Founded in 1933 for the purpose of promoting yachting and sailboat racing is our history. If you are a Swampscott Resident,  the annual ‘Town’ mooring fee is quite affordable when compared to other harbors. There are two practical ways to access your boat from the  beach/pier, rowing or ‘Water Taxi’.  If you wish to use your own pram, it will be necessary to take your chance with  the town lottery for storage space. Make it easy for your self and family by adding the launch service to your membership. SYC’s ‘Water Taxi’ service operates from the tip of the pier to all harbor moorings. It operates 7 days  per week, from Labor Day – Memorial Day (Weather permitting, the  service dates will be extended at no additional charge). If you are new  to the harbor, we can help ‘streamline’ the process to get your boat in  the water. Fisherman’s Beach also has free parking. Trailer parking is  available through the town on a season long basin.  There is no longer  daily trailer parking at any of our Town beaches.   

Mooring Permit Request (pdf)


Sailing, and especially Thursday night racing, has become a favorite  time. Not all boats are fast but all have fun. SYC is also the home of  the Towns Teen Summer Sailing Program.  Did we say fishing? There are  many fishing stories about our local Stripers and Blue Fish.  A few more  about Blue Fin Tuna. I’ll say nothing except grab your fishing gear and  get the bait in the water!  SYC sponsors monthly and year long Fishing  tournaments.