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

Membership

 

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 several
weekend offshore races. Arena racing with J-22’s is quite a spectacle on Round Lake in the
fall. The traditional Labor Day weekend Charlevoix Yacht Club 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 on the water and at social gatherings at the end
of the race days.
The CYC, established in 1970, is a club made up of over 340 local and non-local boating
enthusiasts. While boat ownership is not required, most of our members do own boats. The
CYC owns the club facility at 209 Ferry Avenue, maintained mostly by volunteers. In the fall
of 2019 construction began on the new Clubhouse (on the second floor) with the Event
Center (on the first floor), on Lake Charlevoix, on Ferry Avenue. This joint facility will open in
the early summer of 2021.
The Club is open Friday evenings year-round, and Wednesday evenings May-October, and
may be open even more often with the new Clubhouse. Annual social events typically
include a Vinyl Night, Commodore’s Ball, and various holiday and sports parties. Events are
publicized on the club website, weekly email updates, and a quarterly newsletter. The
existing Clubhouse is currently available to rent by members in good standing for two years.
The Event Center is also available to rent by members and the public.
Membership is for individuals or couples and runs for a calendar year January-December,
and is confirmed with a membership card(s) that is reciprocated nationally with many other
yacht clubs. Membership is via application , payment of an initiation fee (if over age 30) and
dues, and board review. Also required is an interview questionnaire completed jointly with a
sponsor (a member during the last 2 years). At times there is a cap on the maximum number
of memberships and a waitlist, so consider applying early. We invite you to visit us at the
Club on Wednesday race evenings from 7 to 10 p.m., or visit almost any Friday evening from
6 to 9 p.m., or check out our website, events scheduled, other information, and application
forms at: charlevoixyachtclub.org. Click on “Become a Member” in the top left corner. If
you have any questions, please email us at: membership@CharlevoixYachtClub.org.
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
209 Ferry Ave. • PO Box 522 • Charlevoix, MI 49720 • 231-547-9170