Preface

Anne, Martha & Fort Adams
Geoff Rand

What you are seeing now is an ongoing, collaborative project developed by Boston Sailing Center staff and members. Over time, we expect that it will grow into the most comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date guide for sailors to the coast of Massachusetts. We also hope it's the smartest and the most attractive, with the best personality.

For the 2011 "version 2.4", we have added a sixth Regional Chart - Ipswich Bay - to the Boston Harbor, Cape Ann, Cape Cod Bay and Buzzards Bay and Cape & Islands charts from past years. Each chart links to a selection of the most prominent harbors within the regions. We will continue to add and update harbors throughout the season.

In addition, we've added some improved navigation to the harbor pages, and a print-friendly format for the Introduction, Navigation and Going Ashore sections of most harbors.

As always, the quality of the Guide continues to depend on your contributions. If you have photos, good advice, local knowledge, or corrections, email them to info@bostonsailingcenter.com.

We aim to be forthright, but fair. Wit and reflection are appreciated. Griping and sneering are as unwelcome as Chamber of Commerce cheeriness. The word "quaint" will not appear in the Guide.

Please let us know what you think.

Geoff Rand
Guide Editor