Welcome to Bayview Yacht Club, one of the most storied and historical sailing clubs in the nation.  Founded in 1915 in a small boathouse on Motorboat Lane, Bayview moved to our current location at 100 Clairpointe Street in 1935.  In June of 2021 Bayview completed a state of the art 12,791 square foot, $5 million clubhouse featuring multiple restaurants, two bars, flexible banquet space, and a second story deck for outdoor dining.  The clubhouse takes full advantage of the water’s edge location with panoramic views of Belle Isle, Downtown Detroit, and Canada.  Our new clubhouse has been specifically designed as a first-class venue to promote daily camaraderie, the expansion of membership, and the sport of sailing.

Membership Advantages

  • Award winning, world class junior sailing program
  • Competitive racing opportunities from fun local fleets to world championship regattas
  • Cruising activities with organized outings for all skill levels to local and regional destinations
  • Spectacular range of dining and bar facilities
  • Wine Dinners, Seminars, and Special Events to engage members year round
  • Reciprocal club membership opportunities

Membership Process

Bayview Yacht Club has a wonderful facility, an incredible membership and staff that encourage and foster interest in all aspects of sailing.  If you would like to be a part of the tradition, please provide us with your contact information to receive detailed information on the BYC membership application process.  


Note you don't need to own a boat to join BYC.
Use "N/A" if you are not acquainted with a BYC member.
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Membership Contact: 

General Manager 

Matt Prost
313-822-1853 ext. 105 

Membership Chairperson
Jim Baubie

  • Award Winning Junior Sailing Program
  • Adult Learn to Sail Program
  • Winter Sailing and Seamanship Seminars
  • Club Boat Fleet: Hosted Events, Member Use Programs, Member Event Charters
  • Collegiate Sailing Events
  • Bayview One Design Regatta
  • Bayview Mackinac Race (Port Huron to Mackinac)
  • Thursday Night “Off the Dock” Races
  • International Match Racing Events
  • Long Distance and North Channel Races
  • Crew Exchange
  • Women on the Water
  • Summer Boat Wells and Dry Sailing Storage
  • Winter Boat Storage (outdoor)
  • Two Small Hoists for Dry Sail (5,000 LB Capacity)
  • One Large Crane Servicing Boats up to 42’
  • Riverfront View
  • Outdoor Patio Dinning
  • New Second Floor Bar and Dining Facility
  • New Second Floor Veranda Overlooking the River
  • Holiday Parties
  • Business Luncheons and Meetings
  • Weddings, Showers, Private Dining, and Family Celebrations
  • Special Events (Up to 250 people)

  • Kayak Storage and Events
  • Summer Golf League
  • Winter Pond Hockey
  • Early Spring Fishing
  • Spring Walleye Fishing Tournament
  • Live Music
  • Social Events by the River
  • Holiday Parties and Activities
  • Easter Brunch
  • Mother’s Day Brunch
  • Father’s Day and Fleet Review
  • Barbeques
  • Junior Sailing Regatta
  • Kids Halloween Party
  • Kids Christmas Party
  • Family Christmas Dinner
  • Kids Movie Nights
  • New Youth Activity Room
  • Family Photo Day