PBCB joined 45 other exhibitors at Brewster Conservation Day on July 8, informing and delighting the 800 event visitors. Representing PBCB, Executive Director Charlie Sumner, Science Program Director Sarah Griscom, and Board members Lyndy Rogers and Suzy McDowell lent a hand at the exhibit which focused on fresh and salt water salinity levels. As always PBCB made the science FUN! Kids (and adults) learned how to use “refractometers” (which measure the density of a liquid) to see just how “salty” various water samples were. Salt makes water denser! The kids tested Pleasant Bay water, and it came in at nearly 30% – which helps to keep us afloat!
We brought out the boat, and yes, the Jeep, the flags, the banners – even our Christmas tree! – and joined the festivities in both Chatham and Orleans. The sun shone, the crowds cheered, and we had a blast!
Under conditions described as “wild and wooly,” the 2017 Cumming Cup was held at PBCB on June 30, 2017. The action and competition was fierce, and in the end, Stone Horse Yacht Club sailed off with this year’s cup. But our own heroes from PBCB pulled off a fantastic comeback from a last-place finish in the first race, to first place in the final (third) race! In the end, they placed third overall. Congratulations PBCB sailors!
For the third year, our signature First Sail program introduced third graders from the Monomoy and Nauset Regional School Districts to sailing on Pleasant Bay.