Text-a-Tip Line, Prohibited Items List for Sail Boston 2017

The Massachusetts State Police remind visitors to the upcoming Sail Boston 2017 event to immediately report any suspicious persons, objects, or activity to law enforcement. Visitors to the venues who wish to report something related to safety are urged to call 911, speak directly to a trooper or officer on-scene, or send a text to the State Police Text-a-Tip line established for this event. To text a tip, people should send a text to the number 67283 and write the keyword SailBoston followed by the information they want to pass along.

Additionally, the MSP asks visitors to the Sail Boston venues to familiarize themselves with the lists of what items are acceptable to bring, and what items are prohibited. We thank the public in advance for their cooperation.


Backpacks or large bags
Coolers on wheels
Firearms, weapons, sharp objects or fireworks
Pop up tents or canopies
Cans, glass containers, pre-mixed beverages or alcoholic beverages
Wagons or pull carts
Pets (excluding certified service animals)
Grills, propane tanks, or open flames
Bicycles (bicycle parking will be available outside most screening areas)


Small clutch purses/bags (that are easily searchable)
Shoulder strap or single handle coolers
Folding/beach chairs
Baby stollers
Diaper bags (that are easily searchable)
Glass baby bottles
Blankets or tarps (max size 10′ x 10′)

There will be no storage of bags allowed.