Sep. Club Hours:

Tuesday: 1800-2200
Wednesday: 1700-2400
Thursday: 1800-2200
Friday: 1800-2400
Saturday: 1200-2400
Sunday: 1200-2000


Getting Started

If any or all of this is interesting to you the next step is to visit the Club. Stop by, look around, and meet some of our members. If no one stops you to talk, introduce yourself. We are a friendly bunch.

Weekends, except January when the Club is closed, and Wednesday nights from mid-May to late September (when we have evening races) are the most active times and the best times to visit.

You don't need a boat or experience to get started. Many of our members would be happy to take you out and "show you the ropes," and some of our most active members crew for other members but don't have their own boat. We are a diverse bunch and there's room for pretty much everyone.

If you have specific questions, please contact us using this link.

Sep. Club Hours:

Tuesday: 1800-2200
Wednesday: 1700-2400
Thursday: 1800-2200
Friday: 1800-2400
Saturday: 1200-2400
Sunday: 1200-2000


Youth Activities

Our youth are welcome at and participate in most of the general Club activities but there are also special programs and activities just for them:

  • Sail Camp for those from 8-16. This camp is open to non-members as well. Instruction is divided by experience level and geared to new sailors, those at an intermediate level and those more advanced. Classes are small enough to permit personalizing instruction by our Certified Instructors.
  • NCYC's Junior Racing program including a regatta series with events at several area clubs and participation at Junior Bayweek.
  • Advanced Racing Clinics run periodically using nationally recognized instructors. The Clinics are also open to non-members and draw sailors from as far away as Cleveland and Detroit.
  • North Cape is home base to Sea Scout "Ship" 1492 (part of Boy Scouts of America) providing this nautically focused experience to a growing group of young men and women.

Message from the Commodore

On behalf of the Flag Officers and the membership, I am pleased to welcome you to the web site for North Cape Yacht Club. From our early beginnings, our club has endeavored to serve its members and to promote yachting. Through our affiliation with the I-LYA, AYC and DRYA organizations, North Cape welcomes guests and visitors from near and far.

NCYC has a tradition of hosting and supporting some of the finest sailing events found anywhere on the Great Lakes. From hosting national regattas (Tartan 10, Thistles, J/35’s, GLSS Lake Erie challenge, Lightnings, Highlanders, Catalina 22, Finn, A-cats),to our long running Wednesday night ‘around the bouys’ series, NCYC is at the forefront of sailboat racing. Our junior sailing program is held in the highest esteem and our members are envied for their sailing and racing accomplishments.

While we are proud of our leadership in promoting sailboat racing and of our accomplishments on the water, those only represent a fraction of our club’s commitment to yachting. Led by a vibrant and active membership, our active and expanding cruising fleet, a strong and engaged adult learn to sail program and our commitment to water safety and water pollution improvement all help to round out our club’s commitment to our region’s water sport activity.

For more information about us and our club facilities, membership or other opportunities, please contact us using the on-line form found on this page. If you wish to visit, by land or by sea, please contact our Club Manager at (734)242-5081 prior to or soon after your arrival.

So what do we do?

  • Have many social events each year including Brunches for Mothers' Day, Fathers' Day, Easter, and Memorial Day, ethnic meals, Children's events including an annual visit from Santa
  • Run races every Wednesday night all season, typically with 40 boats in 5 classes with food and camaraderie after.
  • Fun racing events like full moon races.
  • Have an active cruising schedule, generally overnighting in 6-7 different ports through the summer.
  • Potlucks every summer weekend when not in conflict with other events.
  • Host 2-3 major national level regattas. Won US Sailing's Yacht Club of the year for 2011 for the quality of the National regattas we hosted that year.
  • Run 4 North Cape sponsored annual regattas.
  • Organize Spring seminars by experts on subjects such as navigation, diesel maintenance, cruising the North Channel, and racing tips and techniques.
  • Have members who serve as officers and committee chairs for the Inter-Lake Yachting Association and Associated Yacht Clubs, our regional boating associations.
  • Adult Learn to Sail Programs. Evening classes, with multiple sessions.

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Phone: 734.242.5081 Fax: 734.242.1496 Email:
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