Cruising

Hello, Cruisers!

Fairhope Yacht Club enjoys some of the greatest cruising grounds along the Gulf of Mexico. Mobile Bay has numerous opportunities for day-sails and overnight anchorages within a few hours of home. To the west are the barrier islands of Mississippi Sound, Lake Pontchartrain and New Orleans. To the east are Pensacola, Santa Rosa Sound and the Florida Panhandle.  We have one of the most beautiful anchorages along the entire Gulf Intracoastal Waterway at Ingram Bayou; numerous marinas; and great jumping-off points for longer-distance cruises to Tampa/Clearwater, the Florida Keys and beyond.

FYC Cruisers is a large and active cruising fleet that participates in day-, weekend and longer cruises.  Our Delta/Blue Gill, Memorial Day, “Summer Sailstice” and Blue Angels Homecoming cruises and our holiday Open Boat “dock cruise” are annual favorites.  We also sponsor “car cruises” to area attractions and cruisers’ social events throughout the cruising season.

If you’d like more information on the FYC Cruisers program, or want to be added to our cruising email lists, contact me at fairhopedr@aol.com .

Fair Winds and Following Seas,

Tere Mills
FYC Cruising Captain

Currently scheduled events – this will updated as we go forward:

August is the cruise to the Wharf in Orange Beach for the weekend. Fall Cruise with David Lucas headed to Dauphin Island West End, to Petti Bois, Horn and various yacht clubs and marinas. Possible visit to Gulf Port and Bay St Lewis. The cruise will last a week or more and the dates will follow. There will be a fall meeting to discuss the cruise.

November is the Blue Angels cruise.

December is the Open Boat Party

All above dates subject to change. If you have an idea for a cruise and wish to lead then contact me.

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