Celebrating 72 years as a Sailing and Yacht Club, the Rudder Club members have been boating on the St. Johns River since 1946. It is a family friendly place, where kids grow up enjoying the outdoors and the sport of sailing. The Rudder Club is a Member Owned Sailing Club, which means that running costs are kept low and financial or strategic decisions are resting on the Flag Officers and the Board of Directors elected yearly by their fellow members. Once you become a member of the Rudder Club, you are the Rudder Club and we encourage all members to become actively engaged in the social and racing events of the organization. And those outstanding volunteers that want to shape the Rudder Club can become elected Flag Officers, Board Members, Sailing Instructors, Junior Sailing Program Directors, Summer Camp Directors, Race Officers, in line with the By-Laws which govern our organization.
We have affordable dry and wet storage rates, a Pool, Bar & Club House and an impressive Social calendar with many social and racing events each year, including the Mug Race known as "the world's longest river race".
The Joel Shannon Junior Sailing Camp takes places for 5 weeks each summer and is a fun and healthy way for kids to spend their school vacation.
Own a boat but can't sail? Adult Sailing Classes offered throughout the year for beginners or sailors wishing to refresh their skills.
No boat, no problem: our members can rent a boat from $11 per day (for rules on checking out club boats, please make appointment with Rear Commodore Tom Davis).
For membership inquiries or just to check our facilities, you can contact our office. Friday Night Happy Hour & Open House Events are perfect opportunities to see if our club is a good fit for you.