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Come Sail with Us!

At the Harlem Yacht Club you will experience a unique sense of belonging. The range of members from all backgrounds, come together providing camaraderie on, sailing, power boating, fishing, racing, boat maintenance and fun on the water. In the dining room or at the bar in the twilight of the day you may watch the sun set over Eastchester Bay. The twinkling lights, glimmering like jewels, come shimmering across the water from the New York City skyline.

The Harlem Yacht Club has three classes of membership: Active, Intermediate, and Social.  Active and Intermediate memberships are available as either an individual membership, or as a family membership. The Club also offers a Summer Affiliate program providing an opportunity for prospective members to experience our Club before committing to permanent membership.

Interested in joining the Harlem Yacht Club?  Please contact our membership chairperson at

Active Member

The Active member is a boat owner with full use of all club facilities including the clubhouse, grounds, Club Boat program and all marine facilities and has voting rights. The Active member is permitted to moor vessels in HYC's special anchorage in the well protected end of Eastchester Bay, has the right to use and store dinghies including dock launched sailboats and has full use of the club's launch service.

Intermediate Member

The intermediate member is entitled to use the Club Boat program and to store and use dinghies and dock launched sailboats, and has limited use of all other marine facilities. This membership is limited to occasional use of HYC launch service and moorings and is required for a part owner of a moored vessel with an Active member. Additionally, Intermediate members are entitled to participate in all Club events and use of the club grounds. An Intermediate member elected to the board has the right to vote.

Social Member

Social membership is designed for people who do not own a boat but still want to participate in the club's social activities and make use of the bar and restaurant. Social members are able  to join other members on their boats and may also take sailing lessons at the club.

Summer Affiliate Program

Harlem Yacht Club offers a Summer Affiliate Program designed to introduce prospective members to the advantages of belonging to our Club and to see if this is the right choice for your boating adventures. It is a onetime offering for the summer season. For a nominal fee the Summer Affiliate is able to use all the facilities of the Club Including the loan of a proper mooring for your vessel, full use of the Club's launch service, restaurant and bar, and an open invitation to attend all the social functions. With its rich historical heritage, a summer spent sailing or cruising with the camaraderie of our members is the best way for a prospective member to fully appreciate what the Club has to offer.  The program runs from April 15th until August 15th.