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2021 America’s Boating Club of Saginaw Bay Boat Safety Inspections

The 2021 America’s Boating Club of Saginaw Bay (formerly called Saginaw Bay Sail and Power Squadron) will be at SSYC for boat safety inspections on June 12th and 13th (Saturday and Sunday at 10:00am both days) . Sign up for a boat inspection at either bath house. This is a good way to learn a little more about your boat and boating safely on the Saginaw Bay. It helps avoid (but not necessarily stops) those untimely  inspections by the Coast Guard too.  Home you take advantage of this great opportunity.

Safe Boating Class Schedule

America’s Boating Club of Saginaw Bay (formerly called Saginaw Bay Sail and Power Squadron) is offering classes that are great for both adding to and refreshing your safe boating practices. Some classes offer an online version.

Bay City / Saginaw Area Classes:

Boating Course
March 25, 2021
Click Here To Register

Boat Handling
May 6, 2021

Contact Information:

Saginaw Bay Yacht Club
2313 Weadock Hwy. Essexville MI

For People in Other Locations: Find a club near you click here.

Seasonal Shut Down 10-24-20

The club will be shut down for the season on Saturday, October 24, 2020. This means that we with be winterizing the pump outs, washer & dryers, and putting away the tables. Water will be shut down in the following week followed by power being turned off for everything but minimal systems. Please have your boat out by no later than end-of-month.


Time to Check Your Dock for Winter 2020-2021

Time to check your dock against the SSYC Reference Dock. Please make sure that your dock is as high or higher than the reference dock.

Measure from the water to the bottom of the dock and then compare this distance to your own dock. If you fall short, then your dock will need to be raised. If you need help checking or raising it, contact a SSYC Board member.

If you fail to raise your dock (should it need it) by the second Saturday of October, a $100 charge can be assessed; October 10, 2020 is this year’s deadline. This is in accordance to rule 21 of our Association Rules.

The Reference dock was set on September 4, 2020. Look for the new Reference Dock sign indicating which dock it is; near Slip 180. See the below picture.

This sign will be used in the future for indicating the date the dock was set.

SIncerely, SSYC Board of Directors

More Wi-Fi Upgrades on the Way

The Wi-Fi for SSYC was updated a couple of years ago and the club has taken full advantage of the new features. However, this has exposed some limitations concerning the speed and coverage areas when using our Wi-Fi. Because Wi-Fi has become one of the most demanded benefits of any marina, we are starting the process to update the existing Wi-Fi service to a one gigabyte internet speed service; this is more than 10 times as fast as the previous service.

We are also updating the Wi-Fi equipment to address some dead-zones and weak signal areas. These changes should be done early in the season. These upgrades should continue to make SSYC the best Wi-Fi in any marina in Bay City.