1990 Canadian Sailcraft CS34 Shoal Draft
Sail #8268

1982 Catalina 22 Fin Keel
Sail #10506

1994 MUMM 36 ACE
Sail # 29206

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Boston Yacht Club

After the conference, we rented a car and headed North to Marblehead.  It was about 20 miles and took about 45 minutes.  We followed the coast and saw lots of beautiful waterfront homes.

The Boston Yacht Club is located in historic Marblehead.

Front Door
Front Entrance

Second Floor
Corner room overlooking harbour
The view from the room was spectacular:

In 2013 I was in Marblehead to race on MacIntosh in the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race.  I loved it so much I wanted to take Rita the next time we were in Boston.

Marblehead harbour is very protected from most weather, except when there is a "Nor'Easterly".  The weather was terrible: major rain, and 40 knots winds FROM THE NE.

8 to 10 ft waves were rolling down the harbour.  The docks were heaving and the boats in the mooring field were being bashed around.
Here is a nice wind up Ship's Bell clock made by Chelsea clocks in Boston:

Click for larger as you can see the boats bobbing in the background

We saw a really nice 30ft wooden sloop:

That sunk overnight

That's the mast sticking out of the water!
We found out later that it was owned by a BYC member and was built by his grandfather in the 30s!

Here are some more photos of the mayhem:

Boston Whaler's can't sink

Upside down power boat

And here is a panoramic shot of the harbour from the 2nd floor deck of BYC:

Click for larger version

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