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.