Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the tradewinds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
If the words 'yacht club' call up images of exclusive memberships, high society, ascots, and expensive dues, you obviously haven't met us! Our members all live in the Kansas City area and enjoy sharing our enthusiasm for wind-powered boating. PPYC is also on Facebook. If you are currently a Facebook member, search for "Paradise Point Yacht Club" to find us. "Like it" to receive posted information automatically.
Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit.
Joining the club provides endless opportunities to learn to sail or sail better. The first lesson for most of us was how quickly and easily invitations come for evening sails after the monthly social, a day's sail the next weekend, or the chance to crew boats of all shapes and sizes during a race. You might even find an experienced sailor or two looking for crew for a bareboat charter to an exotic destination you previously only dreamed you might visit.
- Check Us Out
- Interested in sailing lessons? Want to see if sailing is as enjoyable as it looks? Want to feel the adrenalin as boats jockey for position at the starting line of a race or maneuver for position feet apart at the windward mark? We can fix you up! No experience required!
- Don't Be Shy!
- Check out the schedule for social, race, and learn to sail events and come by. Try us on for size. Whether you are between boats, looking for your first boat, or simply interested in giving sailing a try you will fit right in. New members are always welcome!
- Community Service
- Youth organizations and other community groups are invited to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss opportunities to expose your members to sailing, assist with merit or activity badge programs, or other sailing related activities. We are happy to talk to our members about volunteering. Youth organizations are expected to provide chaperons and liability waivers are required.
- Annual Dues
- If you have a boat, annual dues are only $50 and cover the entire family. Dues are $30 dollars for the entire family if you don't own a boat. There is a $5 late fee if paid after the first social in April, so don't hesitate. Your annual dues entitle you to participate in many informal social events and sailing-related activities at Smithville Lake, only a few miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. The first season of racing is included at no extra charge. Over the winter, social events continue as members anxiously await next spring to start again.