Late Summer Launch Hours

By: IBYC, 12:06 AM GMT on September 01, 2014

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M Sept 1 : 9-9

T Sept 2 : 9-7

W Sept 3 : 9-7

TH Sept 4 : 9-7

F Sept 5 : 9-8

S Sept 6 : 9-8

SU Sept 7 : 9-7

M Sept 8 : 9-7

T Sept 9 : 9-7

W Sept 10 : 9-7

TH Sept 11 : 9-7

F Sept 12 : 9-8

S Sept 13 : 9-8

SU Sept 14 : 9-7

M Sept 15 : No Launch

Updated: 6:26 PM GMT on September 10, 2014

On-board property security

By: IBYC, 4:12 PM GMT on August 29, 2014

Recently a portable fuel tank (full of fuel) was stolen from one of our members small Whalers. No need to feel that security in the IBYC mooring field is an issue, as these types of occurrences are very rare. The last incident I can remember is a fishing rod being taken from a boat, and that was three seasons ago. However, just to be safe, consider a lock for your fuel tank, and when you are done boating for the day stow valuables such as fishing gear and electroni...

U.S. Coast Guard inspection at IBYC waterfront

By: IBYC, 2:48 AM GMT on July 11, 2014

This years Coast Guard inspection of crew documentation and IBYC Launches Cygnet and Carlotta went swimmingly. In fact it is common each summer for the inspectors to comment on how good the launches look and how well safety systems and mechanics are maintained. The entire IBYC launch crew performed the Man Overboard drill flawlessly. Upon launch inspection, other than no reflective tape on the launch's throw rings, we passed with flying colors. Concerning crew membe...

Updated: 1:43 PM GMT on July 11, 2014

Hurricane Arthur

By: IBYC, 2:59 AM GMT on July 04, 2014

As I write this on Thursday afternoon, the consensus among meteorologists is that come Saturday afternoon Arthur will have veered east of MA, with perhaps only the Cape getting hurricany in any way. As boaters, this should absolutely not lull us into a sense of security. For one thing will be certain regardless of what this storm ends up doing: Storm Surge. We all know that storm surge causes coastal flooding, however, especially IBYC boating members whose boats are...

Updated: 3:05 AM GMT on July 04, 2014

A note about launch service suspensions

By: IBYC, 2:27 PM GMT on June 19, 2014

Yesterday the IBYC launch operator temporarily suspended launch service due to extremely high winds.

These temporary launch service interruptions, although quite necessary, can be very frustrating to our boating members (especially to those who actually arrive at the waterfront and learn of it then and there). And because Plum Island Sound has it's own unique weather, launch service interruptions are difficult to predict (for example, I have seen wind sp...

Updated: 12:12 AM GMT on July 06, 2014

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The Ipswich Bay Yacht Club overlooks Plum Island Sound. It is situated between the Ipswich River and Eagle Hill River. It was established in 1946.

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Ipswich Bay Yacht Club
Ipswich, MA
Elevation: 9 ft
Temperature: 57.0 °F
Dew Point: 55.0 °F
Humidity: 93%
Wind: 10.0 mph from the NE
Wind Gust: 16.0 mph
Updated: 9:25 AM EDT on September 30, 2014
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Ipswich, MA
Elevation: 56 ft
Temperature: 55.8 °F
Dew Point: 55.5 °F
Humidity: 99%
Wind: 2.8 mph from the South
Wind Gust: 4.8 mph
Updated: 9:27 AM EDT on September 30, 2014

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