dunedin boat club 

Scott Barnes
Committee Chairperson
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Charitable Giving & Community Involvement

The Dunedin Boat Club has a 90+ year track record of giving back to the boating community and our local community of Dunedin, Florida.  To us, community involvement is meaningful, consistent participation in activities that support and improve our members' lives and the lives of those living in our local community.

Listed below is a summary of ongoing non-profit organizations we support and recent past community programs supported by the Dunedin Boat Club.  We provided support in a variety of ways, including cash contributions, fundraisers, and volunteer staffing.  Additionally, we donate the use of our historic clubhouse, at no charge, to the non-profit boating-related organizations listed at the bottom section of this page.

Local Youth Programs

Local Community Organizations

  • Dunedin Cares Food Pantry
  • Dunedin History Museum
  • Dunedin High School, Scottish Highlander Band
  • Dunedin Chamber of Commerce
  • Random Acts of Flowers, Dunedin
  • Local Blood Drives
  • VFW Post 2550, Dunedin
  • American Legion Post 275, Dunedin
  • Windlasses - Dunedin (women’s sailing association)
  • Dunedin Community Sailing Foundation, Inc.
  • Raised $5,000 for American Cancer Society via the Relay for Life held at Dunedin Blue Jay's Stadium
  • Helped with the acquisition of the Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT), located at the Dunedin VFW
  • Helped with the build-out of the Kiwanis Boundless Playground
  • Funded 50% of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s boat lift in Dunedin (The City of Dunedin funded the other 50%)
  • Members hold positions on the Dunedin Waterfront Taskforce
  • Members hold positions on the Dunedin Marina Advisory Committee

Local Community Events

  • Dunedin Holiday Boat Parade - We organize and manage the annual boat parade in coordinate with the City of Dunedin Parks & Recreation Department
  • Holiday Streetlight Decorating Contest
  • Mardi Gras Parade Float
  • The creation of Florida Gulf Coast Hope Spot was championed and organized by three of our members
  • Members occupy approximately 30% of the slips in the City of Dunedin Marina

Other Community Programs

  • Sailability Center of Clearwater, Sailing for All Abilities
  • Coastal Clean-up Events
  • Caladesi Tower Project
  • Palm Harbor Feast Food Bank
  • Raising Hope Charity
  • Pinellas County Historical Society
  • Never Say Never
  • Homeless Empowerment Program (HEP)

We Even Share Our Clubhouse

  • Dunedin Youth Sailing Association (DYSA) Meetings
  • Sea Scouts Meetings (co-ed sailing arm of Boy Scouts of America) 
  • Windlasses Meetings (Dunedin women’s sailing group)
  • International Order of the Blue Gavel - Dunedin Chapter Meetings (The Association of Past Commodores) 
  • Regattas use our Clubhouse during local races


  • Our Clubhouse is used extensively by the Dunedin Boat Club members and the non-profit, boating-related organizations listed above.  Our Clubhouse is not available for private events.
  • If a Dunedin Boat Club member wishes to use the clubhouse for an event, the following policy is in place:
    1. The member must request permission from the Board prior to the event.
    2. If approved by the Board, each attending adult member may bring two guests to the event.
    3. An email blast must be sent to all Dunedin Boat Club members inviting them to the event.

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