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.

63 Pilot Street
City Island, NY 10464
Tel: (718) 885-2487

Membership Brochure (PDF)

  • 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

  • ASA Sailing School

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    Become a certified Sailor at CIYC! We offer Sailing Association (ASA) instruction to be confident and safe on all your sailing adventures. Small class size and flexible scheduling makes it easy to gain certification over a 3-day period for most levels.More info…

  • Junior Sailing Program

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    Certified by US Sailing, our Jr. Program and summer camp offers children (8 yrs and up) and young adults solid instruction to embark upon a lifetime of sailing. Participants learn the basics of sailing on a variety of boats (Opti, Laser, 420) with the goal of bringing them to a racing level. More Info…

Contact Us

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