City Island Yacht Club

Incorporated 1907

Racing Program


CIYC offers an all-year racing program in the classes Optimist, Laser, and 420. The sailors initially practice once or twice a week and compete in regattas in the New York area. They learn and grow in a supportive team of other young sailors. It is our long-term goal for every young sailor (who is committed) to work with them up to the intercollegiate and possibly international level. They are coached by Olympic contender Leopold Brandl.


Anyone can attend – no prior knowledge required. We start with the basics and work with the children up to the competitive racing level.


We usually meet Saturdays and/or Sundays.

How to join?

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