Each year in mid May the Edgewood Yacht Club celebrates the addition of another year to the history and tradition of the Club. For 125 continuous years, EYC has promoted boating, cruising, sailing and racing on Narragansett Bay and its surrounding waters. Opening Day activities typically begin with the Flag Officers, Board of Governors members and Past Commodores, led by the Pawtuxet Rangers, raising the U.S. Ensign, EYC burgee and Officers flags on the Club flagstaff.
Every year members past and present, local dignitaries, residents and well wishers, as well as visitors from around the local area gather at EYC to welcome in the new boating season. Everyone and anyone is welcome to join us for the annual celebration. The pomp and circumstance of the official flag raising signals the beginning of another boating season and the beginning of regular business hours at Edgewood Yacht Club. Opening ceremonies are always followed by a hearty breakfast, served by Club members to anyone wishing to attend - and many do. After a brief interlude, club members with their friends and family on board, participate in a "Parade of Sail" wherein each boat, in full dress fashion, parades in front of the facility marking their return to EYC for the season. As they pass by the main dock T floats, each boat is blessed by our Fleet Chaplain before returning to their respective slip or mooring. That however, is by no means the extent of the days activities.
Sailing events are also a part of the days activities in the early afternoon, while many of the members walk the docks meeting and greeting new and old friends in anticipation of the events and activities that will follow during the boating season.
The activities mentioned above are part and parcel to what makes EYC a great place to be a part of. These combined with a varied, busy schedule of enjoyable summer events, when combined with the diverse membership and volunteer efforts, are what have helped Edgewood Yacht Club flourish these many years.