The 2017 Buccaneer 18 North American Championships will be this Sept 28-Oct 1, 2017 at
Niantic Bay Yacht Club in Niantic, Connecticut.

 

Below: Arial View of Niantic Bay YC

Get your hotel reservations early, as Bob points out, the local hotels are going to fill up fast, here is the latest news from Bob DeRoeck (regatta chairman) on the lodging:

 

 

 

BNAC 2017 Housing Options

 

Rev 0, March 31, 2017

 

Here’s information on housing options around Niantic, Connecticut.

 

Motels

 

Connecticut has the distinction of having the highest motel tax of any state in the USA, 15%.

 

Millstone Nuclear Power Station is located across Niantic Bay from NBYC.  This plant is undergoing scheduled maintenance during BNAC, which means many motels rooms in the Niantic area are already booked by contractor crews working at the plant.  I suggest you make reservations ASAP to ensure a place to stay, even if you are not sure you can make it to BNAC.  You can cancel your reservation without any penalty close to the start of BNAC as explained below.

 

  1. Sleep Inn and Suites, Niantic, Ct. This is a basic “just-off-the-highway” two story box motel.  The rooms are average size, clean, and an effort has been made to decorate them.  Each room has a moderate size TV and small refrigerator.  WIFI is free as is a basic breakfast.   There is a pool and laundry machines ($7/load to wash and dry).  The motel is set back a few hundred yards from Rt 95.  The road noise is not too bad, but you may want to reserve a room facing away from the highway.  The following discounted rates apply:

 

Night        Sept 27       Sept 28     Sept 29      Sept 30        Oct 1

 

Room Rate, $           80              80             109             139            80

Excluding Tax

 

Website:          https://www.choicehotels.com/connecticut/niantic/sleep-inn-hotels

Phone: 860-739-1994

                                   

The reservation code for these discounted rates is “BUCCANEERS”, but you need to make the reservation by phone to get this discount.  These discounts only apply for reservations made before August 27, 2017.  There is no penalty for reservations cancelled before 4 pm the day before scheduled check-in.

 

  1. Motel 6, Niantic, Ct. Bare bones room.  Two double beds or one queen in each room and not much else aside from a small TV.  This motel is closer to Rt 95 and the road noise is moderate.  Ask for a room on the side of the building away from the highway.  There is no breakfast or any amenities to speak of.  WIFI is $3 or $5/night extra, depending on speed.   The discounted rates shown below are only $5/night below the regular rates.  These rates are for two adults per room.  The rates are slightly lower or higher for 1 or 3-4 adults/room.

 

Night        Sept 27       Sept 28     Sept 29      Sept 30        Oct 1

 

Room Rate, $           55.99         53.99        73.99         83.99         55.99

Excluding Tax

 

Website: https://www.motel6.com/en/motels.ct.niantic.1063.html?ncr=true

 

The reservation code for these discounted rates is M106300145 with group name “BUCCANEERS”.  You need to phone the Group Sales Department at 1-88-544-4866 to make your reservation.  There is no penalty for reservations cancelled before 6 pm the day of scheduled check-in.

 

  1. If you want to spend $250/night or more, there are some nice B&B’s and upscale motels in the area. Google “B&B’s near Niantic, Ct.”

 

Campgrounds

 

  1. Rocky Neck State Park is only a couple of miles from the boat club. But, it’s unclear whether it will be open during BNAC.  Connecticut is struggling with its budget and it’s likely the state parks will be closed soon after Labor Day.  The state budget is supposed to be resolved by May.  Check then to see if the park will be open until Sept 30 or not.

 

  1. There are a number of private campgrounds in the area. Do a Google search.

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Above: Niantic Bay YC, view from the docks

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