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North Channel Yacht Club

 2017 Flag Officers




 Pat Carroll




Why do we belong to the North Channel Yacht Club? During our first trip up the North Channel in the late 80’s, Nancy and I saw the club for the first time. As we looked at the club with amazement, we never even thought of being members, thinking that this club was way beyond our means. A few years later, after being invited to the club for a Friday night dinner, we discovered the magical spell that the Island cast upon us. We realized the club was made up of people just like us, boaters who are warm, fun loving, and not afraid of a little work.

On the cruise back to port, I was informed that we would be acquiring a new and bigger vessel for the following year, and yes, the first Lucky Fifth was conceived. We joined the club the following year and have never regretted it. Many things have changed over the years, yet the main ingredients have remained the same. Low dues and fees, warm family atmosphere, affordable bar prices, many great activities throughout the year, teamwork, and the ability to relax in an environment that is second to none. 

Our Island offers us opportunities that few clubs if any have. No other club offers the scenery, views, and waters that we enjoy on a daily basis. The sunsets over Anchor Bay are spectacular. The channels, cuts, and bays provide hours of exploration and cruising, often ending in a group raft off or a meal at one of many local watering holes. After the sun sets, visit the clubhouse for your favorite beverage, a friendly game of shuffleboard, or the simple enjoyment of conversing with fellow members and guests.

Come to the Island, participate and get involved, You won’t regret it.












 Randy Pagel

Vice Commodore







As a member of North Channel Yacht Club, I enjoy asking guests that come to visit us throughout the boating season, what they liked best about our club. The answer is typically the same with each and every person. They enjoy the friendly, warm reception that our members give our guests. They enjoy the historic appearance of our Club house and the well-manicured landscape that we offer at NCYC.

As we begin the boating season you will find we have a full calendar of activities that will allow you to enjoy the island to the fullest. Whether you like relaxing on the back of your boat, sitting in a lawn chair in the shade, or getting involved with many of the weekend activities that are offered, you will find something that is enjoyable and will enhance your experience being a member of one of the most beautiful yacht clubs in the area.

Linda and I were asked to join NCYC by Mark and Debbie Hagendorff. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences Linda and I have had. The friendships we have made will last a lifetime and we enjoy learning, working and helping others work on events and sponsor activities.

As we kick-off the season, I suggest you continue to stay involved or get more involved, enjoy the experience of making new friends, inviting perspective members to come out and enjoy a wonderful summer at NCYC.  Working together, we can continue to plan, build and look to the future making this the best Yacht Club around.












Ian Blackburn

Rear Commodore


The North Channel Yacht Club is located on an island surrounded by some of the cleanest Great Lakes water you will ever find.  It is also in the middle of the St. Clair Flats, which offers the greatest boating environment in the world!  From small inflatable boats to large cabin cruisers, you are never too far from a great anchoring spot, fishing or swimming hole. 


Our island has much to offer as well.  You can sit in the cool shade provided by a willow tree, take a casual walk on the perimeter boardwalk, fish from the seawall or catch an amazing sunset over Anchor Bay.  Don’t be afraid to try your hand at horse shoes, volleyball or basketball.  If the little ones are with you, they can use the playground, equipped with swings, merry-go-round and jungle gym. 


When you have had your fill of the outdoors, you can head into the air-conditioned clubhouse and grab some refreshments from the bar, catch a game on the TV and enjoy our famous popcorn. Often we host themed weekend dinner events with entertainment. It is not uncommon to participate in a game of floor Jenga, or try your skill at the shuffleboard table.


Although we have a premium facility located in a slice of paradise there is still much more to the club, and that is the NCYC family.  When we joined in 2010 it was because of the physical assets and amenities that attracted us, little did we know that an extended family was adopting ours.


NCYC is a working club and because of that we all have an investment into its success.  When you participate in a work party, you have the sense of ownership, pride and best of all you are making and establishing life long friendships.  We have a full calendar of events and cruises, which would not be possible without membership participation and amazing efforts.


If this is your first year as a member, please do not be afraid to get involved, it will be a life changing experience. You will find that we extend hospitality characteristic of a long established, yet “down to earth,” yacht club. If you are a seasoned member, make sure we are involving our new friends and give them the opportunities that were given to us.




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