Pleasant Bay Community Boating, Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
dedicated to the development of educational and recreational opportunities
in the Pleasant Bay Area of Cape Cod with primary emphasis on teaching
sailing to youths 8 to 16. Four towns; Chatham, Harwich, Orleans,
and Brewster share the shoreline of the Bay.
Pleasant Bay Community Boating began in 2002 as a program vision of the
Chatham Marconi Maritime (History and Science) Center (CMMC). In 2003,
PBCB became a separate Organization and turned vision into action with six
Daysailers. PBCB now has a fleet of seven 19 foot Flying Scots, and three 12
foot motorized Boston Whalers for use by instructors.
Now our membership exceeds the 200 mark.
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center is located at the former Marconi/RCA Wireless Station in Chathamport,
and is opened to the public on a seasonal basis. If you are visiting Cape Cod, CMMC is a "must see" destination.
For more information visit the CMMC website at: www.chathammarconi.org.
PBCB also has an affiliation with
Cape Challenge, a program of boat building and International competition
for older teenagers.
PBCB President John Dickson received the Outstanding Director of a New Program award at the National Sailing Programs Symposium held January 18-21, 2007 in New Orleans
by the USSailing organization. John has been the driving force behind Pleasant Bay Community Boating where he has spearheaded the rowing program as well as the sailing program.
Programs in 2013
- All lessons are held at Jacknife Beach in Chatham.
- Please read our Cancellation Policy.
- Adult Sailing: Adult lessons for beginners and intermediates will be offered Monday to Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Learn the basics and enjoy the sunset on the Bay, or give it your all and learn racing techniques and rules. PBCB boats would be available after a skills review by the sailing master for adults to participate in the Chatham Yacht Club Regatta (early August 2013).
- Youth beginner sailing: Beginners will learn to sail in Flying Scots in groups of 2-4 students with an instructor in the boat. Beginners will focus on basic sailing skills and concepts, learning to control the boat and sails. Students must be 8 years old or older. These lessons will be offered Monday through Friday mornings, and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
- Youth Intermediates sailing: Intermediate sailing will be offered during the same lesson times as our general youth sailing lessons and will be separate from the beginners, with separate instructors and separate lesson plans. Students will be grouped with other intermediates and will be expected to sail Flying Scots without an instructor in the boat (under most conditions). Students will also learn racing skills and will be introduced to spinnakers. Students interested in this class should indicate this on their applications and should have at least two years of experience. Instructors will have the final say in the placement of students in the intermediate class.
- Adventure sailing: Offered jointly by PBCB and Chatham Yacht Club. This class will meet Monday and Friday afternoons and will focus on learning different approaches to the sport, exploring the Bay, and having other fun sailing adventures. The class will sail in Flying Scots and other boats. Skills taught will include advanced sailing, seamanship, navigation, and other skills. The purpose of this class is to expose students to the wider world of sailing and produce knowledgeable all-around sailors. Students in this class should be 12-18 years old with prior experience and intermediate-level skills. Registration for this class will be for a week at a time.
- 420 sailing – NEW!: A class being offered jointly by PBCB and Chatham Yacht Club for teens looking to learn how to race. This class will meet twice a week. Sign up for a week at a time.
- Parent/child sailing: PBCB offers the opportunity for parent/child lessons for students ages 6-17. These lessons will be offered in Flying Scots Monday through Thrusday evenings and Saturday Mornings.
- Recreational sailing: Recreational sailing opportunities for PBCB members will be available Monday through Thursday evenings, Saturday mornings, and Sunday afternoons.
PBCB will again host the Cumming Cup, the Southern Massachusetts Junior Triple-handed championship, June 28-29.
PBCB is dependent on membership support, donations and volunteer participation to create, support, and sustain our programs.
Membership and lesson fees are kept as low as possible in order to make the program affordable to everyone.
Our Goal is to share the love of boating and to give our members the knowledge and opportunity to enjoy our unique Cape Cod Waterways.
Our Bylaws are available for your review.
Bill Coleman, CO-President
Dick Siewert, CO-President
Ted Baylis, Vice President
Bill Hayes, Secretary
Huntley Harrison, Treasurer
PBCB Board of Directors:
Class of 2012 – 2015
Class of 2011 – 2014
Class of 2010 – 2013