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33 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  

Good day

Welcome to TOYC 2023. A few more days and it will be Spring. Weather this winter has been mild with little
to no snow. Windy but mild. Hope all members are looking forward to a fun TOYC Summer program.

TOYC 2022 season ended in a ball…a Bowling Ball. What fun we had with members acting like children.
Although a bit sore for days after, we all had a great time.

2023 TOYC event schedule has been posted. Hope you had a chance to review. This year's calendar is like
years past with a few new events. With your input, from our racing series to themed socials, you the
members have expressed how much fun and well organized the events have been. It's always great to see
everyone joining in and having a great time.

TOYC Key events-


  • Beach Party Social at Tice's. Opportunity to get out on the water with your boats, anchor out and join in on a potluck beach party by the fire pit.

  • Dinghy Poker Run. Great fun on the water. Dinghy clash on the river for all to see.

  • Trips to AC and Cape May and Fireworks in the Barnegat Bay

  • Pirate themed Social. (Remember the outfits/decorations?)


Always, any new ideas that you would like to have as an event or general suggestions helping the club,
please don’t hesitate to contact any TOYC Board Member or email
We always welcome your input.

Membership…you will see a host of new members at the events, some on the Race series and others joining
in on the fun. Between the Silver Cloud swap meet and TOYC Concession Stand, the annual Sock Burning
booth, TOYC has been getting noticed with new members signing up. Not to mention, you, the Members
spreading the word. TOYC FUN!

It is encouraging to hear the positive response from members who attend the events. Thank you all who
helped Host, Attended, and Participate. You, the members, are what make Tall Oaks Yacht Club “The Best
Yacht Club on The Bay.”

We'll stay in touch. Warmer weather is on the horizon and more membership information will follow as we
move towards another great TOYC season.

Thank you for reading!

TOYC Commodore
Mike Palmer
SV Blue Moon


“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

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