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Welcome to the Harlem Yacht Club

Restaurant Open for the Season

Beginning Wednesday, May 22, the Harlem Yacht Club restaurant and bar will be open for lunch and dinner, Wednesdays through Sundays. For specific daily hours and the revised 2019 dinner an lunch menus, see our Restaurant page.

Launch Schedule

The Harlem Yacht Club provides launch service between moorings in the club field and our dock for members and guests.  Call "Harlem Launch" on VHF 72.  If you are unable to raise the launch by VHF, you can telephone the launch house at 718-885-3235.   Please contact the launch chairman at if you need service outside these hours.

Hours through Memorial Day (May 27)

  • Monday, May 20 through Thursday, May 23: 8:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m. (Hours on Wednesday, May 23, will be extended to accommodate Fleet 61 racers)
  • Friday, May 24 through Sunday, May 25: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 27: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Regular Season Hours, Tuesday, May 28 - Thursday, August 29 (except July 4)

  • Sunday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Independence Day

  • Thursday, July 4: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Labor Day Weekend

  • Friday, August 30 - Sunday, September 1: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
  • Labor Day, Monday, September 2: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

About the Club

Watercolor painting of HYC clubhouse and waterfront by local artist Mark Whitecombe The Harlem Yacht Club, founded in 1883, is one of the oldest yacht clubs in the United States. With a full complement of activities for both boating and social members, HYC has something to offer everyone.

From our location at the western end of Long Island Sound, we have access to the best cruising in the region. You could spend a lifetime exploring the hundreds of harbors and anchorages within the protected perimeter of the Sound. For a longer trip, head out to Block Island, the Vineyard, Nantucket, and the New England coast.  In the other direction, it's just a short hop to New York Harbor from where you can explore the Hudson Valley or reach the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean.  We maintain reciprocal relationships with many clubs around the country, so wherever you go, you'll find a warm welcome and a home away from home.

For racers, we offer events to match any experience level. A full schedule of club races, participation in the local EBYRA handicap events, and an active J/24 one-design fleet. For those who don't sail, we even offer cardboard boat races (where the idea is to paddle across the finish line before your boat sinks beneath you).  If you have trouble finding crew, our shorthanded series is what you're looking for.

We have a year-round social schedule, starting with International Night in January and running through to our December holiday party (when Santa shows up by boat).  In between, we've got everything from a winter darts tournament to formal dinner dances.

The Harlem Yacht Club has three classes of membership: active, intermediate, and social.  All classes, except for social, are available as either an individual membership, or as a family membership shared by a couple. We also offer a summer affiliate program for people who want to try the club out before deciding to join.  To enquire about membership, please email