City Island Yacht Club

Incorporated 1907

Welcome to the City Island Yacht Club

For more than a century our club has been the best place for New York City area boaters of all stripes to enjoy the water. The 2017 season marks our 110th 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

  • 2017 Sunday Jams Schedule and Results

    Sunday Jams start on June 25 at 4pm. Full schedule and results here. More...
  • Launch Service

    As of 5/25/17: New hours announced by Joe! Daily 8am-12am (midnight) Monday-Friday: No launch service between 12:00-12:30pm (lunch) AND 7:00-7:30pm (dinner). No breaks on weekends.   More...
  • Club Boat article in the March 2016 issue of WindCheck magazine

    Here is the WindCheck article Captain Betsy Haggerty wrote about the Club Boat program that appeared in the March issue.  She donated the pictures as well.   It is  online at   Please feel free to repost this link to your social media sites. More...
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