no breakfast)
  • 9:00 Cruise Captains’ Briefing
  • 10:00 Narragansett Bay Cruise Departs

Maine Cruise Itinerary

  • July 19: Essex to Newport—56 nm
  • July 20: Newport
  • July 21: Newport to Bristol—12 nm
  • July 22: Bristol to Wickford—14 nm
  • July 23: Wickford to Cuttyhunk—31 nm
  • July 24: Cuttyhunk to Edgartown—27 nm
  • July 25: Edgartown
  • July 26: Edgartown to Quissett—19 nm
  • July 27: Quissett to Block Island—50 nm
  • July 28: Block Island
  • July 29: Block Island to Montauk—20 nm
  • July 30: Montauk to West Neck—26 nm
  • July 31: West Neck to Greenport—15 nm
  • July 1: Layover allowance
  • July 2: Travel to home port

Narragansett/Long Island Cruise Itinerary

  • July 19: Essex to Cuttyhunk—80 nm
  • July 20: Cuttyhunk to Scituate—60 nm
  • July 21: Scituate to Biddeford—78 nm
  • July 22: Biddeford to Boothbay—41 nm
  • July 23: Boothbay Harbor
  • July 24: Boothbay to Seal Bay—48 nm
  • July 25: Seal Bay to Northeast—30 nm
  • July 26: Northeast Harbor
  • July 27: Northeast to Castine—37 nm
  • July 28: Castine to Rockland—27 nm
  • July 29: Rockland to Robinhood, Christmas Cove or Five Islands—36-46 nm
  • July 30: to Portland—31-46 nm
  • July 31: Portland
  • August 1: Portland to Kennebunk Port—29 nm
  • August 2: Kennebunk Port to Salem—63 nm
  • August 3: Salem to Provincetown—54 nm
  • August 4: P-town to Newport—72 nm
  • August 5: Newport
  • August 6: Newport to Block Island—24 nm
  • August 7: Layover allowance
  • August 8: Layover allowance
  • August 9: Travel to home port

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