ICOYC 2023 Cruise of the Chesapeake

September 27 – October 6, 2023

The Annapolis Yacht Club cordially invites ICOYC members for a 9-day cruise on our beautiful Chesapeake Bay.

The Chesapeake Bay is a large, historic, and beautiful estuary (200+ miles long and 30 miles at its widest point) in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The “Bay” is considered one of the most delightful cruising areas in the United States. In particular, its Eastern Shore, where our cruise will focus, is renowned for its quiet, pastoral scenery and attractive little towns, which make it a desirable destination for all boaters. The Chesapeake Bay itself is welcoming with its soft bottoms, limited tide range and little current. The cruise will begin and end in Annapolis. 

The cruise will be hosted and organized by the Annapolis Yacht Club, a full-service, year-round, private yacht club that provides its members high-quality programs which include sailboat racing, sail and power cruising, a vigorous junior sailing program, educational and social events, a fitness center, and first-class dining  facilities. AYC is proud of its new clubhouse, newly rebuilt from the fire that occurred two months after the 2015 ICOYC cruise. We also have two new facilities – the Sailing Center and the Activity Center.

As a special treat, the United States Powerboat Show is scheduled on the closing weekend so you can browse to your heart’s content.

Our Cruise Planning Committee has put together a great week of activities. We look forward to hosting ICOYC members at the Annapolis Yacht Club providing you with a fun-filled week on the Bay.

C. Edward Hartman III

Details and registration information can be found here:

ICOYC 2023 Cruise of the Chesapeake Information Package

*For questions not answered in the information packet, please contact Sue Pitchford at [email protected]