News & Events

New Rope Halyards on the Scots

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We are retooling the halyard system on the Flying Scot fleet to traditional, simple rope halyards. Sails raised in seconds. No more whiplashed crank boxes… it should be a great season!   See a quick demonstration video here: Simple Rope Halyard Demo    

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Floating Classroom Research Vessel Launches

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The Floating Classroom Certification Crew: Ali Hogue, PBCB Marine Science Director, Captain Dick Hosmer at the helm, Tom Dempsey, Dempsey Marine Electronics, LT. Aaron Vanhuysen, OCMI, and Sven Kirshner, Torqeedo tech. After nearly three years, The Friend has passed all her USCG tests with one more to go. We’ll be finished on Thursday! The first […]

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Dock Project Progress

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Our pier construction is now complete thanks to Beacon Marine Construction! Next steps for the project include: Hardscape starts Saturday 5/8 Gangway & Floats arrive Monday 5/10 Landscaping & fencing week of 5/17 Paving starts the week of 5/24 A big thanks to our generous donors who saw the value in this project and committed […]

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Adaptive Sailing and Kayaking Update

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Adaptive Sailing and Kayaking Update from Executive Director, Mike Trovato     A pillar of PBCB’s mission is providing ‘Access to All’ to the recreational, educational, and therapeutic benefits of boating on Pleasant Bay. Through its Universal Access programs PBCB has traditionally been able to accommodate certain groups with limited access to sailing, ranging from […]

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PBCB introduces US Sailing Skill Up

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NEW this year:  A more concrete way to track your child’s skill progression US Sailing – “Skill Up” App   Starting the summer 0f 2021 PBCB will be enrolling approximately 110 students into the US Sailing “Skill Up” digital platform for instruction. With a mobile app for our instructors and students, and a website dashboard […]

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Catboat Program News

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Speaker Series coming to PBCB   PBCB is pleased to host the first ever Catboat Speaker Series this spring featuring four fabulous guests, introduced below.  As you read their bios, please think of a question (or two or ten) that you have for them and submit to Suzanne at sleahy@gmail.com.  Topics include history, boat building […]

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2020 Survey Results

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Welcome New Science Director, Ali Hogue

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We are all excited to welcome Ali Hogue as our incoming Science Director and Assistant Program Director! Ali grew up in North Attleboro, where she spent her childhood exploring the woods with her dog (and visiting the Cape, of course!) Her parents now live full time in Wellfleet, where she has joined them for several […]

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Waterfront Boat Repair Volunteers and other items needed this spring

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I’ve been working on our fleet of motorboats this winter, but soon the weather will break (April) and we will need to get on to boat preparation. This will require re-varnishing tillers for Flying Scots and rudders and centerboards on Sunfish; prepping and bottom-painting all Flying Scots and motorboats; and splicing mooring pennants. Many sunfish […]

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Catboat Program Volunteers Needed

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