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Club Boat Program

HYC owns several boats which are available for Intermediate and Active members to use at no charge.  All you need to do is sign up for the club boat program and commit to two weekends a year maintaining the boats.  We also require that you take a simple written test and demonstrate on the water that you can handle the boat safely.  For more information, contact

Catalina 25

The Catalina 25 is not exceptionally fast or spacious, compared to newer boats, but because of the builder’s adherence to a philosophy of offering a relatively spacious design, quality construction (for the era), and a reasonable price, the Catalina 25 turned out to be one of the most successful small cruising sailboats ever built. The boat balances and tracks relatively well and is quite maneuverable when properly trimmed. Unlike the other club boats, the Catalina has a spacious interior and an outboard motor.

The Catalina 25 is new to the club and, like the J/24, is available to venture beyond Eastchester Bay.  View calendar.


The J/24 is one of the world's most popular keelboats, with over 5000 made.  While its main claim to fame is as a racing boat, it also makes a great boat for just kicking around the bay.  It even sleeps 4, if you're all very friendly.  Small and simple enough for two people to sail, it can take 5 or 6.  With the genoa up, it moves nicely in gentle breezes that leave other boats parked.  With the smaller jib, two people can manage in 20 kts of wind. 

HYC now owns two J/24's, which we make available to members of HYC at the Intermediate or Active Member level.  Are there other places in New York City where you can sail a J/24?  Yes there are, but a quick price comparison doesn't leave any doubt that this is the best deal in town. View calendar.

Capri 14.2

The Capril 14.2 is the perfect combination of day sailing comfort and racing performance for the active sailing family or couple. Stability and easy handling make the 14.2 an ideal boat to learn in, while the experienced skipper will enjoy the active one design racing class.  The 14.2 is available in two keel designs: centerboard model with easily retracted centerboard and kick-up rudder and the keel model. Our 14.2 has a centerboard and lives on the HYC dock. 

The Capri is  equipped with hiking straps to allow the crew to move their weight outboard. It will easily accommodate three adults or two adults and two children. It would be the daysailer of choice for a family.  View calendar.

Links for Club Boat Program Documents

Boat Program Rules (revised May 2015) (36.7 KB)

Written Test (32.2 KB)

Practical Test (28.6 KB)

Keelboat Sailing Area (233.1 KB)

Dinghy Sailing Area (477.8 KB)