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Please see our Membership page for further information. We welcome new and prospective members to visit and to tour our facilities. Call the Club office at 718-885-2487.l

Please see our Membership page for further information. We welcome new and prospective members to visit and to tour our facilities. Call the Club office at 718-885-2487.

Please see our Membership page for further information. We welcome new and prospective members to visit and to tour our facilities. Call the Club office at 718-885-2487.

 

 

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    Volunteers Wanted: Club Mentor Program

    The Membership and Communications Committees are proud to announce an unprecedented number of new members joining City Island Yacht Club in 2024. After dedicated and coordinated ...

    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at The Galley Tavern

    The Galley Tavern is holding its Grand Opening on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th from 3 – 6pm. Come celebrate and help welcome our ...

    Workshop: Introduction to Racing/Learn to Race

    Big Tom Yacht Racing is excited to present this hands-on workshop to help sailors who want to up their sailing game and begin racing, or, if ...
    Courtesy American Sailing Association

    Seminar: Cruising in Heavy Weather

    On Apr 17th,  CIYC member Jim Austin will present his experience cruising to Newfoundland in 2023 and his preparations for heavy weather sailing.  Jim will cover ...
    Neaera cruising

    Looking back on the 2023 Cruising Season

    In 2023, the CIYC Cruising Committee led club cruises to exciting new destinations on Long Island Sound. A week-long wine cruise to the North Fork was ...

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    Thin Man Wins EDLU 2024

    Congratulations to CIYC’s own Todd Aven and the crew of Thin Man for their performance in the 69thAnnual Larchmont Yacht Club EDLU Race on May 11th.  The event drew 49 entries ...

    Seminar: Cruising and Trimming the Sails

    May 8 at 7:30 - 9:00 PM: Join us at a informative seminar to learn how to optimize the trim of your sails for a comfortable ...

    Volunteers Wanted: Club Mentor Program

    The Membership and Communications Committees are proud to announce an unprecedented number of new members joining City Island Yacht Club in 2024. After dedicated and coordinated ...

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    Thin Man Wins EDLU 2024

    Congratulations to CIYC’s own Todd Aven and the crew of Thin Man for their performance in the 69thAnnual Larchmont Yacht Club EDLU Race on May 11th.  The event drew 49 entries and Thin Man placed first in the PHRF TOT division and sixth overall in fleet. The spinnaker course is 32 m from the Larchmont Breakwater to Gong 11B off Eaton’s Neck and back. 

    Click for the official RESULTS

    The EDLU Race was first sailed in 1956. It has long been a classic tune-up race for the around Block Island Race and Block Island Race Week. 

    Photo of Thin Man from another race

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    Seminar: Cruising and Trimming the Sails

    May 8 at 7:30 – 9:00 PM: Join us at a informative seminar to learn how to optimize the trim of your sails for a comfortable and safe voyage. The Cruising Committee of the City Island Yacht Club is pleased to present a seminar by CIYC member DallasMurphy on “Sail Trim for Cruisers”.

    The restaurant and pub will be open at 5:00 and serve drinks and limited food options during this event.

     
    Plain Sailing, Book By Dallas Murphy
     
    Dallas is an author who wrote a book on sail trim titled “Plain Sailing – Learning to See Like a Sailor: a Manual of Sail Trim”.  Please join us for this informative seminar.
     

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    Volunteers Wanted: Club Mentor Program

    The Membership and Communications Committees are proud to announce an unprecedented number of new members joining City Island Yacht Club in 2024. After dedicated and coordinated efforts, including multiple Open Houses and an online awareness campaign, new sailors at all membership levels are joining our community. To help with onboarding,  CIYC is launching a new Club Mentor Program to ensure each new member is welcomed and gets to know our unique sailing community with ease.

    New members getting to know current members of City Island Yacht Club at Going Out of Commission ceremony 2023.

    From L to R: Murat S., social member, Merima L., active member and Tayfun H., social member, celebrate together during the 2023 Going out of Commission ceremony.

    Current members are needed to pair with the new members of similar membership level to provide a friendly point of contact for the new member and be available to answer questions or guide the new member in getting to know the Club and become more involved.

    The expectation of a Club Mentor is to call the new member, once paired, and welcome them to the Club, offering to “show them the ropes.” Mentors are encouraged to share contact details in case the new member has a question in the future. If schedules align, a quick, in-person meet-up at the Club would be fantastic, but is not required.

    The program is not meant to provide mentorship on sailing, but rather is meant to help new members get to know current members of our community faster, acclimate to the Club to get the most out of membership and build our growing community of sailing enthusiasts.

    If you’re interested in being paired with a new member as their “Club Mentor,” please email Matt McDonough at . Please provide your name, contact information, and current membership type.

    Thank you for your support.

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    News & Updates Option 4

    The Membership and Communications Committees are proud to announce an unprecedented number of new members joining City Island Yacht Club in 2024. After dedicated and coordinated efforts, including multiple Open Houses and an online awareness campaign, new sailors at all membership levels are joining our community. To help with onboarding,  CIYC is launching a new Club Mentor Program to ensure each new member is welcomed and gets to know our unique sailing community with ease.

    New members getting to know current members of City Island Yacht Club at Going Out of Commission ceremony 2023.

    From L to R: Murat S., social member, Merima L., active member and Tayfun H., social member, celebrate together during the 2023 Going out of Commission ceremony.

    Current members are needed to pair with the new members of similar membership level to provide a friendly point of contact for the new member and be available to answer questions or guide the new member in getting to know the Club and become more involved.

    The expectation of a Club Mentor is to call the new member, once paired, and welcome them to the Club, offering to “show them the ropes.” Mentors are encouraged to share contact details in case the new member has a question in the future. If schedules align, a quick, in-person meet-up at the Club would be fantastic, but is not required.

    The program is not meant to provide mentorship on sailing, but rather is meant to help new members get to know current members of our community faster, acclimate to the Club to get the most out of membership and build our growing community of sailing enthusiasts.

    If you’re interested in being paired with a new member as their “Club Mentor,” please email Matt McDonough at . Please provide your name, contact information, and current membership type.

    Thank you for your support.

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    The Galley Tavern is holding its Grand Opening on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th from 3 – 6pm. Come celebrate and help welcome our new stewards at CIYC.

    All CIYC members are invited to a casual, pub-style Cinco de Mayo celebration, marking the restaurant’s opening for the season. Stop by to catch up with old friends, meet new friends and enjoy the Cinco de Mayo specials: $8.00 margaritas, $8.00 chips and guacamole, and $8.00 shrimp tacos (2 per order).

    For regular dining hours, check the Dining page.

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    Big Tom Yacht Racing is excited to present this hands-on workshop to help sailors who want to up their sailing game and begin racing, or, if you’re currently racing and want to improve your boat-handling skills, this educational evening is for you. This is a unique introduction to racing, especially if you want to be a part of the Big Tom Wednesday Night Series, Big Tom City Island Cup, or any other racing event.

    Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-introduction-to-sailboat-racing-tickets-866983610317

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    Courtesy American Sailing Association

    On Apr 17th,  CIYC member Jim Austin will present his experience cruising to Newfoundland in 2023 and his preparations for heavy weather sailing.  Jim will cover preparations for an extended cruise including supplies, spares, boat equipment, multi-day offshore passage strategies, weather routing and navigational redundancies.  He will also have some of his heavy weather gear available for viewing before and after the seminar. 

    The CIYC pub will be open for drinks before the seminar.  In addition, food for delivery can be ordered from the City Island Pizza Company at a discounted price.

    Photo Courtesy American Sailing Association

    Event Page: https://www.cityislandyc.org/event/seminar-cruising-in-heavy-weather/

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    Neaera cruising

    In 2023, the CIYC Cruising Committee led club cruises to exciting new destinations on Long Island Sound. A week-long wine cruise to the North Fork was a highlight, and the club enjoyed a visit to Oyster Bay’s Sagamore Yacht Club (SYC).

    A weekend sail to Sagamore Yacht Club

    On a beautiful mid-June weekend, six boats left for an overnight in Oyster Bay: Kestrel, Leandra, Neaera, Restless, Sarah, and Three Sheets. Light winds in the morning meant a fair amount of motoring for many boats on the roughly four-hour trip. In Oyster Bay, the group arranged guest moorings with SYC, using the opportunity to explore the town, which is a ten-minute walk from the dock. The group enjoyed drinks and dinner at the SYC clubhouse. On Sunday the group took advantage of downwind sailing on a beautiful sunny day to return to City Island.  

    Cruising to the North Fork Wineries

    In July, the Cruising Committee, in coordination with the Harlem Yacht Club (HYC), took on the challenge of a seven-day cruise on the Long Island Sound, with the North Fork’s wine country as the primary destination.

    On Day 1, four boats departed for Northport, 23 nautical miles from City Island: Ilene out of HYC, Neaera, Restless, and Sarah. The boats had to tack their way through 10 knot winds out of the northeast and against the tide. When the wind died in the afternoon, most boats were able to switch to engines and motor into moorings at Centerport Yacht Club (CYC); Ilene was becalmed with engine issues but was able to expertly maneuver into Northport Bay and drop anchor for the night. For the others in the harbor, the CYC launch delivered the crews to the Northport town park, where they were joined by more CIYC members sailing on Moody Blue out of Greenwich, CT. The group enjoyed dinner at a restaurant in town and a quiet evening on the CYC moorings. 

    On Day 2, Ilene, Neaera, and Sarah sailed for Port Jefferson. Strong winds out of the south made for a fast 22 nautical mile passage, and some passing showers washed the salt off the boats as they arrived at the anchorage just inside Port Jefferson Harbor. A generally damp evening was less-than-ideal, but the crews were able to cook onboard and experience a peaceful night in a protected bay.

    Day 3 began with calm, hot, and sunny weather, which made for a long day motoring the 28 nautical miles to Mattituck. Sarah was forced to return to City Island due to transmission problems. Despite some nervousness with the shallow Mattituck Inlet, Ilene and Neaera successfully navigated the narrow channel and anchored in the well-protected anchorage. The free town dock leads to a well-maintained public bathroom with showers, just across a busy highway from the charming village of Mattituck. The crews enjoyed a walk through town and dinner at the restaurant Windamere, part of the Strong’s Water Club and Marina facilities adjacent to the anchorage.

    Day 4 was intended as a day for exploring vineyards on the North Fork. While Ilene set off on a trip to Canada, Neaera’s crew visited Rose Hill vineyard a short cab ride out of Mattituck. Neaera docked at Strong’s marina and topped up the fuel tank.

    Day 5 was Neaera’s turn for engine problems, which translated to an extra day enjoying local attractions, including the Macari and Ev&Em vineyards. Neaera took advantage of Strong’s services, including their diesel mechanic. 

    Day 6 was the “cross-the-sound” day, with a contingency destination of Black Rock Yacht Club (BRYC), near Bridgeport, CT. (The original Seven Day Wine Cruise itinerary called for the destination on Day 5 to be Milford, CT, then Day 6 to the anchorage of Ziegler’s Cove.) Two squalls kept Neaera’s crew awake on the nine-hour, 33 mile passage. BRYC’s pool and restaurant were major attractions, along with its location exactly midway between Mattituck and City Island. Day 7 brought the cruise to an end, with shifty but strong winds providing a challenging and invigorating 35-mile sail home to City Island.

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