Second Annual MattSail Launch Party

The Board of Directors and Volunteers of the Mattapoisett Sailing Association invites you to join them for the William E. Mee Community Sailing Program Launch Party.

When: Saturday, April 5, 2008
Time: 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Where: Reservation Golf Club, Mattapoisett, MA
What: Cash bar, Hors D’oeuvres, Chinese auction
Music by The McCarthy Richards Band

Tickets are $50. per person
Limited availability / first come, first served
Call: (508) 269-5865


Parking Info for the Sold Out MattSail Gala

Gala parking will be at Center School and St. Anthony’s Church with a free SERTA shuttle bus to the event.

There will be no parking on Shipyard Lane. You can park on many other streets throughout Mattapoisett; however, the town is celebrating its 150 Anniversary this week so the town will be busy with a number of activities and parking may be difficult. Parking and the shuttle bus will be shared with the town beach bonfire.

The shuttle bus will run continuously throughout the evening until the end of the Gala.

Please note that the event is sold out and there will be no tickets available at the door.

MattSail Live and Silent Auction Listing

Welcome to the Mattapoisett Community Sailing Association, Inc.’s First Annual Summer Gala. Thanks for celebrating our successful inaugural sailing season. Your generous support makes the William E. Mee Youth Sailing Program available and accessible for Mattapoisett, Marion and Rochester youth. Thank you!

MattSail Live and Silent Auction Listing

Live Auction

1. Two (2) Red Sox tickets for September 11 or 12 vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Great seats! – Sec 17 Box 124 Row AA Seat 1&2. Donated by Tim O’Connor.

2. Original oil painting “Mattapoisett Cedars” by Mattapoisett artist Laura Anderson. This wonderful landscape depicts 2 lonely cedar trees at Ned’s Point. Donated by the artist.

3. Dinner for eight (8) catered in your home by outstanding local chef. Will prepare from a special menu and deliver to your home. (Wait service not included.) Donated by Harriett’s Catering Service.

4. Mattapoisett historic photo circa 1936-1937 – Beautifully double matted in a Burl Walnut frame. Donated by Collyer’s Frame Design.

5. Day sail for 6 aboard the tall ship Fritha – Go back in time and sail a square rigger. Arrive at the vessel at 8:00 a.m. for coffee, morning pastries and orientation from the professional Captain and crew. Leave the dock at 9:00 a.m. for your sailing adventure around Buzzard’s Bay. Lunch is provided and served underway (chef’s choice). Return to the dock at approximately 4:00 p.m. Moored in New Bedford Harbor. Donated by Northeast Maritime Institute, Fairhaven, MA.

6. “Name a Boat” – Inspire our young sailors! This is your chance to name the first boat (Capri 14.2) in the MattSail Fleet after your spouse, child, pet or other inspiration!


Buy a $20 raffle ticket to take a chance to win an Avon R 260 HBI Inflatable and Suzuki 4 hp Outboard Engine (O/B donated by Atlantic Boats) (Package valued at $4,100) Drawing: 9:45 pm.

Silent Auction

1. Day sail for 6 aboard Saudade a 55′ Classic wooden yacht. Moored right off Long Wharf in Mattapoisett. Donated by Leonard Beckwith.

2. Day sail for 4 aboard Indigo, a 52′ Tayana Yawl. Moored in Marion. Donated by Bill Cantor.

3. Ceramic Golden Cod. Donated by Grainger Pottery.

4. Original watercolor painting by Lee Jones of the William E. Mee Sailing Program 2007 Donated by the artist.

5. Original watercolor painting by Mattapoisett artist Tony Days of 5 Shipyard Lane (Zarins’ home / 1st MattSail gala venue). Artwork donated by the artist.

6. New Bedford Light Ship 18″port hole (restored) Donated by Tucker-Roy Marine Towing and Salvage, Inc.

7. New Bedford Light Ship 18″port hole (original) Donated by Tucker-Roy Marine Towing and Salvage, Inc.

8. Foul Weather Gear Ocean Racer Smock red size med and xl yellow Offshore trousers. Donated by TeamOne Newport.

9. West Marine Water Tender 9.4 Rowing Dingy Rugged polyethylene construction and a cathedral hull shape. Rated to carry up to 3 people and a 5hp engine. Oars & oarlocks NOT INCLUDED. Donated by West Marine.

10. Framed photograph of Ned’s Point Lighthouse by Neil Alexander. Donated by the artist.

11. Custom mahogany 60” flag pole with 3’ x 5’ American flag. Donated by Bette Fleming.

12. Assorted children’s clothing. Donated by The Hayloft.

13. One (1) Year Unlimited Towing Package. Donated by Tow Boat U.S.

14. One (1) Year Unlimited Towing Package. Donated by Tow Boat U.S.

15. Framed Ned’s Point Print by New Bedford artist Robert Duff (signed and dated). Donated by the artist.

16. Framed “Ned’s Point at Sunset” by New Bedford artist Robert Duff (signed and dated) Artwork donated by the artist, framing donated by Collyer’s Frame Design.

17. Dickie Walker marine canvas bag. Donated by Marion Sports Shop.

18. Framed Buzzards Bay chart. Donated by Roger’s Gallery.

19. Gift Basket with assorted Sea Glass jewelry. Donated by Surroundings.

20. Beach House Gift Basket with hooked Mermaid area rug, starfish candles, starfish paper weight , zest potpourri, scalloped napkins and placemats. Donated by Sail Away Studio.

21. Paint the Town Red Gift Tray w/ Marvacu Bag, Margaret Smith Belt, Diane Page earrings and Elligators Mermaid Pendant. Donated by Sail Away Studio.

22. Brownell Boat Stands. You pick $500.00 worth to fit our boat. Donated by Brownell Boat Stands, Inc.

23. Ladies Day Out Gift Basket – Collection of gift certificates donated by: Massage ($65 value) from Still Water Therapy, Marion; Clothing and accessories ($50 value) from Panache, Mattapoisett; Antiques ($50 value) China Antiques Trader, Marion.

24. “Optimize Your Health” – Six (6) months of food and health counseling including review of health history and defining health goals and two 1 hour appointments (in person, over telephone or on the Internet) each months for 6 months. Donated by Joanne E. O’Day, LCSW, MS

25. Suunto C-115 Power Boat Black/Bracket Mount with free compass adjustment. Donated by Andrews Compass Service.

26. Suunto C-115 Sail Boat Black/Bracket Mount with free compass adjustment. Donated by Andrews Compass Service.

Special thanks to all of the Gala Volunteers, Kenny Pacheco for being Master of Ceremonies and Village Signs for all of their support in 2007!

MattSail Summer Gala is Sold Out!

We are thrilled to report that we have sold all of the tickets to MattSail’s First Annual Summer Gala. Please note that there will not be any tickets available for this event at the door.

We thank you for your interest and support. If you already have tickets to the event, we look forward to celebrating our first successful sailing season with you on Saturday.

MattSail Summer Gala – “Passing the Helm”

On August 11th, the Mattapoisett Community Sailing Association is having its first annual Summer Gala. The event is themed “Passing the Helm” and will honor three Mattapoisett community leaders and lifelong yachtsman: Fred Brownell, Richard Cederberg and Richard Young. In turn, the honorees will recognize the first graduating class from the William E. Mee Youth Sailing Program. The evening hosts will be Drs. Bert and Laima Zarins.

Date: August 11, 2007
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM
5 Shipyard Lane, Mattapoisett, MA
Live music, silent and live auctions, gourmet food and cash bar


Please RSVP by Monday, August 6, 2007 by calling 508-758-4191.

Coming by water? Launch service and moorings available – contact Mattapoisett Boatyard (508-758-3812)

More details including a list of auction items and parking info coming soon.

2007 Summer Youth Program Application is available!

The 2007 William E. Mee Youth Sailing Program Application is now available for download here. You can also pick up copies at Mattapoisett’s town hall and harbormaster’s office.

This summer’s basic Learn-to-Sail will be a pilot program run in partnership with Community Boating Center Inc. of New Bedford. The program will be offered to Mattapoisett, Marion and Rochester youth between the ages of 9 and 13. All sailing will take place in Mattapoisett Harbor from the Town Beach and will be supervised by US Sailing trained instructors. There will be very limited availablity and should more applications be received that slots available, a lottery will be conducted to determine final program participants. The cost of the 2 week program will be $300 per participant and financial aid is available. (Please read the application in full for additional information.)

Applications must be mailed to:

Community Boating Center, Inc.
1641 Padanaram Avenue
New Bedford, MA 508-999-3320

May 4, 2007 Boston Globe article about the William E. Mee Youth Sailing Program

May 4, 2007 Boston Globe article about the William E. Mee Youth Sailing Program