City Island Yacht Club

Incorporated 1907

Commodore’s Update (July 3, 2020)

Dear Friends,

This weekend, the weather is expected to be exceptionally fine. Celebrate July 4th with expanded al fresco dining on our porch and lawn. Savor a drink or dinner with table service while enjoying our marvelous views of the Manhattan skyline.

July 4th Weekend:


24 Hour Launch Service begins on weekends beginning July 3-5.

Weekday Launch Service: 8am-12am.

Remember to wear your mask on the dock and on the launch.


Enjoy our delicious menu expanded with holiday specials. Call to reserve your table or order take-out service to your boat via the launch: or (718) 885-2487 x2.

New Restaurant Food Service Hours

  • Wednesday, 4-11 pm
  • Friday, 12-10 pm
  • Saturday, 12-10 pm
  • Sunday, 12-10 pm

Reminder: while the restaurant is open for service, outside food and drink is limited to the dock and the yard.


Our Steward, Trevor Cooke

Just a little biographical information that I just learned: Trevor was a 9/11 First Responder and worked in the smoke and dust searching for survivors and retrieving the dead. It is an honor to be working with one of our heroes and it’s great to have Trevor as part of our club family.

City Island Junior Sailing Scholarship Fundraiser Support our Junior Program by purchasing CIYC branded swag at: 15% of your purchase will go to our scholarship fund. Or, even better, sponsor a youth shirt for one of our sailors.

July 6th The club finally opens fully. All rooms will be open at 50% capacity with 6’ distancing rules in place. Save a life! Wear your mask.

July 8th Full outdoor plated service begins. Ask for our full dinner menu and the weekly specials.

July 16th The Spring General Membership Meeting will take place beginning at 7:30 pm via Zoom. The Emergency Declaration of New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, prohibits gatherings of more than 25. On legal advice, we will meet remotely in order to maximize participation, and maintain social distancing.  Watch for an email with the link to the meeting.

 July 17th Our first TGIF Sunset Series Race. Entry is required, no fee. 7:00pm start. Jib and Main only. Short course around the buoys and back to the club for dinner and celebration.


Log-In When You Come to CIYC

  • To continue keeping everyone safe, we ask that you log in with your name and a phone number when you come onto the site.
  • The logbook on the West Porch is for the purpose of contact tracing if someone (God forbid) should fall ill. Your compliance will help us contact you should that become necessary.


  • Please wear your mask at all times while on the CIYC site, except when you are eating, drinking or smoking. Children under 2 and those who cannot tolerate a mask due to health conditions are exempt.
  • Stay safe!
  • Wear a Mask!
  • Wash Your Hands!

See you on the water and at the club!

Commodore Ira S. Bigeleisen