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November Chili Cook-off

Saturday November 13th 2021
Hosts: Dave and Carol Richardson

Cook-up your best chili recipe and bring it to the Richardson’s on November 13th! Can you best Lynn Currie’s winning recipe from last year or Dave’s authentic Texas style chili? The whole club will be the judge. Last year saw tasty entries from Erni Driscoll, Mike & Cyndy Burton, Rhonda Drackett, David & Linda Girardin, Steve Huntly – there were 10 different recipes to taste. Dave and Darryl are pulling out the cooker for smoked brisket beans. Like last year, this will be a feast! This annual contest always brings a big turn-out – special time to enjoy the closeness of friends who love Palatka and boating. Set your bearings for 29º40’14”, 81º38’20” (29.67056,8162333) and tie-up at the dock or drive to 265 East River Rd. If your not competing in the chili rivalry bring a dish to share and, of course, BYOB.

There will be a Board meeting prior to the social – all members are encouraged to attend to hear about new PYC committees, the continued growth of the club and cruising rendezvous & calendar for 2022.

Palatka Porch-Fest

Saturday December 4th, 2021
Grand Gables Inn

Palatka Yacht Club will be sponsoring a porch at this year’s annual Porch-Fest at the Grand Gables Inn, 603 Emmett St, Palatka. We last did this event two years ago and it was definitely a good time. Keep cool, Cats and Kitties. Have a safe and sane Fourth of July and we will catch you all on the flipside of the platter…!

Annual Christmas Party

Saturday December 18th 2021
Grand Gables Inn

Please join us at the most palatial home in all of Florida for the annual PYC Christmas party on Saturday December 18th 2021 at the Grand Gables Inn, 603 Emmett Street. There is no reason to bring anything but yourselves: the club will be catering heavy Hors d’oeuvres with beer & wine. Lynn Cruuie is also bringing a batch of her special punch. You can always bring your own special spirits/grog to share with the ‘spirits’ in this Circa 1884 Queen Anne style home.

PYC Mission Statement

Date of Origin: February 11, 1976

The objectives of the Palatka Yacht Club shall be to promote good fellowship and cooperation among its members, the sport of yachting, safety afloat, and techniques of good seamanship.

PYC Activities

Club members usually gather on the third Saturday of each month for dinner. Exceptions to the third Saturday evolve around Thanksgiving and Christmas.

We try to have a monthly boating adventure; however, the weather in December and January may prevent boating. Our calendar tab above includes our proposed boating adventures, which are very much subject to change.

Unless the Commodore decides otherwise, the principal meeting of the membership is in November to elect officers, who assume their duties in January at the change of command ceremony. Generally, the slate of officers will be announced at the October dinner gathering.

Annually, the club participates in the organization of the Mug Race—the world’s longest river race, which is open to sailboats of all sizes. This year (2018) will be the 65th running of the race.


Several members of the St. Johns Yacht Club in Palatka, the predecessor to the Palatka Yacht Club, decided to start this very unique race.


Periodically, we also offer a small boating refresher course in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.