The Yacht Club was founded in 1990 by members of the South Gulf Cove community. Currently our membership consists of over 379 member households (738 individuals). The Yacht Club's mission is based on, but not limited to the following:
  • To promote boating, recreational and social activities, and fellowship,
  • To participate in greater aspects of boating in the state of Florida,
  • To participate in civic projects which relate to the quality and use of the navigable waters of Charlotte County and surrounding areas.
About US
South Gulf Cove Yacht Club
P.O. Box 27166
El Jobean, FL 33927
The Yacht Club has been recognized as the premier social organization within South Gulf Cove. We organize a wide range of events and activities, some on the water and some on land. Water activities include raft-ups in the Interceptor Lagoon, poker runs, luncheon trips to various restaurants around Charlotte Harbor and beyond, overnight trips to resorts in Southwest Florida, the Florida Keys and the east coast of Florida and an annual Lighted Boat Parade in December. Land events include themed diner dance parties such as Sweetheart Dance, St. Patrick's Day, Oktoberfest, plus other events such as Lobster & Clam Bake, Tampa Bay Lightning games, Polo, golf tournaments, car shows, and much more.

News & Announcements
The next Membership meeting will be Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 7:30 PM at the American Legion Post 113, 3426 Indiana Street, Rotonda West, Florida. 

Upcoming Events
  • 01/19/20 Raft-up inceptor lagoon, Chris Dardis
  • 01/25/20 Night at the Races, Maurice Price
  • 02/08/20 Roaring 20's Valentine's Dance, Marc & Diann Kroeger 
  • 02/22/20 Laishleys luncheon boat excursion, Chris & Annette Dardis
  • 02/23/20 Rays vs Yankees Spring Training game at Charlotte Sports park, Mike OReilly/Cathy Redman
  • 03/07/20 Poker Run, Ruth & Larry Oberlin
  • 03/14/20 St Patrick's Day Party, Goeff & Fran Norton/Mike OReilly
  • 03/15/20 Tampa Bay Lightning Game excursion, Stan Judd

South Gulf Cove Lock
NOTE: Lock Remotes are no longer being sold.

Become a Member
The South Gulf Cove Yacht Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm in the American Legion Post #113, located at 3426 Indiana Street Rotonda, Florida 33847.
Membership is open to any person who resides or owns property within South Gulf Cove. Dues are $40.00 per year per household plus a one time $25.00 initiation fee. If you are interested in becoming a member print the Membership Application, compete it and attach a check for the dues and initiation fee and mail the completed application to the address on the top of the application, or drop it off with our Membership Chairperson at one of our monthly meetings.
Applications are submitted to the Bridge on the 4th Thursday of the month with Inductions occurring on the 1st Tuesday of the following month.

Welcome New Members
Welcome New Members!
We have been rapidly growing since the end of 2015. Our NET GAIN since 2015 is 141 households. Individuals have increased from 501 to 738. We have 13 new member households in for January 2020. We currently have 379 Member Households that’s 738 individual members.    Let’s all send a hardy Welcome Aboard to the newest members of the SGCYC.
Alan & Kathy Barnhart live on Staunton Circle. They are from Springfield, Illinois.  No boat yet… boat their hobbies include golf & cocktail hour!
Terry & Lisa Brown are from Northern California and now full-time residents on Avery Rd. Hopefully they’ll bring their 28.5 foot Ebbtide cabin cruiser “Cove Hopper 2” on some of our overnight excursions.
Paul & Mary Ciemniak came from Shelby Township, Michigan. They live on Washington Rd. They have a 24 foot Seahunt Edge.
Jaime & Diane Contemprato just moved into their new home on Lane Court, near the Interceptor Lagoon. They are from Hawaii.
Bill & Kim Cohen live on Riverside Road. They are from Boston, MA. Look for them fishing from their  21 foot NauticStar Sport Deck, “Holmes Equity II”.
Dave Harrington, Darla Gordon & Tianna Gordon live on Arrid Circle. Dave is from Wisconsin and Darla is from Washington. Many of you already know Darla, Diann Kroeger’s sister.
Bob & Terri Hasker are from Pennsylvania. They live on Bay State Drive. They like motorcycling and camping.
Wayne & Aimee Howe are from Boston, MA, now living full-time on Appleton Blvd. He plays the guitar and she likes singing & cooking.
Steve & Marlene Jackson live on Galaxie Circle. They are from Lakeland, FL. He like music and she likes reading.  Marlene – check out the Little Free Library at the entrance to the Pavilion—Bring a book, take a book.
John & Rebecca “Rebe” Lafata are from Lake Ozark, MO. They live on Avery Road. They have a 28 foot Boston Whaler “My Kind of Paradise”. They like boating, kayaking, and motor cycling.
Jon & Heather Turner are from Lexington, NC and live on Army Circle. They have a 21 foot Hurricane SunDeck.
Mark & Angela Wait live on Ingraham Blvd. They are from Michigan.  They also like kayaking.
David Yocum & Julie Hancock live on Poughkeepsie Circle.  They moved from Virginia. David is also a new Neighborhood Watch volunteer. They have a 23 foot Bennington Pontoon named “Lake Time.