As the Commodore of the Queen’s Harbour Yacht Club I would like to welcome you to our web site. Please spend some time visiting the different sections and content, and make sure to bookmark the site as it will be updated regularly with information on what is happening at the club, as well as photos and video of our events.
If you would like to join us, membership is available to Queens Harbour Residents, Marina slip holders, and Queens Harbour Country Club members. We offer organized overnight cruises, day trips, dock parties, and even a black tie event.
I look forward to seeing you all at upcoming club events and on the water!
Nick Simonis, Commodore.
In early 1993, Harbor Master David Cawton approached Bob Pitman, who would be the first Commodore, with the idea of forming a Yacht Club. They got together with Rodney Lay, Scott Weiland and a couple of others and formed the Yacht Club. They decided to charge $40.00 per person, and within one month they had $4,000.00 in the bank! The first thought was to party! So up to Fort George they went with about 20 boats.
They then arranged the first Fishing Tournament, where the club’s bold fishermen went out all day, and caught nothing! Bob Pitman went to Publix and purchased steaks for everyone and they had a cookout.
It is thought that during Chuck Walton’s term as Commodore the club had the first ball, a grand affair with everyone in black tie. It is a more recently that the bridge have gone to the white pants and blazers.
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