On Friday, May 24, the schooner Thomas E. Lannon will sail into Duxbury Bay for the 16th Annual Opening of the Bay Celebration, DBMS’s biggest event and fundraiser of the year. Join the fun on Friday evening from 6:30-11:30 for the Dockside Reception. This gala event will feature live music from the Williams Reunion Jazz Band followed by Dale and the Duds for dancing under the stars, an Island Creek Oysters raw bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres by the Silent Chef, Silent Auction and cash bar. Advance tickets are available online here or by mail with this order form. We will have LIMITED tickets available at the door for $55 per person. Read more about Get ready to help DBMS Open the Bay for 2013!.
Students ages 8-18 participating in Sailing, Windsurfing, Motorboating, Rowing, Kayaking, and/or Stand Up Paddleboarding must provide DBMS (one time only) with a Red Cross Level 4 swim certificate. Read more about 2013 Swimming Tests.
Learn about Duxbury Bay Maritime School’s programs through this video from last year’s season. Read more about Duxbury Bay Maritime School Opens Enrollment for 2013 Programs.
We are pleased and very proud to announce the addition of Sarah Kugel to the DBMS staff. Sarah has signed on as our Registrar / Receptionist! Read more about Welcome Aboard, Sarah!.
The DBMS fall sailing team has had one of its strongest seasons ever. Over the past 6 weekends, the team has won 6 events. With convincing wins at the Polar Bear Open, The Blue and Yellow Regatta, the Casco Bay Open, the Gleekman Trophy, the Yachtsmen Regatta and the Southern Maine Sailfest the team has looked solid. The fall team is lead by Seniors Hanno Kite-Powell, Alex Palfrey and Meg Mackinnon, but many members of the squad have contributed to the teams’ victories in the past month and a half. Read more about Fall Sailing Team News.
DBMS opened Duxbury Bay in style over Memorial Day weekend with record attendance of over 540 people for the Dockside Reception on Friday night and steady crowds throughout the day on Family Day. The sloop Providence, a replica of a 110 foot colonial gunship captained by John Paul Jones, presided over the festivities and proved fascinating to those who ventured aboard—especially those who knew of her in Pirates of the Caribbean filmography! Tom Richardson of BoatingLocal.com, an online magazine for New England boaters, captured the spirit of the Saturday event in this video: Read more about 15th Anniversary Opening of the Bay was one for the record books!.
Thank you to Clipper contributor, Sarah Coughlin, for the following interview with DBMS Rowing Coach Ali Dimatteo, which was featured on the front page of the Duxbury Clipper on Wednesday, March 14th… Read more about Coach Ali Dimatteo Interview in the Duxbury Clipper.
It is that time of year again to start planning for our 15th Annual Opening of the Bay and we need you! You are invited to a brain storming meeting: Read more about Volunteers Needed for Opening of the Bay.
The Duxbury Bay Maritime School is pleased to announce that Ali Dimatteo has joined the DBMS coaching staff. Read more about DBMS Welcomes Alum, Ali Dimatteo, as Girls Varsity Crew Coach.
We are looking for donations for our Silent Auction and Children’s Raffle If you are interested in soliciting items for the auction and raffle or if you have an item that you would like to donate please contact Linda Herrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 781-934-7555. Read more about DBMS is Seeking Auction Item Donations.
DBMS is pleased to announce that Reeds Jewelers of Duxbury has come on board as lead sponsor of th 15th Anniversary Opening of the Bay Celebration, to be held Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26. Other major sponsors include Bingham McCutchen as Tent Sponsor and returning Tall Ship Sponsors, Cutter Associates and Shawn Dahlen & Company, Inc. Read more about Reeds Jewelers of Duxbury steps up as Opening of the Bay Lead Sponsor.
US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, has recognized Duxbury Bay Maritime School as one of only nine community sailing centers in the country that provide exemplary training and educational programs consistent with the curriculum standards of the US Sailing Training Department. In his announcement of the nine sanctioned centers, US Sailing Executive Director Jack Gearhart stated, “We consider these programs among the best places in the country, if not the world, for people to learn how to sail.” Criteria reviewed included inclusiveness, curricula, class offerings, safety protocols, quality of sail and power boats, facilities, staff size and certification, and overall organizational stability. Read more about US Sailing Names DBMS One of Nine Exemplary Sites.
The DHS Sailing Team is doing a Lasagna Fundraiser to raise money for the Sailing Team. Read more about Want a Quick Dinner Solution During the Holiday Season?.
The 2011 Junior Sailing Summer Program wrapped up with the annual awards banquet on Thursday, August 25th. This year we had a great turnout and the room was packed with Junior sailors and parents. Read more about Junior Sailing Awards Night Recap.