C&C Rally at Mystic Seaport

The 2016 C&C Rally will come to Mystic Seaport for owners of everything from classic designs to the modern high performance race boats.

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C&Cs at the 2012 rendezvous at Mystic Seaport.Event Media

The C&C 2016 Northeast Rendezvous will be at the historic Mystic Seaport this year on September 10-12, 2016. Information and reservations can be found at cncnortheast.com.

The Rendezvous is open to all owners of C&C Yachts, from the early designs to the newest fleet produced by US Watercraft, and will feature a private dock, a group dinner, private Mystic Seaport exhibit tours, a C&C-only Planetarium Show and much more.

The core of the group know each other from the email distribution list provided by the cncphotoalbum.com website where C&C owners can post questions and receive answers/advice from the collective wisdom of the group. Topics range from sails to engines, and anything else that has to do with owning a C&C sailboat. “it’s one of the most valuable aspects of owning my C&C,” said David Risch, owner of the C&C 40 Corsair, “I’ve learned so much from them.”

Previous C&C Rendezvous have been in Mystic, Block Island, Clinton and Newport. “We are returning to Mystic because it’s such a special place,” said Edd Schillay, Captain of the C&C 37+ Starship Enterprise and one of the organizers of the event. “And, aside from being a great location, it’s another great opportunity to make new friends, share our ‘war stories’ and the love for our boats, as well as see other C&C’s. It’s like a C&C-only floating boat show.”

The cost for the Rendezvous is $50.00 per person plus dockage. “We are also holding a fundraiser this year,” said Robert Gallagher, another one of the event organizers and captain of Hanuman, a C&C 30 Mk II. “We are working with the seaport to send a less fortunate kid to their Joseph Conrad Program, a summertime sailing camp.”

For those that want to attend by land, the Mystic Seaport is easy to get to by car or public transportation and there is a variety of lodging choices all within walking distance.

For more information about the Mystic Seaport and the Joseph Conrad Program, please see www.mysticseaport.org.

At least fifteen C&Cs are expected to attend from as far east as the Boston area and as far west as New York City, with over 30 boat owners and guests. The schedule of events, registered attendees and other details can be found at the Rendezvous website www.cncnortheast.com.