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Reserve!Want your own event?
Groups and individuals can reserve the Sailing Pavilion for their events. See the reservation page to request a date and check the costs.
Harbor trips are organized by individual MITNA members. The boats are filled up First-Come-First-Serve. Click on the event link to register for the trip; please e-mail the organizers with any questions.
No future trips planned at this point.
About Harbor Trips
Everybody is welcome!
Every so often some of the more experienced sailors (1) want to go out to the Boston Harbor in Lynx Catboats and take along as many people as are interested and fit in the fleet of 4 boats.
To get to the Harbor the masts of the Lynx Catboats are lowered and the boats are towed (2, red line) to the harbor under the many bridges which cross the Charles River. Once in the harbor, the masts and sails are raised, and the sailing begins (green line).
The length of the trip depends strongly on the main organizer of the trip. Some are one-day trips, leaving early in the morning and returning in the afternoon (usually during the summer when the daytime is longer). Other trips stay to camp out in one (or more) of the harbor islands. Be sure to check the trip description for full details. In all cases the organizers bring the tools to cook food (grills, etc), but normally each person takes care of the food or is part of a potluck, etc.
For more details about the harbor islands, visit:
If you have questions about a specific trip, please contact the organizer. For general harbor trip questions you can contact us using the link at the bottom of the page.
Things to Bring / FacilitiesSuggested things to bring:
- camera (in waterproof protection)
- sleeping bag
- layers of clothing
- wool sweater
- wool socks
- polypropylene or other effective undergarments
- wetsuit if you intend to swim
- foul weather gear (top and bottom)
- insect repellant (not as necessary this time of year)
- waterproof footwear
- water (the islands have no water, we must bring our own)
- food (arrange with others in your boat): meals for fri pm, sat am, sat pm, sun am, plus munchies
- guitar, harmonica, kazoo, ...
Past Trips:None recorded in this version of the website yet, but there have been many!
Notes:1: Skippers for harbor trips must have the Lynx rating.
2: Sailing Pavilion motorboats are used to tow all Lynx Boats tied together.