FHYC Historical Highlights
The Fairfield Harbour Yacht Club was formed to promote cruising and racing, the art and science of seamanship, safety afloat, and fellowship among its members.
Interest in founding a yacht club began during a men's cookout in January of 1984. The FHYC was formed with 36 charter family memberships. The burgee design decided upon was a white field with a blue sunburst containing a white anchor with waves and bordered in blue.
Although the club was started in 1984, the first Commodores’ Ball wasn’t held until 1993. This was also the year the Christmas Food Drive began, along with the Christmas Flotilla and participation in the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. Club members continue to support these events.
In 1999 the FHYC assisted the POA in charting and dredging Spring Creek. Club members continue to maintain the navigational aids in the creeks and Inner Harbour.
In 2009 FHYC celebrated 25 years in existence with several events during the year and with the recognition of its charter members.
The complete history of the Fairfield Harbour Yacht Club is available on the club website, www.fhyc.us, and in the history binder in the Yacht Club Library at the POA Activity Center.