27°54.47 N — 82°27.09 W
1315 Severn Ave. Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-1158
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Members Only
Our Bylaws State:

"The principal purpose of the Club shall be to promote sailing in all its forms, to form a social nucleus with activities for people primarily interested in sailing, to develop and maintain active relationships with other sailing organizations, to promote racing and cruising for pure enjoyment, to promote safety on the water-ways, and to foster a spirit of good fellowship and helpfulness."

If you feel the same about sailing and are interested in becoming a member of Davis Island Yacht Club, we invite you to come and meet us.

There are 2 main requirements to initiate the membership process:

  1. You must be sponsored by two Regular or Life members who have been members in good standing for at least one year.
  2. Applicants (per Board of Directors) shall be "actively engaged in sailing, known to the sponsors for at least one year and/or involved in a sailing association (US Sailing/other club)."

If you are active in the sailing community and already know one of our members, congratulations, you are well on your way. Just talk to the member that you know.

However, if you aren't yet familiar with the sailing community and don't know a member, we believe you should give sailing a try! You may attend any of our many regattas and open events. This gives you a chance to meet our membership and experience the sailing culture and community.

Our open events are listed on the calendar tab of our website and include the popular Thursday night racing series. The Thursday night races are  an excellent way to meet our membership and enjoy sailing.

If you have never been to DIYC and want to experience sailing, please come out on Thursday night, go up to the bar and request to be put on a boat. The DIYC employee will announce "Crew looking for boat." Our members LOVE new crew of all levels.

Whether you've sheeted lines in a major regatta in Annapolis, or just looked on from the shore as a boat heads out on a leisurely cruise, we almost always find a spot for you on a boat.

A member of the membership committee is usually available for questions. If you have further questions, don't hesitate to contact the club or email the membership chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.