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)cityislandyc.org or call the Club office at 718-885-2487

Club News

  • Bill Purdy and the American Yacht Club’s Spring Series.

    Congratulations to Bill Purdy and his crew. Whirlwind won the Beneteau 36.7 division at American Yacht Club’s Spring Series. More...
  • 2016 Going into Commission Party

    From the Officers & Board of Directors of City Island Yacht Club Please join us for 109th Going Into Commission ———   ♦ ——— Saturday , 21 May 2016   1830 hours – Flag Ceremony Music by   Rock-A-Aholics ———   ♦ ——— 1900 hours – Cocktails Passed Hors d’oeuvres   &   Anti-Pasti Stations Meats, Cheeses, Breads, Smoked Fish, Salads ———   ♦ ——— ~ Seated to ~ Salad Course   Mixed Greens, Pecans, Cranberries, Goat Cheese,   Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing   Entrée Choice of – Slow Braised Short Ribs of Beef with Mashed Potatoes Baked Salmon with Honey Dijon Glaze with Twice Baked Potatoes Boneless Breast of Chicken stuffed with sundried Tomatoes, Spinach, Feta Cheese with Twice Baked Potatoes   Two Complimentary Bottles of Wine for Each Table ———   ♦ ——— Viennese Dessert Table   Coffee & Tea ———   ♦ ——— $ 73.00 Per person ... More...
  • Launch Schedule

    Launch hours are currently from 8am until midnight If hours need to be amended for a specific purpose, please contact Joe Lizarazo at waterfront. More...
  • Spring Seminars

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  • 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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