The Pelagic Sailing Club brings experienced sailors together.

Organized in 1967 as a non-profit organization, our purpose is to bring together competent skippers and competent crew for their mutual sailing benefit. Pelagic consists of about two-thirds crew and one-third boat owners, and spans adults of all ages. The Club’s mission is to promote safety on the water, seamanship sailing, and good fellowship. Each person offered membership in the club has to complete several evaluation sails to ensure safety afloat. We are on the water every weekend, weather permitting. In the afternoon we may be rafted together or moored in the same area for a swim, a social time, and dinner. We don’t own a club house but meet in a local Boston area yacht club monthly to coordinate sailing activities.

Cruising is just about every weekend from Memorial Day to Columbus Day with both a Northern and Southern fleet. Popular destinations are Cuttyhunk, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Isle of Shoals, Marblehead and other ports through out New England sailing waters. Often sailing continues throughout the year with members vacationing in the Bahamas, Virgin Islands and other romantic locations. Our activities continue on shore as well with a clambake, a winter thing party with the opportunity to ski, and a Holiday social in December. Yes, there are many social activities but the major activity of the club is sailing.

General meetings are held in a Boston area yacht club from March through November. Meetings begin with a brief social, followed by a short business meeting and a presentation by a noted speaker discussing an interesting, and topical aspect of sailing.

In the Pelagic Speaker Series, we have had speakers such as Dodge Morgan, who single handedly sailed ’round the world and Roger Duncan author of a A Cruising Guide to the New England Coast. In addition club members have previewed and reviewed their cruising plans and experiences to sail such places as the Bahamas and Down East. The US Coast Guard and others have presented programs including emergency volunteer radio relay systems, rigging, sail construction and trimming and bottom paint technology, to name a few.

The Pelagic Sailing Club is a great way to meet other sailors, to improve your sailing skills and, most especially, to sail.

8 Responses to The Pelagic Sailing Club brings experienced sailors together.

  1. Ilene Mason says:

    Hi Robin,

    This new site is fantastic! It creates an organized, detailed and positive persona for the club. And I love the calendar feature. Great job!!


  2. Elliott N. says:

    Very well done. Should be a big boost to the club.

  3. Steve Howard says:

    I was a Pelagic crew member in Boston until I moved away to Wisconsin 20 years ago. I’ve sailed here with a friend who has a day sailor on a lake here, but now I am moving to Florida. On a whim I googled Pelagic Club, and I’m delighted to find that Pelagic boats sail in Florida and in the Caribbean! How can I rejoin?

    • barbara goldberg says:

      hi steve,

      where in florida. we had many fun sails together. we’d love to have you back again.

  4. Brian Sweeney says:

    Aloha, I am seeking recomendations for blue water sailing in the Carribbean.

  5. John Kimball says:

    Please send me a Crew Membership Application for the club. I am a sailor without a boat. I sold my Beneteau 33.7 last spring and desire to get back on the water. I have been sailing all of my life and just got back from 10 days of crewing on a 43 foot cat in the BVI. I would also like to attend your meeting on March 28. Can non-members attend.

    Thanks for your help.

    Thanks for your help.

  6. Maxwell Krishun says:

    People who are planning to conduct sailing vacations should be very well aware of what to do during the trip. It is a must that they are educated about their trips to ensure that they would know what to do once they are in the middle of the ocean. Before going to sailing vacations, people must conduct research first to familiarize themselves about the basics. People can get information from various Internet sites, books, magazines, as well as in attending a crash course on sailing.^

    Have a look at our online site as well