Pelagic Sailing Club brings experienced sailors together. It was organized in
1967 as a non-profit organization, and it consists of about two-thirds crew
and one-third boat owners, and spans all age groups. The Club's mission is
sailing and good fellowship. Each person offered membership in the club
has to complete several evaluation sails to ensure
safety afloat. We are on the water every weekend, weather
permitting. In the afternoon we may be rafted together or moored in the
same area for a swim and a social time and dinner. We don't
own a club house but meet in a local Boston area yacht club monthly to
coordinate sailing activities.
We cruise nearly every weekend from Memorial Day to
Columbus Day and have both a Northern and Southern fleet. Popular
destinations are Cuttyhunk, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Isle of Shoals,
Marblehead and other ports through out New England sailing waters.
Often sailing continues throughout the year with members vacationing in the
Bahamas, Virgin Islands and other romantic locations. Our activities
continue on shore as well with a clambake,
a winter thing party with the opportunity to ski, and a Holiday party.
Yes, there are many social activities but the major activity of the club is
General meetings are held
in a Boston area yacht club from March through November. Meetings begin with
a brief social, followed by a short business meeting and a presentation by a
noted speaker discussing an interesting, and topical aspect of sailing.
In the Pelagic Speaker Series,
we have had speakers such as
Dodge Morgan, who single handedly sailed 'round the world and Roger Duncan
author of a A Cruising Guide to the New England Coast. In
addition club members have previewed and reviewed their cruising plans and
experiences to sail such places as the Bahamas and Down East. The US Coast
Guard and others have presented programs including emergency volunteer radio
relay systems, rigging, sail construction and trimming and bottom paint
technology, to name a few.
The Pelagic Sailing Club
is a great way to meet other sailors, to improve your sailing skills and,
most especially, to sail.