Clearwater Yacht Club

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Clearwater Yacht Club
Burgee of Clearwater YC.svg
Short nameCYC
FoundedFebruary 14, 1911; 108 years ago (1911-02-14)
Location830 Bayway Blvd., Clearwater, Florida 33767  United States
Websiteclearwateryachtclub.org

Clearwater Yacht Club is a yacht club located in Clearwater, Florida (United States).[1] The club belongs to the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs,[2] and the Florida Sailing Association.[3]

History[edit]

The club's charter and by-laws were officially registered on 14 February 1911.[4]

Snipe fleet number 46, based at the club, was very strong in the 1930s and first hosted the Midwinter Snipe Championship Regatta in 1935,[5] and has been raced ever since with the exception of the war years.[6]

Clifford McKay Jr., aged 12, was sailing as a crew in this Snipe fleet in August 1947, when his father Major Clifford A McKay, required local boatbuilder Clark Mills to create the cheapest possible sailing boat that could get the local young people afloat in their own boats. The result was the Optimist and Clearwater Optimist fleet was soon in action.[7]

Clark Mills was also the builder of Snipe "Honey", winner of the United States Snipe National Championship in 1951 with Francis Seavy and Howard McGaughey.[8]

CYC hosted the 1960 United States Snipe National Championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Details for Clearwater Yacht Club". Active Corporation.
  2. ^ "MEMBER CLUBS". Florida Council of Yacht Clubs.
  3. ^ "FSA Member Clubs". Florida Sailing Association.
  4. ^ "History". Clearwater Yacht Club.
  5. ^ ""Victory" Regatta... March 8-9-10". The Job Sheet. January 1946.
  6. ^ "NOTICE OF RACE-SNIPE CLASS INTERNATIONAL RACING ASSOCIATION-78TH MIDWINTER CHAMPIONSHIP-CLEARWATER YACHT CLUB–MARCH 13, 14, 15, 2016" (PDF). SCIRA.
  7. ^ "The Optimist Dinghy's Good News Story Sails Into Dublin Bay". Afloat. 12 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Gene Fleming & History of Clearwater Yacht Club". Vimeo, Inc.

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