The Mattapoisett Yacht Club is about to kick off its 2018 season with a variety of boating and social events. The annual skippers’ meeting on Saturday, June 2 is the first official event where skippers of both racing and cruising boats gather to review schedules for the upcoming season. Immediately after the skippers’ meeting, there will be a “Stir-it-Up” cocktail party. Stir-it-up cocktail parties are individual member sponsored cocktail parties for MYC members and guests. The June 2 event is sponsored by the McGowan family in honor of Sue McGowan, one of the Yacht Club’s most celebrated members who passed away this spring. Beverages are compliments of the host; guests are invited to bring appetizers.
The following week, the Club begins its sailboat racing season with the first race of the June series for the Ensign class on Tuesday, June 5 and a practice race for the PHRF Handicap fleets on Wednesday, June 6. The annual cookout is scheduled for Friday, June 8 at the Club. This event is the night prior to the MYC sponsored Spring Round-the-Bay Race. So, in addition to being the Club’s official kick-off to the 2018 season, all visiting skippers and crew participating in the Spring Round-the-Bay Race on Saturday, June 9 are also invited. The MYC Spring Round-the-Bay Race is the first of a 6-race series to determine the overall winner of the Buzzards Bay Trophy. (See press release “The 2018 Buzzards Bay Trophy”).
The MYC 2018 Season will include four weekend cruises for both power and sail and a week-long cruise to Block Island in July. MYC will host the Ensign Regional Championship on July 21-22. Guests are welcome to all MYC events and races are open to members and non-members. There are numerous opportunities to participate in both boating and social events. For a calendar of 2018 events and for more information, visit the website at matttapoisettyc.org.