We invite you to come aboard!
In August 1996, the doors to the two-story building at the west
end of Whitecap were opened to all the dedicated and hard-working
members of the Padre Island Yacht club. It was ten years in coming.
When the first enthusiastic yachtsmen met in 1986 at Anchor Resort,
the goal was to share their common interest in sailing, boating,
racing, and to form new friendships in the process. That happened–-and
As the membership grew,
they needed a place large enough to hold their increasing numbers.
Minds went to work, money was saved, negotiations were finalized,
and through the combined efforts of an accomplished construction
crew and the capable and willing hands of volunteer members, the
“clubhouse with a view” was built--and the rest is history.
It is a house built with
pride--a house of friendship and the center of activity for over
150 families who enjoy a variety of events planned for the water
and fun loving young-at-heart.
Every Friday night we
meet to socialize and watch the sunset--an evening for
camaraderie and an opportunity for relaxing after a long week.
It’s a well-attended event, and even larger numbers bring their
appetites to the monthly appetizer and dinner party nights.
These events are hosted and prepared by various and talented member-chefs.
Home cooking at it best!
Also once a month, it’s
party time! Whether a Valentine’s Day celebration, a summer
family picnic, a progressive dinner party by land and sea, or a Fish Fry,
Luau, BBQ, or Steak Night--one thing for certain--it’ll be fun!
Monthly cruises dot the
calendar. Members needn’t fly to some distant port to board the
ship. They’ll be on their own “Cruise Ship” or that of a fellow
club member. The cruisers may drop anchor in a protected cove with
a beach suitable for swimming, or tie-up in a marina and enjoy cocktails
and appetizers dockside before dinner. Many of the cruises are accessible
by land for those who prefer to drive to the point of rendezvous.
part of our family.
Come watch the sunsets.
Come join the fun.