Essex Corinthian Yacht Club
9 Novelty Lane - PO Box 759
Essex, CT 06426
Telephone: (860) 767-3239

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Ruth Emblin, Commodore 


VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE                                            April 2018  (for full issue go to ARCHIVE)


Dear Fellow Corinthians!

Even though it has been Spring for a couple of weeks, we have had our share of inclement weather in the last few weeks. It felt like the winter didn't want to end.... We had a few nice days in March, lucked out for the St. Patrick's Day Parade, in which ECYC participated this year! Thanks to the creative members who helped put the float together!

Leading up to April 7th it looked like the weather was not about to improve. However, the sun came out for our Commissioning Ceremony last Saturday, and it was a very moving affair for me, as it was my first official act as Commodore. We had a large crowd in attendance, including the majority of recent new members, who were formally introduced by our Membership Chair Cindy Gibbs at the reception. It was a special treat to have the Sailing Masters of 1812 perform at the ceremony! Thank you to the BoG members who took part in the ceremony and reception. The new season is off to a good start in your capable hands!

Our committees have been hard at work to get the 2018 season started. As always, we have plenty of events on the calendar, and there is still much to do around the club house to get everything ready for outdoor season. All committees could really need some help, please never forget that we are a Corinthian club, meaning, we don't employ a large staff but trust in the spirit of volunteerism our club stands for. If you haven't already done so, please sign up for a committee! And then get involved! Meet new friends and enjoy the resulting camaraderie!

Once the weather gets warmer and the awning is installed we will also start outdoor dining again. This is the perfect opportunity to invite friends and potential new members to check out the club. There will also be a few new opportunities for existing, new and potential members to enjoy our waterfront activities even more this summer.

Remember, we are a boating AND social club, and welcome anyone interested in what our great little club has to offer. Boat ownership is a plus, but not a prerequisite for membership. Members who travel and visit other clubs will tell you that we are pretty lucky in what we are able to enjoy all year round for the low dues we pay every year. Thanks to our dedicated volunteers we have a lot to offer for a price that is much more affordable than at some of the commensurate clubs around the country and even around the world.

My heartfelt thanks go out to the members who have already stepped up to a leadership role either on the Board of Governors or as a committee member. We could not keep this club going without the support of members like them.

If you want to help, please contact any board member or committee chair. Their contact information is listed on our website in the "About Us" section (click on the Board of Governors link in the upper right corner).

You can always refer to our website at for details on dining, social, educational and on-water events, and any other information on the club and its programs.

Please feel free to contact me or any member of Bridge and Board if you have any comments, questions or concerns. I plan to be available for a quick chat at the club on most Friday nights!


Ruth Emblin
Commodore # 21
Essex Corinthian Yacht Club
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fleet communicatIoN: Ruth Emblin, Dick Hoxsey, Harry Bird


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