29 Years of Tradition

The Tall Oaks Yacht Club was founded in 1990 for the primary purpose of fostering yachting and sportsmanship on the lower Barnegat Bay.

It has always been the intent of the governing officers to guide the club and its members toward developing good sportsmanship and yachting, primarily through the sport of boating.

Welcome to the 2019 Boating Season!  


Thank you for electing me for your 2019-2020 Commodore. For those who don’t know me, I have been a member of TOYC for over 5 years and have been sailing the Barnegat Bay and coastline for over 10 years. 


My wife Eileen and I are active sailors throughout the season. We love to anchor out, take cruises to AC, NYC, Cape May, sail in the light of the full moon, and enjoy racing our fellow members on the weekends.


As we embark on another chapter in our Tall Oaks Yacht Club history, I am looking forward to lots of new events on and off the water. We have 8 race dates planned again this year, including a racing practice/learning day, which was well received last year. Another fun time was the Challenge Cup Race and Social held at Berkley Park Pavilion, an event venue we would like to utilize more often this year. 


During our Fall Bridge Election, we have added several positions to help our club with future needs. Please welcome them as well.


Vice Commodore - Paul Hayden

Secretary - Karen Stallsmith

Treasurer - Sandy Follman

Webmaster - Charles Gasman

Quartermaster - Steve Stallsmith

Nominating Committee - Diane Legates

Social Committee - Jane Smith

Race Committee - Dennis Smith

Cruise Director - Bill Templeton

Facebook - Kevin Skodi

Social Committee/ Marketing - Laura Winterhalter


We always need and welcome volunteers for socials, race committee boat /deck hands, and helping hands to keep the Club moving forward. 


Let all your friends know how to find us through our website as well as on Facebook, a new goal… Communicating Club Plans through media.


Please look for me coming down your dock to talk boating and ways to get involved. I have included my phone below for those of you who have suggestions or concerns. 

I hope we can get all skippers and crew to join in the fun!!


Always, be safe and enjoy the 2019 boating season!




Mike Palmer

SV Blue Moon

Commodore – TOYC

609.994.6497 Cell

311 South Main Street, Forked River NJ 08731  |  Latitude 39° 50’ 05.59” N | 74° 11' 42.07" W  |  © 2019  Tall Oaks Yacht Club