3100 Southeast Pruitt Road, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952, United States

772-335-8600 Office

Tarpon Bay Yacht Club

A 55+ active adult boating community on Kitching Cove

A 55+ active adult boating community on Kitching Cove

A 55+ active adult boating community on Kitching CoveA 55+ active adult boating community on Kitching Cove

ACTIVITIES

Pickleball

TBYC Pickleboard Players

We play every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8 am on the tennis courts. Come out and have some fun with this lively group! Beginners welcome. Paddles are available. Let Bobbie know if you'd like an introduction.

Tennis

TBYC Tennis Players

We meet every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 8:30 am on (you guessed it) the tennis courts. Players of all abilities are encouraged to join us for great exercise & friendly competition. Brian is the contact person. 

Party Bridge

TBYC Bridge Club

Every Thursday a group of bridge aficionados meets at 1 o'clock to play party bridge in our Clubhouse. Please give Maureen a call if you would like to join our group. It would be great to have another table of players.

Mahjongg

TBYC Mahjongg Group

We meet in the Clubhouse on Wednesdays at 1 o'clock. Mahjongg is fun and we all have a good time. Give Rose a call, or come on over if you would like to learn how to play. We'd be happy to teach you.

Book Club

TBYC Book Club

Join us in the Clubhouse on the first Tues of the month at 11 am. Give Binnie a ring if you have a question. Happy Reading! Upcoming selections:    

Mar       When We Were Orphans

Apr        Sing, Unburied, Sing

May      Dutch House

June     The Disappearance of Adele Bedeau

History Book Club

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We  meet in the Clubhouse at 4 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month. All interested residents are invited to attend. Ask Warren or Will for  more information.

Water Lilies

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Join us at the pool  on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 AM. Lots of laughter and gossip is shared between grunts and groans!

Senior Fitness

Tarpon Bay Yacht Club Fitness Class

Join us in the Clubhouse for an hour of stretching, balance and low impact aerobics every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 AM.

Water Workout to Music

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This cardio fitness class meets at the pool every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 am. Everyone is welcome! 

Men's Breakfast

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Bright and early  at 7:30 am each  Friday, a group of TBYC men meet in the parking lot of Building B and set up a car pool to a local restaurant for breakfast. They leave by 7:45. Bring your appetite if you'd like to join them.

Happy Hour

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Join us  in the Clubhouse on Tuesday evenings at 5:30. Everyone brings their own drinks and an appetizer to share. Let us know if you're a newcomer so we can introduce you around--it's a great way to meet  your  neighbors. 

Cruising Squadron

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Monthly outings to Local Destinations. Boaters are encouraged to bring friends and neighbors along.  Events are posted on the Calendar and on building bulletin boards. Call Jim for details or to  crew. Scroll down to read the Raft-up Rules and Beach Anchoring Techniques. 

Cruising Squadron Destinations

Tarpon Bay Yacht Club Raft-up

1.     Kitching Cove
2.    Club Med area
3.    Five Fingers – inside
4.    Five Fingers – outside
5.    Mud Creek
6.    Veterans Park (tie up at restaurant)
7.    Prima Vista Picnic – dock  
8.    White City Picnic – dock
9.    Sailor's Return Restaurant
10. Bessey Creek
11. Bessey Point Creek
12. Pendarvis
13. In front of St. Lucie Locks
14. In back of St. Lucie Locks – dock at picnic area 
15. Indian Town dock
16. The Deck Restaurant
17. Stuart City Docks  – Pelican Cafe
18. Wahoos Restaurant
19. Hoggs Cove
20. Hooker Cove - air show
21. Hell Gate – air show
22. Willoughby Creek
23. Shrimpers Restaurant
24. Manatee Pocket
25. Peck Lake Docks – beach picnic 
26. Peck Lake anchorage – beach picnic
27. Spoil Island – Indian R. north of inlet – picnic
28. Shrimp & Dolphin House Restaurant
29. Mulligan's Restaurant in Stuart
30. Blessing of the Fleet



Rafting Rules

Tarpon Bay Yacht Club Raft-up

How to Form a Raft-up

Many of our on-the-water events involve going to an anchorage and forming a raft. That is, when an anchored boat receives other boats that come alongside and tie-off. 


Here are some guidelines to follow to allow for the orderly formation of a raft:


1. Usually the first boat into an anchorage drops their hook and becomes the anchor boat. It's best to find a place away from wind and wakes to reduce the amount of rocking the raft will experience.


2. Other boats arriving at the raft should look to the anchor boat for instructions about where to tie off.


3.  Once an arriving boat knows the tie-off side, fenders should be set. Several fenders may be necessary and the larger the fenders the better.


4.  Arriving boats should have their dock lines at the ready.


5.   Once ready, arriving boats should approach the anchor boat slowly from the stern and be ready to hand their dock lines to people on the anchor boat.


6.  It's usually a good idea to set a spring line to control fore and aft movement once tied off.


7.  If the raft is large enough or if large boats come in to raft, additional anchors may be dropped to ensure the raft doesn't drag.


8.  It's a good idea to take a bearing on an object ashore and check it occasionally to judge whether the raft is dragging.


9. Enjoy the raft!

Beach Anchoring Tips

Upcoming TBYC Cruising Squadron events could involve picnicking or partying at one of the local islands or beaches. The August/September 2014 Boat US Magazine provides guidance that can come in handy when you don’t want to run your boat up onto the sand, but keep it anchored off the beach and accessible. You may already have your own technique but here are some useful steps to beach anchoring success.


Step 1: Watching your depth sounder, approach the beach bow first. Remove your anchor from the bow locker and take it to the stern, making sure you pass the rode outside the stanchions and under the bow rail before heading to the back of the boat. Keep the other end of the rode attached to the boat. 


Step 2: You’ll want to set your anchor with enough scope to hold but not so much that the boat swings into very shallow water. It may take a few tries to find a sweet spot at any particular beach. 


Step 3: When off the beach and with the engine in neutral, have a crew member lower the anchor over the side at the stern. When it has touched bottom, motor very slowly toward the beach as your crew member pays out the anchor rode, carefully keeping it away from the prop.

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