Welcome to the Dunedin Boat Club website!
You arrived here and wonder who are these people and what do they do, right? Well, how about a little history and overview of the club…
Our club was founded in 1929 and we are celebrating 90 years of tradition and membership. We are a group of like minded boaters that enjoy time on the water. We offer and/or are involved in many social events throughout the year such as a chili cook off, a pig roast, a lighted boat parade and Mardi Gras to name a few. This is a very short list of our actual calendar of events. We stay very active, just ask our Social Chair.
We also have cruising events to various destinations in the area and run sailing races throughout the year. Some of our members actually go on a large cruise ship out to the Caribbean and rumor has it they have an amazing time! Our primary focus is boating and member relationships.
The club works hard in the community to raise funds for many local charities and causes. We have a Charity Chair that is responsible to bring requests or needs to our Board for approval of funds. We are also the new Charter for the Sea Scouts local chapter. They are a division of the Boy Scouts of America.
Our general meetings are held third Monday of the month at our historic building on the West wall in the Dunedin Marina. Usually, we have a happy hour prior to the meeting. Come by and introduce yourself any time!
So a little bit about me, the current Commodore… I grew up sailing starting on Lake Erie at a very early age and never stopped. I sailed off and on for 30+ years, lived aboard a 26ft sailboat traveling for 5 years on the East coast and about 12 years ago decided to try power boating. Wow, pushing a button is a lot easier then hoisting all those sails haha. I still enjoy sailing, but prefer my engines now!
I stumbled upon the club after buying a sailboat in a slip right in front of our clubhouse. After several months of “watching” all the people sitting on my new boat I got the courage up to walk over and ask “hey, how do I join this club it looks fun?”. I was met with smiling faces, introduced around and have been so amazed and proud to be a member ever since.
Currently, I live aboard a 61 Hatteras with my partner Kyle and our dog Sandra Dee. I sit on several Boards in town including the Chamber Foundation, the Dunedin Museum, and am President of Visit Dunedin.
Professionally, I own Zucker and Zucker (zuckerandzucker.com), a web development company here in Dunedin. We provide web services including design, SEO and general marketing and print design.
In closing, I am very proud to be the Commodore of the Dunedin Boat Club and look forward to meeting anyone interested in joining us. I have a lot of plans for my year and hope to may a positive impact for years to come. Any current members feel free to discuss any ideas you may have for the club!
Commodore Dunedin Boat Club