LAUNCH SCHEDULE 2020
Launch service is impacted due to COVID-19. Per our COVID-19 protocols, face coverings are required at all times while on the launch and whenever social distancing of at least 6 ft is not possible.
Through September 7th
Sunday through Thursday 8:00 AM until 9:00 PM
Friday and Saturday 8:00 AM until 10 PM
September 8-20: 8 AM until 7:30 PM 7 days per week
September 21-October 5: 9 AM until 6:30 PM 7 days per week
October 6-12: 9 AM until 5:30 PM
October 13-closed for the season. Prep for removing floats underway
We have three diesel-powered launches, the James M. Churchill, the William Waldron, and the Dana Bowker. Each launch is Coast Guard inspected, and all drivers have the required Coast Guard licenses. The Churchill carries 24 passengers, Waldron 15 passengers, Bowker 18 passengers. These limits are strictly enforced, since the Coast Guard will penalize the Club and the operator for exceeding the limit.
The Churchill is the primary launch. The other two will be rotated in and out of service, to prolong their working lives. In very busy periods, all three launches will be used.
Launch operators have full authority to suspend operations when weather conditions make operations hazardous. They also have authority to refuse service to anyone not authorized to use the launch or who are under the influence of alcohol to the point of being a danger to themselves or others. In the event launch operators have to suspend operations they will broadcast a notification over VHF Channel 68.