City Island Yacht Club

Incorporated 1907

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City Island Yacht Club (CIYC) 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. The CIYC Cruising Committee is pleased to offer several cruises and seminars during the 2024 season.  Cruises are generally held over a weekend to enjoy the attractions of the planned destination and often coordinated with members from nearby Harlem Yacht Club.

We would love to have you join us for one or more of this year’s cruises and seminars.

Participants can register on our Eventbrite club page or check the club calendar for details and updates.

2024 Season Cruising Excursions and Seminars

Apr 17 – Heavy Weather Sailing Seminar CIYC member Jim Austin will present his experience cruising to Newfoundland in 2023 and his preparations for heavy weather sailing.

May 8 – Sail Trim Seminar Dallas Murphy, CIYC member and author of a book on the topic, will present a seminar for cruisers on sail trim helping us to “see like a sailor”.

Jun 22 – 23 Cruise to the Riverside Yacht Club in Greenwich, CT, a new destination for our cruises.

Jul 12 – 15 Four-day cruise to the Thimbles Islands with stops in Westport, Branford, and Norwalk.

Aug 17 or 18  Join us for a fun raft-up to Hempstead Harbor where we will BBQ, swim, and hang out until we sail back in the evening.

Sep 21 – 22 Cruise to Northport, one of our favorite destinations. This cruise will include a “predicted log” competition testing your knowledge of your boat’s speed under different cruising conditions.

Cruising News and Updates 

Norwalk Islands Seminar

There was plenty of wind on Eastchester Bay as the cruising season at the City Island Yacht Club started out ...

Sail Better with Better Trim – Bill Gladstone

Here’s a chance to master the "force", learn some new strategies from the Jedi Master of sailing, Bill Gladstone himself.  ...