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Friday, 26 April 2013

 No ImageWelcome to the Prince William Yacht Club's website.  Thanks for stopping by.  We're a group of recreational boaters hailing primarily from Prince William Marina located on the Occoquan River, just south of historic Occoquan, Virginia.

Our club is committed to promoting fun and responsible family boating so our members can safely enjoy the natural beauty of the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay.  We work to enhance our members' boating skills by sharing knowledge, arranging monthly cruises, and hosting social events where members can meet and share experiences.    

We are a member club of both the Potomac River Yacht Clubs Association (PRYCA) and the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Clubs Association (CBYCA). Our members stand ready to assist you in any way we can.


 On the Shore 

  The 2014 Social Calendar has been updated with a few changes so please take a look!  You can print off a PDF version here.

  Vessel Safety Checks: For those who missed the scheduled vessel safety checks, the Mid Potomac Sail and Power Squadron is available to conduct VSCs by appointment only. They have offered these two Saturdays: 19 April & 10 May.  Please contact Art Walz, Vessel Safety Check coordinator for the MPSPS, directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it   Please be prepared for when the Inspectors arrive - you can preview the checklist here. Any questions, please contact our safety officer, Bill Daus, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

  Our annual Kentucky Derby Party will be held Saturday, May 3rd, starting at 5 pm in the lower blue bath house. There will be mint juleps, "friendly wagering" on the local "horses", viewing of the Derby race and even a best dressed hat contest! Please RSVP by Apr 30th so our coordinator Laurie Ryan can plan accordingly. *** Please bring an appetizer to share.  Not sure what it's all about - take a look at some pictures from a past event!

  Captains and Crews!!  Join your friends for a special time-honored seafaring tradition... Dedicated to Safety afloat, ORMA is “Launching” the new boating season with the "Blessing of the Fleet" on Saturday, May 17th 10am - 2pm. Plan now to captain your vessel and be part of the parade.  Festive flags and colors are the display of the day.  Invite family and friends to participate in a traditional blessing for safe cruising the year ahead for your boat and crew with a “flair for safety”!!  

  Dock Crawl - Saturday, May 17th, 5 to 8 PM.  Come join the fun as we begin our quest for the best dock libation creations.  Put together your craziest drinks while greeting old friends and making new ones. This year we will start at A/B Docks and work our way down to L!!!  


 Cruising The Waters

 The 2014 Cruising Season is beginning!  Please take a look at the Social Calendar for the cruise schedule.  If you have any thoughts or suggestions for this year's cruises, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

  April 26-27 Annual Nationals Ball Game Cruise - PWYC group tickets to the game are no longer available.  Anyone traveling by boat must make arrangements for an overnight slip directly with James Creek Marina. See flyer for marina specific info. If you are going by car, you may park at the marina and walk with the group.

  May 23-26 Memorial Day Cruise to Crisfields and Somers Cove Marina - If you would like to enjoy this cruise across the Bay with fellow PWYC boaters, please RSVP to include your name, contact info, boat name--length, beam, draft, and power requirements. Also please include your planned departure date from PWM to help organize flotillas for those who would like to travel together.

  July 18-20 PRYCA Float-In at Port Kinsale -


  Retire your old & faded US flags properly. Place them in the collection boxes that are in all of the bath houses.  The PWYC Youth Committee will have a special Flag retirement ceremony as part of Closing Day Activities in Nov 2014.

  2014 PWYC Membership Drive is open!  Please contact our membership chair with questions or to rejoin (  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

  Check out the club photo site:  Prince William Yacht Club Photos! All club photos are posted on this site (current photos in the photo gallery tab will remain). Have photos of club events you want to share with your fellow members?  Email the This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


 

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 April 2014 )
 
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