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

  • Meet-Up on Saturday, May 6 at 12pm

    The CIYC Meet-Up season starts in just a few weeks. May 6 is the kick-off for the season so come and learn about the program. In the past, we’ve had more than 100 people attend this event. The CIYC ASA Sailing school will be there…a short seminar on knot-tying…and the Club Restaurant will be open. Guests: Always wanted to sail, but don’t know how to get started?  Think joining a yacht club is beyond your means? We are the largest NY sailing group and have been helping get people on the water since 2006. Come and explore all of the options for learning to sail, getting experience on the water, and ... More...
  • Memorial Day Festivities Announced

    Monday, May 29: The bar opens at 1pm. BBQ and music start at 4pm. (Note that this is the only food service that day.) More information. More...
  • Restaurant Spring Hours posted

    Have you been to the restaurant this spring? Check out the spring and summer schedules. More information More...
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