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Our financial statements speak to the growing support of the Coalition’s members year over year. The tax documents and financial statements on this page share details about our income, expenses, assets, and overall financial stability. To learn more about the stories behind these numbers, please read our most recent Annual Report.

Each October, the bogs lining local country roads glisten crimson as Massachusetts’ famed cranberry harvest kicks into full swing. Harvesters flood the fields, corralling the tiny red berries that pop to the surface so they can be whisked away and prepared to grace our Thanksgiving tables.

For Joe Collins of Westport, volunteering with the Coalition is a great way to support improvements to Buzzards Bay. Because of his dedication and commitment, Joe was honored as volunteer of the year at the Coalition’s annual meeting this summer.

There is so much to experience at Onset Bay Center! Whether you are a beginner or highly-experienced, you’ll find activities you’ll love on or off the water! Onset Bay Center offers a full-slate of water sport activities including sailing, paddleboarding, windsurfing, and kayaking. You can also get involved from the beach and the dock with charter fishing, beach yoga, or exploration activities throughout the year!

Adult and Family Programs Summer 2022: 

Adult Sailing Club: 6-week sessions (June 27-Aug. 8, no program July 4), Monday evenings, 5:00-7:00pm. Onset Bay Center instructors will walk you through the basics of sailing aboard our Drascombe Gig sailboat. With time and practice, and as your gain confidence in your sailing skills throughout the weeks, experience the opportunity to navigate our 14-foot RS Quest sailboats! Adventurous attendants are welcome to try their hand at steering the boat and controlling the sail, but also welcome to opt to observe and enjoy the ride with us as you gain a better understanding of sailing techniques! Cost: $200. Register Here! 

Adult Paddle Club: 6-week sessions (June 27-Aug. 8, no program July 4), Monday evenings, 6:00-7:00pm. Join Onset Bay Center instructors for a weekly kayak or paddleboarding tour of Onset Bay! Setting off from Onset Beach, you will have the opportunity to explore some of Buzzard Bay Coalition’s properties including Wickets Island and Burgess Point! This program will help you get familiar with paddling and hone your skills. All equipment is provided. Cost: $150. Register Here!

Adult Intro to Sailing Sessions: Single week sessions (June 27-Aug.1), Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5:00-7:00pm. Sign up for two-days of sailing to learn some new skills aboard our Drascombe Gig sailing, an amazing way to tour around Onset Bay alongside beginner sailors and your trained instructors. Cost: $100/person for one week (Tuesday and Thursday). See “Upcoming Events” page for dates and to register! 

Family Swim Lessons and Water Safety: In partnership with the Gleason Family YMCA, Onset Bay Center is excited to offer fun and engaging basic swim instruction and water safety for children and families at no cost! Join us Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00-7:00pm to learn and play with YMCA swim instructors and guards! This is a FREE and family friendly event, registration is required. See “Upcoming Events” page for dates and to register!

Family Sail Sessions: Single session, Wednesday evenings 6:00-7:00pm starting July 13, and Wednesdays in September from 3:00-4:00pm and 5:30-6:30pm. Curious about sailing, but aren’t sure where to begin? Sign up for a Wednesday evening session to try it out! This beginner and family friendly course offers a trip aboard our 12-person Drascombe Gig as you experience Onset Bay in a whole new way! This is a FREE program. See “Upcoming Events” page for dates and to register! 

Paddles & Poses: Join the Onset Bay Center staff and Beth MacLacklan of Ebb & Flow Wellness for an evening of yoga and kayaking. Participants will kayak from the Onset Bay Center to Wickets Island where Beth will lead the group in a gentle yoga session. Every-other Thursday, starting July 5, 2022. Cost: $20/session. Age 18+, all equipment is provided. See “Upcoming Events” page for dates and to register! 

SUP Yoga: Looking for a new challenge? Beth MacLacklan of Ebb & Flow Wellness will be leading a yoga class out on the bay on Stand-Up Paddleboards. This activity is available for those of all abilities and experience levels! Cost: $20/session. Age 18+, all equipment is provided. See “Upcoming Events” page for dates and to register! 

Charter Fishing: Go Fish with Captain Kevin with our family-friendly charter fishing activities. Captain Kevin will take passengers out into the bay aboard the Maureen Ann and teach the basics of fishing. Tuesdays, 3:00-5:00 pm, starting July 5 through the end of August. This is a FREE program. See “Upcoming Events” page for dates and to register!