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Rich in history, the North Shore Yacht Club, established in 1871, is one of the three oldest yacht clubs on Long Island.

The Club is for people who love sailing, with membership classes and fees that are a fraction of the cost of other yacht clubs and marinas. Its fleet consists almost exclusively of sailboats, ranging from small one-designs to ocean-going vessels. We boast diverse membership classes that meet the needs of experienced cruisers, blue water racers, new sailors, junior sailors program, and even a loaner program for those without a boat.

The Club offers a well-sheltered mooring area protected by land on three sides, with quick and easy access to the Sound and to beautiful Port Washington and its amenities…all supported by world-class launch service. Members enjoy an active social and education calendar without all of the extraneous costs that other clubs charge for facilities little used by sailors.  Most of all, members enjoy the camaraderie, shared experiences and development of lifetime friendships with fellow sailors all within the backdrop of its comfortable clubhouse on beautiful Manhasset Bay.

Not an experienced sailor?  Have no boat?  Not to worry!  The Club boasts a boat share program for adults where one can learn to sail and share a boat at one’s own pace and even aspire to a boat of one’s own. Additionally, the Club has a Junior Sailing Program for aspiring fledgling Skippers.  Both Programs enable these members to enjoy the yacht club experience at a very affordable price.