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Palatka Yacht Club

Important Updates

Boat US safety training

Saturday April 17th

We will start the ‘Meet & greet’ at 11:45 and the safety course will start at 12:00 pm and last for about 3 hours. Hot dogs and burgers to follow. Please bring appetizers and desserts to share. And BYOB! The meeting is at Ernie & Susanne’s riverfront home at 132 East Orange Tree Rd, East Palatka.

We encourage all members to attend – for boat owners there are always recommended procedures and laws that are worth refreshing and for non-boat owners it is important to know basic safety guidelines for when out on the water on an unfamiliar craft.

Please let Juli know by April 14th if you are able to attend and what dish you will be bringing to share.

Blessing of the Fleet

Sunday March 28th

The Blessing of the Fleet is Sunday March 28th at the Downtown municipal piers. The procession and blessings will begin at 2pm.

If you are going to be bringing your vessel to be blessed could you let Juli know its type/length and name please so that we can let the clergy members know.

Following on from this we will meet at Tom & Pat’s riverfront Tiki hut where ribs and beer will be provided but please bring side dishes to share and other drinks of your choice. Again if you could indicate if you will be joining us it will help Tom with meat quantities.

Rat Island Yacht Club Rendezvous

Saturday March 27th

Saturday March 27th is the Raft Up at the Welaka Docks which the Rat Island Yacht Club have organized, followed by lunch at Shrimps ‘R’ Us.

Darryl has suggested that any PYC members interested in going by water to rendezvous at his dock at 10am to go in convoy down to Welaka. He & Lynne are taking a 40 ft trawler over so if anyone would like to join them there will be plenty of room on board. As it is less than a week away an early response would be appreciated.

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. 110_1032

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.

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