Information for Prospective Members
Apalachee Bay Yacht Club

69 Harbour Point Drive, Shell Point
Driving Directions from Tallahassee

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1830, Crawfordville, FL 32326

Join Our Family

Membership is open on a non-discriminatory basis to individuals whether they are actively involved in yachting or not. Our club membership includes sailors, power boat owners, and non-boat owners wishing to participate in the club's many activities.

We welcome and actively seek applications for membership, and look forward to adding to our club new, youthful members (of any age) with novel ideas and fresh excitement. Membership privileges are extended to all immediate family members including children under 21 living at home.

Click here for a printable ABYC Membership Application Form

Please send the completed form to:

    Steve LaRosa
    Apalachee Bay Yacht Club
    P.O. Box 1830
    Crawfordville, FL  32326


What We Do

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. 

Social Events: Organized functions are held monthly throughout the year. These include events such as a champagne brunch, "Dinner-on-the-Docks," a shipwreck party, and professionally catered wine-tasting extravaganza. Traditional annual events include the Commodore's Ball, Vice-Commodore's Regatta, and the Awards Banquet.

Monthly Programs: ABYC monthly meetings offer programs for those interested in water activities. Topics are varied and range from the weather, boat maintenance, racing, marine ecology, and exotic travel.

Organizations Sponsored by ABYC: The Apalachee Bay Yacht Club sponsors Apalachee Bay Community Sailing, a non-profit organization that promotes recreational sailing in the Apalachee Bay and Tallahassee region, including small-group lessons for youth and adults. ABYC sponsors Boy Scout Troop 7, located at Shell Point, which is part of the Suwannee River Area Council (telephone 850-576-4146) of the Boy Scouts of America and is open to boys ages 11 to 17. ABYC also sponsors Sea Scout Ship 1, which is part of a national coeducational group for youth ages 14 to 21, and is organized to promote citizenship and improve members' nautical skills through instruction and practice. The Apalachee Bay Yacht Club sponsors these organizations as a service to the community. You do not need to be a member of ABYC to fully participate in these sponsored organizations.

When You Join ABYC

The privileges associated with membership are

What It Costs

Three membership categories are available to new members:

All new members (except Student/Professional) pay a one-time $100 membership initiation fee. Dues are paid either in full annually, or paid quarterly plus 10%. An equity unit is similarly paid in full or in quarterly installments.

Social events and selected activities are charged separately to a member's account. Cost of events typically range from $4 to $30 per person, with events involving a dinner usually costing $5 to $15 per person.

Find Out More

To obtain information about upcoming events or additional information about ABYC, please send us an email or contact any board member.
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Board Members - 2015

Camden Whitlock
Huub Weijers
Jerry Wells
Mickie Cooksey
Maxine Glenn
John McBride
Senior Board Member
Angel Ganey
Junior Board Member
Steve LaRosa
Past Commodore


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