City Island Yacht Club

Incorporated 1907

Welcome to the City Island Yacht Club

For over a century our club has been the best place for New York City area boaters of all stripes to enjoy the water. The 2016 season marks our 109th year of continuous operation. As always, we look forward to another season of good sailing, good food, festivities with old friends at the Club and on the water. Centrally located at the Western End of Long Island Sound, the City Island Yacht Club is the perfect place to sail up the Long Island Sound, down the East River, or a perfect daysail.

If you’re a boat owner, you’ll find deep-water moorings, 24-hour launch service with trained and experienced operators  and a professionally run yard with haul-out and winter storage available.

You need not be a boat owner to join the CIYC. The club has a significant social membership with club owned boat availability. Social members sail and race with boat owning members regularly. All you need is an interest in meeting a group of like-minded people that are happy to help you learn the joy of sailing. City Island Yacht Club organizes and sponsors a full season of racing with serious competition on the course and congenial post-race conversation on the porch and in the pub, as well as cruising programs to near and distant waters. Check back at this site for schedules of seminars, parties, special events, races, and cruises.

Please see our Membership page for further information. We welcome new and prospective members to visit and to tour our facilities. Contact our Membership Co-Chair, Carl Leighton: membership(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) or call the Club office at 718-885-2487

Club News

  • Updates to launch hours, restaurant hours, and Fall General Membership Meeting

    New Launch hours starting Monday, October 3, 2016 Monday-Thursday, 8am-10pm Friday – Sunday, 8am-midnight   CIYC Restaurant – Updated Fall Hours of Operation Sunday October 16, thru Sunday December 18, 2016   Monday thru Thursday, Closed Friday –    3 pm – 9 pm Saturday – 12 pm – 9 pm Sunday –   12 pm – 5:30 pm Please Note: Fall hours may be subject to change occasionally, as a function of demand. Any change will be published in the preceding Tuesday Info email to membership. For guests who do not receive this weekly email, we suggest calling ahead to confirm hours.   ATTENTION ALL HAND   The regular CIYC Fall General Membership Meeting will be held at the clubhouse on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 2000. More...
  • JAM results of August 7, 2016

     Courtesy of P.C. Brad Stone   Cruising:                       Corrected Time: Restless                              47:56 Fidelius                              55:48 Knot Mine                       1:00:55     Racing: Watercolour                       50:01   First Rate                           50:43 Eagle                                  51:30  Rita                                    51:44 New Freedom                    51:46 Anarchy                           1:06:50     More...
  • Launch Schedule

    Launch hours are currently 24/7.  If hours need to be amended for a specific purpose, please contact Joe Lizarazo at waterfront. More...
  • CIYC Club Boat Program

    DSC00624_1102x350All of the benefits, none of the grief! Building on last year’s success and a healthy demand, the CIYC Club Boat Program continues boat acquisitions chosen to satisfy both day-sailing and racing passions. Whether you’re new to the sport, between boats, or interested in meeting new sailing companions, this program makes it a breeze to enjoy the great pleasures of sailing and Yacht Club membership. See our Club Boat page for details, and see you on the water! More...
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