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

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

    The CIYC Meet-Up season starts in just a few weeks. Join like-minded people for a sail with club members. In the past, we’ve had more than 100 people attend this event. In addition to a sail, there will be 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 joining an engaged sailing ... More...
  • Open House: Saturday April 22

    Final spring open house starts at 10:30 am. More information here. More...
  • Wednesday Night Seminars Continue this Spring

    Only two more seminars left in April. These are free and open to the public. More information. More...
  • Restaurant Spring Hours posted

    The restaurant officially opens for the season on Saturday, April 1 at 12pm. More information More...
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