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A Rich Tradition of Aquatic Activity & Enjoyment on the Water

Velas offers it’s Members the opportunity for power boating, sailing, kayaking, and other aquatic activities. It also hosts numerous social cruises and major sailing regattas, including the Southeastern Championship. In addition to its year-round competition schedule, Velas Youth Sailing Program is active all year, with highly successful summer programs, making sailing an energetic and ubiquitous presence on the Club’s waterfront. Positioned 23 miles from the Intracoastal Waterway, Velas provides fishing and cruising enthusiasts direct access to the Sea.

Velas boasts two marinas that contain wet slips, dry lifts and dry storage spots, in addition to small sailboat storage. Knowledgeable Dockmaster Carter Meyers is available to accommodate FYC Members’ and guests’ boating needs.

Youth sailing

Whether you’re a new racer or a seasoned sailing athlete, we’re here to provide racing and development opportunities for all sailors. Sailing’s regattas, instructor and coach certifications, and development programs help youth sailors become skilled, successful sailors. Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned sailor we’re here to help you enjoy the sport, improve your skills, and become sailor for life.


FYC is proud of its stature as the sailing capital of Northeast Florida, a position which is evidenced by the multitude of regattas featured at the Club each year. FYC serves as host to youth regattas such as the Equinox Regatta, the Cowford Cup, and the King’s Day Regatta. FYC also hosts national Regattas like the Orange Peel Regatta, and is often selected to host major championships such as the Thistle National Championships.

Social cruising

Many of the club’s boating enthusiasts gather for outings like the Mahi Madness Offshore Fishing Tournament, the trek up to Fernandina for the Festival, the Frostbite Cruise to Black Creek in February and many more! Indeed, excitement abounds at Florida Yacht Club for boaters of all stripes!




Club Membership

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  • Special member pricing & discounts
  • Entitled to sail in all Squadron events
  • Right to vote in all elections
  • Applicants must be over 18 years of age
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  • Membership key
  • Eligible for Port Parking Permit
  • Access to Clubhouse Facilities
  • 3 Sail Passes per year
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  • Access to all Sail courses
  • Access to Saturday racing
  • Race management training
  • Boat maintenance training




Season starts from the month of April and lasts until end of October. High season is from July to August.