Branford Cruise June 25-26, 2022

Brewer Bruce & Johnsons Marina Branford


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


June 25-26, 2022

Cruise Captain:

Don Pantino
S/V Blue Angel

Branford CT is located East of New Haven and across the LI Sound from Shoreham.

The tide prediction for Saturday June 25 for Branford, CT:

HIGH tide at 08:39 AM

LOW tide 14:38 PM

The trip is almost exactly 20 miles from MS Harbor to the Branford Gas outer Dock.  Making good at 5 knots it’s a 4-hour trip.  With all that in mind we have had many staggered starts in the past.  Some 6 am, some early morning and some towards noon.  

The official planned start is at 8 am hovering between the harbor entrance and MSSA race mark A.  It’s a 30-degree course so the outgoing tide and the usual Southwest wind will make it a grand run to Branford arriving just at slack low tide.

All boats are asked to check in on VHF channel 68 when you are departing and keep up the chatter along the way, especially if there is a lot of boat traffic out there or less than fantastic weather.   

When approaching Branford at the R “34” mark, keep 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 PM Cruisers Party at the picnic area (TBD) . BYO drinks and some things to share as always. 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. 

The 4th Fireworks and the Brewers Yard Customer Appreciation party is as of this writing on tap for Saturday evening.

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 calling the Brewer’s Bruce & Johnson Marina at 203-488-8329 or Dockwa.

Please contact your Cruise Captains, Don & Kathy Pantino, if you plan to attend!

Branford Chart

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