est. 1970 { charlevoix, michigan }
home of the red fox regatta

Become a Member



Join the Charlevoix Yacht Club!


Thank you for considering membership in the Charlevoix Yacht Club.  As a member of the CYC you will have the chance to participate in many club activities while meeting other area boaters.  Powerboat and cruising sailboat members explore new destinations and rendezvous at the end of the day to share their experiences, providing an excellent opportunity to expand your knowledge of both local and offshore waters.  Sailors participate from May to October on Lake Charlevoix in Wednesday evening race series and in weekend offshore races.  The traditional Labor Day weekend Red Fox Regatta draws sailboats from all over the Great Lakes to compete.  This regatta provides an excellent opportunity for all members to get involved either on the water or at social gatherings at the end of the race days.


The CYC, established in 1970, is a club made up of about 200 local and non-local boating enthusiasts.  While boat ownership is not required, most of our members do own boats.  The CYC maintains the Club facility at 209 Ferry Avenue, staffed by volunteers.  The Club is open Friday evenings year-round, and Wednesday evenings May-October.  Annual social events typically include a Casino Night, Commodore’s Ball, and various holiday parties.  Special events are publicized at the club website, a bimonthly newsletter, and weekly email updates.  The facility is available to rent by members in good standing for two years.


Membership runs for a calendar year January-December, and is confirmed with a membership card that is reciprocated nationally with many other yacht clubs.  Membership is via application, payment of dues, and board review.  A sponsor is recommended.  We invite you to visit us at the club on a Wednesday sailboat race evening 7 to 10 p.m., or any Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m., or check out our new website at:  If you have any questions, please call Terry Walkington at 989-928-2835, or email: 


CYC Membership Flyer



We cater to various groups of sailors and cruisers.  For those who sail on a regular basis with an existing full member, you may qualify for a crew membership.  It provides accessibility to CYC on Wednesday race nights and sailing events only. The Crew member may purchase bar tickets and will receive mailings. There is no reciprocity and it is for one person.  Download Application



Full membership is required for skippers and captains that would like to attend all club functions, and for those who would like to engage in racing activities by sailing their own boat.  Full members, in good standing for two years, are entitled to reserve and rent our clubhouse for personal functions.    Download Application



Sustaining members are greatly appreciated!  Members who support the club by purchasing sustaining memberships are helping support the Charlevoix Yacht Club above and beyond traditional memberships.  While this type of membership is purely a larger financial commitment, it helps support the club in providing many of the great services and programs offered by the CYC. Download Application