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32 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.

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A Message from the Commodore  

Hello TOYC Members and welcome to our 2022 Season!

What a fun 2021 TOYC season we had. Fun themed socials, with wonderful club participation. Thank you to all the hosts for each social. What a great job! Thank you for stepping up to volunteer your time and energy. With all the comments we received from the members, seems we are on the right track! Everyone is truly enjoying joining in the fun events we offer.


Again, in 2021, many TOYC members enjoyed trips to Atlantic City in May, Long Island sound and NYC for the 4th of July fireworks and Cape May in September. Easy adventures for the modest boating experience. Both sailing and motorboats joined in on the trips. FUN! Especially the time together in the slips and in town.


Big thanks to TOYC Race Series 2nd year race chairman Steve Stallsmith along with Co-race chair Tom Brown and crews. What a great job keeping us racing. Always a great day on the water! Boat participation was a little light this year, so…we will be looking to recruit more teams and boats to join in the race series. Keep an eye out for us. TOYC still possesses the Challenge Cup. Hopefully, Windjammers will be able to race this year.


Voted in by you, 2022 brings a new Bridge to TOYC. Paul Hayden, Vice Commodore, and Sandy Follman, Treasurer both stepped down. We appreciate their service and continued participation. Without you and all the Bridge and Committee members, we couldn’t say,

“TOYC - The Best Yacht Club on the Bay!”

Please welcome 2022 – 2024 Board and Committee Chairs
Commodore                            Mike Palmer
Vice Commodore                    Dianna Paterra
Secretary                                 Christine Kohler
Treasurer                                 David Mergen
Web Master                             Herman Kummler
Quarter Master                        Paul Follman
Nominating Committee            Diane Legates
Nominating Committee            Jane Smith
Race Committee                      Steve Stallsmith

Race Committee Co-Chair       Tom Brown
Cruise Director                         Bill Templeton
Facebook Administrator           Christine Kohler
Social Committee/ Marketing   Laura Winterhalter

We continue to encourage volunteers for socials, race committee boat deck hands and club organizers. A requirement to keep the Club moving forward. Let all your friends and slip holders know how to find us through our Website ( and Facebook Page (Tall Oaks Yacht Club).

Let’s communicate and share Club plans and activities and show all the fun we are having at TOYC!


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 and/or concerns for the Club.


Always, be safe and enjoy the 2022 TOYC boating season!




Mike Palmer

SV Blue Moon

Commodore – TOYC

609.994.6497 Cell

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