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Social Activities

This Social Activities section lists the social activities from MBYCA member clubs in which other MBYCA member clubs are invited to participate.

Jubilee Yacht Club, in Beverly, Ma is undergoing change as we face challenges.
fellow MBYCA Yacht clubs please click here to print out the survey and answer the questions.

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Blessing of the Fleet Celebration - Saturday, June 24, 2017

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Our Annual Meeting will be...

Held at the Historic Pump Station on Winthrop's Deer Island.  We'll be hosted by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA).

Speakers will include Kathy Abbot from Boston Harbor NOW as well as other Harbor Agency Staff, with a "keynote speaker" Thomas Martorelli, author of the book "An Island In The Family" - about the McDevitt Family and their life on Peddocks Island.  As an added attraction, several of the McDevitts will be on-hand to tell some of their story.  While the book is not yet commercially available, we hope to have copies available for sale at the meeting.

Registration for the meeting is mandatory via - see the link on our home page for tickets.  For security purposes all attendees MUST be registered by Thursday, April 20th.

Yours,  Walter Hope, FBHI Chairman
Thank you to our auction donors: Birch Mobile Marine, Constitution Marina and Bed & Breakfast Afloat, Green Turtle Bed & Breakfast, the sailing vessel Kayla, The Point Restaurant.

Blessing of the Fleet Celebration - Saturday, June 24, 2017
Mystic Wellington Yacht Club - Riverside Yacht Club - Winter Hill Yacht Club
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PELAGIC SAILING CLUB - where skippers and crew come together, public welcome, no fee
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General Meetings are the 4th Thursday of the month at Savin Hill YC
400 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125
6:00 social  cash bar, $2 pizza by the slice -7:00 meeting
Upcoming Meetings:
4/27   Skipper Crew evaluation tips &cruise planning
5/25   Jim Healey from Coast Guard Sector Boston briefs us on the tall ships parade of sail in Boston Harbor on June 17
6/22    Ken Legler, Tufts sailing coach and race manager narrates a slide show World Sailing Tour
7/27   Brillian Beacons, a History of American Lighthouses - Eric Jay Dolan, author
9/28   Massachusetts Boating and Yacht Club Association - Bill Scanlon, Mass Bay Sailors
10/26   Corinthian Resolve, The History of the Marion-Bermuda Race - Mark Gabrielson, Blue Water Sailing Club
11/16   The Lost Art of Finding Our Way - John Huth, professor of physics at Harvard

And the sea shall have them all
by Art Milmore

The Tragic story of the Steamer Portland


QUINCY BAY RACE WEEK , JULY 22-23,2017.  Details , go to....

The Tall Ships Are Coming! June 17 – 22, 2017

Visit, designed to keep you above board with the latest information and special features about the biggest convergence of ships in Boston since 2000. Produced and managed by Conventures, Inc., Sail Boston 2017 is a five-day celebration of maritime culture and history that will bring millions of residents and visitors of all ages together to enjoy our beloved city. With support from Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh and the City of Boston, Massport and other public and private agencies and organizations, we are planning for Massachusetts to play host to 50+ exquisite vessels from more than twenty countries. Learn more about the history and current plans at

SAIL BOSTON PRESENTATION click here for more info

2-24-17 update:    There are now 45 vessels registered for this event.  There are 14 Class A ships, 12 Class B ships and 19 Class C ships registered. There will ne NO fireworks either on the evening of June 17th when the ships parade into the harbor or the evening before their departure on June 22nd. The US NAVY will have an LSD berthed at the north jetty.  The design of the new navy hulls preclude berthing at several existing piers due to overhang. The starting area for the race to Canada will be at:  42-38.0 N, 070 26.0 W.  The start time will be at 6:00 pm on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017.

Tall Ship Spotlight

With an anticipated fleet comparable in size to the 2000 Tall Ships visit, we are thrilled to spotlight the amazing vessels that will be coming to our port in June 2017. Please visit our Participating Ships page to learn more about all of the vessels attending—new ships are added regularly!

Sail On Board

Boston is the only US port in the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta which presents a unique opportunity for people of all ages to Sail On Board a Tall Ship! Discover your hidden strengths and talents and understand the value of teamwork. Learn more about this special program or start planning your adventure now!



Did You Know?

The first wind powered ships date back to 3400 BC, invented by the Egyptians to move goods down the Nile River. Today, sailboats are used for many different recreational, racing and commercial uses. The beauty of sailing is that whether you do it for leisure or to feed your competitive nature, endless adventures lie ahead while on board a ship. Learn more about Sailing 101.


Group Tours

Interested in bringing groups or tours to Boston for the Tall Ships’ visit? Sail Boston is offering ticketed grandstands for the Grand Parade of Sail on June 17 exclusively for groups! The ships will also be available for free public viewing throughout the week. Visit our website for more information or download the Tour Operators Flyer.




Join the Crew

See the ships, work behind the scenes, and volunteer to be a part of Sail Boston 2017. Simply visit and complete our Contact Form.


RMS LOGOEvent Information Lipton Cup Regatta
Sat,Sun Jul 15,16 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Lipton Cup Regatta Information page. From here you can access the following:

2017 Lipton Cup Regatta Auction

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Go Boating or Sea Kayaking

Boaters and kayakers are encouraged to visit the Boston Harbor Islands national park area, which includes plenty of protected water, interesting coastline, and coves to explore. You can fish, camp, hike the island trails, walk along the shore, and more. Whether arriving by motorboat, sailboat, or kayak, everyone’s invited to come ashore to see all that the islands have to offer. Permits are required for on-island camping. Docks, moorings, and the marina on Spectacle Island are open seasonally. For further details

For Boston harbor Island Boating Guide:

To list your activity please email
or contact the social chairman Carol Gilson. Email:
or mention it at the next MBYCA general membership meeting.