HBYC has an extensive and organized cruising program.

Destentations have included weekend's at Kelley's Island, Vermillion, Leamington, Huron, Pelee Island, and Put-In-Bay;  as well as long distance vacation cruises.

HBYC members and family in Toledo during the 10 Day Cruise of 2018.

Usually 10 to 20 boats with famlies and friends will rendezvous at the selected port.  Upon arrival you will probably find a member ready ti grab a morring line for your HBYC reserved dock space.  

Cruisers have been known to enjoy: great conversations, breakfast feasts, scavanger hunts, cookouts, wine & cheese parties, biking, local attractions, pubs, and restaurants.

2019 Cruise schedule

Check out this year's cruise schedule.  

This year’s destintations include Kelleys Island, Huron Boat Basing, Leamington Ontario, Middle Bass Island, Pelee Island, Sawmill Creek Resort, and Vermilion Water Works.

2019 Cruise destinations.

2019 Cruise destinations.

Cruise Coordinators Needed!   All cruises must have a cruise coordinator. The coordinator is responsible for communicating with the folks at the destination marina, scheduling activities, scheduling transportation (if necessary), and conducting a Captain's meeting the morning the cruisers depart. Coordination duties are a great way to become active with the club. Contact the Cruise Director if you wish to coordinate any cruise.  Of course, the Cruise Director and past cruise coordinators will be more than willing to lend a hand.

LOGISTICS

Crusing for Members

Complete the HBYC members only sign up sheet to join in the fun!

There is one $25 annual cruising fee per participating boat to cover the club’s cruising-related costs such as coffee, pastries, supplies, space rental, etc. The $30 deposit requested in past years is no longer required.

Cruising for Non-Members

The Harbor Bay Yacht Club invites non-members to participate in a cruise of their choice. Non-members are allowed to take one cruise per year with HBYC.

This invitation is on a space available and first-come first-serve basis. 'Space Available' is based upon the number of openings for a given cruise 7 days prior to the cruise. The following is a brief outline of requirements:

  • Cost $10 cruise fee- which will be returned if the cruise is full with HBYC members.

  • Sign up can start as early as cruise schedule is available and fee is paid.

  • Boat owner will be notified 5-7 days before cruise if room is available.

  • Boat owner pays for own dockage and participates in HBYC planned agenda.

  • Boat owner must show a boating club membership card or be docked at Sandusky Harbor Marina.

  • Boat owner must complete an HBYC Non-Member Cruise Registration sign up sheet.

cruising links

Great Lakes Cruising Club School is now open for the coming season.  The school has a comprehensive curriculum from cruising skills to favorite cruising destinations.  It is a premier source for practical training for sail and power cruisers on the Great Lakes. 

Check out a few of HBYC member's Favorite Destinations.