Welcome to the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club

The Put-in-Bay Yacht Club (PIBYC) is located on South Bass Island in the western end of Lake Erie. We are dedicated to promoting all forms of yachting, power boating, sailing, and other aquatic sports. Annual events include cruise outs, picnics, parties, and numerous other social functions. Map of our location.

PIBYC is host to the Inter-Lake Yachting Association (I-LYA) Annual Regatta and other national and international sailing events. PIBYC is also a member of Associated Yacht Clubs (AYC); Yachting Club of America (YCA); and Greater Cleveland Boating Association (GCBA). Members are encouraged to participate in affiliates' sailing and cruising events.

The Put-in-Bay Yacht Club is located just west of the downtown area of the Village of Put-in-Bay next to the Miller Boat Line office. Put-in-Bay is a major tourist and vacation destination located on South Bass Island in the western end of Lake Erie. For more information about Put-in-Bay, visit the Chamber of Commerce website at www.visitputinbay.com.

New or Returning Members: 

Let us know what interests you about the PIBYC, by clicking on this link below. Then be on the lookout for more details of a special gathering in your honor! See the link below:

New & Returning Members Survey


Are you older than 21 but not yet 28 years old? If the answer is yes then you, or someone you may know qualifies to become a Junior Member of the Put-in-Bay Yacht Club! Please check off the quick (5) questions at the link below and start having some fun this summer with a specially priced Jr. Membership! Spread the word, and ask your good friends and family join the Club! As we gather some momentum, we'll light up the night with a "Just for Junior Members" celebration. See the link below:

Junior Membership

2017 PIBYC Yearbook Advertising Contract
The Put-in-Bay Yacht Club is currently soliciting ads for the 2017 PIBYC Yearbook
Don’t miss your chance! Make sure your business is represented in one of the best yearbooks around!
Download a copy of the advertising contract here:
It’s an excellent way to highlight your business to the many readers who patronize our advertisers.
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Memorial Walkway Bricks Available to Order

Remember a loved one or commemorate your connection to PIBYC. Each brick is only $100 and you may specify the location. The memorial brick walkway extends along the front patio down to the street. A copy of the order form can be downloaded here.

Memorial Walkway Brick Order Form
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Swim/Sail Program


PIBYC partners with the Put-in-Bay Community Swim/Sail Program to offer sailing and swimming classes during the summer.  



Put-in-Bay Yacht Club is a member of the American Yacht Clubs. A directory of all clubs registered in the United States, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, and Alaska can be accessed at the club manager’s office. You can contact our Power Fleet Captain Roger Dennerll or Sail Fleet Captain Betty Bliss for a reciprocal membership card which will give you information to access this on line. This is provided to our members only, one per family.





After a three-month trial period, PDF versions of NOAA nautical charts will become a permanent product, free to the public, NOAA announced today. The free PDFs, which are digital images of traditional nautical charts, are especially valued by recreational boaters who use them to plan sailing routes and fishing trips.


The free PDF charts are part of a suite of new and enhanced navigational products designed to make NOAA’s data more accessible to the general public.

“Up to date charts help boaters avoid groundings and other dangers to navigation, so our aim is to get charts into the hands of as many boaters as we can,” said Rear Admiral Gerd Glang, director of NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey. “Within about 90 days of the product’s beta release, people had downloaded nearly 2.3 million charts. To us, that represents over two million opportunities to avoid an accident at sea.”


To help boaters who aren’t sure which chart they need, NOAA has launched a new interactive chart locator that allows people to select a chart from a map of the U.S. and choose their format. Whether downloading one of the new PDF nautical charts, selecting a chart to order from a "print-on-demand" vendor, or finding an electronic chart, the interactive catalog presents a highly integrated suite of navigation products.

NOAA is also making available for free the 
NOAA ENC Online, a new webmap showing the features included on NOAA electronic navigational charts (NOAA ENC®). The map allows users to see chart data that was previously only available to users who purchased specialized viewing systems. The site is well positioned to serve its growing user group.


Another change is upgrading image resolution, from 254 dots per inch (DPI) to 400 DPI, of NOAA’s digital charts. The change improves image quality and legibility of the raster navigational charts (NOAA RNC®) that are used in chart display systems. Coast Survey asked users to vet the changes against scripts used in mobile apps. Initial compatibility issues and discrepancies that were identified have been resolved.The suite of RNCs will be upgraded starting April 3.


Printing PDFs may alter the chart scale, color, or legibility that may impact suitability for navigation. Printed charts provided by NOAA-certified Print-on-Demand (POD) providers fulfill a vessel's requirement to carry a navigational chart "published by the National Ocean Service" in accordance with federal regulations.


The changes are part of a systematic reconstruction of NOAA’s nautical products, anticipating mariner needs as navigation transitions to a new digital age. Earlier, NOAA announced the privatization of chart printing and distribution, with NOAA-certified vendors providing improved paper “print-on-demand” charts that fulfill a vessel's requirement to carry a navigational chart published by the National Ocean Service in accordance with federal regulations.

Feb 21, 2014