Upcoming & Recent Gatherings
Important Updates

Crystal Cove Marina

Saturday July 17th 2021
Meet at the Bar 1:30 PM.
Move to Restaurant 2:00 PM

The next gathering of Palatka’s Finest Yacht Club will be on 17 July @ 1400 at Gina’s Restaurant located at Crystal Cove. $20 a person and everybody will enjoy a fixed menu meal. Gina is a member of our Club, too! Expect fine dining on the River with good company. Please be sure to send your RSVP to Julie well in advance so we will have enough seating, guests are definitely welcome. Come by car, better yet, come by boat… Don’t miss this one!

As with all meetings, guests are welcome but if you could check your calendars as soon as possible and let me know numbers we would appreciate it as that gives Gina time to order ingredients, etc.

Monthly Board Meeting

Saturday July 24th 2021
Brown’s Landing 4:00 PM

We will discuss access to the new Club Website, Club Email Addresses and general club business. Everyone is invited to attend. This will be mostly business meeting with light snacks to be served. Please bring your laptop so you can follow the website changes & updates on your computer.

Cruise in to Crystal Cove

Saturday August 21st 2021

Cruise in to Crystal Cove Bar. This is to support this fine local business which happens to have a beautiful Marina. Unlike some other venues on the water, Crystal Cove is close by and always has room for visiting boats. Let’s meet in the afternoon, after 1300. See you there!

Cedar Key Rendezvous

Friday Oct 1 – Sun Oct 3 2021

Faraway Inn is waiting to book open rooms for our 2021 adventure. Shelly and her team will take good care of us! Many of us booked our rooms before we left last year but there’s still room at the Inn. Bikes and kayaks are available for guest use. For those not familiar with the Inn, it’s directly on the Gulf, and all rooms have microfridges, coffee makers, cups, etc. Check out the website, www.farawayinn.com to see types of accommodations, amenities, etc. The open pavilion offers spectacular sunsets, and the Inn is pet-friendly. You can reserve online, or call the Inn.

A typical schedule is as follows:

Friday Evening: Dinner at Captain Tony’s at 6pm
Saturday: Breakfast in your room or at a local establishment. Lunch on your own. Boating, Fishing or Touring the Town during the day. Saturday Evening Dinner is at the Gulf Front Pavillion at Faraway. They have grills to use. Everyone is to bring your own protein and a dish to share… from appetizers to desserts. Social Hour begins around 5pm.
Sunday: Breakfast in your room or at a local establishment then check out by 11am.

Friday Evening Dinner: Captain Tony’s (famous clam chowder) is open Friday and Saturday from 11:00am to 8pm. We’ve typically gathered as a group there on Friday night. For those of you who have not been to Tony’s you won’t want to miss this fabulous dining experience. Since this is a small place, we will need to make a reservation for our group. So please let me know if you plan to dine with us on Friday night Oct 1 at Tony’s. To learn more about this award winning establishment visit their website to review the menu, www.tonyschowder.com

For news on the area check out The Cedar Key News. https://cedarkeynews.com/index.php

Please respond to Rhonda at justrhonda521@gmail.com if you plan to join us for friends, food and fellowship not to mention stunning sunsets. Or call Rhonda at 386-983-1659.

Rendezvous Coordinators,
Tim and Rhonda Williams

A note from Commodore Darryl

At the previous meeting held at Vice Commodore Tom Keith’s Tiki Bar, a vote was held concerning the December Porch-Fest. Palatka Yacht Club will be participating in this event 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…!

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.