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The Ultimate Guide to Yacht Clubs: Everything You Need to Know

Dive into the exclusive world of yacht clubs with our comprehensive guide. From understanding membership benefits to choosing the right club for you, we'll sail you through everything you need to know about this luxurious lifestyle.

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Purpose of a Yacht Club

The primary purpose of a yacht club is to promote and support the sport of yachting. This includes organizing sailing races, providing training courses, and offering facilities for members to store and maintain their yachts.

Activities at a Yacht Club

While racing and training are significant components of most yacht clubs, they also host various social events, ranging from casual get-togethers to formal galas. Some also offer amenities like restaurants, bars, fitness centers, and accommodation.

Why Do People Join Yacht Clubs?

There are numerous reasons why people join yacht clubs. Here are some of the main ones:

Yacht clubs provide a community of fellow yachting enthusiasts. They offer a space where members can share their passion for the sea, learn from each other, and form lasting friendships.

Facilities and Services

Yacht clubs often provide excellent facilities and services for their members. This can include access to private docks, boat storage and maintenance services, and discounts on sailing gear and equipment.

Events and Competitions

Members of yacht clubs have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of events and competitions. These can range from local regattas to international sailing championships.

The Etiquette of Yacht Clubs

Like any social club, yacht clubs have their own set of etiquette rules that members are expected to follow.

Respect for Tradition

Yacht clubs often have long-standing traditions that are important to their identity. This could include specific ceremonies, dress codes, or rules about behavior on and off the water.

Good Sportsmanship

Good sportsmanship is highly valued in yacht clubs. Whether participating in a race or a casual sail, members are expected to respect the rules of the sport and their fellow sailors.

Responsibility

Members of yacht clubs are also expected to take responsibility for their actions. This includes taking care of club facilities, respecting the environment, and ensuring the safety of themselves and others.

What to Wear to a Yacht Club

When it comes to what to wear to a yacht club, the key is to strike a balance between comfort, practicality, and style.

Casual Events

For casual events or a day of sailing, opt for comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing. This could include shorts or chinos, a polo shirt or t-shirt, and boat shoes or sneakers. Don’t forget your sunglasses and a hat for sun protection.

Formal Events

For formal events at the yacht club, smart-casual or cocktail attire is typically appropriate. Men might wear a blazer and trousers, while women could opt for a dress or smart separates. Remember, some yacht clubs may have specific dress codes for certain events, so it’s always a good idea to check in advance.

Embracing the Yacht Club Lifestyle

Joining a yacht club offers a unique lifestyle that combines sport, community, and a deep appreciation for the sea. It provides an opportunity to develop your sailing skills, participate in exciting events, and become part of a supportive and passionate community.

In conclusion, yacht clubs offer much more than just a place to dock your boat. They are vibrant communities that bring together individuals who share a love for yachting and the sea. Whether you’re an experienced sailor or a complete beginner, joining a yacht club could open up a new world of experiences and friendships. So why not embrace the yacht club lifestyle and see where it takes you?

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Harbor Sailboats

San Diego’s Sailing Club for Lessons and Rentals

Superior yachts, professional sailing lessons, and winner of the “ASA School of the Year” award by the American Sailing Association. Harbor Sailboats is proud to be recognized as San Diego’s finest sailing club and sailing lessons facility.

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I chose Harbor Sailboats over all the other sailing clubs in San Diego when I moved here 25 years ago because they have the best selection of boats and the staff is the friendliest! It’s such a great club!

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I have had a great experience joining this club. Everyone I’ve interacted from the owner to the front office to the ASA 101 instructor Tom has been warm, welcoming, and professional. Can’t recommend them highly enough! .

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2019 Capri 22

Specifications:

  • Capacity – 5
  • Length – 22′
  • Furling Main – No
  • Furling Jib – Yes
  • Cabins- N/A
  • Head- Enclosed
  • Canvas- N/A
  • Winches- Manual
  • Single Tiller
  • Single Rudder
  • Outboard Engine

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2006 Catalina 28 (2 in Fleet)

  • Capacity – 7
  • Length – 29.5′
  • Beam – 10.4′
  • Draft – 5.2′
  • Head- Manual
  • Single Helm

Boat names: Dee, Louis

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2013, 2017, 2018, 2019 Oceanis 31 (4 in Fleet)

  • Length – 31′.8″
  • Beam – 11.11″
  • Draft – 5.1′
  • Furling Main -Yes, Camaya, Evocative, Laura No= Jessica
  • Head-Manual= Evocative, Jessica  Electric= Camaya, Laura
  • Canvas- Bimini

Boat name: Jessica, Camaya, Evocative, Laura

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2010, 2011 Oceanis 34 (2 in Fleet)

  • Capacity – 8
  • Length – 33′ 11″
  • Draft – 6′ 1″‘
  • Furling Main – Yes

Boat name: Ruth, Kayleigh

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2015 Oceanis 35

  • Length – 32.9
  • Beam – 12.2
  • Draft – 6.1
  • Head- Electric
  • Canvas- Bimini, Connector
  • Twin Rudder

Boat name: Silver Lining

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2021 (2), 2018 Oceanis 35.1

  • Canvas- Bimini, Connector, Dodger

Boat name: CJ, Re-Berth, Why Knot

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2019 Oceanis 51.1

  • Capacity – 12
  • Length – 52’4”
  • Beam – 15’9”
  • Draft – 9’5”
  • Winches- Electric
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Boat Name:  Luna Sea

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2020 Oceanis 46.1

  • Length – 37’11
  • Beam – 14’9”
  • Draft – 8’8”

Boat name: Isla

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2023 Oceanis 34.1

  • Length – 35.4
  • Beam – 11.9
  • Draft – 6.5

Boat name: Bijou

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2017 Oceanis 37

  • Length – 37’8’
  • Beam – 12’10’
  • Draft – 6.0′

Boat name: Jasmine

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2016 Oceanis 45

  • Length – 45’9”
  • Beam – 14’9”
  • Draft – 7’5”

Boat Name: Esperanza

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2020 and 2019 Oceanis 41.1

  • Length – 40’9”
  • Beam – 13’9”
  • Draft – 7’1”
  • Canvas- Bimini, Dodger and Connector
  • Winches- Electric Main
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Boat Name: Nancy Jean II and Keelin It

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2021 Oceanis 38.1

  • Capacity – 10
  • Length – 37’9”
  • Beam – 13’1”
  • Draft – 6’10”
  • Canvas- Bimini, Dodger, Connector

Boat Name: Knotty Berth

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2022 Oceanis 30.1

  • Length – 31’2”
  • Beam – 9’8”
  • Draft – 6’1”

Boat Name: Ms NautiGirl

Boston Harbor Sailing Club

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WHATS NEW FOR 2023

Enter our spring 2022 photo contest and win a one-day upgrade for your current membership! Dust off those old pictures or take some new ones!

Boston Harbor Sailing Club has partnered with Dockwa to provide free and secure online mooring reservations !

You may have noticed a new launch driver last fall. Arial has joined Alex, Alex, and Katrina in sharing  launch driving duties for the 2023 season. In addition to having a coast guard license for launch operations, Arial is an FAA certified flight instructor in addition to being a commercial pilot.

This is our 49th year of business, we look forward to keeping the great sport of sailing alive in Boston for current and future generations with an expanding fleet of diverse yachts, superior sailing instruction, and a commitment to customer service that has made the company successful all these years. Please contact us for more information or a tour of Club vessels. 

The Boston Harbor Sailing Club was founded in 1974 with a few small, borrowed and owed boats at a time when Boston Harbor and the downtown wharves were a dark shadow of what they are today. New and refurbished buildings replaced old structures, new marinas replaced derelict pilings, and best of all, the clean water we all paid for is here to stay.

Today the Club has 70 boats 23-41 feet in length and two locations – Boston and  Westport. Though primarily a membership club and sailing school, all Club services are open to the public. We rent sailboats to visitors and past members and moorings for transient and seasonal use.

The Club looks back with pride to the thousands we have introduced to the sport of sailing, many who have made it a lifetime endeavor, including several members and students who have sailed around the world, or made numerous ocean passages. The company takes pride in knowing we were here at the beginning, the first club in Boston Harbor to making sailing accessible to the public.

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Email: [email protected] Telephone: 617-720-0049

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 9am – 9pm Sundays: 10am – 6pm

Sailing Programs

The DYC has a long tradition of sailing programs available to varied interests, skill levels and ages. We’re a US Sailing member club and founding member of the 100+ year old Detroit Regional Yacht-Racing Association (DRYA), Interlake Yachting Association member and active in US Sailing other regional and national sailing entities or associations. Our Club has hosted numerous district, regional and national championship regattas and each year - for over 100 years - has held a both a spring Memorial Regatta and fall Sweepstakes Regatta, as well as a the traditional season ending DRYA Junior Sailing regatta and banquet. In 2014, the Detroit Yacht Club hosted the induction ceremony for the National Sailing Hall of Fame in our Clubhouse’s Grand Ballroom.

Where There is Something for Everyone

The Sailing Committee is responsible for organizing the DYC’s annual summer Off-the-Dock racing series, the May Memorial Regatta and the September Sweepstakes Regatta as well as periodic winter programs like sailing lectures and racing seminars. Member-owned keel boats participate in club races and regattas and are often looking for crew to or volunteers to help with Race Committee duties. We also hold a number of non-racing events and activities, such as our annual “Sundae Sailing” where we encourage DYC sailors to open their boats to other DYC members and get out on the water, sailing experience or not! DYC’s Memorial Regatta celebrated its 100th running in 2016. Each year, Sailing Committee members select a recently-departed member of the local sailing community to celebrate for his or her contributions to yachting in our area. The honoree is remembered with memorial stories, pictures and often sailing lore at a cocktail party during the week prior to the Regatta. The Regatta is held annually on the last Saturday in May and traditionally finishes in the Detroit River in front of the Clubhouse and docks. On Sunday, the Com. Edwin Jaquet Memorial Small Boat Races are held for Flying Scots in the Detroit River. The Sweepstakes Regatta, rumored to be so named because it was originally among the last races of the sailing season – when the stake marks were swept from the race course following the race – is held the first Saturday in September. The Sweepstakes Regatta celebrated its 120th year coinciding with the DYC’s 150th, in 2018, so is among one of the oldest ongoing traditions running at the Club. For the Sweepstakes Regatta, the Sailing Committee selects a living person to honor as our “Man of the Day” for his - or her - efforts in support of our sailing programs. Off-the-Dock Races are a series of races running from late May through early September each summer. The series typically consists of 10 races on Thursday evenings with the final race the week of the Sweepstakes Regatta. For Off-the-Dock Races, the fleet is split into 3 classes of keelboats and the Flying Scots and each class sails a course starting and finishing off of the DYC Main Dock. Following each evening’s racing, flags are awarded to the day’s winners in an informal party inside at the DYC Grill Bar where sailors and non-sailors alike enjoy the stories and camaraderie that are almost as much fun as the sailing itself.

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The DYC maintains a fleet of club-owned 19-foot Flying Scot sloops for the use and pleasure of members and families. The program includes sailing classes, racing, social activities, and independent pleasure sailing of the boats for qualified DYC Flying Scot sailing club members.

Expenses are funded by fees charged to participants and all aspects of the program are performed by volunteer members, including maintenance and repairs to the boats and equipment. Please remember the boats are your property and should be treated with care. Please report any maintenance requirements you encounter so we can keep our fleet in top shape. For more information on the Flying Scots program please email: [email protected]

Eligibility: Who May Use the Boats?

To sail a DYC-owned Flying Scot, you must either:

  • Test for and obtain a Flying Scot sailing card from the FS committee
  • Be enrolled in the sailing class, or
  • Be the guest of a Flying Scot member who holds a Skipper Card and is on board the boat

A sailing card is obtained by passing a sailing test given by a qualified member of the FS committee. Non-member guests may enroll in the novice sailing class on a space-available basis. SAILING CARDS ARE NOT AWARDED TO NON-MEMBERS. Non-member guests are never allowed to use a DYC Flying Scot unless a qualified member is with them in the boat. Non-members enrolled in the class will be provided with an identification card for use with DYC security for class events only. A non-member is allowed to take the sailing class only once without joining the club.

The DYC Flying Scots are used for learn-to-sail programs for adults at all levels. We offer a series of beginner and intermediate sailing instruction opportunities throughout May through August. Classes are taught by accomplished volunteer instructors. Instruction is geared to individual levels of ability and experience. The program is intended to provide instruction toward earning DYC Helmsman and Skipper cards and ultimately participation in pleasure sailing and racing events. There are no age limits for the class. We welcome class members from teens through senior citizens. As a practical matter, pre-teens and younger teens normally take the Club’s junior sailing classes first.

We also offer an advanced class for members who have earned Skipper cards by the time the Advanced Class begins. The Advanced Class focuses on the use of the spinnaker sail, on racing techniques, and on heavy-weather sailing skills. Participants may be awarded Racing Skipper cards if sufficient progress is made.

The DYC Flying Scot program engages in a number of authorized racing programs. These include intra-club races, races sponsored by the Interclub Flying Scot Committee against other boat clubs in the area, races sponsored by the Detroit Regional Yacht-Racing Association (DRYA), and races sponsored or sanctioned by the Flying Scot Sailing Association (FSSA). Eligibility: Each DYC Flying Scot racing on Lake St. Clair must have a Skipper or Racing Skipper aboard. Helmsmen may race in events on the River without a Skipper aboard. Selection of a crew is at each skipper’s option, except as noted and subject to the usual Helmsman restrictions. Boats and sails are assigned for most races in advance. DYC Skippers and Racing Skippers who wish to have a seasonal boat assignment must notify Matt Guinta Flying Scot Co-Chairperson by May 1. Anyone with a seasonal boating assignment must participate in a majority of the DRYA events, must be a DRYA member, must keep the boat and sails in good repair, and must wash the bottom of the boat on a regular basis (at least every two weeks), including within two weeks of haul-out at the end of the season. For individual regattas, seasonal boat assignments take priority, but extra boats are usually available for individual racers. To get a boat assignment for an individual race, come to the Flying Scot dock on race day in time to scrub and rig an unassigned boat. Cancellation policy: A skipper with a seasonal boat assignment who will not be sailing on a particular race day should release the boat by noting it on the bulletin board at the Scot shed or by calling the Asset Manager (Bob Cowles) or the FS Racing Chair. No-show policy: If neither the skipper nor crew of an assigned boat is at the Scot dock by one-half-hour before the announced tow departure, the boat may be re-assigned by the FS Chair or designee.

Types of Races

FS Spring and Fall off-the-dock series These are informal racing series held in April and October each season and open to holders of DYC sailing cards. The Racing Chairperson will make skipper and crew assignments at the dock prior to racing. Skipper and crew will alternate on the helm from race to race. Trophies are awarded at the FS banquet at the end of the year. Thursday Off-the-Dock races This is a series of races held on specified dates by the Club’s Sail Yacht Race Committee. Normally the Novice class will participate in these races, with either an instructor or a class member at the helm. Individuals with the appropriate sailing card may also participate if boats are left over after Novice class assignments. DYRA regattas This is a series of races held mainly on Saturdays on the DRYA “C” course on Lake St. Clair.& Inter-Club races This is a series of lake and river races held in competition with Flying Scot programs at other clubs including the Detroit Boat Club, and Crescent Sail Yacht Club. FSSA events Among events sponsored by the Flying Scot Sailing Association open to DYC Skippers and Racing Skippers are Michigan/Ontario Districts held each year at a different site; the Flying Scot Midwinter Championships held in March; and the North American Championships held in different locales each year. Anyone wishing to take a Club-owned boat to one of these out-of-town events must apply in writing well in advance to the FS Chairperson or Asset Manager.& DYC Novice Championship This is a race or series of races held near the end of the season and open to any Novice who has not previously participated in this race in a prior year. DYC Men’s and Women’s Club Championships These annual events are traditionally held on Labor Day weekend. Participation is by invitation and qualification requirements will be determined by the racing chair and announced prior to the races. Inter-Club River Championships These are races held each September to select the top racers, including a Novice competition, from among the FS classes at various clubs. Both men’s and women’s races are scheduled. Fun Races Frequent informal races are part of racing at the DYC. Evening and weekend impromptu races may be announced via e-mail or in class. In addition, organized fun races such as a Husband-and-Wife Race (in which spouses sail with each other) a single-handed race for qualified Racing Skippers and an off-the-dock skipper's challenge are a part of social picnics.

How many people are part of the DYC Flying Scot program? Our roster includes about 100 continuing members. In addition, each year we welcome dozens of new sailors through our sailing classes. Is there a limit on Novice or Advance Class membership? The only limits that may be imposed are based on the availability of boats and instructors. Waiting lists are available for both classes should there be a need for them. How do I become an instructor? We welcome and encourage new instructors. Generally, a newcomer to sailing will take both our Novice and Advanced classes, obtaining a Skipper or Racing Skipper card, before beginning to instruct others. Sailors who join the DYC Flying Scot program with a lot of experience can begin instructing immediately upon successfully testing for a Skipper’s card. In all cases, see a committee member to make your interest known. Are rides available on the bigger boats at the DYC? The Flying Scot program is an excellent way to join the larger DYC family. Many skippers of the bigger boats will be happy to invite you aboard either for race crewing or for pleasure sailing. How long should it take to get my Helmsman or Skipper card? Many complete beginners who come to class regularly earn their Helmsman card during their first year. Some also get a Skipper card that first season but many earn their Skipper card in their second year in the class. A second year of the class is half-price for anyone repeating the DYC program.

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What are Yacht Clubs? The Ultimate Guide for Beginners and Enthusiasts Alike

Yacht clubs are exclusive social membership organizations for boaters and sailors, typically located near lakes or the sea. These clubs offer a wide range of facilities, including marinas, pools, tennis courts, restaurants, and spas, making them a popular destination for both members and visitors.

Some of the most prestigious yacht clubs in the United States include the New York Yacht Club, the Annapolis Yacht Club, and the San Francisco Yacht Club.

Yacht clubs have a rich history and have played an important role in the development of boating and sailing. The Royal Yacht Squadron, founded in 1815, is one of the oldest yacht clubs in the world and has been instrumental in the development of yacht racing. In the United States, the New York Yacht Club, founded in 1844, is one of the most prestigious and influential yacht clubs in the country.

Yacht clubs also play a key role in organizing and hosting regattas, which are competitive sailing events that bring together sailors from around the world.

What are Yacht Clubs

History of Yacht Clubs

Yacht clubs have a rich history that dates back centuries. They have served as a gathering place for sailing enthusiasts and provided a platform for competitive sailing events. In this section, we will explore the history of yacht clubs and some of the oldest yacht clubs in the world.

Oldest Yacht Clubs

The oldest yacht clubs in the world include the Royal Cork Yacht Club, the Royal Thames Yacht Club, and the Royal Yacht Squadron. The Royal Cork Yacht Club, founded in 1720, is recognized as the oldest yacht club in the world. It was established in Cork, Ireland, by a group of sailing enthusiasts who came together to share their passion for sailing. The club has a rich history and has hosted many prestigious sailing events over the years.

Another notable club is the Royal Thames Yacht Club, which was founded in 1775 in London, England. It was initially established as the Cumberland Fleet and later became the Royal Thames Yacht Club in 1830. The club has a long-standing reputation for organizing some of the most competitive sailing events in the world.

The Royal Yacht Squadron, founded in 1815, is the third-oldest yacht club in the world. It is located in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, and has a rich history of organizing some of the most prestigious sailing events in the world.

Other notable yacht clubs include the New York Yacht Club, founded in 1844, and the Southern Yacht Club, founded in 1849 in Louisiana, USA. These clubs have played a significant role in the development of competitive sailing in the United States and have organized many prestigious sailing events over the years.

Yacht clubs have played a significant role in the development of sailing as a sport and have helped to promote the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and fair play. They continue to be an important part of the sailing community and provide a platform for sailing enthusiasts to come together and share their passion for the sport.

Top Yacht Clubs in the United States

Yacht clubs are places where yacht owners and enthusiasts gather to socialize, enjoy the sport, and share their passion for sailing. The United States is home to some of the world’s most exclusive yacht clubs, offering a range of amenities and activities for members. Here are some of the top yacht clubs in the United States, categorized by region.

The East Coast is home to some of the oldest and most prestigious yacht clubs in the country. The New York Yacht Club, founded in 1844, is one of the most famous yacht clubs in the world. With a clubhouse located in the heart of Manhattan, the club has a long history of hosting regattas and sailing events. The Annapolis Yacht Club, located in Maryland, is another popular East Coast yacht club, known for its extensive racing program and social events.

The West Coast is home to some of the most beautiful and scenic yacht clubs in the country. The San Francisco Yacht Club, founded in 1869, is located in one of the most picturesque locations in California. The club has a long history of hosting regattas and sailing events, and its members enjoy access to some of the best sailing waters in the world. The California Yacht Club, located in Marina Del Ray, is another popular West Coast yacht club, known for its extensive racing program and social events.

The Gulf Coast is home to some of the most exclusive and luxurious yacht clubs in the country. The Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, located in Boca Raton, Florida, is known for its luxurious amenities and world-class dining. The Sarasota Yacht Club, located in Sarasota, Florida, is another popular Gulf Coast yacht club, known for its extensive racing program and social events.

Great Lakes

The Great Lakes region is home to some of the most active and vibrant yacht clubs in the country. The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, located in Michigan, is known for its extensive racing program and social events. The Larchmont Yacht Club, located in New York, is another popular Great Lakes yacht club, known for its beautiful clubhouse and picturesque location.

In conclusion, the United States is home to some of the world’s most exclusive and prestigious yacht clubs. Whether you’re looking for a place to socialize, enjoy the sport, or share your passion for sailing, there’s a yacht club out there for you.

Top Yacht Clubs around the World

When it comes to exclusive yacht clubs, there are a few that stand out above the rest. Here are some of the top yacht clubs around the world , organized by region.

Europe is home to some of the oldest and most prestigious yacht clubs in the world . The Royal Yacht Squadron, founded in 1815, is one of the most exclusive yacht clubs in the world, with members including the British Royal Family. Located in Cowes, Isle of Wight, the club has a long history of hosting some of the most important sailing events in the world.

The Yacht Club de Monaco is another exclusive club in Europe, with a focus on luxury and high-end sailing. Founded in 1953, the club is known for its stunning facilities and impressive events, including the Monaco Yacht Show.

In Asia, the Hong Kong Royal Yacht Club is one of the most exclusive clubs in the region. Founded in 1894, the club has a rich history and is known for its impressive facilities and events. The club is located in Victoria Harbour, one of the most iconic and beautiful locations in Hong Kong.

Australia is home to several exclusive yacht clubs, including the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. Founded in 1862, the club has a long history of hosting major sailing events, including the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. The club is located in Kirribilli, New South Wales, and boasts stunning views of Sydney Harbour.

Overall, these yacht clubs offer some of the most exclusive and luxurious experiences in the world of sailing. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or simply looking to enjoy the high life, these clubs are sure to impress.

Yacht Club Membership

Joining a yacht club is a great way to enjoy the luxury of yachting and the camaraderie of like-minded individuals. Yacht clubs offer a variety of membership categories, each with its own set of benefits and requirements.

Yacht club membership comes with a host of benefits, including access to club facilities and events, reciprocity with other yacht clubs, and networking opportunities with other members. Members can also enjoy a range of activities, such as sailing lessons, regattas, and social events.

Requirements

To become a member of a yacht club, applicants must meet certain requirements. These may include a minimum age, a background check, and a recommendation from an existing member. Some clubs may also require applicants to demonstrate a certain level of sailing proficiency.

Initiation Fees

Yacht club membership comes with an initiation fee, which can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. This fee is typically non-refundable and covers the cost of joining the club. In addition to the initiation fee, members are also responsible for annual dues, which can vary depending on the membership category and the club’s location.

Overall, yacht club membership offers a wealth of benefits and opportunities for those who love yachting and the sea. By joining a yacht club, members can enjoy exclusive access to club facilities and events, as well as the chance to network with other members and participate in a range of activities and regattas.

Yacht Club Facilities and Amenities

Yacht clubs offer a range of facilities and amenities that make them an attractive option for boat owners and enthusiasts. These amenities are designed to enhance the overall experience of members and provide them with a comfortable and enjoyable environment. The following are some of the most common facilities and amenities offered by yacht clubs.

One of the primary facilities offered by yacht clubs is a marina. These marinas provide members with a safe and secure place to dock their boats. They are equipped with a range of amenities such as electricity, water, and fueling stations. Some marinas also offer boat cleaning and maintenance services.

Yacht clubs typically have a clubhouse that serves as the central gathering place for members. These clubhouses are equipped with a range of amenities such as lounges, bars, and restaurants. They also offer meeting rooms, libraries, and other facilities that members can use for social or business purposes.

Restaurants

Most yacht clubs have restaurants that offer a range of dining options for members. These restaurants typically serve fresh, locally sourced seafood and other dishes. They are also equipped with bars that serve a range of cocktails, wines, and beers.

Some yacht clubs offer spa facilities that provide members with a range of wellness services. These spas typically offer massages, facials, and other treatments that help members relax and rejuvenate.

Sports Facilities

Many yacht clubs have sports facilities such as pools, tennis courts, and paddle tennis courts. These facilities provide members with a range of opportunities to stay active and enjoy the outdoors.

In conclusion, yacht clubs offer a range of facilities and amenities that make them an attractive option for boat owners and enthusiasts. These facilities are designed to enhance the overall experience of members and provide them with a comfortable and enjoyable environment.

Yachting Events

Yacht clubs around the world offer a variety of yachting events for their members. From regattas to cruising, there is something for everyone.

Regattas are competitive sailing events that bring together sailors from different yacht clubs. These events can range from local club races to international competitions. Some of the most famous regattas include:

  • America’s Cup: A prestigious international sailing competition that dates back to 1851.
  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: A challenging offshore race that takes place in Australia every year.
  • Cowes Week: A week-long regatta held in Cowes, England that attracts sailors from around the world.

Yacht clubs often organize their own regattas as well. These events provide an opportunity for members to compete against each other and showcase their skills.

Cruising events are more relaxed than regattas and focus on exploring new destinations and enjoying time on the water. Some yacht clubs organize group cruises to different locations, while others encourage members to plan their own trips.

Yacht clubs may also organize rallies, which are cruising events that follow a specific route. These events typically have a social aspect and provide an opportunity for members to connect with other sailors.

Overall, yachting events are a great way for yacht club members to connect with other sailors and experience the joys of being on the water.

Community and Social Aspects

Yacht clubs are not only about sailing and boating. They are also a place where people can come together and socialize. Yacht clubs offer a sense of community and belonging to their members. Members can interact in an informal atmosphere at clubhouse cafés, bars, or restaurants.

Yacht clubs also host various social events throughout the year, such as holiday parties, barbecues, and charity events. These events provide an opportunity for members to meet new people and make new friends. The social aspect of yacht clubs is particularly important for those who are new to the area or new to sailing.

One of the benefits of joining a yacht club is access to a network of like-minded individuals who share a passion for sailing and boating. Members can exchange tips and advice on sailing techniques, boat maintenance, and other related topics. This network can be especially valuable for those who are new to sailing or who are looking to improve their skills.

Yacht clubs also offer a range of activities that cater to different interests and skill levels. For example, some clubs offer sailing lessons for beginners, while others host regattas and races for more experienced sailors. These activities provide an opportunity for members to learn new skills, challenge themselves, and have fun.

In summary, yacht clubs offer a range of community and social benefits to its members. The social membership aspect of yacht clubs can be particularly important for those who are new to the area or new to sailing. Yacht clubs offer a sense of community and belonging, a network of like-minded individuals, and a range of activities that cater to different interests and skill levels.

Yacht Club Governance and Leadership

Yacht clubs are often run by a board of directors, who are responsible for the club’s governance and leadership. The board of directors is typically elected by the club’s membership and is responsible for setting the club’s policies and overseeing its operations.

Effective yacht club governance requires a clear understanding of the club’s objectives and priorities, as well as a commitment to transparency and accountability. The board of directors should establish clear policies and procedures for decision-making, financial management, and member communication.

One important aspect of yacht club governance is ensuring that the club’s leadership reflects the diversity of its membership. This includes not only demographic diversity but also diversity of experience, skills, and perspectives. A diverse leadership team can bring new ideas and approaches to the table, promote inclusivity and equity, and help the club better serve its members and community.

To ensure effective governance, many yacht clubs use benchmarking and best practices to evaluate their operations and identify areas for improvement. This might involve comparing the club’s performance to that of other clubs, conducting member surveys, or seeking input from industry experts.

In addition to strong governance, effective leadership is essential for a successful yacht club. The club’s leaders should be passionate about yachting and committed to promoting the club’s mission and values. They should also be skilled communicators, able to build relationships with members, sponsors, and community partners.

Yacht club leaders should also be proactive in identifying and addressing challenges and opportunities. This might involve developing new programs or events, seeking out new sponsorship or partnership opportunities, or addressing member concerns and feedback. By staying engaged and responsive to the needs of their members and community, yacht club leaders can help ensure the long-term success of their club.

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Yacht Clubs and the Environment

Yacht clubs have a unique relationship with the environment. They rely on the natural beauty of the water and the surrounding landscape to attract members and visitors, and they have a responsibility to protect those resources for future generations. Here are some ways that yacht clubs are working to be more environmentally conscious:

  • Reducing Waste : Many yacht clubs are implementing recycling programs and reducing the use of single-use plastics. They are also encouraging members to bring their own reusable water bottles and coffee cups to reduce waste.
  • Protecting Water Quality : Yacht clubs are taking steps to protect the water quality in their local areas. This includes implementing pump-out stations for boats to prevent sewage from being discharged into the water, and educating members on the importance of using environmentally-friendly cleaning products.
  • Conserving Energy : Yacht clubs are implementing energy-efficient practices, such as using LED lighting and programmable thermostats. They are also exploring the use of renewable energy sources, such as solar panels and wind turbines.
  • Promoting Sustainable Boating : Yacht clubs are encouraging members to practice sustainable boating, such as using fuel-efficient engines and avoiding anchoring in sensitive areas. They are also promoting responsible fishing practices, such as catch-and-release.

Overall, yacht clubs are recognizing the importance of being environmentally conscious and are taking steps to protect the natural resources that make their sport possible. By working together, they can make a positive impact on the environment and ensure that future generations can enjoy the beauty of the water and the surrounding landscape.

Yacht Clubs in Popular Culture

Yacht clubs have long been a symbol of wealth, luxury, and exclusivity, and as such, they have been featured in numerous movies, TV shows, and books. Here are some notable examples of yacht clubs in popular culture:

  • The Great Gatsby : F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel features the fictional West Egg Yacht Club, which is where Jay Gatsby’s extravagant parties take place. The club is described as “one of the most fashionable and exclusive of its kind,” and it serves as a backdrop for the story’s themes of wealth, class, and social status.
  • Caddyshack : This 1980 comedy film features the fictional Bushwood Country Club, which is home to a group of wealthy and eccentric golfers. The club’s yacht basin is a prominent location in the movie, and it serves as the site of a memorable scene involving a giant animatronic gopher.
  • The O.C. : This popular TV show from the early 2000s features the Newport Beach Yacht Club, which is where many of the characters socialize and attend events. The club is portrayed as a glamorous and exclusive destination, and it serves as a symbol of the show’s affluent California setting.
  • Succession : This HBO drama series follows the lives of the wealthy and dysfunctional Roy family, who are the owners of a media conglomerate. In season two, the family attends a high-society event at the fictional Tern Haven Yacht Club, which is described as “the most exclusive club in the Northeast.” The club’s members are shown to be ruthless and competitive, much like the show’s main characters.

While these depictions of yacht clubs in popular culture may not be entirely accurate or representative of all yacht clubs, they do reflect the cultural significance and fascination with these exclusive institutions.

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Making Our Yacht Clubs Essential

  • By Gary Jobson
  • Updated: June 8, 2005

Over the winter I had a chance to visit 43 yacht clubs, often while lecturing. At every stop, talking with flag officers, junior sailors, managers, and active volunteers, I was struck by two things. First, how much everyone involved with a club aims to run their clubs better and, second, their deep curiosity about what other clubs around the country are doing to handle tough issues. What issues? Aging membership, declining participation on the water, growing regulatory restrictions, budget deficits, rising insurance premiums, the need to upgrade facilities, and policy questions like reciprocity or governance. It’s enough to make your head spin; however, I was heartened to see many clubs taking on these and other projects with success. In a speech at the International Sailing Summit last fall, retiring ISAF President Paul Henderson observed that too many clubs are run by “knife and fork” managers who don’t understand that the needs of yacht club members extend beyond the dining room. Henderson’s point is valid, anda club’s board of directors must regularly review the club’s purpose. Their objective should be to make a yacht club essential to its membership and surrounding community. If your club hasn’t evaluated itself against this criteria, a questionnaire is a helpful first step. Interviews of different constituents will give further guidance. Next, your club should develop a long range plan through a process with broad input. Town hall style meetings will help your LRP committee develop a point of view consistent with what members want, and an inclusive process will also make selling the final plan easier. After a mission statement is written and long-term goals are defined, the next stage is to list, in order, your club’s priorities. At this point the LRP committee and finance officers should research the rough cost of these projects. The final plan needs to be presented thoughtfully to build momentum, keeping in mind that many members are passionate about their clubs. Many consider the club to be an extension of their family and home-so expect feedback and be ready to modify the plan as ideas surface. Once you have support from the members who care most, success is more likely. In working with the clubs to which I belong, I’ve seen that this planning process is important and takes time, but it’s not the hardest part. What’s really needed, as well, is critical thinking about your club’s role in sailing and where you should focus the club’s resources so it remains vital and growing. One of the more thoughtful sailors on the East Coast is David Elwell, a past commodore of American YC, in Rye, N.Y., and current rear commodore of the New York YC. Elwell says, “A yacht club needs to interact with its community. Public access is important. An example we’ve emphasized is cooperation with Sail Newport [a public sailing facility in Newport, R.I.], working together on major events and promoting sailing.” After spending considerable time in New Zealand during the last two America’s Cups, Elwell says, “New Zealand does this exceedingly well. Sailing is not elitist there; it’s a public-access sport. We can learn from their example.” Besides helping with the public-access side, clubs should look at their membership policies. Elwell says, “We need to create cost-efficient ways to get on the water. Inexpensive junior memberships are a good way to get young people involved.” Young people often disappear after college for 10 to 15 years. A club-owned fleet allows sailing to take place during periods of a few hours or less. Clubs should work hard to keep this core age group involved, keeping dues low, promoting junior member social activities, and finding innovative ways to get them on the water. Elwell points to the Larchmont YC’s fleet of JY 15s, which form the basis for a popular program of instruction and informal racing that attract many young people. Here are other examples of programs and improvements that leaders across the country have put in motion: Many clubs host high-school sailing teams, which are full of potential future members. In some cases, having teams on site makes it possible to retain sailing instructors on an annual basis to run youth programs. In fact several clubs have hired full-time employees to manage race programs for all members. Their job isn’t to take the place of race committees, but to coordinate activities while providing the energy, expertise, and consistency to develop and improve programs year to year. A major question at many clubs is whether to upgrade or expand the facilities. I encouraged every club to make this a priority when I wrote about it last (“Taking on the Big Club Project,” Sept. ’03-see www.sailingworld.com) Waterfront property is precious and should be utilized to the maximum extent. Clubs should take on these projects sooner rather than later-every club I’ve seen improve its facilities is now thriving. At the same time, keep tradition in mind. Many clubs are more than 100 years old and there’s something special about preserving old clubhouses, while updating them to be safe, comfortable, and efficient to run. Special attention should be paid to improving docks, floats, and moorings. Don’t forget that good communication brings people together. Every club should publish a regularly scheduled newsletter. It’s worth the money to hire an editor to collect information and produce a periodical. Ask members to write articles and print lots of results (people like to see their name in print). And don’t forget to run plenty of pictures. Likewise, websites should be of high quality and regularly updated. Let anyone log on to the site to read about the club’s mission, history, events, and race results. E-mails are an efficient way to promote happenings. Reminders are appreciated. I’ve been intrigued to find several clubs with significant libraries. The San Diego YC, Newport Harbor YC, and New York YC have among the best. You can build inventory by asking members to donate books and magazines. Race results, club records, contemporary readings, and reference books should be included. To be essential, clubs need to take leadership roles. One way is to create a signature regatta that builds pride and stature. An example is the Long Beach YC, in Calif., which hosts the Congressional Cup. Not only is this event one of the most important, longest-running match-race regattas in the world, it also pulls together more than 250 member volunteers. Clubs should also consider being leaders in reaching out to the community to gain water access, participating in meaningful fundraising events, developing handicap rules, and supporting American participation at international events like the Olympic Games. Working with their regional sailing associations and US SAILING, clubs should help manage and build the sport, sharing ideas and views with other clubs. As a side benefit, the more the members of a yacht club reach out to help others through these associations, the more they’ll learn of other clubs’ experiences and the better equipped they’ll be to tackle their own complicated issues. This is all a lot of work for mostly volunteer organizations, but in the long run your local sailing activity will be far better off, and the alternative for your club-as long as the club patrons can support it-is a restaurant with dusty trophies and a water view.

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Naples, Florida, is a beautiful and bustling city with plenty of boat clubs that allow you to enjoy everything the Naples Bay has to offer.

People join boat clubs for access to a fleet of boats rather than purchasing a boat of their own or renting every time they want to go out on the water. Florida, among many tropical paradises, is the perfect place to try out owning a boat club membership!

We’ve researched the premier boating and yacht clubs in Naples, Florida. Our findings of the pros and cons of each club are listed below.

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Freedom Boat Club – Naples Bayfront

Freedom Boat Club is one of the largest franchise-based boat clubs in the United States. These clubs are known for their excellence in service and fleet selection.

Guaranteed levels of Freedom Boat Club membership allow you to enjoy boat club locations around the country, including one of their several sites in Naples.

  • Scenic marina located within the Naples Bayfront
  • Within walking distance of restaurants such as Pelican Bend and The Boat House
  • The Naples Bay location offers easy access to Keewaydin Island
  • Provides a variety of fun social events beyond boating, like bowling
  • The fleet does not feature a small boat for intimate groups
  • May not be the best option for boaters looking for a small club

Related Article: Boat Club Rules: 10 Thing to Know Before Joining

Naples Sailing & Yacht Club

Naples Sailing & Yacht Club has been serving the beautiful Naples bay area since 1964.

In addition to the extensive fleet offered by the club, over the years, it has become known for being the home of one of Naples’ most excellent dining establishments overlooking the bay.

  • Located in the Yacht Basin overlooking Naples Bay
  • This club features a variety of clubs within the club, such as Wine Club and Bridge Club
  • The dock is monitored via security cameras and the dock master seven days a week
  • Members can enjoy an exceptional dining experience in a variety of locations within the club
  • During the off season, members lose access to perks such as the fine dining
  • Members are asked to adhere to a dress policy within certain member areas

Related Article: 7 Boat Clubs in Florida You Should Know (Before Choosing)

Naples Boat Club

Naples Boat Club offers members access to a boathouse with space for over 150 boats.

In addition to the vast expanse of the club’s marina, there are also residential condos and exceptional dining experiences located within walking distance.

All of the amenities are located in the historic, Olde Naples waterfront.

  • Members receive a variety of perks such as fuel discounts
  • The marina features Molly’s Marine Service, a service shop for your personal boat
  • The clubhouse features a variety of amenities, like the pool and members-only areas
  • The onsite restaurant is open to the public as well as club members
  • The club is located in a bustling area of Naples

Destination Boat Clubs – Naples, FL

Destination Boat Clubs looks to take the high initial cost out of boating by offering affordable options to join their boating club.

With several locations, including the beautiful Naples marina, this boat club is designed for the boater looking to grow with their boat club.

  • Offers a variety of boats to members, from pontoons to center console boats
  • Members are allowed to have four different boat reservations in the system at a time
  • Membership at one location provides access to all the Destination Boat Clubs
  • The club maintains a strict 10:1 member to boat ratio
  • Has yet to offer a wide variety of locations to members, with only 3 locations
  • Additional insurance coverage is required to take boats more than 10 miles offshore

Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club

Located in an iconic Florida style clubhouse, Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club seeks to bring a premium experience to its members with a relaxed and friendly vibe.

Members have access to a plethora of exclusive social clubs and amenities.

Whether you plan to spend all day out on the water or come back for a bit of fine dining, this club wants to be your new home base for the boating and yacht lifestyle.

  • Fishing guides and captain’s service means members can access guidance as needed
  • Members have exclusive access to social clubs and benefits
  • The clubhouse features a full-service bar and restaurant for when you come ashore
  • Hamilton Harbor is certified by the state of Florida as a Clean Marina
  • Some memberships require a sizeable non-refundable deposit
  • The fuel dock is open to the public

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BayWater Boat Club

Opened in 2006 by experienced business owners and passionate mariners, BayWater Boat Club has grown to become one of the area’s premier boating clubs.

With 40 boats available to members in the beautiful family-owned marina between Fort Myers and Naples, there is something for everyone in this fast-growing boat club.

  • BayWater’s contracts lock in their 10:1 boat to member ratio
  • There are eight deckhands and two experience dock masters at the ready to help members
  • For those times you don’t want to drive, the club offers the services of a captain
  • The club offers a variety of pontoon, center console, and deck boats
  • Does not offer as many social aspects as other boat clubs
  • Members must use two back-to-back reservations in order to keep boats past 5 p.m.

Naples Yacht Club Inc.

Naples Yacht Club has served the friendly and beautiful community of Naples since 1947. With a focus on building lasting relationships for its passionate yachtsmen, the club offers a vast array of social clubs and events.

Out on the water, club members can enjoy premium yachting and sailing.

  • Members have access to an exquisite fine dining experience in the club
  • Club members can receive guidance from a club with over 50 years experience
  • The club places pride on its extensive social calendar
  • Members are expected to adhere to a formal dress code
  • The club’s website offers little information regarding membership benefits and costs

Pelican Isle Yacht Club

Pelican Isle Yacht Club is recognized as one of the premier private yacht clubs in Naples. The club focuses on providing an exclusive feel while still remaining friendly and helpful.

Certified as a Clean Marina by the state of Florida, this club is designed for those who want all the benefits a club can offer.

  • Clubhouse tours are offered to potential members
  • The marina is located five minutes away from the Gulf of Mexico
  • On-site laundry and showering facilities allow you to leave the sea at the club
  • The club offers an on-site dining experience
  • During the offseason members have less access to on-site activities
  • The marina is located on a scenic, yet out of the way island meaning that members should come fully prepared for a day out on the water

Final Thoughts

Naples is home to a variety of boat and yacht clubs . Whether you are searching for an exclusive and tightly knit community within a club, or simply there for the boating experience, there is a boat club for every type.

Each boat club on this list offers a different set of social, fine dining, and boating experiences. The right boat club for you will depend on your priorities and needs.

Before joining a boat club, you should contact the membership director of each club you’re interested in.

Shop around and compare the prices, features, and boat selection of each club. Make sure you consider the location of the club when making your final decision.

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Freedom Boat Club – Naples, Florida

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WELCOME! The IYC Sailing Club promotes sailing proficiency and training of members of the Isles Yacht Club. Click  HERE  to learn about the IYC sailing programs. MEETINGS Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Room. Click HERE to view the March 2024 Meeting Minutes MEMBERSHIP ISC Charter Membership:  Not Required/Optional for Social Sailing or Leisure Chartering. ISC Charter Lifetime Membership: $500. Grants ISC Voting & Race Charter privileges. Members charter boats during daylight hours as long as other Club activities are not scheduled.

SOCIAL SAILING Social Sailing is "just for the fun of it,” no racing, every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Social Sailing is a great way to enjoy a relaxed ride OR an opportunity to learn how to sail the Harbor 20s. Register online or with the IYC office.

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2023 IYC Charity Cup Regatta Results Saturday, March 25 Click HERE for the Notice of Race  Click HERE for Sailing Instructions Click HERE for the Entry Form  

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Sail the chesapeake bay for the 2024 season, boad creek, deltaville, virginia.

Our home port, Broad Creek, at the mouth of the Rappahannock River, means great destinations on the river and bay are within an easy morning or afternoon sail.

Explore the numerous deep water creeks off the Rappahannock – drop your anchor or berth at the available facilities and explore local villages. Favorites include Urbanna, Topping and Irvington.

Set course for a secluded creek and enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife that only the Chesapeake Bay area can offer, favorites include the Corrotoman and Antipoison.

Sailing Chesapeake Bay from Broad Creek, heading either north or south there are numerous bays, rivers and waterfront towns to visit. Favorites include Fleet’s and Little Bays, Great Wicomoco River area and Mobjack Bay.

Sailing east, across the bay, to the eastern shore, you will find quaint and welcoming towns such as Onancock and Cape Charles.

Solomons, MD and Portsmouth/Norfolk, VA are within a few days of sailing from our Rappahannock home port, when your schedule allows.

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With the start of the 2023 sailing season, club members can sail either Bianca , a Tartan 34 keel/centerboard sloop or Ula, a Freedom 32 – your choice each time you reserve sailing time. Both yachts are well equipped, comfortable cruisers.

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The boats are coming, 51 of them, to Cedar Point Yacht Club in Westport,CT, for the 2024 NAC. Measurement continues tomorrow. The welcome party with the pizza truck is tomorrow night, then we get to sail on Monday. Monday night is the Annual Meeting, Tuesday is Lobster night (if you are so inclined), Wednesday is a free night, and Thursday are the awards. Good luck everyone.

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There might be an American icon hitching a ride on the backs of sailors during this year's 100th consecutive Bayview Mackinac sailboat race, which begins July 20.

To help celebrate the race, the Bayview Yacht Club is selling special T-shirts online featuring Charles M. Schulz's "Peanuts" characters — and that includes Snoopy.

Most of the shirts include the logo for the 100th race on the front and the "Peanuts" designs on the back.

The race is slightly older than the famous dog. The club created the race, which goes from Port Huron to Mackinac Island, in 1925. It's the longest continually run freshwater long-distance sailboat race. Snoopy was inspired by the Schulz family dog, Spike, which the cartoonist first illustrated in the 1930s, according to the Charles M. Schulz Museum . Snoopy and the "Peanuts" gang were first published in a comic strip in 1950.

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The shirts range from $27-$29. There are both adult and youth offerings. Customers are encouraged to order online by June 28 to receive shirts before the race begins.

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CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Yacht Club's annual Special Needs Cruise brought dozens of guests to the lakefront for a scenic ride aboard spacious boats.

The club provided lunch to 150 visitors from Miseracordia, Good Shepherd Manor and Helping Hands Rehabilitation. They dined a few feet away from the large boats waiting to take them on the water.

Rita Anderson and her husband have been members of the yacht club for years, and offered up their boat for the afternoon cruise. It was one of 20 boats carrying special needs passengers on lake Michigan, sailing south along Grant Park, east of Museum Campus and then north to Navy Pier.

"It's a delight to see them happy and enjoying the new experience," Anderson said.

Wintrust Bank sponsored the cruise, which lasted close to 90 minutes.

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Loren Wolf is a yacht club member who has volunteered for this event for the last several years.

"You could have someone who's non-verbal and the will go out on the water and they will pick up speed, or they see the fireboat, and they light up," she said.

The Chicago's Fire Department's boat, which shoots water cannons into the air at Navy Pier, has become a highlight of the annual event.

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Christened in Le Harve in the Normandy region of northern France by famed Italian actress Sophia Loren, MSC Meraviglia (meaning ’a wonder’) is one of the newest Italian chic meets utopian-style cruise ships by the Swiss-Italian cruise line, MSC Cruises, offering passengers a taste of the Mediterranean way of life .

Sailing with 5,714 passengers, Meraviglia stretches 315 meters from bow to stern, set across an impressive 19 decks with 2,760 cabins, 20 bars and lounges, a flight simulator, 4D cinema and a fully-fledged floating aqua park.

Swarovski crystal staircases float through its glittering Infinity Atrium boasting a two-story central promenade, Galleria Meraviglia , under a giant 480 square-meter LED roof (the longest at sea) that transforms from a starry sky to a virtual aquarium.

It is filled with lavish artwork, quirky cocktail bars, gourmet restaurants, and a myriad of cozy boutiques stocked with over 300 brands from fine jewelers to wineries, crepe parlors, and the Jean-Philippe Maury chocolaterie by the namesake French master-pâtissier, where chocolatiers prepare oozing handmade bonbons, macaroons, and truffles live in an open kitchen.

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From spinning salsa classes at Meraviglia Bar to wine tastings, themed street parties, and lucky bets on blackjack at Casino Imperiale , you’ll find plenty to do onboard Meraviglia with four swimming pools, a sports complex, a waterpark, and a towering high ropes course.

Buried at the core of Infinity Atrium, Infinity Bar is surrounded by the hustle and bustle of Meraviglia’s nightlife – but for a more serene evening, meander to the chic Champagne Bar with champagne flute-shaped chairs guarding its black mirrored bar, and an impressive crushed ice display, serving chilled Moët & Chandon with fresh oysters and caviar.

Champagne Bar

Home to a dance floor, late-night karaoke, and full TV studio, head to the high-tech TV Studio & Bar broadcasting live games, quizzes, and talent contests whilst transforming to a comedy club – or visit Brass Anchor Pub on Deck 7, Meraviglia’s traditional British pub with oak barrels, anchors, dartboards and chesterfield booths, where you can sample 12 beers on tap and snack on fish ‘n’ chips.

Next door to the Amusement Park with two F1 simulators, a full-size bowling alley, a 4D cinema, a flight simulator, and a video games arcade, the Sports Bar bears the feel of a traditional American diner where you can graze on popcorn, hot dogs and tasty milkshakes – whilst the alfresco Horizon Bar serves spicy margaritas under the stars.

Brass Anchor Pub

Sky Lounge is the Soho House of Meraviglia – a glamorous top-of-the-ship lounge, art deco and licorice-colored, with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, sexy jazz, and throat-tickling cocktails.

Down on Deck 5, you’ll find the plush red velvet 985-seat Broadway Theatre, producing six shows per cruise (two runs per night), from musical variety shows to magicians and Motown.

Whilst Carousel Lounge is home to highly immersive, experimental productions from the high-flying aerial circus show, House of Houdini , to the mid-air rock solos of Rock Circus , where acrobats spin and leap to the greatest hits of AC/DC and Guns & Roses.

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As the sun rises, shoot a game of basketball at the Sportplex, negotiate beams along the Himalayan Ropes Course (with a bridge where you can cross the ship 60 meters above sea level), or whiz down waterslides and champagne funnels at the Polar Aqua Park, twisting and turning, with spray guns and water dunkers for children.

MSC Aurea Spa

Glide through a pistachio reception adorned with gigantic rocks as you enter the MSC Aurea Spa , complete with 20 treatment rooms, a Jean Louis David beauty salon, a nail boutique, and The Thermal Suite.

With glass cubed chambers and little nooks, it houses sensory steam baths, an ice waterfall, a salt room, a Finnish sauna, a crystal Mediterranean sauna, salt relaxation rooms, a walk-in rainforest shower, two aromatherapy rooms, two thalassotherapy pools, black marble ergonomic beds and a snow grotto.

Its Balinese therapists offer a plethora of treatments from hot stone lava massages to lymphatic drainage and shiatsu – as well as aromatic candle massages, anti-cellulite treatments, and its signature Himalayan Dream massage using rare fossil salts from the Himalayan Mountains.

Or indulge in a thalassotherapy treatment using ingredients like seawater, seaweed, sea mud, and mineral salts, such as the Aurea Papaveris with a body scrub made from poppy flowers, grape seeds, and sea salt to improve elasticity of skin, reduce cellulite and remove toxins from the body.

Treatment room at the MSC Aurea Spa

You’ll also find the MSC Gym by TechnoGym overlooking Meraviglia’s pool deck with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, treadmills, exercise bikes, cardio, and kinesis equipment, and a spinning room and fitness studio holding yoga, pilates, and HIIT biking classes. You can also opt for a fitness package during your voyage that includes two full-body analysis scans and three private sessions with a personal trainer.

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Appointed with 94 lavish sites, The Yacht Club is MSC's exclusive ‘ship within a ship’ concept, offering guests VIP treatment onboard with a 24-hour butler service, a dedicated concierge, priority embarkation, and a private lounge, restaurant and sundeck.

Set across 700 square feet, its Royal Suites are grand and taupe, with plush velvet sofas, Egyptian cotton sheets, a sweeping balcony with a private whirlpool, sun loungers, and a dining table; a commodious living room and a whitewashed marble bathroom with a deep soaking tub and rain shower – you’ll also get premium Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service, lavish bathrobes and slippers, and an unlimited complimentary mini-bar.

Royal Suite

Up on Deck 19, you can swan onto your private sundeck bordered by cream sun loungers with a bright turquoise pool, a bubbling hot tub, curved leather booths, and a solarium grill serving buffet breakfasts and light lunches from fresh seafood to a carvery.

Sommelier serviced with fine white clothed tables and elephant velvet armchairs, the Yacht Club Restaurant is the epitome of fine dining onboard Meraviglia, serving dishes like burgundy snails, blue cheese soufflé, champagne risotto, and grilled lobster tail.

Yacht Club Restaurant

Tiptoeing across dark marble walkways into the Yacht Club’s Top Sail Lounge with curved cherry sofas, mirrored ceilings, and wraparound panoramic windows, sip a glass of Dom Pérignon at a gold-wrapped bar, or indulge in afternoon tea as you sail out of port at sunset.

Restaurants

Feast your way through 12 dining venues onboard, from Mexican street food to East-West sushi bars, boasting culinary partnerships with Michelin-starred chefs like Ramón Freixa.

Hidden behind reception, Waves offers classic dining with low ceilings, rose chairs, and jazzy striped carpets, where you can take your Gala Dinner , savoring creamy salmon rillettes and wild mushroom pappardelle before chewing a tender 14-oz porterhouse steak with a glass of rich Californian merlot.

Waves Restaurant

L’Olive Doree is divided by a central walkway, lavish and royal, with golden pillars and a twining wine cellar at its center. Make a stop here for your Serata Italiana dinner nibbling on fried calamari and zucchini before swirling linguine alle vongole around your fork, paired with a Jermann Italian pinot grigio.

With panoramic windows, burnt orange floors, and a swirling utopian-style chandelier hanging above, head to Panorama for a slice of the Caribbean, gorging on Guadeloupe shrimp tails, island meatloaf, and blackened red snapper with coconut rice.

L’Olive Doree

Casual bites are served at Marketplace buffet, open 20 hours a day, with open kitchens, grills, rotisseries, and serving stations stacked with pizzas, creamy pasta, and light bites from China, India, and the Mediterranean, as well as a mozzarella factory area where you can watch it being stretched live.

Bright and lemon with high oak stools, HOLA! Tacos & Cantina serves tasty Mexican street food and Latin American bites from blue corn tacos to crab meat puff sandwiches, Iberian gourmet burgers, authentic beef empanadas, and tamales paired with reposado tequila, tobala mezcal, the ‘king of mezcals’ and bottomless jugs of Spanish sangria.

HOLA! Tacos & Cantina

Butcher’s Cut is Meraviglia's American steakhouse, wrapped in dark oak with an open kitchen and a sweeping wine cellar, serving thick, juicy, tender cuts of 36-oz dry-aged tomahawk and 24-oz T-bone paired with cabernet sauvignon from Napa Valley – complete with a weighty slice of New York cheesecake or bittersweet lava cake from Jean-Philippe’s .

Welcoming just 32 guests, Kaito Teppanyaki is a cozy and intimate teppanyaki restaurant featuring two neon cooking stations with eight tangerine stools on each side, where you’ll sip miso soup and graze on small plates of grilled salmon Sake Teriyaki, and Dragon Rolls with tempura prawns, roasted glazed eel, cream cheese and avocado cooled down with matcha tea ice cream.

Outside Kaito , you’ll stumble across a long sushi bar serving sashimi, maki, nigiri, and thick udon noodles to slurp.

Kaito Teppanyaki

Ocean Cay sits just off the promenade, rich, silver, and formal, with a sliced hull-shaped bar, fish mosaic murals, glass partitions, and portholes peeping out. Here, you’ll find an abundance of seafood from seasonal oysters to imperial oscietra caviar and mammoth seafood sharing platters filled with spiny lobsters, red king crabs, langoustines, and Argentinian shrimp before cleansing your pallet with a bourbon vanilla crème brulée .

And with a high-tech interactive wristband to scan at hubs around Meraviglia and book your gourmet dinners, activities, front-row seats for shows, and indulgent spa treatments, a world awaits you onboard.

For more information, visit msccruises.com .

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The Viking Yacht Company has celebrated four and a half decades in business building luxury performance sportfishing and cruising yachts. Started by brothers Bob and Bill Healey in 1964 when they bought Peterson-Viking Builders, a small, struggling New Jersey builder of 37-foot, wooden sportfishing boats, Viking Yachts has grown to become a world leader in semi-custom fiberglass yacht production with over 4,000 Vikings delivered.

At a time when the brothers could take a well-earned rest, Bob and Bill are busier than ever. When not promoting the Recreational Fishing Alliance or industry issues in Washington, D.C., Bob can often be found at Viking. Bill is at the plant daily overseeing new expansion plans and to ensure Viking is “building a better boat everyday.” And of course, Bill still makes it a point to say goodnight to his employees each evening, a habit he started way back on April 1, 1964.

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Driven by its mantra to build a better boat every day, here comes Viking again with another example of excellence in boatbuilding design, engineering and innovation. The legendary New Jersey boatbuilder is proud to announce the all-new Viking 90 Convertible, a yacht that will redefine the capabilities of the luxury convertible sportfisher and become the new benchmark in the genre.

“We’ve taken all the incredible qualities of the 92 – the interior layout, the accommodations, the style, the amenities – and merged them with greater performance, technology and versatility,” says Viking President and CEO Pat Healey. “The 92 was the Bentley. This is the Ferrari.”

Three Models The 90’s profile represents a synthesis of design traits from the 92, 80 and other modern Viking sportfishing yachts, as well as subtle motor yacht influences. “We designed the 90 to be as sleek as possible, stressing a low profile and clean lines,” says Viking Design Manager David Wilson. “We also brought several refinements to the exterior that enhance that lean, sexy look.” Carefully placed feature lines, deckhouse windows and portlights with chamfered edges and Viking’s signature hull-side vents are just of few of the 90’s aesthetic high points.

Viking will offer three models of the 90 (Open Bridge, Enclosed Bridge and Sky Bridge), all utilizing a spacious six-stateroom accommodation plan highlighted by a full-beam master suite. “We feel the open bridge 90 is going to be a huge hit, particularly with our 80 owners,” says Pat. “We’re providing a larger Viking that fishes just as well as their 80 and has the same type of performance and nimble maneuverability.”

The Open and Enclosed Bridge 90 can be outfitted with a tuna tower from Palm Beach Towers (PBT), and all three models can be equipped with a custom electronics, communications and entertainment package from Atlantic Marine Electronics (AME). Both Viking subsidiaries, AME and PBT ensure turnkey delivery.

Looking Aft The cockpit and dual mezzanine stress a sense of togetherness with a focus aft – where the action is. From the salon, a 40-inch-wide electric-powered single door opens with a touch of a button. The upper mezzanine’s port side is home to an L-shaped aft-facing lounge with available air-conditioned backrest and a teak table. On the starboard side, there’s a versatile cooking and refreshment hub (with an additional aft-facing seat) that can be personalized to the owner’s liking with a grill and icemaker or refrigerator.

A large lounge on the lower mezzanine looks upon the cockpit, with its shapely fiberglass module holding storage underneath and tackle drawers on each side. The mezzanine provides centerline engine access to the crew quarters and engineroom, and is also home to an oversized freezer (port) and two refrigerated boxes (starboard).

The cockpit measures 224 square feet, with a 203-gallon transom fishbox/live well and a pair of full-length 103-gallon insulated in-deck fishboxes. Access to the Seakeeper 35 is provided by a single powered hatch on centerline, a watertight design introduced with recent Viking 80 demonstrator boats, and the cockpit sole is built with reinforcement for a fighting chair, rocket launcher or table.

Living Large Viking owners and enthusiasts will be enamored with the accommodations of the new Viking 90. The combination of interior volume, a flowing open layout and several design nuances create a fresh soothing ambiance throughout the vast living spaces. Stepping into the salon, a new horizontal grain natural walnut interior greets you with warmth and style. Interior doors featuring both horizontal and vertical grains as well as ebony inlays add to the visual appeal. Guests will appreciate the spacious lounge that begins at the salon door and wraps around the port side. A starboard-side entertainment center features a 65-inch pop-up HD TV. Forward, the large starboard wraparound galley is open to a raised U-shaped dinette to port (with rod storage below).

The Viking 90 offers five guest staterooms, each with its own private head and shower, crew quarters with immediate access to the engine room, a pantry with an additional crew berth and a day head. Spanning the 23-foot, 2-inch beam, the owner’s suite boasts a king walkaround bed, a walk-in closet, a dressing table, a lounge area, a full-size credenza under a bulkhead-mounted 65-inch HD TV and his-and-hers private facilities with separate access.

Miami 2023 Debut “Constantly looking to the future, we embarked more than a year ago on this design,” explains Pat. “It came at a time when international regulations would be taking effect that required Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) in the engine rooms of yachts with a ‘load line length’ greater than 24 meters.

“Understanding that suitable engine and SCR technology for this market was unavailable, the U.S. Coast Guard announced in March a three-year suspension of the regulations in North America. But the development of the 90, which does not require SCR, was already well underway and in 15 months we’ll proudly present the next flagship of the Viking sportfishing fleet.”

The Viking 90 will make her world premiere at the 2023 Miami Yacht Show.

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The Viking Yacht Company started by brothers Bob and Bill Healey. In 1964, they bought Peterson-Viking Builders. Based in New Gretna, NJ, Viking builds the world’s best luxury performance sportfishing and cruising yachts. Celebrating over five decades in the business, Viking Yachts is a family owned company. They have evolved to be a global leader in semi-custom fiberglass yacht production.

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Valhalla Announces Luxury Cruising Yacht: Meet the V-55 Sport

Valhalla Announces Luxury Cruising Yacht: Meet the V-55 Sport

Ultimate cruiser with premium accommodations and Viking quality Valhalla Boatworks has just unveiled the V-55 Sport – an evolution within the V Series that emphasizes comfort, style and accommodations in a high-performance luxury cruising yacht. Beloved V-55 hull reinvented for cruising enthusiasts A low-profile bow rail enhances safety and adds style. An asymmetrical side-deck design…

Annual Viking Yachts Dealer Meeting & Sea-Trial Event

Annual Viking Yachts Dealer Meeting & Sea-Trial Event

Attention Viking Enthusiasts! The highly anticipated Annual Viking Yachts Dealer Meeting and Sea-Trial Event is scheduled to take place from June 4th to June 5th, 2024, at the luxurious Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This year’s event is extra special as it marks the 60th Anniversary of Viking Yachts, offering a unique opportunity…

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Viking Celebrates 60 Years: Introducing the 82 Convertible

Viking Celebrates 60 Years: Introducing the 82 Convertible

Exciting news as we celebrate Viking’s 60th anniversary! As the oldest Viking Yacht dealer in the world, we’re thrilled to introduce the new 82 Convertible, and excited to share that JBYS will be delivering hull #2 later this year! With this five-stateroom vessel, Viking solidifies its position as the premier builder of the world’s largest…

Two Flagships, One Boat Show

Viking introduced two flagships at one boat show with the 90 Sportfish Yacht and the V-55 premiering at the Miami International Boat Show. The Viking Yacht Company is one of the leading semi-custom boatbuilders in the world. Viking held a press conference at the Miami International Boat Show for the world premiere of two new…

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Viking Makes Valhalla Boats

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The Passing of a Legend

The Passing of a Legend

Viking Yachts Co-Founder Robert T. Healey Sr. (1929-2021) (New Gretna, New Jersey, December 14, 2021) – Robert T. Healey Sr., the co-founder of the Viking Yacht Company who helped build the company into an industry leader and led the fight that repealed the Federal Luxury Tax on yachts in the early 1990s, passed away last…

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The Mountaintop. The Viking Yacht Company has been building a better boat every day for 60 years. Incredible! Founded by brothers Bill and Bob Healey on April 1, 1964, Viking climbed the marine industry mountain and has been at its peak for decades now, unwilling to relinquish the throne as the industry's best boatbuilder.

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Viking Yachts is a world leader in semi-custom fiberglass yacht production, with over 5,000 Vikings delivered since 1964. Learn about Viking's history, manufacturing capabilities, news, heritage vessels and plant tour.

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The Viking Yachting Center in New Gretna, New Jersey, is a stone's throw from the Viking Yacht manufacturing facility. The full service marina with 250 slips for boats up to 55 feet, also features transient dockage, fuel, a pool, barbeque and picnic facilities. A full-time service department can provide expert fiberglass repairs, painting ...

Founded in 1964 by brothers Bob and Bill Healey, Viking Yachts began its journey by acquiring Peterson-Viking Builders, a small New Jersey builder of 11M/37' wooden sportfishing boats. Since then, Viking has undergone remarkable growth, delivering over 5,000 vessels and setting new standards in semi-custom fiberglass yacht production.

Subscribe to Marlin magazine for $29 for 1 year and receive 2 bonus digital issues. On April 1, 2024, the Viking Yacht Company will celebrate its 60th year in boatbuilding. From humble beginnings on the banks of the Bass River in New Gretna, New Jersey, Viking has become the largest manufacturer of luxury fiberglass sport-fishing yachts in the ...

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The legendary New Jersey boatbuilder is proud to announce the all-new Viking 90 Convertible, a yacht that will redefine the capabilities of the luxury convertible sportfisher and become the new benchmark in the genre. "We've taken all the incredible qualities of the 92 - the interior layout, the accommodations, the style, the amenities ...

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UW dock renovations pose threat to 75-year sailing tradition, yacht club students say

S tudents in the Washington Yacht Club (WYC) accuse the University of Washington (UW) of working to stop a 75-year history of teaching students to sail.

Those students told KOMO News that the UW’s plans to renovate the docks near Husky Stadium will eliminate the docks they use to store their 70 boats, thus taking away their ability to teach students to sail.

“It would really mean, like a death blow to the community,” said Renee Chien, the current Rear Commodore of WYC.

The U.W. has plans to repair and remove docks. The total dock space will be reduced by 4,000 square feet. 

“And the university has actually given us a statement as of March that we will no longer be able to keep beyond one boat on the dock,” said Chien. 

UW told KOMO News that the club only needs to move some of the club's boats short term.

“We have up to 75 boats. We’ve got everything from sailboats up to a 44-foot ocean-going vessel and everything in between,” said William Rae, another member of WYC.

Once the renovation is completed in 2025, the university told KOMO that UW recreation will no longer maintain dock storage space, so the WYC and the Union Bay Rowing Club would each be able to maintain just one boat at the dock.

“It would mean the loss of something that I have poured my heart and soul into,” said Chien. “And I feel like that is the case for most people that I work with in the WYC, who like are united by their common love of sailing.”

Chien told KOMO she just joined the WYC in November, to learn to sail and loves it so much, she’s already been out sailing 22 of the past 23 days.

“I grew up in Taipei, Taiwan and as an international student, I wouldn’t have felt like my roots were planted firmly anywhere. I thought maybe I would stay in Seattle maybe I wouldn’t, but I didn’t feel attached and it was really because of sailing and because of my access to the water and this newfound connection that I have with the Puget Sound that I feel like I would like to stay here to keep sailing and keep building the community here,” explained Chien.

Perhaps the best part of getting out on one of the 70 boats to learn to sail, is the price. Students pay just $39 per quarter.

“And if we lose that that’s a huge loss to people being able to enter into a sport that traditionally has such a high barrier,” said Rae.

Sailing lessons in Seattle cost several hundred dollars a month.

“We’re pretty unique, definitely in the Pacific Northwest, and really for student-run organizations we believe we're unique in the country,” said Rae.

UW's tradition of sailgating right outside Husky Stadium is another unique Pacific Northwest tradition and some accuse the University of putting profits from events like this over student benefit.

The renovation plan calls for adding new docks for large sailgating boats plus greater access for students and the public to rent kayaks and canoes.

“And we just want to emphasize that kayak rentals are $19 per hour our quarterly membership is $39 a quarter,” said Chien.

UW told KOMO that they are prioritizing Rec Clubs with the new waterfront plan, to expand student participation.

Construction on the docks and beach at the UW is scheduled to start in January and UW told KOMO that they are still working with the WYC through this process.

UW dock renovations pose threat to 75-year sailing tradition, yacht club students say

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