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Port Franks, Ontario Canada
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  • 22 May 2020 10:05 AM | Bob Parke (Administrator)

    Due to high water levels, the Port Franks Marina, home of the Port Franks Yacht Club will be closed to seasonal boaters for the 2020 boating year.  The launch ramp will be available for day use boaters.  The Club will be working with the town of Lambton Shores to prepare for the 2021 boating season. The members with currently assigned seasonal slip allocations will have their slip allocations moved forward to the 2021 boating year.

    It is the hope to have some dry land PFYC events over the summer at the Marina

  • 17 Feb 2020 7:42 PM | Bob Parke (Administrator)

    The Port Franks Yacht Club located in Port Franks at the Port Franks Municipal Marina.  The docks are full service with 30amp Power, Water, and private Wi-Fi service.  The cost is:  Membership $75.00, Reserve fund fee $150.00 and dock fee of $88.44 per ft.

    1 – 11 ft Well

    1 – 18 ft Well

    1 – 10 ft Well

    For more information please email: 

    Or contact the Dockmaster at: 519-3-8673

  • 02 Jul 2019 8:24 AM | Bob Parke (Administrator)


    A Celebration of Life will be held for Port Franks Yacht Club Past Commodore Ray Rumming on July 5, 2019 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 498, Grand Bend.  The Celebration will be from 1 pm to 4 pm with words of Remembrance at 2 pm.  Ray passed away on Monday June 24th. 

    Ray was a founding member of the PFYC and its Commodore in 1985.  Ray retired after 33 years from the London Fire Department as a Platoon Chief.


  • 14 Jun 2019 8:50 AM | Bob Parke (Administrator)

    On Thursday June 13, David McWhirter, a long-time member, and a Docker of the Port franks Yacht Club passed away.  Dave was an avid support of the club.  Dave for many years as the unofficial ground’s keeper, made sure the grass was watered and trimmed, planted flowers, and always provided a willing hand to the various tasks that needed to be done.  Dave always had his companion Soffie by his side as he surveyed the grounds.  Dave will be missed by all.

    Thank you, Dave for being the great friend all.

  • 30 Apr 2019 10:20 AM | Bob Parke (Administrator)

    On April 27th, it was discovered that the Storage Unit of the Port Franks Yacht Club had been broken into.  The storage unit is located by the Pavilion in the Port Franks Marina.  Missing is the Club’s Portable Flat-Top Griddle and the custom built Corn Cooker.

    The Portable Flat-Top Griddle is approx. 24 x 48 inches. It is a stand-alone unit on steel casters, green in colour, 3 burner, with a stainless steel hood, and Natural Gas powered.

    The Corn Cooker is a stand-alone unit with a stainless steel boiling tank approximately 20 x 24 x 24 deep with lid. On a steel base with wheels.  The unit is propane powered. 

    If you see these items please contact the Club or Grand Bend OPP.

    PFYC Club Executive

  • 26 Jan 2018 10:06 AM | Bob Parke (Administrator)

    The PFYC Webcam at the entrance to the Port Franks Harbour is now operational again.  You should be able to view the webcam on monitors and mobile devices.  We will be updating and redesigning parts of the Webcam Page over the next couple of months.

    When the weather is warmer, the webcam will be moved from it's current to a location with a better view of the harbour entrance. 

  • 21 Apr 2016 9:41 AM | Bob Parke (Administrator)

    As of April 1, 2016 the Port Franks Yacht Club is now accepting the following methods of payment for Membership renewals and other payments:

    • Cheques mailed to the club address shown on the invoice
    • E-Transfer to:
    • Cash accompanied with documentation showing the amount(s) owing
    • NOTE: PayPal / Credit card payments will NO LONGER ACCEPTED.

    We have moved to these methods of payment for the convenience, and also as a cost savings for our members.  If you have any questions, or need to make a special payment, please contact the treasurer.

    Bob Parke




  • 29 Mar 2013 12:18 PM | Lloyd Stone (Administrator)
    Many boaters may not be aware of the most recent Canadian reporting requirements for Private Boaters. The latest regulations were published on the internet dated May 2012. They require boaters to report into customs if they cross the international border and then return to Canadian waters even if they do not land, anchor or come into contact with another vessel. The minimum fine for failure to report is $1000.00.
    This summer will also see the RCMP and USCG implement the 'Integrated Cross-border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations' also known as 'Shiprider'. One of their tasks will be to enforce the new Customs Regulations.

    The Canadian Power Squadron in conjunction with the Windsor Yacht Club have organized seminars at the WYC.

    On March 20th there will be a seminar on Boating and the Border. Representatives from the Canadian Border Services Agency and US Customs and Border Patrol will be there to explain the new regulations.

    On March 27th there will be a seminar on Boating and the Law. Representatives from the RCMP and USCG among others will be there to explain their participation this summer. The fliers for these Seminars are included as attachments.

    These events are scheduled between 19:00 and 20:30. You can contact the WYC at 519-945-1863. The Yacht Club is a member of the ILYA as is GLCC.

    The source documents can be found on the internet:
    Customs Regulations for Private Boaters can be found at:
    Integrated Cross-border Maritime Law Enforcement Operations can be found at:

    If you are unable to attend the seminar(s) I would recommend taking a look at the Custom's regulation. In their current form they will definitely effect your boating in relation to the international border. I will also endeavor to pass along any revelations that might come out of the seminars.

    Brad Somers
    Rear Commodore
    Southwestern Ontario
  • 19 Jul 2012 8:48 AM | Deleted user
    Many, many thanks for your kind words, support and generous donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada in memory of Gerry's brother Norm.  Gerry's parents have also asked us to thank you on their behalf as well.

    Your friendship and support is greatly appreciated.

    Gerry, Lee Anne, Devonte and Will
  • 15 Apr 2012 7:07 PM | Deleted user
    Approved meeting minutes for January's AGM and April's Director Meeting are now posted in the Members Only section of the website for your review.
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