Dinghy and Dinghy Storage
Dinghies and inflatables less than 12 feet in length can be stored in the water or on the dinghy racks. A seasonal charge beginning at $50 is required for dinghy tie up and rack storage and must be paid in advance. All dinghies stored at the club must display a registration sticker available at no charge from the Club Steward. In addition, starting in 2023, all dinghies stored in the water must have their outboards in the downward position or in a bucket to protect other boats. Club dinghies are for short-term use only and must be returned promptly to the dinghy tie-up area. Please do not leave them on moorings. Social Members cannot store dinghies at the club.
The Hull Yacht Club does not provide moorings. Mooring setup and placement must be discussed with the Hull Harbormaster, Kurt Bornheim. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 781-925-0316.
Raise your orange flag or call 781-925-0316 to let the harbormaster know that you need a pump out. Flags can be obtained from the Club Steward. Please abide by the law. Do not discharge.
Kitchen, Grills and Deck Space
There is a self-service kitchen in the club, picnic tables and gas grills available to you. Feel free to use them with your guests but please remember to turn off the gas and clean up when you are finished.
A season-long series of social gatherings – The Commodore’s Reception is the signature kick-off event followed by a variety of social gatherings including lectures, movie nights, lobster dinner, coffeehouses, dance parties and more. A full-service bar, with a widescreen TV, is open most days and evenings.
Whether you sail or motor, the many days-long cruising events are a wonderful way to meet fellow boaters and explore different waterways and harbors. Cruises include trips to Salem, Gloucester, Provincetown, Boston and the Harbor Islands.
Junior Learn-to-Sail Instruction
Hull Yacht Club offers morning 2-week Learn to Sail sessions for children age 7 – 13 and Full Summer programs in both mornings (for beginners) and afternoons (for more advanced sailors). This program provides children from Hull and surrounding communities an opportunity to learn to sail and enjoy the waters of Hull Bay with no requirement of being a Hull Yacht Club member.
Adult Learn-to-Sail Instruction
The Hull Yacht Club offers adult sailing lessons. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to handle a small boat including rigging the boat, principles of sailing, safety equipment and procedures and terminology. The classes run for 6 weeks. These classes are popular and fill up fast so if you are interested, please see the Adult Learn To Sail / Learn to Race section.
Trash and Recycling
Recycling is mandatory in the town of Hull. All boaters are encouraged to carry in and carry out their own trash and dispose of it at home. Recycling bins for bottles and cans will remain on the deck.
The Hull Yacht Club provides ample parking for all members. However, during busy summer weekend days, it is recommended that family members carpool as much as possible and have guests park at you home and ride with you. Parking for club rentals is located on the lawn so not to interfere with member parking. Long-term parking is available for members who are cruising for several days. Please see parking map below.
The Hull Yacht Club will make its facilities available to rent to members, non-members and community organizations when it is available provided that the rental does not conflict with the club’s mission, operation or activities. For more information, please see the Club Rental section.
Club Reciprocity & Privileges
The Hull Yacht Club participates in the Massachusetts Boating & Yacht Club Association (MBYCA) for benefits of reciprocity. There are 70+ local yacht clubs and boating organizations in the MBYCA, each with individual amenities and club privileges. Contact information and club amenities are listed on the MBYCA website.
Hull Yacht Club members must call a participating club in advance to confirm their reciprocity privileges and alert them to your visit. Members looking for reciprocal amenities at a club that is not affiliated with MBYCA may reach out to the Commodore for a letter to request such privileges. Only Full HYC Members may participate in reciprocity privileges from other clubs.
Amenities for Guests:
The Hull Yacht club provides clubhouse reciprocal amenities to participating club boaters, including showers and bathrooms, the use of the kitchen, porch, outdoor grills, and purchase of drinks at the bar. A launch service is also available; call channel 71 for assistance and visit our website for launch hours. If there is a private rental, the facilities will be limited.
Reservations need to be made in advance to ensure mooring availability. If available, reciprocity will be granted for a maximum of three days. Please call the Club Steward at 781-925-9739 for availability. A $50 donation per night to a local non-profit, Sail Nantasket, is recommended for overnight usage. The donation can be made by check through the Club Steward or directly on the Sail Nantasket website.
Guests must call in advance, sign in with the Club Steward and register in the guestbook at the bar.