Maine Sailing Clubs
For more than 30 years the Agamenticus Yacht Club has taught youngsters the basics of sailing, seamanship and safe conduct on the water. In order of importance, the AYC Junior Sailing Program focuses on safety, enjoyment and knowledge of sailing. Classes meet rain or shine and include instruction on water safety, rowing, knot tying, nautical rules and terms and sailboat rigging. Occasional field trips and inter-club racing activities add variety and excitement to the program. AYC has a highly trained staff of U.S. Sailing Certified Instructors. The staff is sensitive to each child’s needs and promotes respect for the water and love for sailing. Class size is limited to 14 students who are coached and supervised by a minimum of three instructors, assuring both safety and fun.
BPYC is a friendly sailing club focused on providing good service to our members and guests. It provides quality boating access and teaches future generations safe sailing with an emphasis on seamanship. Biddeford Pool Yacht Club is a small, 100 family, private club on Saco Bay, about 20 miles south of Portland, Maine. The Club is located in the village of Biddeford Pool, a small, coastal community which features a two-mile sandy beach, great natural beauty and a strong sailing tradition.
Biddeford Pool is within 10 minutes of Kennebunkport, 1/2 hour of Portland, and 2 hours of Boston. BPYC hosts a vibrant sailing program for youths and adults, members and non-members from the City of Biddeford. Beginners sail in fleets of Vanguard Prams and Optimists, while more advanced sailors sail 420’s and Rhodes 18’s.
Located at the entrance to Camden’s inner harbor on the western side of Penobscot Bay, the Camden Yacht Club (CYC) is a vibrant, family oriented club. Founded in 1906, CYC operates seasonally from May – October and is a well-known destination for down east cruisers. The Club prides itself on its customs and traditions, which originated with the grand age of steam yachts.
The CYC summer calendar is full of racing, cruising and social events for its members, as well as a very strong Junior Sailing Program that is open to members and non-members alike. Our Junior Program has produced many fine racers who have gone on to success in college sailing and beyond. Launch service is available to members and guests throughout the season.
Although the Club has a limited supply of guest moorings and floats, visiting yachtsmen and yachtswomen from other Clubs are always welcome to visit our scenic harbor and enjoy our hospitality. Questions regarding CYC facilities can be directed to the Dockmaster. Facilities: The Camden Yacht Club facility has served the boating community since the early 1900’s. Launch service, itinerate moorings and inner harbor floats are available to the general public at a fee.
CYC is located in South Portland , Maine , with frontage and mooring field in Portland Harbor . Founded in 1937 as a sailboat racing club, CYC has evolved into an organization that promotes all aspects of yachting, both sail and power. Its facilities are maintained by club members through the various work parties held during the season. CYC also promotes numerous social events throughout the year, including club cruises, local sailing regattas and weekly sailboat races in Casco Bay .
The Beginning of June 1966, a group of yachtsmen at the Boatel Marina dock (now the Tugboat) was laughing, telling jokes and having a great time. A brainstorm : why not start a ‘FUN CLUB’ for boaters? A room was offered by the Boatel and the club, with 13 members, was initiated. 40 years later, the Club burgee can be seen along the East and West coasts with members enjoying the ‘FUN CLUB’ and its activities year around.
The Harraseeket Yacht Club hosts a variety of racing events each season. While competitive, the goal of racing at HYC is to foster sportsmanship, friendship and seamanship. Active club membership is limited to 250 persons, primarily because of the limited size of the facilities.
The history of KYC dates back to the early 1920s and is fascinating reading (so is the club newsletter, The Waterline!). This has always been a seasonal yacht club dedicated to sailing instruction for young people, racing among one design boats, and general recreational sailing, cruising and power boating. We are fortunate to be located in one of the most scenic and welcoming harbors on the coast of Maine. Visitors are welcome we have gasoline, diesel and ice available at the club dock and moorings available for visiting yachts.