This year we will have the usual three cruises, as follows:
* Spring Shakedown Cruise: June 22 & 23 - Destination to be determined
* Summer Cruise: Can-Am Rendezvous
Travel to Maine July 27 - 31
Explore Maine July 31 - Aug 1
Return to RNSYS Aug 13 - 18
* Final Fall Cruise: September 21 - 22 - Destination to be determined
Can-Am Rendezvous (Click on the appropriate link for further information)
*Registration is required. Please fill out our new Can-Am Rendezvous Registration Form.
*Cruise Wear Selection
*Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
*References on Various Topics
Maine Cruise Map
For your reference, below is a map of the Maine Coast
along with a map of the Penobscot Bay showing the cruise itinerary below
Cruise Buddy Program
Any member who would like to cruise but does not have a boat can email the RNSYS and put their name on a list. Boat owners will have access to this list and be able to round out their cruising crew. This is a good way for more people to get involved with cruising and provide expertise for people with boats that may want to help cruising. Cruise Crew Wanted Program - Any boat owning member that would like to cruise but does not have enough people to make their trip enjoyable, can email the RNSYS and put their name on a list. People interested in cruising can then be matched with boat owners who require some help. Our Expert List is a list of people who have extensive cruising experience and would be willing to share their expertise by sailing along with any boat owners in need of help. This program is designed to make cruising available for all boat owners.
Officer of the Day
The Officer of the Day (OOD) is listed in the itinerary. Duty will be from 0800 hrs of the day listed, to 0800 hrs of the following day. The OOD may at his or her discretion call a skipper's meeting before each day's departure. If inclement weather or other legitimate reasons require a change in plans, the OOD shall inform the cruise participants of these changes. The OOD shall maintain a log of the whereabouts of all yachts. This log will be handed over to the new OOD at 0800 hrs.The duties of the OOD include: monitoring the weather and sea conditions for the day's voyace, informing the crew of the starting times for each day, as well as calling a skipper's meeting if required and obtaining a list of yachts that may be separating (where they are headed and when they are expected to return), review anchorage positions, and keep the participating yachts informed of any significant items of interest and safety.
* All boats must monitor VHF channel 16
* All communications amongst the cruise yachts should be on VHF channel 06 or as selected by ODD
* Please communicate with the ODD if you encounter problems or decide to drop out of the program
* All yachts should establish radio contact with the ODD at 0900 hrs and at 1700 hrs to indicate their locations and plans