Bay Waveland Yacht Club

Welcome to Bay-Waveland Yacht Club. The club was founded in 1896. In 1901 BWYC became a charter member of the Southern Gulf Coast Yachting Association, and admitted to Gulf Yachting Association in 1922. Club Members are active regionally and nationally as both competitors and administrators. Club Members are proud to be part of the long tradition of yachting on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. BWYC is a private club for members and their guests. BWYC members may have reciprocal membership privileges at other GYA-member yacht clubs and many yacht clubs throughout the United States.

The Bay-Waveland Yacht Club was founded in 1896. Newspapers of the day describe its first annual regatta and the name of its commodore, a gentleman named T. R. Richardson.

The clubhouse, constructed at a cost of $2,500 and described as a double story over the water with "water works and departments for accommodations of ladies as well as gentlemen," was opened in 1897 with “a ball  in grand style.”

In 1901 the BWYC became a charter member of the Southern Gulf Coast Yachting Association, but a hurricane destroyed the club's facility in 1915, resulting in decreased activity and no dues collection.

The BWYC was reorganized in 1921 as the Bay-Waveland Yacht and Athletic Club and admitted to the Gulf Yachting Association in 1922. Inactivity set in during the Depression years and continued through World War II and into the late 1940's.

The club was reorganized again in 1949 by a group of yachtsmen and civic leaders, with John E. Bell, Jr. serving as commodore, and the clubhouse was built on the present location. The 1949 building was completely destroyed, along with many members’ homes on August 29, 2005 by Hurricane Katrina. The current, greatly improved clubhouse was dedicated on July 1, 2008.

In 1963 BWYC won its first Junior, and also its first Senior Lipton title. Today, club members are active regionally and nationally as both competitors and administrators. Club members are proud to be part of the long tradition of yachting on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, a way of life that has survived hurricanes, wars, epidemics, and hard times.

Nearby: 
Feather & Wedge Restaurant & Bar

ROCKPORT'S RICH CULTURAL HISTORY AND BEAUTY ARE INEXTRICABLY TIED TO THE GLACIAL GRANITE DEPOSITS THAT LINE HER SHORES.  IN THE LATE 19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURIES, A VIBRANT GRANITE INDUSTRY DEVELOPED IN ROCKPORT AND GLOUCESTER.  IMMIGRANT STONECUTTERS QUARRIED THE STONE WHICH WAS SHIPPED OUT BY BOAT AND RAIL. THIS HIGH QUALITY CAPE ANN GRANITE WAS SOUGHT OUT NATIONWIDE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PROMINENT BUILDINGS AND BRIDGES, HISTORICAL MONUMENTS, SCULPTURE, STREET PAVERS, AND CURB STONES.  IN HONOR OF THESE QUARRYMEN AND THEIR LEGACY, WE TAKE OUR NAME FROM THE SIMPLE HAND TOOL AND PROCESS THEY USED IN SPLITTING MASSIVE BLOCKS OF GRANITE, THE FEATHER AND WEDGE.

5 MAIN STREET, ROCKPORT, MASSACHUSETTS, 01966 - RESERVATIONS   978.999.5917

Emerson Inn by the Sea

Emerson Inn, located in scenic Rockport and just feet away from Halibut Point, is a boutique Rockport hotel with over 150 years of history. Thirty-six beautifully appointed rooms have been restored to reflect the charm & grace of yesteryear with modern amenities that discerning travelers seek today in a North Shore hotel. Under new ownership as of 2015, our Massachusetts oceanfront hotel is the choice for those seeking Rockport vacations, Cape Ann getaways, wedding and conference facilities on the coast or upscale yet casual dining by the sea. Our on-site restaurant, the Pigeon Cove Tavern, re-opened in 2015, renovated and rejuvenated, features a selective wine list, craft brews, and locally-sourced seafood and other delectable dishes.

1 Cathedral Avenue
Rockport, MA 01966
Reservations: (978) 546-6321

Bay-Waveland Yacht Club

Limited RV hookups/Tent camping.  
For reservations contact Claude Dannemann 228-493-0110 cell, email chdannemann@gmail.com

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS MOTEL

Location: Long Beach, MS 
Complimentary breakfast pool     
1-888-HOLIDAY (Reservations) 1-228-864-5440 (Front Desk)

INN BY THE SEA-CONDOMINIUM

Location: Pass Christian, MS  
Across the bridge, on the beach, 3.0 miles from club   
Very nice pool         
Contact: Avra O’Dwyer 1-228-452-4242 (office) 

BAY COTTAGES-VACATION RENTAL

Location: Bay Saint Louis, MS      
228-466-4686 

KEY WEST INN- MOTEL

Location: Bay St. Louis, MS   
10 minutes from BWYC    
1-228-466-04

THE CARROLL HOUSE-GUEST SUITES

Carroll House-Bed and Breakfast c.1890    
Located in Bay ST. Louis - in town    
1 mile from club    
Location: 304 Carroll Avenue, Bay Saint Louis MS      
1-866-300-2704    
1-228-466-5210

COAST INN-MOTEL

Location: Bay St. Louis, MS   
12 minutes from BWYC   
Microwave and refrigerator        
1-228-467-9261 / 1-800-525-6675         
BARNACLE BILL'S WATER PARK: http://www.barnaclebillsms.com/   

KNIGHTS INN -MOTEL

Location: Bay St. Louis. MS    
10 minutes for BWYC    
Continental Breakfast and guest laundry             
1-228-467-2511 

BAY TOWN INN - B & B

Location: Heart of Downtown Bay St Louis, MS    
Brand new and nicely appointed-1 mile from club
Breakfast included, frig, coffee maker and free wifi           
1-504-421-0960

HOLLYWOOD CASINO - HOTEL

Location: Bay St. Louis, MS     
Very nice and 2 miles from the club
Has restaurant and pool       
1-866-758-2591