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HYC's location on City Island is easy to reach by car, public transportation, or boat.  We're just thirteen miles from midtown Manhattan, convenient to New Jersey, Westchester, and Connecticut.

By car


Get driving directions to HYC:

From Connecticut, Westchester, and Points North

I-95 S to exit 14 (Hutchinson River Parkway S).   Go 1 mile, take exit 5 (City Island / Orchard Beach). At the traffic circle, take the first right, onto Shore Road.  Go 1/2 mile then left at the light onto City Island Road.  Follow local directions below.

From New Jersey, Manhattan, or Long Island

I-95 N to exit 8B (City Island / Orchard Beach) onto Shore Road.  Follow Shore Road N about 1.5 miles.  Turn right onto City Island Road after the Hutchinson River Bridge.  Follow local directions below.

Local driving directions

City Island Road 1/2 mile E to a traffic circle.  Take the second right from the circle (continuing on City Island Road). After the City Island Bridge, bear right onto City Island Avenue, to the second traffic light (Sunoco station).  Turn right onto Ditmars Street and right again onto Hunter Avenue.  The Harlem Yacht Club is at the end of the street on the left (417 Hunter Avenue).

By boat

We are on the west side of City Island, in the northeast corner of Eastchester Bay. The approaches to the club can be found on NOAA charts 12364 and 12366.

Longitude: 73° 47' 24'' W
Latitude: 40° 51' 00'' N

From Long Island Sound

After passing south of Execution Rocks Lighthouse, continue southwest, keeping daymark R "46" (southern tip of Hart Island), Belden Point, and Big Tom buoy (R "2") all to starboard. At R "2", turn north, keeping R "2" and N "4" to starboard and Cuban Ledge to port. Before reaching C "7", contact the HYC launch on VHF 72.  N "WR6" marks a shallow spot; stay clear at low tide.

From New York Harbor and the East River

Follow the East River to the Throgs Neck Bridge. After clearing the bridge, with R "48" to port, head north to the Harlem Yacht Club (the tall radio tower on High Island is approximately in range with the clubhouse). Keep Big Tom (R "2" and N "4") to starboard, and Cuban Ledge to port. Before reaching C "7", contact the HYC launch on VHF 72. N "WR6" marks a shallow spot; stay clear at low tide.

Dockage and Moorings

Please check with the launch staff before approaching the docks.  Fresh water and electricity are available on the docks subject to availability and tides.  Overnight guests will be assigned a mooring.

By public transportation


Take the 6 train uptown to Pelham Bay Park (45 minutes from Grand Central Station).  At peak times, make sure you get onto a Pelham Bay Express, to avoid having to change at Parkchester.

At Pelham Bay Park, transfer to the Bx29 bus for City Island.  Get off at Ditmars Street (IGA supermarket).  Walk one block west on Ditmars and one block north on Hunter Avenue.  The club is on your left at the end of the street.  Alternatively, Crosby Taxi (718-824-1111) will meet you at the station and take up to 4 passengers directly to the club for $13.50 (faster than the bus).

Express bus

The BxM-7A express bus runs from the east side of Manhattan to Pelham Bay. Two buses per day continue to City Island (see the schedule for details).  Get off at Ditmars Street (IGA supermarket). Walk one block west on Ditmars and one block north on Hunter Avenue.  The club is on your left at the end of the street.  On Wednesday afternoons, you'll meet many of your fellow HYC / EBYRA racers on board this bus; just look for the kevlar duffel bags emblazoned with sailmakers' logos!

Metro North

From Grand Central or 125th Street, take the New Haven line to Pelham, then call Manor Car Service (914-738-1191). Fare is $20.00 for the first person plus $1.00 per additional person.  See the Metro North web site for schedules.

Alternatively, get the New Haven line to New Rochelle; it's the next stop after Pelham, but there's more frequent service during peak times.  Bluebird Taxi (914-632-0909) and Deluxe Taxi (914-632-8000) both operate from the New Rochelle station.