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Ontario, Canada 
Port Franks, Ontario Canada
 Lat 43' 14'03'' Long 81' 53'44''

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  • 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.
  • 19 Feb 2012 8:34 PM | Bob Parke (Administrator)

    As of April 15, 2011, Transport Canada has tightened up the rules for obtaining your Pleasure Craft Operator's Card online.  All students now must take a miniumum of 5 hours of timed on-line study.  And no pay if you pass.  This has leveled the playing field for all providers.  At the time of this writing there are only four approved providers, three commercial and one volunteer.  On our website page is the link for the course provided by Canadian Power and Sail squadrons.  I know all of our club members have their card, but when you are asked by a person how obtain their PCOC card, you can direct them to the PFYC Club website for the link to the CPS course.

  • 22 Jan 2012 2:00 PM | Lloyd Stone (Administrator)

    Annual General meeting is scheduled for Sunday January 22, at 2 pm
    At the Victory Branch Legion

    Please plan on attending, this is your chance to voice your concerns, ideas and take part in the PFYC organization. Elections will also take place during this meeting.

  • 10 Nov 2011 7:48 AM | Lloyd Stone (Administrator)

  • 12 Aug 2010 7:57 PM | Lloyd Stone (Administrator)
    The construction of the basketball court and cement pad beside the pavillion has started. Cement pad to be completed by 20 Aug 10.

    Thanks to the Commodore for feeding us/his wild turkeys (volunteers) during this work party. We shall be using the new pad for the Annual BBQ and Raffle. 

    Volunteers: Gerry Muller, Stu Melanson, Larry Romphf, Jim Anderson, Ron Jones, Jeff Watson, Dave McWhirter, Lloyd Stone and motivational support Ted Peters (on injured reserve).

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