Cruising with the Charlevoix Yacht Club

Each summer the Charlevoix Yacht Club offers a variety of fun cruising activities for our powerboat squadron and our cruising sailors.

Power Boat Cruising

June 7-9: Annual Shake Down Cruise to Suttons Bay

June 14-15: Weekend in Boyne City

June 22: Dinghy Lunch

June 26 - July 12: Major Cruise to either the North Channel or Door County - based on member interest

Aug 2-5: Cruise to Mackinac Island

Aug 16-18: Cruise to Elk Rapids

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We’re looking forward to a great boating season so let’s get your calendars set as soon as possible.

Please contact Bob Fawcett at 239-770-0610 with any questions and sign up now.  

Sail and Mixed Cruising - 2024

Planned Events

June 8: Day Sail to Boyne City

Meet on the water in front of CYC at 9 AM to sail to Boyne City for lunch and then return.

June 21 - 22: East Jordan Freedom Festival

CYC cruising sailors will head to East Jordan to enjoy the festivities together. Powerboats are also welcome. Outdoor movie on Thursday. Bands on Friday and Saturday nights, and world-class fireworks on Saturday night.

July 4: Horton Bay Parade

Anchor in Horton Bay and walk to the General Store to see the Horton Bay Parade.

July 6:  Beaver Island Race

NOR posted on Racing page.

July 13: Boyne Thunder 

View these high-performance powerboats in action in Charlevoix. 12:30- 1:30 Thunder Parade through Charlevoix.

July 20:  Aquapalooza

CYC boaters of all types will kick off Venetian week by anchoring off Ferry Beach and enjoying the sounds of Charlevoix’s Aquapalooza. 

July 25:  Venetian Concert 

Join us at the downtown docks for this year’s Venetian concert at the Odmark Pavilion at 7 PM.

August 3: Race/Cruise to Northport

9 AM Bridge.  Grill your dinner at the beach next to the docks and bring a dish to share.

August 24: Race/Cruise to Garden Island

9 AM Bridge. Garden Island beach picnic and Tiger baseball at 6:10 PM. Bring your boom box. Trophy to the boat and crew that wins the Baseball Night Beach Party.

New for 2024  - CYC is having three Offshore Race Cruises. Along with our Beaver Island Race, we will be adding a race cruise to Northport, and another to Garden Island. 

For the Northport and Garden Island races it won’t be considered cheating if you use your motor. Especially if your buddy has a faster boat and you need to keep up. Your finish time will be adjusted if you need to stop to catch a fish or go swimming. Redress is based on the number of fish caught.

All boats are welcome to join us. Monitor Channel 69.