Boca Ciega Yacht Club

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Latitude 27° 44' 21'' N
Longitude 82° 41' 44" W

Located on beautiful Boca Ciega Bay in Gulfport, Boca Ciega Yacht Club (BCYC) is only four miles from the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico offering sailors easy access to west Florida's best cruising destinations as well as fabulous sailing on the protected waters of the Bay. BCYC members enjoy club cruising, racing and a full social calendar throughout the year. If you are not already a Member, we invite you to discover the many benefits of membership and join the most exciting and friendly sail club in Florida.

An update from the Board... (May 21, 2020)

BCYC is still monitoring and following the CDC Guidelines and Recommendations and as such, remains closed to all BCYC scheduled activities and club functions until further notice.

The clubhouse and property is still open for use by members but this is at your own risk. Regularly scheduled weekly cleanings of the clubhouse are still occurring. It is advised that you follow these guidelines while at the club:

  • Please be mindful of others and be respectful of social distancing rules
  • Please maintain at least 6-feet of space when interacting with other members
  • No gatherings of more than 10 people (who must still follow social distancing rules above)
  • Wash your hands often and wear a mask
  • Take every precaution; it is possible to spread the virus days before symptoms appear
  • Please clean and sanitize after yourself to help protect your fellow club members
  • Please be prepared! While there is a supply of toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, and hand sanitizer, please be aware that procuring these supplies has become difficult and there is a strong possibility that BCYC may run out at some point

A note to our members, supporters, friends, and family...

With the global and national attention on Coronavirus (COVID-19), the health and safety of our members, and invited guests, needs to be our number one priority.

Government and health officials are currently recommending that our communities avoid gatherings of 10 or more people. Therefore, effective immediately and for the safety of everyone, ALL BCYC scheduled activities and club functions, inclusive of the Rhumb Runners and Sea Scouts, will be cancelled until further notice.

This will include the cancellation and/or postponement of the following:

  • Board Meetings - as of April, these will be virtual
  • General Membership Meetings - as of May, these will be virtual
  • Saturday Work Days
  • Saturday Night Potlucks
  • Sunday Racing
  • Tuesday Night Racing
  • Rhumb Runners Racing Series
  • Rhumb Runners Monthly Meetings
  • Sunset/Full Moon Cruises
  • Monthly Cruises
  • Adult Spring Sail School
  • Friday Nights of Music
  • Annual Fun Day/Open House
  • Blessing of the Fleet
  • Fish & Grab Meetings

BCYC has a substantial population of people at the greatest risk. However, anyone can be infected and become a carrier. Every member,  needs to take responsibility for their personal choices--especially if they have had recent travel or exhibit any flu-like symptoms. The incubation period can take up to 14 days so we all need to act with a deep respect for the health and safety of our friends, neighbors and the public at large. Likewise, we should also consider ways to support our Gulfport small businesses, who have supported us over the years as sponsors for our events.

The clubhouse and property will remain open for use by members, and regularly scheduled weekly cleaning of the clubhouse will still occur. Please be mindful of others and be respectful of distance when interacting with other members. Additional hand-washing guidance has been posted at each sink and soap dispensers have been filled, with extra stocked in the supply closet.

Additionally, please continue to send your photos, articles, and stories to Jen Rogers for the Windword as the deadline for printing will NOT change.

The Board will continue to monitor the situation closely and will follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and our state and local authorities as to when BCYC may resume club activities and functions.

With appreciation for your continued support,


Cathy Talisman, Commodore, Roger Gilmore, Vice Commodore, Jenn Buckley, Rear Commodore, Lisa Glaser, Secretary, Lezlee Kramer, Treasurer, Marty Southard, Assistant Treasurer, James Masson, Fleet Captain, Beth Berkobein, Board of Directors, Doug Fuller, Board of Directors, Ruth Peterson, Board of Directors, Patty Tishuk, Board of Directors, Frank Damico, Board of Directors, Barb Meyer, Board of Directors, Gary Rhoads, Board of Directors, Harold Small, Board of Directors, Nick Southard, Immediate Past Commodore

Rhumb Runner's InterClub Racing

Check out the rest of the photos on the Photo Gallery page!

Upcoming Events

05/29/2020 5:30 PM • Zoom Meeting (registration required)
06/01/2020 7:30 PM • BCYC Clubhouse
06/05/2020 6:30 PM • Clubhouse, Boca Ciega Bay
06/06/2020 9:00 AM • BCYC Club House & then onwards
06/19/2020 8:00 PM • BCYC Clubhouse
06/20/2020 12:00 PM • BCYC Club House
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Boca Ciega Yacht Club‎
Latitude 27° 44' 21.0552'' N
Longitude 82° 41' 44.7252'' W
4600 Tifton Drive South   Gulfport, FL 33711   (727) 321-7295

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