Sarasota Yacht Club (SYC) has been in existence since 1907 and was chartered in 1926.  The Club currently has about 410 Active members and is ideally situated over the Ringling bridge from downtown Sarasota near upscale shopping at St. Armand’s Circle and Longboat Key. 

SYC has 106 slips housing both power and sailboats.  The Club hosts a variety of boating events including monthly cruises, regattas, and fishing events. 

Just over a year ago we began the “Bauer 10 Program”, a sailing program for junior and adult sailors. 

Non-boating events include Travel Talks, Wine Tasting Events, Fitness Classes, and even a weekly Trivia Challenge


Bird Key Yacht Club (BKYC) is nestled on the residential island of Bird Key immediately across from the city of Sarasota. Although the marina is relatively small, there is a very active boating group that plans monthly cruises as well as luncheon trips. It is a favorite destination for visiting FCYC member clubs.

There are three Har-Tru tennis courts, a large swimming pool, and a fitness center.

The club is noted for its friendly membership, fine casual and formal dining, and numerous opportunities for dancing, card games, mahjongg, book reviews, craft groups, member art shows, fashion shows and lectures for the ladies, and weekly men's boating luncheons.

The Venice Yacht Club

The Venice Yacht Club
was founded in 1951 and is one of the 13 original members of the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs, a private yacht club and a favorite port of call for reciprocal members from other Florida yacht clubs.

Venice is one of the few clubs who has the distinction of being right on the Intra Coastal Waterway (ICW) and \ the gulf and is also easily accessible to the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. One may bicycle to the downtown area "Venice Avenue" for some very unique shopping in its many boutiques and gift shops. The area also offers an art gallery, Venice Little Theater, antique shops, and many restaurants.

The Venice Yacht Club provides the members a private social club with extraordinary services and facilities. The club is member controlled therefore each member has a voice in the use and care of the club facilities and services.  Camaraderie abounds. Amenities are extraordinary. Activities are many.

VYC, in conjunction with the Venice Sailing Squadron, hosts the spring Shark's Tooth Regatta.

The Venice Sailing Squadron

A comic once said, "If the sea calls, hang up!". 50 years ago, in 1973, a group of Venice area sailors did not hang up - they organized the Venice Sailing Squadron (VSS) to promote sailing, seamanship, navigation and fellowship among local sailors .Today, with over 100 members, the Venice Sailing Squadron is one of the most active sailing organizations in the area.

The club is run entirely by club member volunteers. VSS organizes races, cruises, and monthly potluck dinners, which include informative programs related to sailing.The latter are held on the second Wednesday of each month from October through April. Our May meeting is our Change of Watch or "COW". This is a picnic meeting where we recognize racing and cruising achievements, the election and induction of new officers and board members and hold the all-important “gutter boat” regatta. The Squadron owns no real estate, so the overhead costs are kept very low.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in sailing, sailboats and boating in general. We do have members that are former sailors and are now power boaters. Anyone with an interest or affinity for sailing is welcome. For more information check our Membership page