Fleet 5 is an energetic group of Cruisers. Each member of our fleet
thrives on the camaraderie of the sailing and cruising lifestyle. We are
dedicated sailors, cruisers and occasional racers. Members of Fleet 5 are
ready to lend advice on any boat topic. We share the knowledge of our
cruising destinations, the fascinating harbors we have explored, and the
great restaurants we have enjoyed. We have a passion for this lifestyle, take
great joy in the journey of our trips and take the time to ensure our travels
are safety minded and well prepared. Of course there is always time to chat
about the improvements we have made to our vessels and at times our unfortunate repairs.
Fleet 5 has an affiliation with Catalina Yachts and represents
Catalina 36 on Long Island Sound. Our fleet has a strong mix of
various Catalinas along with some Tartan, Jeanneau, Beneteau,
Elan, Pearson, Malo, Mason, North Pacific, Mainship and Nordic
Tug mixed in our fleet. Sailors and Cruisers are welcome! We believe
that associations such as our Fleet and the various international
associations enhance the sailing experience and the free exchange
of ideas. Organizations such as Fleet 5, aside from their social
and practical value, help us communicate with the larger sailing
and cruising community. This opens us to sailors all over the
world and with this comes the sharing of knowledge, the communication
of experiences, voyages and stories.
We welcome all sailors and cruisers in the Long Island area as
members. All we ask is a love of cruising and a desire to share
adventures with like-minded people (A good hors d'oeuvres cook
book is a plus, as we are equally well known for our ability to
details on the benefits of membership beyond being part of a great
group check out our brochure.
5 group photograph taken during
the 2013 Summer Cruise to Providence, RI
On the water this summer? Let the
Fleet know when and where. Check-in and monitor VHF channel 71.
bulletin board will serve as a quick check as to any new postings
on this website. We will also use it to draw your attention to anything
new and exciting. We have something special on each page of this
website, look around and get a feel for the layout. If you have
a project or article you would like to share feel free to send it
to the Webmaster who will work to get it posted.
Calendar section of this web site is designed to make it easier
to see the full year's events. Click on an event to zoom in and
get the detail.
(Sail Connecticut Access Program)
5 supports this program and hosts a member sailing day each year.
This is an AMAZING experience for the able bodied sailor to share
a day with the challenged sailor. Please
click here to read more on this subject.
a service to Fleet 5 members we have a For Sale page for members
wishing to sell items others may have an interest in. This feature
is available now! Just click on For Sale at the top of this page
located under the banner picture.
to monitor this bulletin board for changes? Just select the Page
Monitor link on the left margin.
an event, the webmaster can help you communicate with our Fleet
5 members. Get him involved early!
a question or suggestion, send a quick note to the Webmaster.
Interested in joining Fleet 5 Long Island Sound? Click here to
go to our membership section and apply.
New Membership Program is in place. First
year members can sign up for only $10. Joining this fleet will
very quickly expand your circle of nautical friendship. Just go
to the member section of this website and join.
Calendar has been updated, take a look
this is getting exciting.
Interested in Cruising with us?
We would love for you to be a part of our fleet. Take a look at
our brochure. Really interested
now, Click here
to go to our membership section and apply. Please
contact Tom Lanzilli, our
Past Captain, if you have any questions.
Follow the Blog of two of our member famlies:
Richard Toth of the Mai Toi keep a Blog
of his adventures around Long Island, the Chesapeake, Bermuda,
to the Bahamas and beyond.
by Edd Schillay
Eleven Good Reasons for Joining a Local Fleet by Brian Giersch