2019 Edgartown Catboat Rendezvous

Friday, June 14, Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16

Start the sailing season off with a visit to the Edgartown Catboat Rendezvous. It is an early season gathering. The harbor is nearly empty.

Edgartown harbor master Charlie Blair is offering free moorings to all attending catboaters. You won’t get this special treatment any other weekend in the summer.


Catboat Edgartown Rendezvous, Frank S. Lovewell illustration.
Catboat Edgartown Rendezvous, Frank S. Lovewell illustration.

Schedule of events, so far:

Friday, June 14, 5:30 p.m.

Catboat Captain and Crew gathering at the Vose Family Boathouse. Refreshments will be served. Hosted by Mark Alan Lovewell

Saturday, June 15, Noon.

Come to the Vose family boathouse for a Catboat Captain and Crew Fish Chowder Luncheon. The event hosted by Mark Alan Lovewell, includes plenty of conversation and storytelling. This year we will again have Steve Ewing reading a poem or two; there will be tributes; and a blessing of the Captains and their Boats. There will also be some music. Reservation required.

Where To Anchor?

You don’t have to anchor. Edgartown harbor is full of vacant moorings. Harbor master Charlie Blair only asks that as you arrive in the harbor, you shout out the harbor master’s office. 508r is 508-627-4746.

Photo Gallery

Sailors are encouraged to take photographs during the weekend and to collect notes for a possible future article in the Catboat Association Bulletin.

Participants at the Edgartown Catboat Rendezvous through the Years