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Cotuit Skiff

The beloved mascot of the Cotuit Mosquito Yacht Club, this gaff-rigged, flat-bottomed "one-design" sailboat is one of the oldest continuously sailed fleets of one-design racing boats in the world.

Cotuit Bay is the location where very devoted and enthusiastic CMYC members compete for a place in the Club Champs marathon held the end
of the summer. No boring triangles, Cotuit Skiff race courses are set
using geographical landmarks which can spread the 30+ fleet from one
end of Dead Neck to another.

The colorful tableau can be a quite a navigational challenge for power boats and the weekend fisherman as the extremely competitive skippers work their decades of knowledge for the leading spot in the fleet. The wooden boat, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2007, provides the opportunity for children to develop a feel for the tiller and for day-sailing in the protected waters around the three bays between Cotuit and Wianno.

read about Cotuit Skiff #73's namesake, Katharine Foy(more)