Cruising Boats

The yacht club owns two keelboats available for members to check out and use for sailing instructions, day sailing or cruising the bay. The best part, they’re free for members! Learn more and Reserve below.



Snagglepuss is a Catalina 27 tall rig sloop. Affectionately called Snags, she has a four foot draft, four stroke outboard and hank on jib. Snags boasts a very respectable racing record on the northern Bay. Near term plans include campaigning on Wednesday nights with the York River Yacht Club. Snags is outfitted with numerous controls such as double-ended main sheet, self-tailing winches, Harken traveler, adjustable split-backstay and boom vang. The hank on jib and layout of controls make Snags a more advanced boat to sail. She is light and relatively fast. Snags has a fin keel and spade rudder with a tiller for control. Snags will sleep four with a two in the V-berth and two quarter berths.



Wagtail is an AMC Paceship 26. Referred to as Wags, she is a sloop rigged boat with a four foot draft and a four stroke outboard. Wags is tiller steered with a transom hung rudder. She is outfitted with a roller furling jib and straightforward sail controls. Wags has a high freeboard and is relatively stable, making her a good boat for the beginner and intermediate level sailor. Wagtail makes a great daysailer and weekender. She sails comfortably and is well balanced. Wagtail often serves as committee boat for the Sunday Series and the Virginia Governor’s Cup. Wagtail also serves as the primary platform for Adult Sailing Lessons.