Florida Sailing Clubs
The Apalachee Bay Yacht Club is a member of the Gulf Yachting Association, an organization of 30 yacht clubs from Florida to Texas. ABYC is affiliated with Apalachee Bay Community Sailing, which provides sailing lessons and introduces both youth and adults in the Tallahassee area to recreational sailing.
Cruising and Racing: Organized cruises to the St. Marks River and Dog Island are part of our regularly scheduled events. Throughout the year the club also organizes a variety of races, including two major regattas and a spring and fall series of club PHRF races. Club members also actively race their fleet of in one-design 10-foot Puffin sailing dinghies.
Bird Key Yacht Club (BKYC) is considered one of the outstanding yacht Clubs on Florida’s West Coast, and its story is closely linked with the history of Sarasota. The Bird Key Yacht Club was organized for the purpose of promoting yachting and social enjoyment.
Bird Key Yacht Club was one of the original thirteen members of the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs (FCYC). Today more than thirty clubs on both coasts, the Florida Keys and the Florida Panhandle are members of FCYC. Bird Key members may visit any other member club, have a berth with the first night’s dockage free, and have all charges for any club activities billed through Bird Key Yacht Club. Members may visit FCYC clubs either by boat or car.
THE BRADENTON YACHT CLUB is one of the 13 original founding clubs in the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs and has a reputation of being one of the friendliest clubs in the Council. Our membership is diverse, including boaters of various skill levels, backgrounds, ages and interests. It has grown from 18 charter members in 1946 to about 550 today. Many of our social activities are family oriented and most are casual in nature, although we are dutiful in maintaining our formal traditions as well. We are located on the scenic Manatee River on six acres of paradise.
The Bradenton Yacht Club offers elegant as well as casual dining in its spacious formal dining room and adjacent burgee room as well as a full bar that overlooks the scenic Manatee River. There are also an additional Members Room and Commodores Room that are perfect for meetings or small parties. The club has a 52-slip basin for members” boats and a 185′ Transient Dock with 30 and 50 amp service for Members and FCYC Visitors along Governors Cut which connects Terra Ceia Bay to the Manatee River.
Carlouel Yacht & Beach Club, an exclusive private club located on Clearwater Beach Florida, was founded in 1934 by T.R. Palmer, G.A. Hobart and Paul Randolph. Nestled between a deep water bay and white sandy beach, Carlouel is known for fine dining, recreation, and entertainment for family and friends with a strong heritage lasting many decades. A member of the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs, Carlouel extends reciprocity to fellow club members.
Club Facilities: Boating: Arriving by boat is a Carlouel tradition. Members have access to full docking facilities. Swimming pools: Two temperature-controlled swimming pools- a family pool and a short course Olympic pool. Tennis courts: Two lighted har-tru tennis courts are available by reservation. Our on-site tennis pro offers lessons, clinics and tennis camps.
Membership in CHYC has so many opportunities beyond just a dining experience. Not only do we have incredible food & service, but our members are so much a part of what makes our club so special. Having you join us would make it even better! We have a great boat Cruising schedule and an all new Sailing Program too. But having a boat and boating is not a requirement of being a member.
In fact, many of our members don’t even own a boat! We offer groups for Newcomers, Singles, Mah Jongg, Bridge, Tennis, Kayaking, Book lovers and lots more. Many of the ladies in our club attend the monthly Harbor Lites group events. And our gentlemen are automatically a part of the Harbormasters group that meets monthly as well. All of these are available to every member of the club and included in your membership.
The Coral Reef Yacht Club is located in the Coconut Grove section of Miami on the western shore of Biscayne Bay adjacent to Dinner Key Marina. There are two major approaches to the Club: one through Dinner Key Channel, which allows for an 8” depth, and the second, a privately maintained channel of 5” depth. Docking Facilities: Wet Slips (currently 100 slips)
The Davis Island Yacht Club is a private, member-owned yacht club situated at the south end of Davis Islands in Tampa, Florida. The Club grounds form a natural harbor and breakwater for our docks and a mooring area designated on charts as a seaplane basin. The Club sponsors a heavy schedule of sailing races, an active cruising fleet and a strong youth sailing organization.
It maintains continuing relationships with state and regional sailing organizations, is a founding member of the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs, and is a Golden Anchor participant in the United States Sailing Association. It provides limited support for members representing the Club in regional, national and international sailing races. Members participate heavily in local and regional events sponsored by other organizations. An active women”s sailing group, the Dinghy Dames, is part of the club.
Our facilities include wet and dry slips for our members” boats, a boathouse for small sailing craft: prams, dinghies and one-design boats, a marine railway, clubhouse and swimming pool. Our dining room and bar serve members, their guests and participants in the numerous regattas and educational programs hosted by the Club. Our social functions link festivities to sailing activities. Our long-standing Thursday Night Races are open to any person wishing to sail and provides a good way for novices or newcomers to become better known to the membership.