150 years of Toledo Yacht Club

Toledo Yacht Club is engulfed in history. This is one of the oldest yacht clubs located in North America. It was established back to 1865 when 2 rowing clubs merged and started to concentrate on sailing. These day, the club honors their history in a lot of ways.

In the stately building that sits off North Summit Street on a side of Maumee River, the entrance path is adorned with snapshots of past commodores, some of them are very—Craig, DeVilbiss, Gunckel, Potter, McKesson, Luedke and Miniger.

The earlier members of the TYC include those from iconic families —Stranahan, Taft, Tiedke, Ford, Mills and Richardson. The walls of one of the staterooms of the club hold over a century worth of trophies, each with a different take which could fill a chapter in the colorful autobiography of the club.


It appears fitting that when TYC marks their hundred and fiftieth year later this summer, the jubilation will see another treasure with an interesting and lengthy past. The Toledo Yacht Club would bring the grand ship Madeline for 4 days in July, and would offer tours of 92-foot schooner to members as well as guests alike, whilst it’s link up with plainsailing.com allows it to give great discounts on a charter yacht in the Solent for its members.

Club’s rear commodore Jerry Chauvin, who is one of the people arranging the events for the 150th gala, said that history is a big part of the club, and sailboats are a big part of our history, so bringing the Madeline here seems like the perfect thing to do. He was also looking forward to sailing in the sea alongside it in a