Quannapowitt is the oldest inland boat club in America, founded in 1884. We are a family oriented boat club whose mission is to keep sailing costs low, and are perhaps "the best kept secret" and one of the most affordable boat clubs in eastern Massachusetts..
Come join us and get away from the daily grind in the wholesome outdoors. You can enjoy sailing near the city and near home in Wakefield at the Quannapowitt Yacht Club.
The Club features many active sailboat Fleets . QYC sailors are active in local, regional, and national regattas. Our racing calendar runs from May through mid-October each year. The facility is open all year for indoor activities.
QYC is located at the end of Linda Road, at the flashing light on North Avenue in Wakefield just South of Rt. 128 exit 39. At the end of the road, each social event and each sailing event is like a small vacation.
Membership is open to qualified individuals and families.Give us a call at (339) 203-9201 or send e-mail for more information.
There is still space available in all sessions for the Youth Sailing Program - if you know a child who might be interested, please let them know we are accepting registrations. The orientation is Saturday, 14 June, from 2-4pm at the club, but if families are unable to attend, they can contact the YSP board and get the information they need.
Due to the limited resources that we have we can't accept any more people for the group sailing lessons. Thanks for the interest and please try again next year.
Summer Series One has started. Now that the racing season is under way make sure that you know when your Race Comittee duty is. A new link has been added to the Sign Up Genius web site called "Race Comittee Duty." You will be sent an email reminder 5 days before your assignment.
The winter may have seemed longer this year but the club will be open before you know it!
The club is offering discounts for new members to take advantage of this year. The fee for adult sailing lessons can also be applied to new memberships. Basically new members can join the club and get adult sailing lessons for free!
I expect you are all as ready for another sailing season as I am. We will kick off the sailing season on Friday, April 12, with our annual Spring meeting. Please plan to join us. And don't forget that we will be opening the club the next morning and we will need your help! The crane will arrive promptly at 8:00!
Your 2013 Board welcomes you to another season of sailing, whether you are a serious racer or a casual cruiser (or a little of both). Please read the rest of this email in preparation for the upcoming meeting.
Ask about our 1st year membership special discounts!
Water is both the medium our sport is played in and a substance so dangerous that the National Safety Council reports that over 7000 people drown annually.
Swimmers are not immune; one quarter of all who die are swimmers.
QYC Laser sailors made a great showing at our May Madness Laser Regatta. New member Sara Helbling, placed second in a very competitive fleet of 20 sailors from all over New England – ME, VT, NH, RI, CT and MA. Your Commodore and Eric McCaffrey placed fifth and sixth respectively, and Members Bill Dobson and Scott Doran persevered through the rain and tricky wind shifts when more experienced sailors headed for the beach.
When you plan a regatta you haven’t the faintest idea what kind of weather you’ll have, so it was with a pretty profound degree of disappointment that the weather for our May Madness Laser regatta began to make its self known out of the long-term forecasts – rain and thunder with moderate to light winds.