Visiting Yachtsman Services
Feel free to direct any questions about your visit to our waterfront director, Josh Saltmarsh at [email protected].
Moorings for Edgartown Race Weekend can be reserved directly through the Edgartown Harbormaster using the DOCKWA app below. The Harbormaster's office can be reached on VHF ch. 74 for mooring assignments when you arrive in Edgartown Harbor. As noted, the first 50 registrants for the ‘Round-the-Island segment of ERW will be provided two nights of free moorings (Friday and Saturday nights).
All moorings are managed by the Edgartown Harbormaster's Department (via Dockwa). Please fill out and submit the ERW Mooring form with your arrival & departure dates in the Special Requests field. Please note that you must log in to, or create a Dockwa account, to access this free booking form.
NOTE: Given the number of yachts participating in Edgartown Race Weekend in recent years, the Edgartown mooring field quickly reaches capacity. Late registrants should take note that moorings may have filled up and yachts may need to anchor in the Outer Harbor for the regatta.
Additional dock space is available on Dockwa from the Edgartown Harbormaster, from the Harborside Inn, or from the Mad Max Marina. Please contact our Waterfront Director at [email protected] to reserve dock space at EYC for Race Weekend.
GEAR & SUPPORT BOAT STORAGE
During ERW, the Yacht Club's Junior Yacht Club (“JYC”) facility is available for gear storage, and the accompanying docks may be available for tender/chase boat storage. Please contact our Waterfront Director at [email protected] to reserve space for Race Weekend.
Launch service is provided by the Edgartown Yacht Club (channel 72) and Oldport Marine (Channel 68) from the hours of 0700 - 2200 on June 22 - 24, and the hours of 0500 - indefinite on June 25. Wristbands will be provided to competitors to use Oldport Launch service, which is free for ERW participants over the course of the regatta.
Please contact the launch on VHF channel 72, or by calling the Edgartown Yacht Club front desk at (508)-627-4361. Please note your mooring number and general location to ensure prompt service.
The Town of Edgartown also offers launch service through OldPort Launch, which can be reached on VHF Ch. 68. Please contact OldPort directly for hours as they change seasonally.
Martha’s Vineyard is a popular summer destination, and accommodations fill up approximately 9 - 12 months in advance of the next summer season. Teams should reserve accommodations for Edgartown Race Weekend as soon as possible.
The Kelley House, 23 Kelley Street • 508-627-7900
Edgar Hotel MV, 227 Upper Main Street • 877-424-6423
(formerly the Clarion Hotel)
Harborside Inn, 3 S. Water Street • 855-380-6314 or 508-627-4321
Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites, 38 N. Water Street • 508-627-4711
Edgartown Commons, 20 Peases Pt. Way • 800-439-4671 or 508-627-4671
Lightkeepers Inn, 25 Simpsons Lane • 508-627-4600
Ashley Inn, 129 Main Street • 508-627-4321
The Christopher, 24 S. Water Street • 508-627-4784
The Richard, 104 Main Street • 774-310-1055
The Sydney, 22 Winter Street • 508-939-9299
The Charlotte Inn, 27 S. Summer Street • 508-627-4751
The Harbor View, 131 N. Water • 508-627-7000
MV Vacation Rentals • 508-693-7711
MV Chamber of Commerce
Listings of all hotels, B&Bs by town
BOAT LIFTS & TRAILER STORAGE
If you are trailering your boat to one of our regattas, MacDougalls’ in Falmouth has travel lift capabilities and knows of locations where trailers can be stored for regattas. If you prefer to trailer your boat to the Vineyard and launch here, there Martha's Vineyard Shipyard and Safe Harbor Edgartown have boat lifts, and trailer storage can be coordinated through our waterfront director.
TRASH, SHOWERS, & RESTROOMS
There is a large dumpster located across the parking lot from the Yacht Club. Showers are located at the Harbormaster's office at North Wharf. Restrooms are available to visiting yachtsman in the main clubhouse and the Galley Grill.
WASH DOWN & POTABLE WATER BARGE
Located diagonally across the channel from Green Channel Marker #9 is a floating water barge secured by two ball-shaped blue moorings on either side. It is free to use, accessible 24-7 on a first-come, first-serve basis, and equipped with two hoses. Vessel can tie up on either side of it.
ICE & PROVISIONS
Block ice can be purchased during business hours at safe Harbors Marina located on North Wharf next to the Harbormaster office at 1 Morse Street. Ice can also be purchased at any of the package stores or tackle shops in town.
Groceries can be purchased at the Stop & Shop just outside of town. Sandwiches can be purchased downtown at Rosewater Market, Espresso Love, and Murdick's Cafe.
Both gasoline and diesel can be purchased from the North Wharf fuel dock. It is on your starboard side as you enter the harbor, and is marked with orange pilings and it flies a Shell company flag when open.
PUMP OUT SERVICE
Edgartown Harbor offers free pump-out service to all vessels in Edgartown waters via a pump-out boat that will pull alongside. To request a pump-out, hail “Edgartown Pump-out” directly on VHF Ch. 74. You do not have to be on board at the time of a pump-out.
Anchorage is only available in the outer harbor unless harbormaster has stated otherwise. The anchorage area is located in the outer harbor across the channel from the lighthouse and to the port-side of Red Nun #8 along the Chappaquiddick shoreline. It is serviced by the launch, well protected by Chappy's bluff from the light, prevailing southwest breeze, and all sand on the bottom making for easy holding. Vessels anchoring must be out of the channel and swim zones and all engines must be shut off 150-feet and less from shore. Anchorage in Katama Bay is only open at the harbormaster’s discretion when strong winds from the North/Northeast are present. Please hail the Harbormaster on VHF Ch. 74 to inquire about the status.