Arriving By Water
DIRECTIONS BY BOAT
The Sarasota Yacht Club is located on Lido channel at 27 19.318’N / 82 34.016’ W (fuel dock location). Lido Channel is privately maintained with water depths of approximately 16 feet in the channel and 10 feet at the fuel dock.
From the ICW
Depart the ICW in Sarasota Bay between markers #6 and #8 and head south/southwest towards Big Sarasota Pass. Leave marker #17 to starboard) and turn to a heading of approximately 234M for about .4 nm which is the south end of the Lido Channel. The Sarasota Yacht Club 'Marina Ahead' sign is located at approximately 2718.359’N / 82 33.702W. NOTE: Exercise caution for shoaling near this location.Leave this location to starboard and turn north/northwest and follow Lido Channel, leaving red channel markers to starboard. The Sarasota Yacht Club is approximately 1 nm north on the west side of Lido Channel.
From Big Sarasota Pass
NOTE: navigation of Big Sarasota Pass requires local knowledge due to shoaling and shifting sands. Proceed with caution. The following points were updated on September 29, 2019.
Big Pass Waypoints:
SYC BIG PASS ROUTE DATA
WAYPOINT LATITUDE LONGITUDE DEPTH
Data collected on September 29, the conditions were a light east breeze with a flat sea state. The tide was a slack low tide at .5 from zero. Below are the updated coordinates.
BP1 N 27 15.917 W 82 34.052 11.3
BP2 N 27 16.718 W 82 34.308 8.6
BP3 N 27 16.643 W 82 34.330 6.8
BP4 N 27 16.561 W 82 34.329 6.7
BP5 N 27 16.463 W 82 34.271 6.2
BP6 N 27 16.410 W 82 34.225 6.3
BP7 N 27 16.291 W 82 34.164 7.4
BP8 N 27 16.188 W 82 34.131 9.5
BP9 N 27 16.052 W 82 34.083 9.3
Northbound from Big Sarasota Pass, leave marker #15 to port and proceed north/northwest towards the location of the Sarasota Yacht Club 'Marina Ahead' sign and piling; this is located at approximately 27°18.359’N / 82°33.702W. NOTE: Exercise caution for shoaling near this location. Leave this location to starboard and turn north/northwest and follow Lido Channel, leaving red channel markers to starboard. The Sarasota Yacht Club is approximately 1 nm north on the west side of Lido Channel.
Contact SYC dockmaster on VHF channel 16; working channel is 68.