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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 126 Fleets across 44 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. There are 3,690 members in 126 active Rotary Yachting Fleets across 44 countries throughout the world: Argentina, Albania, Australia, Bulgaria, Brazil,  Belgium, Canada, Chile, China (Hong Kong SAR), Colombia, Crimea, Croatia, Czech and Slovak Republics, Ecuador,  Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mali, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, and the United States of America.

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

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 Rotary Yacht Squadron of Chesapeake Bay, please call or email Past Commodore John May at

(410) 212-1539 or email:

​                                                                          Commodore and Mrs. Peter Colyn


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