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Albatross Yacht Club

AYC Sponsors

We Value Our Sponsors & Partners

Support provided by corporations and businesses allows for the development and implementation of AYC racing programs, activities and resources. These alliance partnerships make it possible for sailors and sailboat owners to receive an outstanding array of resource tools, education and workshops. For more information on the opportunity to become a Sponsor contact us.

Upcoming Events

2023 Updates

North Cape Yacht Club
has offered to all Officers and Members of Albatross Yacht Club, the privileges of their Club Facilities for the season 2023

AYC Recognition Corner

From Past Commodore: Bradley R. Scott
It is my duty, and pleasure, to recognize our AYC member and Past Commodore
Michael Clow
for having received the “Hall of Fame” award from DRYA.
This award recognizes years of excellence in the sailing community through participation in racing, and with DRYA.
Michael does a great job in promoting races and events here in Anchor Bay (ABYRA) as well as for the rest of the lake, participates in many races, sponsoring, supporting and helping anyway he can.
Thanks Michael and the sincerest congratulations from the whole Albatross Yatch Club!


Sail with AYC

AYC is a sailboat racing club. We sail in Anchor Bay on northern Lake St. Clair. In association with the Anchor Bay Yacht-Racing Association (ABYRA), we manage our Tuesday Night Twilight Race Series, and also sponsor several Invitational races.


Sharpen your sailing skills sailing with AYC in Anchor Bay.

Become a member

Learn to sail and race with AYC members. Enjoy great events and privileges

Complete Calendar

Go to the complete Calendar of Events

News from the Sailing World

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  • Best fixed compasses: 6 options for binnacle and bulkhead mounted units

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  • 5 top tips: Conrad Humphreys on how to keep up crew morale

    Successful skipper and adventurer, Conrad Humphreys, explains his top crew morale building tips to Andy Rice Leading a crew of amateur sailors around the world in an event like the BT Global Challenge, or its modern …Continue reading » The post 5 top tips: Conrad Humphreys on how to keep up crew morale appeared first on Yachting World.

  • The best specialist yachts: new and interesting designs

    Toby Hodges takes a look at all the nominees and the winner of the specialist yachts category in the European Yacht of the Year Awards Often one of the most interesting categories in the European Yacht of the Year Awards, the specialist yachts category once …Continue reading » The post The best specialist yachts: new and interesting designs appeared first on Yachting World.

Past Event


Thank you for attending AYC Annual Commodore’s Ball on Saturday, Feb 4th at the Clinton Township. It was a great success.

History of AYC

Albatross Yacht Club was started in 1972 by a group of sailors who docked along South River Rd on the Clinton River. These sailors decided to start a paper club that would allow them to race and cruise together as a club, and enjoy the benefits of yacht club membership without much overhead expenses, and thus lower dues.

Why to Become a AYC Member

If you’ve ever watched the sailboats on Great Lakes and wished you were on board enjoying the air breezes on beautiful Lake St. Clair, Albatross Yacht Club can make your dreams come true.
Throughout history sailing has been instrumental in the development of civilization, for it has afforded humanity greater mobility for trade, transport, leisure and overall discovery and adventure.
Whether you are an expert sailor, a beginner or simply curious and want to get in touch with this marvelous sport, Albatross Yacht Club is the place you want to be.
Albatross Yacht Club is a group of passionate people who together enjoy the benefits of being part of a recognized club that caters the needs of boaters through a vast choice of organized events that range from sailing races to social events throughout the whole sailing season.
Check out our 2022 Events Calendar!

Subscribe to be part of our Top Gun Twilight Spring and Summer race or simply enjoy ABYRA Night Race Series or any other of our events.

Fun, adrenaline and great people are waiting to welcome you to the Team!

Albatross Yacht Club​

Membership Privileges

$100 off at Lambrecht Marine!

Are you looking for a great spot to moor your boat?

You found your place!

Lambrecht Marina is offering to all the new 2023 boater $100 off plus another 100$ off if you join AYC!  Become part of the AYC family with the comfort of the best corner in St Clair Lake at Lambrecht Marine

Reciprocity with North Cape Yacht Club​

We now share reciprocity with North Cape Yacht Club. Next to Toledo Beach Marina, 11850 Toledo Beach Rd. LaSalle, MI 48145
(734) 242-5081 

Pictures from AYC

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