Safe Boating Class Schedule

America’s Boating Club of Saginaw Bay (Formally 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
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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.

New SSYC Association Rule 2019:

Hello Members and Guests,

A new rule was added to the Association Rule book by the SSYC Board of Directors (BOD) to address some issues that occurred during the 2018 season. This rule go into effect this 2019 season. From page 5 of the rule book:

26. Effective 2019 Season – Absolutely no wet sanding, no dry sanding (by hand or machine), no spray painting, or any unsightly boat projects will be allowed at SSYC. BOD members reserve the right to rule on any such projects to protect members boats and club enjoyment.

Have a fun and safe boating season!

Sincerely,  SSYC BOD

Changes to Listing Policy In Sales and Rent Area

Due to increased demand from people trying to rent slips at Sunset Shores Yacht Club (SSYC), we are changing our policy for listing a slip to Rent effective this year. SSYC lists slips as a courtesy to it’s membership. Many potential renters call either the Fleet Captain or the Commodore when they are having difficulty finding an available slip. This has produced a tremendous workload on them. All Board of Director members are volunteers so this workload cuts into their personal time. Therefore, after a slip is Rented, the Rental entry  will be removed to end repeated inquiries. The slip may be added again the following year for the normal $20.00 listing donation.

The $20.00 donation goes toward the costs of having a website for the club. At all times, SSYC has reserved the right to change the listing policy. Members list at the discretion of the SSYC BOD.

Please see: Sunset Shores Yacht Club of Bay City, Michigan Disclaimers

Thank you for your understanding on this matter.

Sincerely, SSYC Board of Directors

New SSYC Association Rules:

Hello Members and Guests,

Two new rules were added to the Association Rule book by the SSYC Board of Directors (BOD) to address some issues that occurred during the 2016 season. These rules go into effect this 2017 season. From page 5 of the rule book:

24. Effective 2017 Season: To protect our rip-rap, all boats moored at SSYC must be placed bow in first (i.e. bow towards the rip-rap).

25.  All grill use must be 5 feet or more from permanent structures.

Have a fun and safe boating season!

Sincerely,  SSYC BOD