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Thames trip options

I've been booked to teach a 3 day ASA 103 class.

Our home base is the Crockers boat yard on the Thames in CT. This is not my real stomping grounds so I'm putting together some options as to where it will be fun to take the class.

I really don't want to tow a dinghy so I'm looking for safe places to anchor or preferably pick up a mooring.

One nice option not too far is Watch Hill. I have anchored their before and it might be good but it would be nice for the people to get off the boat. I don't know if you are allowed to stop at the watch hill docks, shower eat and then go out on the hook for the night.

Another options is behind Duck Island in Westbrook. I've anchored there many times and am pretty sure they let you use the dock as long as you are eating at their restaurant.

I've never been to Dodson in Stonyton but it looks like they have a lot of mooring and launch service which is fun.

Also Noank Village boatyard.

I would actually prefer a mooring to anchoring as it would be easier for me.

What places do you recommend within day-sail range that have (preferably) mooring with launch service and food and maybe showers or at last a good place to anchor and a free slip while using a restaurant?

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Re: Thames trip options

I would highly recommend Dodson's. Nice sail from New London. We've stayed there on a mooring several times and it's always been great. Top notch service, the food at the Dog Watch Café at Dodson's is very good (and reasonable), the showers are always clean, the launch is quick, and the town is cute for walking around. I don't think you could go wrong sailing there for the 103 class.

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Re: Thames trip options

I'll second Dodson's, several restaurants to choose from. Plenty of moorings.

Watch Hill is nice, but those moorings belong to the Yacht Club, they may or may not rent to you based on belonging to a yacht club. Usually they are pretty nice about it, but sometimes I have gotten an attitude from them. Plus it's a long motor down that channel, but the view is pretty.

I'm in Noank, lots of options for moorings or dockage. You could go up the river and eat downtown, anchor beyond the Mystic Seaport.

I'm surprised that ASA 103 does not include overnight anchoring and how not to back over the dinghy painter lol

If you PM me the dates, and they happen coincide with my upcoming cruise you can use my mooring in Noank.
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Re: Thames trip options

Actually this class does include overnite it is the 104 class which we plan on doing sat night.

We could get the dinghy out but this is my first class at this level and I have a couple people even older than me (if that is possible) and I would like to make it fun rather than painful. I remember the first time my wife and I got a mooring and a shuttle boat we thought we felt like royalty.

And I can't tell you how much I hate towing a dinghy.


I will mention the dingy painter in your honor but will not demonstrate it this time.
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Re: Thames trip options

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Actually this class does include overnite it is the 104 class which we plan on doing sat night.

We could get the dinghy out but this is my first class at this level and I have a couple people even older than me (if that is possible) and I would like to make it fun rather than painful. I remember the first time my wife and I got a mooring and a shuttle boat we thought we felt like royalty.

And I can't tell you how much I hate towing a dinghy.


I will mention the dingy painter in your honor but will not demonstrate it this time.
Dave, I attempted to send you a PM but I can't seem to tell if it was actually sent. So, just in case... Sorry, but my mooring won't be available this weekend. Have fun with the class!

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