City Island Yacht Club sits at the confluence of the East River/New York Harbor and Long island Sound providing strategic access to a variety of cruising destinations and experiences.
Day sails include trips to nearby Manhasset Bay/Port Washington where one can pick up a town mooring and explore the town, or the beaches of Captain’s Island near Greenwich or enjoy the fireworks at Playland/Rye.
Overnight destinations include Oyster Bay, the Norwalk Islands, Northport Harbor, Southern Connecticut, Sandy Hook and picturesque Port Jefferson with its great restaurants.
For the more adventurous, one could head west into East River and into New York Harbor and the Hudson River to explore the numerous legendary towns that line it’s banks.
Each season, the Club Cruising Committee organizes weekend cruises and day raft-ups to take advantage of the diverse destinations.
- Overnight trips have included Oyster bay, Northport Harbor and Port Jefferson.
- Raft-ups occur in Hempstead Harbor and Manhasset bay. A combined weekend cruise plus raft-up has occurred on Oyster Bay/West Harbor.
CIYC boasts a large and active contingent of cruisers of all types-from committed day sailors to weekend cruisers to serious long-range passage makers, and each summer we try to schedule events to reflect this diversity.
Regardless of one’s goal or experience, we invite all sailors to share in the advantages of safety, discovering new places, and the collective knowledge and camaraderie of CIYC cruising.
Come join us by filling out the Sign-up sheet for any of our cruising events!