Bristol Yacht Club

Getting to Bristol Yacht Club (101 Poppasquash Road, Bristol, RI 02809) 
We've provided links so you can print driving directions from Rhode Island T.F. Green Airport and Boston Logan Airport to Bristol Yacht Club. Additionally, information is provided for those driving from all directions and we’ve created a preplanned route on Narragansett Bay for those arriving via water. 

Driving from T. F. Green Airport (Warwick / ProvidenceRI)
A 26 mile drive that takes about 40 minutes going through Providence, RI 
Use this Google Directions Link - Green Airport to Bristol YC

Driving from Logan Airport (BostonMA)
A 68 mile drive that takes about 1 hour 20 minutes
Use this Google Directions Link - Logan Airport to Bristol YC

Driving from Boston & Cape CodMA 
Take Route 24 South to Exit 8A (Tiverton / Newport), continue on Route 24 over the Sakonnet Rive Bridge to Exit 2 (Bristol / Mount Hope Bridge).  After the Mount Hope Bridge continue on Route 114 North. Just past the bridge at Roger Williams University, stay in the left lane and follow the fork in the road left on Route 114 North through downtown Bristol. Turn left onto Poppasquash Road (look for Coggeshall Farm Sign) and follow around the harbor to the Bristol Yacht Club on your left.

Driving from I-95 North or South via ProvidenceRI 
Take Exit 20 off I-95 towards Cape Cod and proceed on I-195 East.  Take I-195 to Exit 7 ( Seekonk / Barrington ), follow Route 114 South through Barrington, Warren and Bristol -- turn right onto Poppasquash Road (at the Coggeshall Farm Museum sign) and follow around the harbor to the Bristol Yacht Club on your left.

Driving from NewportRI 
A 16 mile drive that takes about 35 minutes
Take Route 114 North (Broadway) which turns into West Main Road at the intersection with Admiral Kalbfus Road / Miantonomi Ave.  Continue North and in Portsmouth keep left at the fork to stay on Route 114 where the road splits with Route 24 on right.  Continue on Route 114 North until the signs for Route 114 direct you left at the intersection of Bristol Ferry Road / Turnpike Avenue.  Proceed on Bristol Ferry Road (Route 114) over the Mount Hope Bridge. After the bridge continue on Route 114 North. Just past the bridge at Roger Williams University, stay in the left lane and follow the fork in the road left on Route 114 North through downtown Bristol. Turn left onto Poppasquash Road (look for Coggeshall Farm Sign) and follow around the harbor to the Bristol Yacht Club on your left.

Navigating to Bristol Harbor from Rhode Island Sound via Narragansett Bay 
Enter the southern portion of Narragansett Bay with Beavertail Point (Jamestown / Conanicut Island) to your West and Breton Point (Newport) to your East.  You have a clear shot up the East Passage of Narragansett Bay with a clearly marked shipping channel you can follow.  Leave Rose Island to the East and proceed under the Newport Bridge.  Navigate via the channel and leave Prudence Island to your West.   Follow the Buoys and proceed into the channel entering Bristol via the west side of Hog Island.  Much of Bristol Harbor is spotted with moorings, but a path called the "fairway" is left open along the western shore, leading up to Bristol Yacht Club.  GPS Coordinates 41 40.57N / 071 17.25E should put you in the mooring field just off the Bristol YC dock.  Bristol YC monitors VHF Channel 68.

To help those arriving by sea, a preplanned safe navigation route from the Newport entrance in Rhode Island Sound via the shipping channel up Narragansett Bay to Bristol Yacht Club is provided.  The route file was exported with waypoint GPS coordinates saved as Waypoints Newport Entrance to Bristol YC - NautRte1.rxf has the GPS coordinates visible in plain English. The route is approximately 15.1 nm.

Bristol Yacht Club Information
Bristol YC guest privileges will be established upon check-in for the entire crew. All areas of the club will be available with guest member privileges extended to those registered.  Bristol YC has showers and changing rooms available.  Bristol YC offers a full service bar and you may purchase beverages there at your own expense. There is ample automobile parking on the Bristol YC premises, but boat trailers should be parked off the premises.  Potable water and ice are available at Bristol YC.  A separate tent will be setup at the club to handle regatta activities such as the Friday skipper meeting and Saturday party / dinner. There will be a message center available at the regatta check-in area where you can receive messages and post messages for other regatta participants. For more questions about the facilities contact the Bristol YC Steward, Chris Healey via phone 401.253.2922 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. via email.

Bristol Yacht Club Moorings
Bristol YC has a limited number of moorings available for this event.  Advanced reservation are required and my be made by contacting the Bristol YC Steward, Chris Healey via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - provide the following information:

Skipper's Name, Email and Cell Phone Number
Boat Name & J/Boat Type, length, draft
Date first day mooring needed - Date last day mooring needed

Bristol Yacht Club Alcohol Policy
Consumption of alcoholic beverages must be confined to those sold by the Club over the bar or, for special events, by the bottle or the case. Liquor purchased at the Club must be consumed on the club premises. This rule does not apply to the consumption of alcoholic beverages from a yacht s locker while the yacht is at the club dock; provided that the consumption remains within the vicinity of the yacht. (Required to maintain the Club s liquor license.) 

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