Like many other yacht clubs, Nugents Canal Yacht Club (NCYC), located in Port Clinton, Ohio is the product of a shared idea. In the summer of 1963, skippers Walt Lykens and Vince Nugent were standing together on dock 18 at their local marina gazing upon the rows of boats, when the topic of starting a yacht club came up. With both on board with the idea, they had a meeting that July at Sheer’s Little Store with twenty-three prospective members in attendance. Two weeks later, NCYC was formed with thirty-six founding members. Four years later NCYC had constructed a Clubhouse. Since their founding, the Club has grown to 120 members, remaining highly active in Port Clinton on the shore of Lake Erie.