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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

  • Two new IMOCA skippers who will be fighting at the front of the next Vendée Globe

    The new solo Retour à La Base race set IMOCA skippers a tough challenge: but two new names rose to the top. Andi Robertson reports One year before the 2024 Vendée Globe, two back to back transatlantic races – the classic double-handed Transat Jacques Vabre …Continue reading » The post Two new IMOCA skippers who will be fighting at the front of the next Vendée Globe appeared first on Yachting World.

  • What are the best ways to keep a yacht’s crew happy?

    Trying to keep a yacht's crew happy over a long distance can be difficult. Helen Fretter delves into the new rules for crew harmony If you have a happy boat, you can have disasters happen to you, and it’ll be fine. On an unhappy …Continue reading » The post What are the best ways to keep a yacht’s crew happy? appeared first on Yachting World.

  • 5 expert tips: Shorthanded mainsail reefing

    Reefing offshore while racing short-handed is a skill worth honing, as Deb Fish explains to Andy RiceCora,FRA 35829 The double-handed team of Deb Fish and Rob Craigie have got mainsail reefing down to a fine art. “Even when …Continue reading » The post 5 expert tips: Shorthanded mainsail reefing appeared first on Yachting World.

  • “I never cheated” Clarisse Cremer denies rumours of Vendee Globe routing

    Vendée Globe skipper Clarisse Cremer has rebutted anonymous accusations that she cheated during the 2020 race by discussing routing with her husband ashore. FORT DE FRANCE, MARTINIQUE - NOVEMBER 20 : Imoca L’Occitane en Provence, skippers Clarisse Cremer and Alan Roberts, are pictured at pontoon during arrivals of the Transat Jacques Vabre in Fort de France, Martinique, on November 20, 2023. (photo by Jean-Louis Carli / Alea) Clarisse Cremer, who finished 12th in the 2020/21 Vendée Globe, has posted a firm rebuttal of anonymous accusations that she …Continue reading » The post “I never cheated” Clarisse Cremer denies rumours of Vendee Globe routing appeared first on Yachting World.

  • How to win the RORC Caribbean 600: Expert’s guide

    World and European Championship-winning professional navigator Tom Cheney talks through the challenges of the RORC Caribbean 600 course Inaugurated in 2009, the RORC Caribbean 600 is a relatively recent addition to the calendar of 600-mile offshore yacht races, …Continue reading » The post How to win the RORC Caribbean 600: Expert’s guide 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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