Quissett Yacht Club

Founded 1912

Quissett Harbor Light Buoy
41.32.5  70.39.9

Buzzards Bay
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13 09, 2022

Results of the 2022 Round the Bay Race


70th Annual Quissett Yacht Club Round The Bay Race On September 10 the Quissett Yacht Club held the 70th annual Round the Bay Race.  It was a beautiful day on [...]

Results of the 2022 Round the Bay Race2022-09-13T16:55:30-04:00
14 02, 2021

Update from the Commodore Winter 2021


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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!


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


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


“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


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


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


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!


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


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


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


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


  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


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)


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


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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


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)


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)


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)


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)


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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
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