5 Yacht Clubs To Visit This Summer
One of the greatest things about sailing is you can sail anywhere, so why not sail somewhere exciting. Every Yacht Club has something to offer, but these five yacht clubs should be on every sailor’s list to visit at least once. Each one offers a great experience of the state they are in and their timeless tradition. This summer take a trip and visit these fantastic yacht clubs.
New York Yacht Club
The New York Yacht Club is a private social club and yacht club based in New York City and Newport, Rhode Island. It was founded in 1844 by nine prominent sportsmen. The members have contributed to the sport of yachting and yacht design. Membership in the club is by invitation only.
South Carolina Yacht Club
The South Carolina Yacht Club is a private yachting, social, and tennis club located in Windmill Harbour on beautiful Hilton Head Island. Since its inception in 1989, the South Carolina Yacht Club has established itself as one of the finest clubs in the Lowcountry by offering its members unparalleled amenities and services. Our mission is to provide an active and comprehensive yachting program for members of all ages; to be the premier social and recreational club where members and their families enjoy a distinctive environment, superb dining, impeccable service and a varied calendar of exciting events in an atmosphere of good fellowship.
Pelican Isle Yacht Club
Pelican Isle Yacht Club is truly unique—it’s Naples’ only private island club. Members enjoy a luxurious, inviting environment with remarkable amenities for relaxation, entertainment, socialization and fun. Come dine, play, party, exercise, and dock your vessel a stone’s throw from the magnificent waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
San Diego Yacht Club
Tucked away in beautiful Point Loma, the San Diego Yacht Club is consistently ranked among the top 5 yacht clubs in the Nation and is recognized by the Club Leadership Forum as one of the finest facilities of its kind in the world.
Throughout its existence, the San Diego Yacht Club has evolved from a small gathering of boating enthusiasts joining together in 1886 to a world-renowned yachting community recognized for its success in bay sailing, ocean racing, predicted log racing, cruising, angling, and its support of youth programs at all levels. Competitions have ranged from Major National and World Championships to the Lipton Cup, from Junior Regattas to the Olympics, and from Classic yachts to the America’s Cup. Training and racing programs are available for adults as well as juniors.
Chicago Yacht Club
Chicago Yacht Club is one of the oldest and most respected yacht clubs in the world and hosts many world class competitions, including its signature Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac and numerous North American and World Championships. Recognized as a leader in sailing education, the Club has one of the largest junior sailing programs in the United States. Chicago Yacht Club is home to more than 1,400 members, including winning America’s Cup skippers, Olympic medalists and hopefuls, and outstanding boaters of all types and ages.