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ABOUT THE Poor Man's Yacht Club

The Poor Man's Yacht Club is an informal gathering of sailors, power boaters and our friends; Good people, having good fun. The club is incorporated as a not-for-profit. We invite you to join in if you have a love for the water, or just drinking. Founded around 1990...    More... -->

Harbor Fest Returns to 31st St. Harbor!

The lakehore's favorite music fest and in-water boat show returns to 31st Street Harbor June 24-25th!

Make your way by boat or along the lakefront path for a great weekend of fun, food and music from some of Chicago's hottest bands.


Posted by K2 on June 17, 2017
America's Cup Racing on TV, US Team Oracle hosting challenger New Zealand

The cup match from Bermuda begins Saturday 6/17 for the next 3 weekends.  It's a rematch from 4 years ago, New Zealand challenging US Team Oracle.  TV Coverage is on NBC (12:00 noon) on both Saturday and Sunday for the next 2 weekends.  Be sure to record it!! 
For more info: Americas Cup 

Posted by Frank on June 16, 2017
Join us in South Haven for the Annual July 4th Lake Crossing!

Flags are waving and our pride is high. The PMYC fleet will be sailing to South Haven this year.

There will be power boaters and sailboats making the trip this year. If it floats and you think it will make it across the lake, this is your chance to join the fleet.  If you can't make it by boat, drive on over and join the festivities.

We're hoping for a huge turnout because we need as many people as possible for the annual game of  “How many people can we get on the Bing?” (Bob's boat)

Slips are limited so please call ASAP to reserve your spot.

South Haven Marina

Ask for JAMIE        (269) 637-3171

The Float Plan is as follows:

Saturday, July 1st – Set sail from Monroe Harbor to South Haven (66 NM)
Sunday, July 2nd to Tuesday July 4th – South Haven
Wednesday, July 5th – Sail from South Haven Marina to St. Joe's (17 NM)
Thursday, July 6th – Overnight in St. Joseph Marina
Friday, July 7th – Option A) Sail from St. Joe's to Chicago or Option B) Sail from St. Joe to New Buffalo and return to Chicago Sat July 8th

Departure times and other detail will follow.


Posted by K2 on May 2, 2017
The PMYC Fleet Takes Hammond

Thanks to all who attended the annual Hammond Memorial Day outing! We had record attendance with six boats - Ohana, Bada Bing, Late Nights 2.0, Weekend Retreat, Nordlyset and Phenix - make the trip, and a total of 23 pirates, 3 junior pirates and 2 dogs in attendance for our cookout on Sunday.

A huge thank you to Rear Commodore Joe for all of his hard work in planning the event and for serving as our grill master for the cookout. He didn't even let a sudden downpour pull him away from the grill. We'd also like to thank Social Chair Marty for being our official photographer, and Race Committee Chair Kevin for his detailed weather forecasts.
Click here to see photos from the weekend.
Posted by K2 on May 30, 2017


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