Welcome to Rotary Yacht Squadron of Chesapeake Bay!

The wind calls out a vision of service and comradery and the sail has caught its message.  Thousands of Rotarians around the world have heeded its call and more than 100 Fleets in 23 countries now sail under one flag -- the International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians -- "IFYR".


The IYFR was formed in 1947 in Great Britain and is the oldest of Rotary Fellowships with members from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Finland, France, French Polanisia, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Turkey, and the United States of America.

Commodore and Mrs. Charles N. Morris

The IYFR Chesapeake Bay Fleet, formed in Annapolis, Maryland in 1954, is the Rotary Yacht Squadron of Chesapeake Bay.  Its members hail from homeports all over the bay, and has members from Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

We cordially invite any Rotarian who wants to combine their love of Rotary with their love of the Chesapeake Bay and of yachting to join with us as we seek to promote all aspects of boating for individual and family enjoyment, as an opportunity for fellowship and service, and have fun!

The Rotary Yacht Squadron has a rich history of cruising the Chesapeake Bay and it's tributaries for over 65 years.  During each boating season we cruise monthly, May - October, and rendezvous at our favorite destinations on the Bay. 

Any Rotarian interested in yachting may join provided they are sponsored by a member in good standing.  The Yacht Squadron  actively pursues its goals of promoting and encouraging yachting, seamanship, and good fellowship among its members.


​If you are interested in learning more about the Yacht Squadron of Chesapeake Bay, please call or email Past Commodore John May at (410) 212-1539 or email: jpaulmay@aol.com.


​                                                                                  Charles N. Morris


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