Welcome to Housatonic Boat Club!
The Housatonic Boat Club is a place for individuals and families who wish to share sailing, boating and social activities with other club members. The Club is primarily a family oriented boating organization that organizes sailing races, Club cruises, a Junior Sailing Instruction program for children (of members and non‐members) and other boating activities. There are also a number of non‐boating activities throughout the season, including happy hours, lunches, dances, and special affairs.
The Club relies primarily on its members for maintenance and improvements of Club equipment and facilities. All members are expected to help prepare the Club for opening day in the spring and to close the Club in the fall. Members are also expected to participate in special work parties as needed throughout the year. These special gatherings offer excellent opportunities to meet and socialize with fellow members.
There are approximately 70 moorings in the Housatonic River controlled by Milford or Stratford Harbor Masters which are used by Club members for sailboats 40 feet and under and are accessed by HBC Club Launch. Members are responsible for purchasing their own mooring tackle and arranging for mooring space from the respective towns. HBC owns and manages 30 spaces at the floating docks for sail and powerboats 25 feet (28 feet max actual length) and under. Winter storage is provided (as available and on a seniority basis) for members.