About Us

Southport Yacht Club – The Southport Yacht Club is a corporation owned by its members and governed by a Board of Directors. The Club owns and maintains two buildings and dock facilities on Cosy Harbor Road on the shore of Cosy Harbor on Southport Island, Maine. The Club has a mission and long history of promoting boating on the Maine coast with an emphasis on sailing through the junior program now run by the Southport Junior Yacht Club Sailing Foundation (see below). The Club sponsors numerous events during the summer including racing, social, cultural, and family activities. Members of the SYC enjoy use of the facilities, including the docks, launching ramp, and cooking grills. Members receive a membership roster with names, addresses, and phone numbers of members. Current dues are $175 per year, plus a new member initiation fee of $25. Membership application forms can be found in the Forms section of this website.

Southport Junior Yacht Club Sailing Foundation – This legal entity is separate from the Southport Yacht Club and has its own Board of Directors. It is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization. Donations made to the SJYCSF are tax deductible. The SJYCSF operates the sailing program. It owns the fleet of 420 sailboats, the coach boats, and several Optimist dinghies. It leases the junior building, and use of the grounds and docks from the SYC. It runs the Tuesday evening SJYCSF 420 races. Families with children in the SJYCSF Sailing Program do not have to be members of the SYC and SYC members do not receive any Sailing Program discounts or preferential treatment. Scholarships are available for eligible students. See the Southport Junior Yacht Club Sailing Foundation section of this website for more information regarding the SJYCSF.

Southport Junior Yacht Club – This is NOT a separate legal entity. It is a subset of the SJYCSF. The officers of the SJYC are sailing program students who are elected by other sailing program students. The Southport Junior Yacht Club organizes various social events such as Ice Cream Socials and Bingos during the summer months.

Mailing Addresses

Southport Yacht Club
P.O. Box 57
Southport, Maine 04576

Southport Junior Yacht Club Sailing Foundation
PO Box 68
Southport, Maine 04576

Physical Address Southport Yacht Club
38 Cosy Harbor Road
Southport, ME 04576

SYC Officers

Commodore: Dave Smith
Past Commodore: Nancy Custer Carroll  
Vice Commodore: Geoff Chatterton
Rear Commodore: Chip Baker
Treasurer: Diane Smith
Secretary: Anne Grimes Rand 
Fleet Captain: Kevin Kershaw

SYC Directors

    Hollyanna Bates# 
Cush Brinegar #
Dennis Fallon#
 Leif Lorentzen*
     Robert McCann#^ 
Cecily Walsh*
#Term expires in 2018; ^ Filling unexpired term; * Term expires in 2019  

Standing Committees : Committee Chairpersons
Buildings and Grounds: Dennis Fallon
Finance: Leif Lorentzen
Long Range Planning: Gretchen Kinsey Sullivan
Membership: Cush Brinegar
Nominating: Kirk Leoni
Race and Regatta: Chip Baker 
Social: Jen Baker/Kirsten Poler



SYC By-laws and Rules

      SYC By-Laws as Amended August 2013

Skiff Float Rules

Private Usage Agreement

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