Work Parties

Work Parties are an excellent opportunity to give back to Community Boating and get to know other members. There are generally two work parties every season. Fall work parties focus on preparing the fleet for winter maintenance, while the spring work parties are all about opening CBI for the season! The events usually run from 10-2 and include refreshments for our volunteers.

Upcoming Work Parties

Due to the their communal nature and the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, CBI does not have any upcoming work parties. We hope that in the future we will be able to host events with high volunteer turnout.

Past Work Parties


In the spring, CBI needed all hands on deck to help splash our fleet of Mercuries. This involved putting the boats in the water, placing their masts, and properly rigging them. For those who preferred a less physical task, the boathouse had to be cleaned before the season started. Sails were pulled from storage, life jackets returned to their homes, and the boathouse came back together. A big thank you to the volunteers who make it possible for CBI to get up and running for the season, we wouldn’t be able to do it without you!


These work parties focused on mast maintenance, including some drilling and riveting. No prior experience was required. The volunteers helped the maintenance staff refurbish some of the Mercury masts, preparing them for the upcoming season. Thank you to all our volunteers who stopped by this winter to help repair and refurbish our Mercury fleet!


The fall work parties focused on preparing the Mercuries for winter maintenance. The boats were hauled from the Charles, de-rigged, and flipped upside down on the dock. These were fun and hands-on opportunities open to all. For those worried about handling the boats, volunteers were also encouraged to help clean the boathouse and get it ready for winter. Many thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers who helped this year!