Branford Cruise June 23-24, 2018

Brewer Bruce & Johnsons Marina Branford


Branford, CT
Brewer Bruce & Johnson's Marina
VHF Ch 9


June 23-24, 2018

Cruise Captain:

Tom Lynch
S/V Akula

Branford CT is located East of New Haven and across the LI Sound from Shoreham. We will be departing the Mount Sinai harbor entrance near our new “A”, weather permitting, at 10:00 AM after a High Tide at 8:36 AM and proceeding on a Northeasterly course @ 30 degrees for approximately 20 Nautical Miles. All boats are asked to check in on VHF channel 68.

When approaching Branford at the R “34” mark, keeping R “34” to port. Head North past inshore of R “2”, head to RN “4”, keeping that mark to East as well. The dredged channel begins at Green can “5”; at the first big bend is Brewer’s Bruce & Johnson marina. They monitor VHF channel 9.

Upon arrival, relax at the marina before the planned 4:30 Cruisers Party at the picnic area. BYO drinks and some things to share, as always. There are grills at most pavilions also.

Brewer’s amenities include showers, swimming pool, picnic area, Bocce ball court, fuel and Wi-Fi. Brewer’s may have a free shuttle van into town and there is always Lyft or Uber.

Branford celebrates the 4th of July this weekend and is providing a spectacular firework show on Saturday night (last year’s was AWESOME). All the more reason to make your reservations early!

I am planning to bring my bicycle and may go for a ride either Saturday afternoon if we all arrive early or Sunday morning. Also, I will have my USCG Vessel Inspection forms and stickers, so ask me for a Free Courtesy Vessel Examination/inspection in your slip/dock! The Dockside restaurant offers waterfront dining, serving lunch and dinner starting at 11:30 AM daily.

If you plan on joining us on the sail over to Branford, please make your reservations by RSVP’ing on Dockwa and notate you are with the MSSA, I have heard Dockwa is providing a discount to MSSA folks – more on this likely after you get this yearbook and the season commences. If any questions Brewer’s Bruce & Johnson Marina at 203-488-832.

Please let me know if you plan to attend.

See you all at Branford!

Tom Lynch
S/V Akula

NOTE: As of this writing the town of Branford has a major bridge construction project that may be delayed and they may postpone their fireworks until the FOLLOWING weekend (June 30/July 1). We will be checking with Brewers and announcing this as we approach the cruise departure. Branford Brewers will likely change their customer appreciation day to whichever day the fireworks occur. The MSSA and Akula will be going on the 23 as planned – either way. The benefit to the fireworks being delayed is the marina will be more open and we will have our choice of pavilions and restaurant or access to all services.

Branford Chart

NOAA Online Chart: http://www.charts.noaa.gov/OnLineViewer/12373.shtml