The Bloomington Yacht Club is made up of approximately 30 families from Bloomington, Indianapolis, Nashville, Columbus, and North Vernon. We're a friendly bunch, and welcome new members.

Click here for a letter to prospective members from Amy Metzger


Boats at the club include sloops, catboats, and cruisers:
Thistle, Flying Scot, Y-Flyer, Flying Dutchman, Laser, Force-5, Sunfish, Hobie Cat, San Juan, McGregor, Venture, Chrysler, and Hunter.


$400 membership, plus

$100 boat fee (up to three boats)


$200 wet slip fee (cruiser + 2 additional boats)

Getting Started in Sailing

We occasionally get inquiries from people interested in sailing lessons so that they can get started in sailing. While BYC does not offer sailing classes, several members have offered to share what they know in order to help grow the club and the sport. Please contact Hank Young via email at for more information. Please include your name, email address, phone number, and interests (e.g., crewing, learning to sail, learning to race, learning to cruise). Lessons are arranged on an individual basis. BYC membership is not required, but we hope some of the people who take lessons will decide to make BYC their home port.


Mail the Membership Chairperson, Amy Metzger at