Stonington Harbor Yacht Club welcomes all boat owners and operators to ensure their boat is safe and prepared for the summer season by offering a Coast Guard Auxiliary safety inspection at the SHYC docks on June 23rd from 9am-1pm. Stonington Harbor Yacht Club is located at 32 Water Street in Stonington and boats can reach the west facing dock on the starboard side coming into the harbor. This is a free service of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and vessels meeting all requirements will be awarded certification stickers for the year. There is no penalty if requirements are not met and owners will be given a list of items required so they can meet the appropriate safety standards. Vessels passing safety checks are awarded a decal that informs: Coast Guard, Harbor Patrol, Sheriff's & Police and other boating law-enforcement & safety agency's that your boat was in full compliance with all Federal and State boating laws during a safety check for that year. Many boat insurance companies offer discounts for vessels which undergo a Vessel Safety Check. All decals and safety checks are void December 31st of year in which the boat is inspected. They are also void should the operator /owner fail to maintain the vessels equipment or the vessel itself to the standard at the time of the safety check. Items that are checked include: life jackets, registration and numbering, navigation lights, ventilation, fire extinguishers, distress signals, battery cover and connections. These items are currently required by state and federal laws and, if missing or non-operating, can result in penalties if your vessel is inspected by the Coast Guard while you are underway. Register for your time slot by calling 860-535-0112 ext. 103 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stonington Harbor Yacht Club is open year-round and offers a variety of activities both on and off the water including educational programs, arts and entertainment nights, family fun and fine dining. We are proud to welcome new members and showcase all the club’s many offerings. For more information visit us online atwww.shyc.us