Sailboat cruising is yacht racing’s more relaxed sibling, where the concerns are not for speed and competition, but for voyaging, exploration and fellowship – sampling different areas, or just cruising over to the next harbor, river, bay or cove.  Cruising . . . the passage . . . the landfall . . . the adventure!

The Mobile Yacht Club Cruisers (MYCC) mission is to get MYC members and their boats out on the water by participating in a variety of boating and cruising activities that appeal to those with varied levels of boating interest and experience.  All MYC members, power and sail boaters alike, as well as club members who don’t own a boat but love the water, are welcome to join MYCC.


The MYC Cruising Committee develops and executes programs and activities for Mobile Yacht Club members that educate and benefit our cruising community.  Those activities may include cruises, sailboat races geared toward cruisers, training classes, educational seminars, courtesy vessel inspections, banquets, parties and social events.

MYC Cruisers are fortunate to have so many different environments in which to experience the joys of cruising; blue water, ICW, bays, sounds, and rivers. Within easy reach from MYC are no less than five U.S. and Civil War era forts to explore, numerous opportunities to drop the hook and go to the beach, and a wide array of marinas, harbors and anchorages.  Yacht cruising is not the preserve of the rich and famous, anyone can experience its unparalleled feelings of freedom and natural wonder but be prepared – it can easily take over your life.

To join MYC Cruisers, an application form should be completed. Membership is not required to participate in the cruising activities, but the MYCC Committee maintains communication with the cruising members regarding upcoming events and completing the application provides us with the information we need to contact members and plan cruising activities. Those participating in MYC cruising events should also refer to the Standing Cruising Instructions.

For more information about MYCC, contact the MYC General Manager at (251) 471-3131 or

To assist MYCC members in planning and preparation for cruising, the following documents are available in printable PDF format. Please click on the document name to the right to view the document.

Popular destinations for overnight and extended cruising from MYC include:

Surrounding GYA affiliate yacht clubs

Gaillard Island

The Mobile River delta

The Grand HotelDauphin Island

Sand Island

Mississippi Sound cities of Biloxi, Gulfport, Bay St. Louis & Long Beach

Mississippi barrier islands including Petit Bois, Horn, Ship and Cat

Louisiana destinations including the Chandeleur Islands, New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain

Alabama inland waters of Ingram’s Bayou, Pirates Cove, and Orange Beach

Pensacola area waters including Redfish Point and Pensacola Bay

Florida panhandle cities of Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Panama City

Mobile Bay Sister Clubs


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