Sailing Clubs In The USA

Sailing Clubs In The USA

Address: 2701 Cedar Street, P.O. Box 2, Lewes, DE

Lewes Yacht Club (LYC) is a private club situated on the Delaware Bay offering a beautiful clubhouse, a fabulous marina, a large pool area, and superb sailing, with the most beautiful sunset views in the Mid-Atlantic.

Address: Mill Harbor Yacht Club, P.O. Box 2622, McCall, ID

Mill Harbor Yacht Club was established in June 1986. Club interests began when increased boat mooring facilities were made available on Payette Lake. This created a greater opportunity to get to know fellow boating enthusiasts and led to organizing the MHYC. The club activities include cruising, racing (as long as it remains fun), raft-ups, social functions in the summer and off-season, and the Annual Meeting in the fall.

Address: Nanticoke River Marina, 26 North Market Street, Blades, Delaware (DE)

In 1974 a group of local friends and business associates began meeting in the now vacant Flagship Nanticoke Queen Restaurant, in Seaford, to form the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. The Marina is operated by the Blades Economic Development Corporation (BEDCo) and is staffed with a dock master and assistant.

The Marina was built with a similar design to the Hilton Head, South Carolina marina and has 87 slips which feature floating concrete docks. A pedestal services each pair of slips and features both 30 amp and 50 amp service in addition to town water. It is the opinion of many cruisers that the Nanticoke River is the most beautiful river tributary to the Chesapeake Bay.


This unique organization was founded in 1953 by a small group of New Castle residents, who together bought the club”s first boat, a used Thistle. Today the fleet includes eight 17-foot Thistles, three 19-foot Flying Scots, a new 21-foot Hunter, a runabout, and twelve dinghies. The club leases property at the lower end of Battery Park in New Castle from the New Castle Commons Trustees. There they have built a sail and dinghy house and moor their fleet. A few blocks away, the club owns a barn, where the boats are stored and overhauled during the winter, and a clubhouse for meetings and socializing.

Address: 800 Wharf Street, SW, Washington, DC

The Capital Yacht Club, located in the heart of the nation”s capital, is a private club that offers a comfortable and friendly atmosphere to members and guests from around the world. Capital Yacht Club offers members and guest boaters waterside and landside amenities.

The clubhouse is an inviting and elegant place to escape everyday stress and relax over a cocktail or cup of coffee. The clubhouse has a full-service bar, clubroom, formal library, shower facilities, laundry room and patio area. The clubhouse offers free wireless internet access.

Reservations are required for guest yachts. Electrical power includes 30 and 50 amp service for all slips and three phase 100 amp on the T-heads. Cable television is provided complimentary. Wireless internet is available for purchase at the docks and can be arranged by connecting to Pump outs can be arranged for a small service fee. The Capital Yacht Club is a certified DC Clean Marina and is a no discharge area.

Address: 69 Harbour Point Drive, Crawfordville, FL

The Apalachee Bay Yacht Club is a member of the Gulf Yachting Association, an organization of 30 yacht clubs from Florida to Texas. ABYC is affiliated with Apalachee Bay Community Sailing, which provides sailing lessons and introduces both youth and adults in the Tallahassee area to recreational sailing.

Cruising and Racing: Organized cruises to the St. Marks River and Dog Island are part of our regularly scheduled events. Throughout the year the club also organizes a variety of races, including two major regattas and a spring and fall series of club PHRF races. Club members also actively race their fleet of in one-design 10-foot Puffin sailing dinghies.

Address: 301 Bird Key Drive Sarasota, FL

Bird Key Yacht Club (BKYC) is considered one of the outstanding yacht Clubs on Florida’s West Coast, and its story is closely linked with the history of Sarasota. The Bird Key Yacht Club was organized for the purpose of promoting yachting and social enjoyment.

Bird Key Yacht Club was one of the original thirteen members of the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs (FCYC). Today more than thirty clubs on both coasts, the Florida Keys and the Florida Panhandle are members of FCYC. Bird Key members may visit any other member club, have a berth with the first night’s dockage free, and have all charges for any club activities billed through Bird Key Yacht Club. Members may visit FCYC clubs either by boat or car.

Address: 4307 13th Street West, Palmetto, FL

THE BRADENTON YACHT CLUB is one of the 13 original founding clubs in the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs and has a reputation of being one of the friendliest clubs in the Council. Our membership is diverse, including boaters of various skill levels, backgrounds, ages and interests. It has grown from 18 charter members in 1946 to about 550 today. Many of our social activities are family oriented and most are casual in nature, although we are dutiful in maintaining our formal traditions as well. We are located on the scenic Manatee River on six acres of paradise.

The Bradenton Yacht Club offers elegant as well as casual dining in its spacious formal dining room and adjacent burgee room as well as a full bar that overlooks the scenic Manatee River. There are also an additional Members Room and Commodores Room that are perfect for meetings or small parties. The club has a 52-slip basin for members” boats and a 185′ Transient Dock with 30 and 50 amp service for Members and FCYC Visitors along Governors Cut which connects Terra Ceia Bay to the Manatee River.

Address: 1091 Eldorado Avenue. Clearwater Beach, FL

Carlouel Yacht & Beach Club, an exclusive private club located on Clearwater Beach Florida, was founded in 1934 by T.R. Palmer, G.A. Hobart and Paul Randolph. Nestled between a deep water bay and white sandy beach, Carlouel is known for fine dining, recreation, and entertainment for family and friends with a strong heritage lasting many decades. A member of the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs, Carlouel extends reciprocity to fellow club members.

Club Facilities: Boating: Arriving by boat is a Carlouel tradition. Members have access to full docking facilities. Swimming pools: Two temperature-controlled swimming pools- a family pool and a short course Olympic pool. Tennis courts: Two lighted har-tru tennis courts are available by reservation. Our on-site tennis pro offers lessons, clinics and tennis camps.

Address: 4400 Lister St, Port Charlotte, FL

Membership in CHYC has so many opportunities beyond just a dining experience. Not only do we have incredible food & service, but our members are so much a part of what makes our club so special. Having you join us would make it even better! We have a great boat Cruising schedule and an all new Sailing Program too. But having a boat and boating is not a requirement of being a member.

In fact, many of our members don’t even own a boat! We offer groups for Newcomers, Singles, Mah Jongg, Bridge, Tennis, Kayaking, Book lovers and lots more. Many of the ladies in our club attend the monthly Harbor Lites group events. And our gentlemen are automatically a part of the Harbormasters group that meets monthly as well. All of these are available to every member of the club and included in your membership.