The Buzzards Yacht Club
The Buzzards Yacht Club was established as an Association in 1930 and incorporated in 1965. Its family members have enjoyed a rich history and tradition of sailing, racing and social events with like-minded people who love all that the Buzzards Bay area has to offer. The Buzzards has a small clubhouse on Wings Neck and holds One Design Senior Series and Cup Races for Herreshoff 12s, Bullseyes and Stuart Knockabouts and Junior Series Races for 420s, Widgeons, and Optimists. The Buzzards also hosts four weekend PHRF Races during the summer and helps run the weekday Old Sigh PHRF Race Series.
Members also enjoy other sailing events for boats of all shapes and sizes such as the Chowder Race, the Commodore's Cup, Big Boat Cruise, Ladies and Gentleman's Race, and the Fun Race/Picnic. The summer kicks off and closes with a clubhouse gathering on the 4th of July and Labor Day and members also gather for the mid-season Lobster/Chicken Bake.
The Buzzards is affiliated with the Buzzards Sailing School, an 8-week summer program that teaches sailing, seamanship and racing using Widgeons, Optimists and 420s.
You don't have to own a boat or have to race. The Buzzards is an informal, very affordable yacht club for people who share the love of the water and the joy of sailing. Information can be found at www.buzzardsyc.org.
We are excited about the upcoming 2017 summer season at the BYC! This summer’s events will include weekend races (one-design and PHRF) and various other fun sailing events and social gatherings.
The BYC is committed to promoting junior sailing and racing and is excited to offer a new BYC Junior Membership for 12 to 21 year olds whose parents are not already members of the BYC. Junior membership includes:
- An invitation to age appropriate BYC events including the Chowder Race and the Fun Race
- Inclusion on crew lists for the PHRF and Senior Series races
- BYC Junior membership t-shirt
The cost is $25 per year. You can enroll through the registration page on the Buzzards Sailing School website, www.buzzardssailing.org. For current BYC members who are interested in the benefits of a Junior Membership, please contact the BYC directly.