The most prestigious association of those who love boating on Lake Michigan and its tributaries. 

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Founded in 1894 in Racine, Wisconsin, the Lake Michigan Yachting Association is the Midwest’s most prestigious association of those who love the water and boating in any of its many forms on Lake Michigan and its tributaries.

Above are a few member-submitted boat photos. If you are a member and would like to have your boat featured, send us a photo!

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Get your LMYA Cruising Card!

Because of the LMYA’s relationship with clubs and boaters it can exclusively offer the CRUISING CARD™.  Issued annually only to LIFE and SUSTAINING members, this includes offers of FREE dockage, discounts and FREE merchandise.  NO other organization has as large a program on Lake Michigan and it is included FREE with your SUSTAINING or LIFE membership dues.  If every offer was used a boater could potentially save over $600 based on using a 30 foot boat. Each year, coupons for each of the offers listed from our sponsors will be mailed to our dues paying members. Click the button below for full information about the offers available.

Example of a LMYA Cruising Card
Thumbnail view of the front cover of the November 2023 LMYA Spreader newsletter

Read the latest LMYA Spreader newsletter!

Highlights include:

  • South Shore Breakwater Repairs update
  • Tom Dogan’s report on aquatic windmill regulations
  • Three Locks on Illinois River Complete Repairs
  • Great Lakes Waterways Project Gets Funding
  • Local Events/Festivals Along The Michigan Lakeshore

Are you an LMYA Member Yet?

We are looking for people like you! Enjoy the many benefits of joining the prestigious Lake Michigan Yachting Association today!

Lake Michigan Yachting Association

P.O. Box 631
Germantown, WI 53022

Contact Commodore Tom Dogan or Secretary

Secretary’s Office 
Jim Mergener
P.O. Box 631
Germantown, WI 53022

LMYA is a member of the National Boating Federation

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