District 12, covering the Greater Boston Area

Welcome to the America's Boating Club District 12 Website. America's Boating Club is the world's largest private and fraternal membership organization dedicated to the education of sail and power boaters. District 12 includes cities and towns in Greater Boston, North to Cape Ann, West to Worcester, South to Brockton, and East to the Cape Cod Canal. District 12 provides many maritime-oriented educational programs for members and the general boating public.

District 12 News & Announcements


District 12 and 14 to become District 34 this fall!!

In 2019 all squadrons of D12 and D14 voted to merge into a new district. Much work was done at that time to prepare, but Covid shut things down weeks before final enactment. As neither wanted to assume the number of the other district a request was made to National that both districts be allowed to dissolve and a new number be assigned. Approval was just given at the Governing Board in Raleigh for the combined district to be D34.

All historical records of D12 and D14 and their members will be maintained in National files. A nominating committee is putting together a bridge created from members of both districts. The current treasurers will be meeting to move all bank assets into new accounts, and bylaws will be sent to national for approval. A new website is already being prepared for review. Proposed District 34 bylaws

The final step will be for members to vote on the proposed slate of officers. That vote will occur at the Tri-District Conference (D12, D14, D19) coming up starting Friday October 22 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport Maine. It is, therefore, very important that you register now to attend this conference. We need a great turnout for the vote and it gives you a chance to meet your new bridge and the members from Cape Cod and Rhode Island. Plus, there is a terrific agenda of events on tap! All conference information is on this D12 site! Please do it now. It is more expensive if you wait until September 30 or later!!


Multi-District Fall Conference
Oct. 22-24

ABClub / USPS Districts 12/14/19 invite you to join them in scenic Rockport, Maine for our fall conference.
Click here for full details and registration information.
  Boating Education courses and seminars will be taught throughout District 12 in 2021. See the Course and Seminar schedules for details.

See the America's Boating Club website for additional online boating education opportunities.
  Check out America's Boating Channel featuring the latest safe boating videos and boater education digital media created especially for boaters, by boaters.