Dear Friend of CHARIAD:

I hope you can join the celebration of our country’s founding with fireworks on Marblehead Harbor.

The weather gods are giving a green light to a BBQ on CHARIAD for the evening of July 4th.

I need to know if you are coming. Please RSVP so I will know to look out for you and have a head count.

On Dock Time   

6:30 PM


Boston Yacht Club, One Front Street, Marblehead


On street. There may be satellite parking in Marblehead. Parking will be crazy so allow time if you will not already be in Marblehead.

Food & Drinks   

If you want to eat it or drink it, bring it. Plus some to share. We will have a grill, but bring pre-prepared food. Think camping.

Assume paper plates and cups plus plastic forks & spoons and ice will be on board but not much more.


VERY IMPORTANT  If you want to be part of the party, you have to be at the BYC at 6:30 PM. The launch service will only take us out as a group. If you come later, you probably will not be able to come out to the boat.


Let me know if you are coming. We have room for a limited number of folks on the boat and I want to keep track of who is planning to be there. We will be racing during the day so I will not see RSVPs on the 4th.

Sunday –  Social Sail  –  Start of Halifax Race

Next Sunday is the start of the Halifax Race from Marblehead to Halifax, Nova Scotia. CHARIAD has done the race in the past, but we will be one the hundreds of boats watching the start on Sunday. Weather looks OK.

If you are interested in coming out Sunday, let me know. Details to follow.

Hope to see.