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Cruising and Sailing
Cruising and Sailing

The Cape Fear Yacht Club (CFYC) welcomes power and sail boat owners of all skill levels, boat sizes, and boat types (trawler, multihull, motor yacht, center console, sport cruiser, sail, etc.) to join in our cruising adventures.

Each year, all interested boaters meet to prepare and plan the upcoming boating season schedule. It varies from year to year, but be assured that the cruises never dissappoint, or at least there is always a good story to tell! 

We welcome non-cruising club members to meet the boats at their land destinations for local activities and dockside happy hours.




Boating events are celebrated throughout the year and vary in duration from one day local events, quick weekend, or multi-week cruises:

  • New Year's Eve Cruise 
  • Bald Head Island, NC "Roast to the Coast"
  • Wilmington, NC Azalea Festival
  • Oriental, NC
  • Cape Lookout, NC 
  • Beaufort, NC
  • Myrtle Beach, SC Music/Concert Series
  • Charleston, SC
  • Georgetown, SC
  • Savannah, GA
  • Chesapeake Bay, MD
  • Florida Keys, FL
  • Sand bar raftup
  • Don't see your location?  Let's talk!

Safety always!

Boating education is part of our mission. Partnering with the Oak Island Parks and Recreation, Sail & Power Squadron, Brunswick County Sheriff's Marine Patrol Unit, and US Coast Guard, we are host to a number of educational programs:

  • Youth Sailing Camps
  • Boating safety and inspections
  • Navigational training


Blessing of the Fleet

Community involvement is important to the CFYC Members. We are actively involved in a number of community programs and special events:

  • Hosts the Blessing of the Fleet
  • Hosts the Ed Harper Memorial Regatta
  • Compete in the Stede Bonnet Pirate Race
  • Participate in the Southport
    • 4th of July Flotilla
    • Christmas Flotilla