Day Sailers racing downwind and upwind
The Day Sailer is one of the oldest continuous classes in the Massapoag Yacht Club. In 1971 Fleet 79 was given its charter in the Day Sailer Association, so in 2011 we celebrated the 40th anniversary of our fleet.
The Day Sailer, designed in 1957 by Uffa Fox and George O’Day, combines the ease of sailing with the challenges of racing. The strong, family oriented class continues to provide the novice and old salts with shared summer fun. In 2006 Fleet 79 hosted the North America Championship and the Junior Championship. The Massapoag Yacht Club owns two Day Sailers for members to sail and these boat are used in our adult sailing classes. In 2014, we again hosted the North America Championship and the Junior Championship, and it was a huge success.
The Day Sailer Fleet has been active as a fleet for 52 Years. We will this summer 2023 host the Day Sailer Atlantic Coast regatta on August 26 and 27 as part of the MYC Regatta. We will also have moon light fun sails during the season. We would love to have you come in experience this great boat. We use several Day Sailers in our adult sailing classes. You can email Bob Gaffney at r.gaffney @rcn.com or call him at 781-258-2488. Bob can also connect you with our fleet captain Sterling Worrell.