About the Club

The Shanty Yacht Club is a group of people with sailboats who probably shouldn’t have boats.

The term “Shanty” refers to two things. First is the way in which we encourage our members to make repairs. Generally, we don’t do too much the right way. At least not the first time. Tarp, Harbor Freight, and the Hardware store are our friends. Boats are like a wedding; as soon as you mention something is for one, the price goes up. We try to avoid that. The second meaning is far more nautical of course. A sea shanty is a work song sung to make the work easier, and to keep time. We try not to work too hard, but when sailing, sometimes it just can’t be helped! Plus, there are some pretty good ones out there.

It all started withย S/V Short Sail, a Pearson 32 picked up on Craigslist for the price of the lead in her keel. From there the club has grown to three other boats and a series of hangers on. We really mean that this is the club for anyone. No pretentiousness, and tons of fun titles! Cool huh?

Anyone can join if you have a boat, and anyone can become crew in the club by coming to sail with us three times. Feel free to explore, and to above all have a great time!

Feel free to contact us at Commodore at ShantyYC.com, or the twitter link on the right side of the page.

Look forward to hearing from you!

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