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ABYA - Anchor Bay Yachting Association

ABYA River Day Picnic at the Pride of Michigan Dock

THE ANCHOR BAY YACHTING ASSOCIATION (ABYA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1967. Our infrastructure is primarily located in the South East corner of the Great State of Michigan, in the Anchor Bay Region of Lake St. Clair, between Lake Huron and Lake Erie. 

Their primary goals are to educate the boating community by encouraging clean and safe boating on our lakes, and to promote safety, charity, camaraderie and fellowship within our 32 member clubs.

The ABYA also represents over 7,000 individual members. During our monthly club sponsored meetings, we strive to discuss legitimate concerns related to boating, provide updates on pending legislation, and listen to guest speakers talk about a variety of boating related topics.

Each year ABYA sponsors River Day – A Lake St. Clair Clean Boating Celebration At The Pride of Michigan Dock.  Each year More than 30 events are planned across the Clinton River watershed, from fishing derbies, kids' crafts and fly fishing lessons to nature hikes, park clean-ups and other stewardship projects, River Day is all about protecting, enhancing and celebrating our local waterways! Community support and stewardship of clean water and a healthy Clinton River and Lake St. Clair for all of our members and boaters that use the waterway.  

 click here for the ABYA website

ABYA invites you
to browse their website and discover what the Anchor Bay Yachting Association has to offer.  You are also encouraged to browse the websites of our Associated Clubs and see that the possibilities are endless within the boating community of South Eastern Michigan.

Feel free to subscribe to our e-mail list via the link below to receive periodic updates regarding ABYA related events and postings. 
       
 
You may e-mail us directly to subscribe to our e-mail list at ...
                
subscriptions-subscribe@abya.org
Anchor Bay Yachting Association

Write to ABYA at
P.O. Box 46426 
Mt. Clemens, MI  48046-6426

DRYA - Detroit Regional Yacht-Racing Association


DRYA - DETROIT REGIONAL YACHT-RACING ASSOCIATION SLIDE SHOW 

Find Racing Boat owners in the DRYA looking for crew with no experience but willing to learn to experienced race crew looking to win. Racing instruction is available, learn the Rules of a Regatta, race scoring and guidelines for spectator boats.

Find links to the DRYA member clubs (Sailing Singles is a member), local sailing businesses and boats for sale in the Detroit and Anchor Bay areas. There is a race, regatta and ball schedule on their web site.
 
Click here for DRYA website

Established in 1912, "The purpose of the Association is to encourage and promote, in the United States and Canada, the general interest in boating, yachting and sail racing by amateur sailors (including junior and collegiate sailors) by all appropriate means, including (among others) the following: Establishing high standards of skill for seamanship, boat handling and navigation of yachts;


Encouraging the ownership of boats and yachts by individuals and member clubs and the development of suitable seaworthy yachts for racing and cruising;

Encouraging and improving the quality of racing by developing and publishing standard sailing instructions, by assisting and supporting member clubs in coordinating the scheduling of races, regattas and related events, by serving in an advisory capacity to member clubs in the organization, conduct and scoring of races and regattas, by providing equipment for conducting races and qualified judges to hear and decide protests and appeals and by any and all other appropriate means;
Improving communications among member clubs and individuals interested in racing and in general, to make known to the member clubs the desires of sailors eligible to race in their regattas;
Promoting, developing, adopting and equitably administering rating and handicapping rules for racing and providing handicaps to members and others;

Maintaining membership in the United States Sailing Association as a "yacht racing association" and, from time to time, membership in other organizations with similar or related purposes;
Acting as an intermediary between member clubs and individuals in their relations with civic and governmental bodies when the general interests and welfare of boating, yachting and sail racing are involved;

Maintaining harmonious relations among its member clubs and individuals."

Good Old Boat online Magazine

GOOD OLD BOAT MAGAZINE IS ABOUT

Creating a community of sailors - through our directory of sailing organizations and contacts, we're developing links between sailors.

Offering a resource - By pooling the knowledge of our readers, we're creating a directory of the suppliers of parts and services we all need.

Keeping our boats afloat - Our technical articles focus on maintenance and upgrade issues and give them the space they deserve.

Welcome Aboard!

Click here for Good Old Boat website

USCG (United States Coast Guard) Boating Safety Site

U.S. Coast Guard's Boating Safety Division The U.S. Coast Guard's Boating Safety Division (CG-5422) is dedicated to reducing loss of life, injuries, and property damage that occur on U.S. waterways by improving the knowledge, skills, and abilities of recreational boaters.

Strategic Plan

Read about the Strategic Plan of the National Recreational Boating Safety Program.

Vision/Mission

More on what we strive to do and how we measure success.

People of Boating Safety and Org Chart

Learn more about our organization.

USCG Boating Safety Division Facts and FAQs

A list of frequently asked questions on a variety of safe boating topics. Discover what the Coast Guard does on an average day.

Partnerships

Find out who is partnering with us to help promote boating safety.

Events

Learn and network with others interested in boating safety.

Click here for the USCG Boating website

Clinton River Watershed Council (CRWC)



THE MISSION OF THE CLINTON RIVER WATERSHED COUNCIL IS TO PROTECT, ENHANCE, AND CELEBRATE THE CLINTON RIVER, ITS WATERSHED, AND LAKE ST. CLAIR.


The Clinton River Watershed Council (CRWC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing and celebrating the Clinton River, its watershed and Lake St. Clair. You will find a calender of events, programs, services, a recreation and resource guide on their web site. In addition there are employment and volunteer opportunities. There is an  explanation of what a watershed is and area geological and Native American histories. 

Some of their annual events are the Fall Fundraiser, Clinton River Clean Up, River Day, Clinton River Dinner Cruise, Seasonal River Walks, and the Lake St. Clair Clean Boating Campaign.
You never know what you'll find at the Cleanup but, you sure don't want your boat to hit it!

Click here for the CRWC website

The Clinton River Watershed Council provides programs and services in the areas of watershed management and stormwater education, including our well-known Stream Leaders, Adopt-A-Stream, Southeast Michigan Phase II Stormwater Information Clearinghouse, and Clinton River Coldwater Conservation Project (CRCCP) programs.

The council was formed in 1972 as an association of local governments. For more than 30 years, CRWC has served to coordinate the efforts of local governments, businesses, community groups and individuals in improving water quality, promoting innovative watershed management techniques, and celebrating the river as a natural and recreational resource.

In 1994, the council reorganized as a non-profit organization, which allows CRWC to obtain funding from grants and private donors. Today, we are supported by local and county government membership dues, business sponsorships, state, federal and private grants, and individual contributions.