City Island Yacht Club

Incorporated 1907


CIYC Junior Sailing is run by an international team of highly motivated professionals. Our director has a lifetime of experience, having run programs from California to New York. Our racing coaches have done both, competed on the world stage themselves, and coached world-class sailors. Our younger sailors are coached by a young, dynamic team of US Sailing certified counselors and closely supervised by our senior staff members  (also US Sailing and Safe Sport certified). The STEM program of our summer camp is, furthermore, directed by a scholar and instructor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University.

Meet some of our key staff members below:

Ira S. Biegeleisen – Program Director
Leopold M. Brandl – Racing and Head Counselor
Julia Morash – Junior Counselor