New England Boating TV, Bristol, RI, to Air Monday, Oct. 27

Young sailors in training at the Herreshoff Musuem's boating school.
Young sailors in training at the Herreshoff Museum‘s sailing school.

Join co-hosts Parker Kelley and Tom Richardson of New England Boating TV as they visit the historic port of Bristol, Rhode Island, in Upper Narragansett Bay. With a Pursuit C260 center console—provided by Striper Marina in nearby Barrington—as their ticket to adventure, Tom and Parker explore boater-friendly Bristol Harbor with harbormaster Mark Marsili, catch some big striped bass with local guide Brian Patterson, dock-and-dine at the Waterside Grill & Bar and the historic DeWolf Tavern, and visit with the folks at Bristol Marine boatyard and marina.

Tom Richardson interviews Al Elson at Striper Marina in Barrington, the participating Pursuit dealer for the Bristol episode
Tom Richardson interviews Al Elson at Striper Marina in Barrington, the participating Pursuit dealer for the Bristol episode.

Another highlight is a trip to the Herreshoff Marine Museum and America’s Cup Hall of Fame, where CEO Dyer Jones shows Tom some of the restored wooden boats and other fascinating items reflecting the genius of legendary naval architect Nathanael Greene Herreshoff. If you dig wooden boats and boating history, you won’t want to miss this segment!

Capt. Brian Patterson and Parker with Parker's big striper
Capt. Brian Patterson and Parker with a big striper.

Meanwhile, Parker takes a stroll through the beautiful village of Bristol and its many shops, parks and boutiques—all of it just steps from the waterfront. Never afraid to get her feet wet, Parker also tries her hand at clamming on the flats of Hog Island with local boater Chuck Millard and his grandkids Nick, Charlotte, Caroline and Maggie. She also takes a sunset sail through the harbor with Captain Jim Lengel out of the Bristol Yacht Club aboard his 38’ yawl Top Cat.

Catch all the fun this Monday on NESN!

New England Boating TV, sponsored by GMC and Pursuit Boats and their network of New England dealers. Live on NESN Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and rebroadcast on the following Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Check out the our Season 2 schedule here.

Watch Episode 4: Bristol, Monday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. on NESN.
Watch a rebroadcast of Episode 4: Bristol, Sunday, November 2 at 12:30 p.m. on NESN.

A commercial quahogger unloads the day's catch at the town dock.
A commercial quahogger unloads the day’s catch at the Bristol town marina and dinghy dock.