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 by filling out and submitting the request form below.  The Harbormaster's office can be reached on VHF ch. 74 for mooring assignments when you arrive in Edgartown Harbor. The first 50 PAID early and regular registrants for the ‘Round-the-Island segment of ERW will be provided two nights of free moorings Friday and Saturday nights.  Participants of the 'Round-the-Sound Races segment will be provided two nights of free moorings Thursday and Friday nights.  You may reserve additional mooring nights through the mooring link form, and you will pay the harbormaster directly for any additional nights.

All moorings are managed by the Edgartown Harbormaster's Department.

NOTE: Given the number of yachts participating in Edgartown Race Weekend, 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. 

ERW Mooring Reservation Request Form


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.


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). 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


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.