August 20th—CRYSTAL COVE GATHERING
August Meeting 1400 (2:00PM for Land Lubbers). The Commodore will be bringing a smoked pork butt and buns for sandwiches. Our fine host is Chris Campbo and he will be pouring fine libations at the cash bar. Please plan to have a great time again with all of our friends! Bring your appetite and a guest as all are welcome.
September 17th—SAFETY CLASS
We’ll meet at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Federal Point, at 11 AM. Bob Elliott of the Coast Guard Auxiliary (and the Local Tow/BOAT U.S. Skipper) will provide a safety lecture/class titled “Suddenly in Command,” a 4-hour Coast Guard Auxiliary course concerning the loss of a skipper on a vessel. All are welcome, please bring a guest! Our friends from the North Florida Cruising Club are cordially invited to join us.
September 30-October 1—CEDAR KEY CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE IAN
We will be staying at the Faraway Inn. To make a reservation, call AIMEE 352-543-5330.
Friday night group dinner will be at Steamers Restaurant, reservations are at 6pm.
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.
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.