Welcome to the Marquette Yacht Club

Upcoming Events to watch for…

Dinghy Free-For-All

Saturday, September 30th, Marquette, Mi (MYC)

Skippers meeting at 9:00am with race to follow at 11:00am.

Race Results: 2017 White Rocks Race

Final Season Results: 2017 Ensign Racing

Ensign Fleet 35 Results as of 9.15.17

Current Standings: 2017 Laser Racing

Marquette Laser Fleet Results as of 9.3.17

Shore-Side Dock Reconstruction Project Reaches Completion!

A BIG thank you to all that provided their time and effort in support of this monumental project.

(Click here for a detailed write-up on the entire project)

•Fleet 35, End of Season-Potluck Dinner

Wednesday, September 13th, 7pm (following the evening race) (MYC)

End of season potluck: All Ensign sailors, yacht club members, NMU club sailors and family & friends are invited to a potluck Weds. Sept. 13. Ensign race starts at 6. Non-racers plan for cocktails around 6:30. Bring a dish to share, beverages & food to grill.


Saturday & Sunday, September 9th-10th, Marquette, Mi (MYC) (Postponed)

NMU Sailing Club-“Try Sailing Day”

Saturday September 2nd from 11:00am-3:00pm, at MYC.

•2017 Ensign National Regatta, August 13th-17th, Cedarville Mi


 Open Class Racing Action

Saturday July 1st – 11am Skippers Meeting – 12pm Start
Independence Day : Tuesday July 4th – 11am Skippers Meeting – 12pm Start

Open Class racing is under way and all are welcome to participate! Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Schedule posted and additional information is located at the MYC website events calendar and Open Class Racing link


Updates and Results are posted to the MYC Open Class Facebook Group


Membership dues were due May 15th.

Snail mail your dues notice and payment to:

Marquette Yacht Club
P.O. Box 296
Marquette, Michigan 49855

…or you can pay on-line by hitting the link below:


The Docks Are In!

A BIG thanks to all who volunteered their time to make it happen.


2017 Membership packets have been mailed.  You can also find copies of the documents on the membership page!


2016 Marquette Yacht Club Winter Boat Storage

Please make sure that you are in compliance with all the rules and regulations, which are outlined in the Marquette Yacht Club Winter Boat Storage Agreement, if you wish to store your boat at the club during the off-season this year.

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A BIG thank you to Pat Shinners for building such an amazing life ring stand for the MYC! You rock, Pat!


2016 Ensign Fleet 35 Racing

2016 Marquette Yacht Club Year End Banquet


The General Meeting and end of year banquet for the Marquette Yacht Club will be held on October 27th at 6:00 PM.  Colin and Carrie Irish have graciously volunteered to host the party at their home this year. In addition, they will be providing a delicious menu that includes: Meat Lasagna, Eggplant parmesan, Shrimp with angel hair pasta, and salad and bread.

The entry fee will be $15 a head and we ask you to bring your own beverage of choice and the Irish’s will have cooler space available.

Save The Date and pass this on to your family and crew.  If you could please respond back with a head count it would be much appreciated.

Look forward to seeing everyone and celebrating a great season on the water.


 White Rocks Race

Saturday, September 17th, 2016 at MYC 

Skippers meeting at 10:00am with race start at 11:00am

Open to all classes

(Rain date September 18th)



Bill Neumann Memorial Regatta Results



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Labor Day Potluck/Picnic

Sunday, September 4th (Monday the 5th looks like bad weather)

5:00pm at the Marquette Yacht Club

Summer is coming to an end, so let’s get together and enjoy what’s left.

The grill will be going….!
Please bring a dish to pass.

Hope to see you there!

Marquette Yacht Club Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, September 4th, 9am-11am at the clubhouse
Fundraising event by donation.
Stop on down, fill your belly and fill the donation jar.
The proceeds will go to the club.
Hope to see you there!


General Membership Meeting
Thursday, August 25th at 6:30 PM at MYC Clubhouse 

The Open Class Race, scheduled for this weekend, has been cancelled due to inclement weather (weekend of August 19th-21st).

Full Moon Cruise

Please join us for a Full Moon Cruise on Thursday, August 18th.
Come on down to the Club (bring your own food and drinks from 6 till 8) then hit the water for an hour for a sunset and moonrise or stick around the Club and enjoy it from the deck.
This will be the last moonlight cruise for 2016 ..where does the summer go?
Hope you can make it!

Jennifer Grant
MYC Commodore

Marquette to Houghton Race

Team EVVAI takes second in class at Harbor Springs U Gotta Regatta!


General Membership Meeting
Thursday July 28th at 6:30 PM at MYC Clubhouse 

Independence  Day  Race

Monday, July 4th, 2016
Meet at the Marquette Yacht Club
Skippers meeting 1:00
Race to start at 2:00
Open Class

Marquette Boat Parade

Monday, July 4th, 2016
Weather Delay Date Tuesday, July 5th
Parade forms up at 9:00 p.m.
Parade form up will take place at the “elbow” in the
Lower Harbor breakwater
Parade begins at 9:30 p.m.
Two Boat Categories
Below 30’ & 30’ and Above
Recognition for:
Most Dramatic Light Display
Most Original July 4th Theme
Most Spirited

Marquette Yacht Club Pancake Breakfast

Sunday July 3rd, 9am-11am at the clubhouse
Pancakes and sausage links being served with coffee, oj, milk, etc.
It is a fundraiser and is by donation.
Stop on down, fill your belly and fill the donation jar.
The proceeds will go to the club.
Hope to see you there!


General Membership Meeting
Thursday June 30 6:30 PM at MYC

*event at the club on the traditional 4th Thursday of the month


Tuesday June 21 5:30 PM at MYC

All interested parties are invited to attend this informational and planning meeting for the upcoming finish of the International Sailboat Race from Thunder Bay Canada , party and social activities for both the offshore sailors and our own club members here in Marquette, and the Onwards Race from Marquette to Houghton.

This event offers something for all our members. You can enter the race and represent MYC. You can offer to crew. You can be a host and a guide to visiting sailors. You can volunteer with social activities and Race coordination. . You can meet hard core Offshore Lake Superior sailors and maybe even get a chance to crew and sail with them in the future. You can just show up and enjoy a good party.

Boats from Canada arrive Tuesday Aug, 2, Party and lay day activities Wednesday Aug 3. Race to Houghton starts Thursday morning Aug 4.

The meeting will be informational for those that want to know more and also a planning session.

The 2016 Sailing Season Is Fast Approaching!

The dock committee has reached out to previous members that have docked boats at the club to create a tentative list of who will be returning to their slips.  Last week  mailings went out to all members for  membership dues and dock fees.  You can write a check and mail the dues back. In addition, this year we are excited to introduce a fast and convenient way to pay your MYC dues and fees through a secure online payment service.  If you would like to use this service you can click HERE

Don’t let the great skiing weather fool you.  Dock fees are due at the end of this month. Don’t delay.  In addition, we have put together a document that outlines the minimum docking standards for mooring a boat at the club.  Docking

2015 White Rocks Race Results are In!

Sailors were met with a beautiful Sunday morning that was unseasonably temperate with a building wind out of the south.  The wind crossed over into the 10+ knot range as the mixed fleet rounded the rocks and then continued to build.  Many smiles were observed over the toe-rails that were in the water. Complete Results can be found HERE.

Open class winner:  Wild Bill skippered by Bill Pyle

Ensign class winner: Zonker skippered by Colin Irish

Laser class winner: Andy Miller

4th Annual Dinghy Free For All – Saturday 09/26/15

This will be the 4th running of the Dinghy Free for All regatta sponsored by Lewis Boat Shop and Ensign Spars. If you have not sailed in the FFA before, it is certainly a regatta you cannot miss. The general idea is that all kinds of dinghys are mixed on one start and race course and, more importantly, most stuffy regatta formalities are left ashore. In an effort to make this the biggest and best Dinghy Free for All ever, as well as set the precedent for years to come, we are getting organized early this year with hopes that we will have at least 40 boats! NOTICE OF RACE

NMU Sailing Team is hosting a “Try Sailing Day” for NMU Students

Stop on down and help encourage the growth of the NMU Sailing Team and the sport of sailing!  The event starts at 12 noon and runs through 4PM.

Independence Day Race Results


1st) Boundary Hunter skippered by Hannah Lewis with 52:50
2nd) Harmony skippered by Bob Frak with 57:25
3rd) Zephyrus skippered by Matt Zavislak with 59:26


1st) Kai – Wim MacDonald
2nd) Aldebaran – Michael Sauer
3rd) Corsair – Michael Twohey

Fourth of July at the Marquette Yacht Club.  07/03/2015

The MYC will hold an Open Class Race July 4 at the clubhouse. Skipper Meeting is at noon. Race will start at 1:00 PM. Bill Pyle is race coordinator.

There will also be  Longboat Races throughout the afternoon. It is a charity event from Noon to 4:00 PM. Mike Potts is conducting the races. Teams have scheduled slots and race against the clock in hopes of achieving an award.The races are held on Dock 5.

Later in the evening the annual boat parade will be held which circles in front of the Marquette Yacht Club:

Marquette boat parade
Saturday, July 4th, 2015
Weather Delay Date Sunday, July 5
Parade forms up at 9:00 p.m.
Parade form up will take place at the “elbow” in the
Lower Harbor breakwater
Parade begins at 9:30 p.m.

Two Boat Categories
Below 30’ & 30’ and Above
Recognition for:
Most Dramatic Light Display
Most Original July 4th Theme
Most Spirited

Parade communication will be on marine channel 12 with hourly bulletins at 6,7,8 p.m.
Questions? Call parade Captain Pete at 906-250-6640

2016 MYC Handbook

MYC 2016 Dues Notice

Dock agreement 2016

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Dinghy Free-For-All

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2017 White Rocks Race (White Wrocks Wrace!) Results... It was an absolutely gorgeous day! Thanks everyone who made it out!

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