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2017-06-16Dear friends,

We’re sorry to break bad news, but the MIT Sailing Pavilion will be closed during the Independence Day fireworks, from 6:30 pm on July 4 to noon on July 5.

This is disappointing for us all. A number of factors went into this decision, notably the growth of our membership, the overwhelming popularity of the event, and strict building capacity regulations. We explored a variety of options for this year, including working with MIT and Cambridge for additional egress and temporary waivers. But, no solution could be reached that would allow open access to all Pavilion members for the event. We are founded on a spirit of openness, and hosting an event that limits attendance to a select few members contradicts that spirit.

Viewing the July 4 fireworks from the Pavilion has been a signature celebration of the MIT sailing community for many years. Loyal and dedicated volunteers, staff, and MIT Police have consistently worked together to ensure a safe, enjoyable, and memorable evening for all members. We are exploring options for the future that might allow us to once again welcome our membership to enjoy a great fireworks show and even better atmosphere, so please stay tuned.

Until we see you back at the Pavilion, have a great summer and take care.

Fran Charles
The Cucchiaro Family Sailing Master at MIT

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Special Events

17:00Jun 26
17:30Jun 26
17:30Jun 26
18:30Jul 4
Sailing Pavilion Early Close
SunsetJul 9
17:30Jul 10

Regular Weekly Schedule

Open 7 days a week from 1 April to 15 November
Mon: 15:00-sunset
Tue-Sun: Noon-sunset
Sunset on Mon 26 June 2017 is at 20:25

15:00(to 17:00) Dockstaff Hours for Provisionals
17:30Learn to Race
17:30 Laser Class
12:00Day Camp
15:30(to 17:00) Dockstaff Hours for Provisionals
17:30Advanced Racing in Techs
17:30Learn-to-Sail 1 (and Intro for Exp Sailors)
12:00(to 17:00) Dockstaff Hours for Provisionals
17:30Learn-to-Sail 2
12:00Day Camp
17:30Learn-to-Sail 3 (and General Practice Session)
18:00Team Racing in Fireflies
12:00(to 17:00) Dockstaff Hours for Provisionals
9:00Learn-to-Sail All-in-One No Class June 25th!

Updated: 2015/06/26 15:23:08
Updated: 2015/06/26 15:23:08