Quissett Yacht Club

Founded 1912

Quissett Harbor Light Buoy
41.32.5  70.39.9

Buzzards Bay
Sunny, SW 10-15

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14 02, 2021

Update from the Commodore Winter 2021

2021-02-14T14:07:19-05:00

Hello QYC Membership, What’s the best thing to do in February? Dream about summer! While ice floats about the harbor, your officers, directors, and committees are hard at work preparing [...]

Update from the Commodore Winter 20212021-02-14T14:07:19-05:00
14 02, 2021

QYC Cruising Update Winter 2021

2021-02-14T14:07:56-05:00

The QYC Cruising, after a successful inaugural season, is back with 4 weekend cruises on the calendar. Destinations to be selected 7-10 days before each event. For more information, please [...]

QYC Cruising Update Winter 20212021-02-14T14:07:56-05:00
13 02, 2021

Herreshoff Sail About Challenge 2021

2021-02-13T19:24:45-05:00

Feel like joining the Herreshoff 12 1/2 and S fleets in the harbor for a no pressure, no racing, Sail About on a beautiful summer afternoon? Shelter Island Yacht Club, [...]

Herreshoff Sail About Challenge 20212021-02-13T19:24:45-05:00
13 02, 2021

2021 Falmouth Yacht Club 50th Anniversary Invitational

2021-02-14T13:55:22-05:00

This July 23 event is in the planning stages but FYC would like to host adult and Corinthian members from area yacht clubs for a fun night of racing in [...]

2021 Falmouth Yacht Club 50th Anniversary Invitational2021-02-14T13:55:22-05:00
13 02, 2021

Waterlilies News Winter 2021

2021-02-13T19:19:05-05:00

We are hoping and planning for a robust Waterlilies program this summer, with enthusiastic 12 1/2 sailors out on the water on Friday mornings, depending on the COVID situation and [...]

Waterlilies News Winter 20212021-02-13T19:19:05-05:00
13 02, 2021

H Class News Winter 2021

2021-02-13T19:16:41-05:00

H-Class News: We’re looking forward to another great season and hoping to have post-race Wednesday dinners if MA state guidelines permit us to do so. We’ve added to the calendar [...]

H Class News Winter 20212021-02-13T19:16:41-05:00
13 02, 2021

S Class News Winter 2021

2021-02-13T19:15:43-05:00

With a view towards a brighter future QYC is preparing to host an S Class Invitational Regatta this coming August 7 and 8. Wooden Herreshoff S boats from Rhode Island [...]

S Class News Winter 20212021-02-13T19:15:43-05:00
13 02, 2021

Help The Herreshoff Maritime Museum Celebrate 50 Years!

2021-02-13T19:10:01-05:00

The Herreshoff Maritime Museum is looking for your stories for their 50th anniversary! Here's more information and links to submit your story: Calling all Herreshoff Aficionados: Help the Herreshoff Marine [...]

Help The Herreshoff Maritime Museum Celebrate 50 Years!2021-02-13T19:10:01-05:00
24 06, 2020

Welcome to Summer 2020 at Quissett!

2020-06-24T12:15:19-04:00

While this summer will be different, there is still plenty going on around the yacht club. As a reminder, the calendar was published prior to some changes we made due [...]

Welcome to Summer 2020 at Quissett!2020-06-24T12:15:19-04:00
24 08, 2019

S Class Centennial Series at Newport

2019-08-24T14:49:20-04:00

Quissett S Boats Coyote, Radiant, & Teaticket continued their centennial series racing in Newport August 17 - 18 amidst great support from Quissett spectators. Here are some exciting photos. Details [...]

S Class Centennial Series at Newport2019-08-24T14:49:20-04:00
24 08, 2019

S Boat Design

2019-08-24T14:37:53-04:00

“S” Boat Design Centennial By: David Hubbard Updated: 2019-05-13 One hundred years ago, the most famous boat designer of all time, Nathanial Greene Herreshoff, aka “Captain Nat”, aka “The Wizard [...]

S Boat Design2019-08-24T14:37:53-04:00
5 08, 2019

S Class Centennial Series at Larchmont Part 2

2019-08-24T14:41:52-04:00

Quissett sailors (Alan Haigh, Ham Lord, Olivia Lord, Ben Morris, Doug Cooper, Kathy Cooper, George Hunnewell, David Michaelson, Eric Karplus and Christos Karplus) returned to Larchmont, NY on Friday 7/19 [...]

S Class Centennial Series at Larchmont Part 22019-08-24T14:41:52-04:00
22 07, 2019

A Note from the Commodore

2019-07-22T12:53:07-04:00

Wednesday 17 July was a Banner Day for Quissett and the Quissett Yacht Club.   We hosted the Unkie’s for younger sailors and their parents in the morning. The Junior Sailing [...]

A Note from the Commodore2019-07-22T12:53:07-04:00
18 07, 2019

S Class Centennial Series at Larchmont Part 1

2019-08-24T14:41:20-04:00

Three Quissett S boats (Coyote, Radiant and Teaticket) and twelve Quissett S boat sailors (Eric Karplus, Christos Karplus, Josh Bernstein, Sydney Kiedeisch, Douglas Cooper, Kathy Cooper, Jeff Whittle, David Michaelson, [...]

S Class Centennial Series at Larchmont Part 12019-08-24T14:41:20-04:00
10 07, 2019

New Mini-Course Offerings for Junior Sailing!

2019-07-10T18:53:15-04:00

QYC Sailing New Mini Courses Do you have kids or grandkids who want to learn to sail but won't be here for a whole month? We've got great news! The [...]

New Mini-Course Offerings for Junior Sailing!2019-07-10T18:53:15-04:00
1 07, 2019

S Class 2019 QYC Summer Racing Schedule

2019-08-19T15:34:17-04:00

Quissett 2019 S Boat Racing On Buzzards Bay While some of the Quissett fleet will be out-of-town participating in the S Class Centennial Series (see dates and locations at the bottom [...]

S Class 2019 QYC Summer Racing Schedule2019-08-19T15:34:17-04:00
20 03, 2018

Communication Volunteer Needed

2018-03-20T21:17:17-04:00

Race Committee - Race write up submission Help needed We are looking for someone with some Communication, editing background experience or interest to help collect weekly race write up articles [...]

Communication Volunteer Needed2018-03-20T21:17:17-04:00
20 03, 2018

Waterlilies Volunteers Needed

2018-03-20T21:19:26-04:00

Waterlilies Instructors & Ferry/Chase Boat Helper Wanted We're looking for a few additional full time or part time Waterlilies volunteer sailing instructors for this summers' program and a ferry/chase boat [...]

Waterlilies Volunteers Needed2018-03-20T21:19:26-04:00
6 01, 2018

Welcome 2018 Junior Sailors and Parents

2018-03-20T20:17:23-04:00

  With sailing weather right around the corner I’d like to update you on the upcoming season for our Junior Sailing Program: First off, registration for 2018 Junior Sailing is [...]

Welcome 2018 Junior Sailors and Parents2018-03-20T20:17:23-04:00
12 07, 2017

July Wednesday Series H Class

2018-07-17T21:30:25-04:00

Reminder: The Race Committee will offer two starts on Wednesdays, one at 5:15 for the “A” Fleet (usual format for conditioned racers) and a “B” Fleet start 6 minutes later [...]

July Wednesday Series H Class2018-07-17T21:30:25-04:00
12 07, 2017

July Saturday Series S & H Class (7-1-17)

2017-07-12T18:33:07-04:00

JULY SERIES BEGINS! By TED BURT On a Saturday afternoon following several days of windy conditions, some Quissett Yacht Club racers expressed apprehension over the forecast of gusty southerlies exceeding [...]

July Saturday Series S & H Class (7-1-17)2017-07-12T18:33:07-04:00
6 07, 2017

July Wednesday Series H Class June 27, 2018

2018-07-17T21:36:07-04:00

The First QYC Wednesday night challenges Quissett Yacht Club June 27, 2018 By Doug Jones Last Wednesday night, the Quissett Race Committee of Ed Jackson, Martha Adams, and Doug Jones [...]

July Wednesday Series H Class June 27, 20182018-07-17T21:36:07-04:00
6 07, 2017

Early Bird Trophy (6-24-17)

2017-07-09T12:12:29-04:00

THE CURSE OF THE EARLY BIRD RACE By DOUG JONES The Quissett Yacht Club launched its 2017 season with the Early Bird race for H-12’s and S boats this past [...]

Early Bird Trophy (6-24-17)2017-07-09T12:12:29-04:00
3 09, 2016

Ames and McCurdyTrophies (9-3-16)

2017-07-06T20:42:43-04:00

Close Finishes For Ames And McCurdy Trophies By DOUG JONES The Quissett Yacht Club wrapped up its sailing season this past Saturday with the McCurdy Trophy for the S Class [...]

Ames and McCurdyTrophies (9-3-16)2017-07-06T20:42:43-04:00
2 09, 2016

Not All There Trophy (9-2-16)

2017-07-06T20:42:33-04:00

Enough Were There By TED BURT The Robert W. Driscoll “Not All There” race is unique.  Other than not having skippered in a race this season (not counting the Ancient [...]

Not All There Trophy (9-2-16)2017-07-06T20:42:33-04:00
27 08, 2016

August Saturday Series (8-27-16)

2017-07-06T20:42:22-04:00

Series Finale Photo Sarah Meigs Just enough wind to fill the chutes, or not? By TED BURT Now we know the end of the summer is almost here.  [...]

August Saturday Series (8-27-16)2017-07-06T20:42:22-04:00
24 08, 2016

August Wednesday Series (8-24-16)

2017-07-06T20:42:08-04:00

Photo by Sarah Meigs.   Clean starts for everyone Phoenix Wraps Up Series In Style By DOUG JONES For the last Wednesday evening race for the Quissett H [...]

August Wednesday Series (8-24-16)2017-07-06T20:42:08-04:00
21 08, 2016

Ancient Mariner Trophy (8-21-16)

2017-07-06T20:41:50-04:00

Ancient Mariner Race By DOUG JONES Tradition holds sway over much that goes on with the Quissett Yacht Club. Consequently, the Ancient Mariner race, for skippers over 35 who have [...]

Ancient Mariner Trophy (8-21-16)2017-07-06T20:41:50-04:00
20 08, 2016

August Saturday Series (8-20-16)

2017-07-06T20:41:43-04:00

Quickie S Class Races By TED BURT The S Class has been looking forward to more, shorter races. Apparently they have been bored sailing for over an hour, following the [...]

August Saturday Series (8-20-16)2017-07-06T20:41:43-04:00
17 08, 2016

August Wednesday Series (8-17-16)

2017-07-06T20:41:36-04:00

Photo by Doug Jones. Olivia First in Allie Rose with a perfect start QYC August Series Heats Up By DOUG JONES After a day of heavy winds from [...]

August Wednesday Series (8-17-16)2017-07-06T20:41:36-04:00
14 08, 2016

Junior Series (8-14-16)

2017-07-06T20:41:30-04:00

AND THE WINNER IS… By WENDY MARTYNA The last race of the Sunday Junior series was held on August 14th. Two dedicated crews, each with 3 points, showed up for [...]

Junior Series (8-14-16)2017-07-06T20:41:30-04:00
13 08, 2016

August Saturday Series (8-13-16)

2017-07-06T20:41:23-04:00

Swizzle Sweeps By WENDY MARTYNA As Quissett’s 12 ½ s did their best to drift or sail out to the starting line in almost no wind, everyone was wondering if [...]

August Saturday Series (8-13-16)2017-07-06T20:41:23-04:00
10 08, 2016

August Wednesday Series (8-10-16)

2017-07-06T20:40:56-04:00

A STRONG BREEZE FOR TWO BOATS By ALAN HAIGH Two crews participated in Quissett Yacht Club’s second August, Wednesday series race: Randy and Ann Evans in Penguin, and Chuck and [...]

August Wednesday Series (8-10-16)2017-07-06T20:40:56-04:00
7 08, 2016

Whiteley Trophy (8-7-16)

2017-07-06T20:40:36-04:00

THE TORCH IS PASSED Entering the lee of Penzance Point. By TED BURT The Whiteley Trophy is a mid-summer race each year, sailed in Herreshoff 12 1/2s.  The [...]

Whiteley Trophy (8-7-16)2017-07-06T20:40:36-04:00
3 08, 2016

August Wednesday Series (8-3-16)

2017-07-06T20:40:12-04:00

Light Winds Challenges Small Fleet  By DOUG JONES Three days after the H Class Championship Regatta, only four boats competed in the first of the Quissett Yacht Club’s August Wednesday [...]

August Wednesday Series (8-3-16)2017-07-06T20:40:12-04:00
29 07, 2016

H Class National Regatta (7-29 to 7-31-16)

2017-07-06T20:39:56-04:00

H Class National Regatta Results By TED BURT The Quissett Yacht Club hosted the H Class National Regatta over the weekend of July 26-28.  Six crews entered the Junior Regatta, [...]

H Class National Regatta (7-29 to 7-31-16)2017-07-06T20:39:56-04:00
27 07, 2016

Janet Chalmers Trophy (7-27-16)

2017-07-06T20:39:44-04:00

Olivia Takes Two Firsts By DOUG JONES A few hours after hearing that his daughter Olivia had taken first place in one of the Gill Trophy races (the Southeastern Mass [...]

Janet Chalmers Trophy (7-27-16)2017-07-06T20:39:44-04:00
24 07, 2016

Junior Series (7-24-16)

2017-07-06T20:39:28-04:00

Another Match-up By WENDY MARTYNA Sunday brought a beautiful morning after a night of impressive thunder, lightning and rain. The intrepid Quissett Junior racers spent some time bailing out dinghies [...]

Junior Series (7-24-16)2017-07-06T20:39:28-04:00
23 07, 2016

July Saturday Series (7-23-16)

2017-07-06T20:39:17-04:00

QYC July Saturday Series Wrap Up By TED BURT It’s hard to believe, but the summer is almost half over.  In a blur of activity we are in the final [...]

July Saturday Series (7-23-16)2017-07-06T20:39:17-04:00
20 07, 2016

July Wednesday Series (7-20-16)

2017-07-06T20:39:08-04:00

Phoenix Wraps Up Another Series By DOUG JONES With heavy seas and a gusty wind from the WSW, the Quissett Race Committee of Ed Jackson, Molly Jones, Martha Adams and [...]

July Wednesday Series (7-20-16)2017-07-06T20:39:08-04:00
18 07, 2016

H Class National Championship Update

2017-07-06T20:38:52-04:00

The H Class Nationals are rapidly approaching. We have 29 boats registered for senior racing and 4 for junior racing! I am expecting more will sign up. Here are a [...]

H Class National Championship Update2017-07-06T20:38:52-04:00
16 07, 2016

July Saturday Series (7-16-16)

2017-07-06T20:38:35-04:00

Photo by: Sarah P. Meigs Weatherly Dorris and Doug Jones in Found It (289) sail towards victory with Ted Grayson and Erik Egleston in Swizzle (888) in hot pursuit [...]

July Saturday Series (7-16-16)2017-07-06T20:38:35-04:00
13 07, 2016

July Wednesday Series (7-13-16)

2017-07-06T20:38:18-04:00

Best Friends Weatherly And Charity Cruise To Victory By DOUG JONES With a SSW wind gusting to 18 knots, the Quissett Yacht Club Race Committee of Molly Jones, Martha Adams, [...]

July Wednesday Series (7-13-16)2017-07-06T20:38:18-04:00
10 07, 2016

McMurtrie Trophy (7-10-16)

2017-07-06T20:38:02-04:00

Photo by Doug JonesPenguin (312), Dory Too (350), and Tag Along (128) off to a clean start of the McMurtrie Trophy race. Katy Burt Claims McMurtrie Trophy By DOUG [...]

McMurtrie Trophy (7-10-16)2017-07-06T20:38:02-04:00
9 07, 2016

July Saturday Series (7-9-16)

2017-07-06T20:37:54-04:00

Two Matches And Another Win For Phoenix July 9, 2016 BY Doug Jones The Quissett Yacht Club S fleet, at least in part, made its 2016 inaugural appearance as two [...]

July Saturday Series (7-9-16)2017-07-06T20:37:54-04:00
6 07, 2016

July Wednesday Series (7-6-16)

2017-07-06T20:37:16-04:00

Once Again Phoenix Rises From The Ashes By DOUG JONES For the second race of the Quissett Yacht Club Wednesday series, the Race Committee of Alan Haigh, Anne Dyer, Martha [...]

July Wednesday Series (7-6-16)2017-07-06T20:37:16-04:00
4 07, 2016

Fourth of July Herreshoff Trophies 2016

2017-07-06T20:37:05-04:00

By DOUG JONES Photo by Doug Jones: Off to a great start! During the H 12 ½ class meeting last Friday, a few requests were sent to the [...]

Fourth of July Herreshoff Trophies 20162017-07-06T20:37:05-04:00
3 07, 2016

Junior Series (7-3-16)

2017-07-06T20:36:58-04:00

Another Learning Experience By WENDY MARTYNA The Quissett Yacht Club’s first Junior Series race, held in H 12s was on Sunday, July 3rd. The race committee was made up of [...]

Junior Series (7-3-16)2017-07-06T20:36:58-04:00
2 07, 2016

July Saturday Series (7-2-16)

2017-07-06T20:36:43-04:00

Up The Learning Curve By TED BURT The first race of the season is bound to turn up some rusty spots.  In this case, both the Race Committee and the [...]

July Saturday Series (7-2-16)2017-07-06T20:36:43-04:00
29 06, 2016

July Wednesday Series (6-29-16)

2017-07-06T20:36:13-04:00

Photo by Doug JonesCaption: Swizzle (888) off to a great start to windward of Tag Along (128) and ahead of Buttercup and Sea Breeze. Swizzle Sizzles By DOUG [...]

July Wednesday Series (6-29-16)2017-07-06T20:36:13-04:00
25 06, 2016

Early Bird (6-25-16)

2017-07-03T19:16:51-04:00

Photo by Molly Jones: Allie Rose (586), Phoenix (183) and Found It (289) head to windward in Quissett Yacht Club's Early Bird race. The QYC Early Bird Challenges [...]

Early Bird (6-25-16)2017-07-03T19:16:51-04:00
4 05, 2016

Welcome H Class Racers!

2017-07-06T20:35:42-04:00

The H Class fleet of the QYC would like to welcome all H Class sailors to the 2016 regatta. We want you to enjoy your on-the-water and off-the-water time with [...]

Welcome H Class Racers!2017-07-06T20:35:42-04:00
28 04, 2016

Update on Regatta Preparations

2017-07-06T20:35:28-04:00

2016 H Class Championship Regatta Regatta preparations are well underway for the QYC to host the H Class Championship Regatta, on July 29, 30 and 31. Many QYC individuals have [...]

Update on Regatta Preparations2017-07-06T20:35:28-04:00
28 04, 2016

2016 H Class Championship Chair Letter

2017-07-06T20:34:51-04:00

2016 H Class Championship Quissett Yacht Club will host the 2016 H Class Championship Regatta July 29, 30 and 31. We are expecting boats from Beverly, Buzzards, Edgartown, and Shelter [...]

2016 H Class Championship Chair Letter2017-07-06T20:34:51-04:00
28 03, 2016

A Brief History of the Class Championship

2016-04-28T18:02:17-04:00

From 1928 to 1972, the Class Championships were conducted annually by the Beverly Yacht Club as a single race competition, over an elongated course, and the trophy was the Mary [...]

A Brief History of the Class Championship2016-04-28T18:02:17-04:00
4 09, 2015

Whiteley Trophy

2016-07-20T22:39:43-04:00

Found It Finds It’s Fourth Gear By Doug Jones This past Sunday morning, the Quissett Yacht Club held the rescheduled race for the Whiteley Trophy for H12s.   Four boats braved [...]

Whiteley Trophy2016-07-20T22:39:43-04:00
4 09, 2015

Wednesday August Series Race #3 2015

2017-07-03T18:00:51-04:00

A Perfect Evening for a Hot Race By Doug Jones As the weather has been heating up, so has the competition in the Quissett Yacht Club Wednesday evening races. Last [...]

Wednesday August Series Race #3 20152017-07-03T18:00:51-04:00
4 09, 2015

August Saturday Series H-Class Race #4

2016-07-20T22:40:48-04:00

Winding Down By Wendy Martyna As summer starts to come to its inevitable close, the H Class racing at Quissett is more than half way thru the August Saturday series. [...]

August Saturday Series H-Class Race #42016-07-20T22:40:48-04:00
4 09, 2015

August Saturday Series S Class Race 3

2016-07-20T22:41:56-04:00

Zig Zag By Wendy Martyna The third race in in the Saturday August series for Quissett Yacht Club’s S-Class was a bit of a zigzag course with different strategies coming [...]

August Saturday Series S Class Race 32016-07-20T22:41:56-04:00
23 08, 2015

The Founder’s Trophy (the Long Distance Trophy)

2016-07-20T22:42:24-04:00

August 16, 2015 A Long but Wonderful Afternoon on the Water By Doug Jones Thanks to the efforts of Jon and Katy Burt, Kristan First, and the Quissett Yacht club [...]

The Founder’s Trophy (the Long Distance Trophy)2016-07-20T22:42:24-04:00
23 08, 2015

August Saturday Series, H-Class Race #3, S-Class Race #2

2016-07-20T22:43:12-04:00

Saturday August 16th, 2015 On the Afternoon before the QYC Ball by Ted Burt Everyone knows that in order to stay on the dance floor at the Quissett Yacht Club [...]

August Saturday Series, H-Class Race #3, S-Class Race #22016-07-20T22:43:12-04:00
23 08, 2015

Harrington/Woodriff Trophies for H-12s

2016-07-20T22:43:28-04:00

August 14, 2015 A Most Entertaining and Educational Race! By: Doug Jones Last Friday evening, the Quissett Yacht Club held races for the Harrington Junior Sailing and Woodriff Memorial trophies. [...]

Harrington/Woodriff Trophies for H-12s2016-07-20T22:43:28-04:00
23 08, 2015

Ancient Mariner Trophy

2016-07-20T22:43:51-04:00

August 16, 2015   While many rested or ran, Bill Armstrong cruised to victory! By: Doug Jones   On this past Sunday morning while some members of the Quissett Yacht [...]

Ancient Mariner Trophy2016-07-20T22:43:51-04:00
23 08, 2015

August Wednesday Series Race #2

2016-07-20T22:46:33-04:00

August 12, 2015 August Wednesday Series The Windy Wednesdays continue! By: Doug Jones   Before leaving the harbor last Wednesday, the Quissett Race Committee of Alan Haigh, Peter Franklin, Martha [...]

August Wednesday Series Race #22016-07-20T22:46:33-04:00
22 08, 2015

Junior Sailing Class Weeks 7 & 8

2016-02-14T14:47:59-05:00

Beverly Junior Regatta for 420s  By George Walters This week, our 420 race team participated in the highly competitive Beverly Junior Regatta, where as many as 75 420s competed over [...]

Junior Sailing Class Weeks 7 & 82016-02-14T14:47:59-05:00
21 08, 2015

August Saturday Series H-Class Race 1 & 2, S-Class 1

2016-07-20T22:47:14-04:00

Short and challenging races   By: Ted Burt After last week’s All Star break, the Quissett Yacht Club racers went back to work to begin the August Series. The race committee [...]

August Saturday Series H-Class Race 1 & 2, S-Class 12016-07-20T22:47:14-04:00
21 08, 2015

August Wednesday Series #1

2016-07-20T22:47:37-04:00

August Wednesday Series 1 August 5, 2015 Wild and Wooly Wednesday By: Alan Haigh As Cornelia Carey headed out into Buzzards Bay for the first race of the August Wednesday [...]

August Wednesday Series #12016-07-20T22:47:37-04:00
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