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.



Saturday July 26 is our Christmas in July Annual Fundraising Dinner and Reverse Raffle,
What could be more fun than a Christmas Party at the Club, complete with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Christmas Carols by Rockin’ Richie, Christmas Trees and decorations, with a Turkey Dinner, mashed potatoes and gravy, and all the trimmings .., and topped off with pumpkin pie?
Tickets are available from any of the board members, or at the club office.
The cost is $50/ticket which includes dinner and a Chance at the Reverse Raffle for a $2000 prize, or if you can’t make the dinner, you can still buy a Chance at the Reverse Raffle for only $25.
There will be lots of prizes for the Side Bar and Bucket Raffle as well. So, Don’t Miss the Fun!!!! Get your tickets and make reservations.

PS: We need to really Christmas-Up the  club for this event. Any decorations  you may have to donate or lend will be most welcome.

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




Thank you to all those members and captains who particpated as safety or support boats for the reenactment. It was a great day!  


A Note of Thanks from Sam Insalaco of the Tall Ships America:


On behalf Tall Ships America, the Battle of Lake Erie organizers, and myself, I would like to thank you all for your safety boat participation in supporting the re-enactment of the Battle of Lake Erie yesterday. It was a magnificent event and ensued in perfection thanks to all your hard work, time, and generosity.

I especially would like to thank Bob Mueller who organized and directed the battle theatre coverage along with preparing several versions of the tall ship battle choreography, Vivien and Roger Dennerll and the Put-In-Bay Yacht Club, and the Inter-Lakes Yachting Association all of whom without your help this event would not have been possible.

My congratulations to you for a job well done and my sincerest thanks for all your help.  Please stay in touch and I look forward to seeing you out on the lake in the future…