The Isles Yacht Club was founded in 1976 and accepted into the Florida Council
of Yacht Clubs, FCYC, that same year. The membership fee was a $500
negotiable bond and the food minimum was $20. By January of 1979,
the Club had already reached its initial goal of 400 members!

While in its initial location on West Marion Avenue, it went through the
usual chapters of growth, improvement, and change that are common to
any organization. For example, a Facilities Improvement Program was
undertaken in the early 1980’s. With voluntary donations and labor the
club acquired two new tennis courts, new telephone and fire alarm systems
plus an enlarged Chart Room and office space.
During the 1998-99 Watch, the
Board brought in an outside consultant to plan the Club's "future." The
consultant's report expressed a need for a long-term plan to keep the club
viable and meet member interests.




The Isles Yacht Club was the first Club in the FCYC to have a female
Commodore; occurring in the 1996-97 Watch.


In August 2004, Hurricane Charley inflicted severe damages on the original
clubhouse. Within days of the storm, the membership erected a tent in which
they continued to function and bond. After the hurricane, the membership
decided to build a new main clubhouse building. In the interim, they
settled themselves into a modular facility next to the "rising" new clubhouse.


November 2006 saw the opening of the beautiful clubhouse we have today.
It was during this "time of change" that more slips were added to the
marina, new Har-Tru tennis courts were installed, and the modular
building was transformed into a well-equipped fitness center,
dockmaster's office, boaters' lounge, restrooms, additional meeting
rooms, and a newly added Billiards Room. 

With the spirit and sacrifice shown by the members, and great new facilities,
the Club prospers today with nearly 800 members plus numerous programs
and activities to meet members' varied needs and interests.