The original club known as Fisher Body Yacht Club was formed in April of 1961 by fifty-nine boating enthusiasts at Fisher Body, a division of General Motors.
In 1964, the club bought the property that we now have. Originally the clubhouse was a one-bedroom home with a pot belly stove; but the structure was sound.
In 1966, the members changed the name of the club to Bayside Yacht Club. It is incorporated as a non-profit organization under the laws of Michigan and is located at 28921 Rosso Highway Chesterfield Township, Michigan 48047.
In 1976 and 1977, the dream became a reality when rebuilding was finished to complete the house and grounds that we now enjoy.
In 1989, the membership, with full privileges, was extended to all spouses.
The club is a charter member of the Anchor Bay Yachting Association.