City Island Yacht Club

Incorporated 1907


Join a group of like-minded people that keep the excitement going all year-round. Whether you’re a boat owner or you sail with others, or are ready to learn to sail, a City Island Yacht Club (CIYC) exclusive membership may be just the experience you’ve been looking for.

While we have over a century of history behind us, CIYC is dynamic and informal. Membership affords plentiful shore-side amenities, a lovely dining room with professional staff, and an expansive sunset-facing porch that overlooks our large mooring field and the NYC skyline. Our club is made up of dedicated skippers, crews and their families.

  • Boat Owners

    Active boat owners include racers, cruisers, and day-sailors who enjoy the camaraderie of other sailors. Many boat-owner members participate in our casual Sunday races, regattas, weekend cruises, and Wednesday night (Big Tom) races.


    • Full access to club amenities including locker room, dinghy storage
    • 24-7 in-season launch service, professional yard services, boat hauling, and winter storage
    • Dining privileges and social events
    • Participatory voting rights to facilitate club operations
    • Reciprocal privileges with other yacht clubs
  • Boat Share Program

    CIYC’s unique Boat Share Program is a great opportunity for both experienced and newer sailors, and it allows you to sail aboard the club boats at your convenience. The club boat fleet of three Catalina 25s and a Merit 35 offer options for both cruising and racing. You’ll enjoy sailing without boat ownership.


    • 24-7 in-season launch service, full use of all waterfront facilities and club boat fleet
    • Dining privileges and social events
    • Reciprocal privileges with other yacht clubs
    • Opportunities for racing, cruising, and meeting like-minded people
  • Social Members

    If you do not own a boat, but enjoy sailing or are interested in learning and participating in CIYC social activities, this is the right membership for you. Social members enjoy our exclusive facilities including the breath-taking sunsets while dining at our shore-side restaurant.


    • Dining privileges and social events
    • Opportunities for racing and cruising, and meeting like-minded people

Other Opportunities for Sailing at CIYC

  • City Island Yacht Club
    ASA Sailing School

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  • City Island
    Junior Sailing Program

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