Bel Marin Keys Yacht Club

Serving Bel Marin Keys since 1966

Our Purpose

Founded in 1966, the Bel Marin Keys Yacht Club fosters and encourages yachting and boating in the waterways of California and especially in Bel Marin Keys. The club holds events throughout the year to promote water safety and to encourage boating in our community. The yacht club provides monthly social events for our members and sponsors community events to promote social interaction and to celebrate various holidays in the Keys.

Bel Marin Keys Yacht Club

description of BMKYC.

Community Events The Bel Marin Keys Yacht Club sponsors many popular events: - Icicle Day on New Year’s Day - Easter at the park - 4th of July Sail-a-Bration - Kids Halloween party - Santa by Sea in December - Plus other events determined by the Board of Directors

Lagoon Events Concert in the Keys - Each summer we hire a band to serenade us on the deck of the clubhouse. All boaters are encouraged to anchor off the yacht club official sites and enjoy the music, food, friends and other yachters. Those of us who land cruise or walk, just come on down and enjoy the fun.

Cruise Outs Several times a year we schedule cruises to various yacht clubs in the immediate bay area. Popular events have been Giants Games cruise-out to the South Beach Yacht Club and the Petaluma Lighted Boat Parade in December.

The Commodore's Ball The Commodore's Ball is held in November of each year. This is the highlight of our season and is Black Tie optional. This celebration is to thank the outgoing Board of Directors and to welcome in the new Commodore and the new Board of Directors that take office in January. This event is typically held off site at a nice restaurant or another affiliated yacht club where members enjoy great food, music and dancing.

Board of Directors BMKYC has a Board of Directors that meets monthly to plan events and take care of the club’s business. It’s all volunteer and a great way to experience the inner workings of our club.

Boating Affiliations BMKYC is affiliated with the Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC), which represents the interests of boaters before the California Legislature. Our club is also a member of the Pacific inter-Club Yachting Association (PICYA).


Sailabration (BMK's version of the 4th of July) is a favorite BMK tradition and planning is well underway! We need volunteers for a variety of roles the day of the event and in the days before. We have supplies to get, tents to set up, and BBQ to master and all kinds of special events. Whatever your availability and interest is, we have a spot for you! Please contact Amy Khan at amy.ghias.khan…

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Docktails is a casual gathering for Yacht Club members on the deck of the Yacht Club. The Club provides complimentary beverages (tips welcome), and members bring an appetizer to share.

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