Welcome to Breakwater.

The Breakwater Yacht Club is a not-for-profit community sailing center founded in 1988 to promote sailing and racing for all ages in the waters of Sag Harbor and Eastern Long Island.



Membership provides an open, friendly and accessible setting where sailors of all abilities and interests can improve their skills, meet new people and help build community. Join us!

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The primary mission at Breakwater Yacht Club is teaching people of all ages to sail. The club has developed a recipe for success with formal instruction on land and hands-on application of sailing skills on the water. 

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Junior Sailing

From reading winds and tides to knot tying, tacking and the importance of team work, we help young sailors learn to sail safely, and to gain a sense of confidence. 

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Being competitive on the water comes naturally for many sailors and BYC’s racing program provides a range of outlets for testing those skills. 

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Throughout the year, Breakwater Yacht Club not only hosts events geared toward club members and racing, it also offers several sailing outings and fundraisers that benefit the wider community.

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Ship's Store

In partnership with Team One Newport, the Breakwater Yacht Club Store has everything you need to outfit your crew. Customize items with your boat name, sail number, or anything else!

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Check out these links for up to date information on the world of sailing and boating as well as helpful information on businesses operating in and around Sag Harbor. 

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Key Covid-19 Safety Requirements
  • Face coverings such as masks or gaiters must be worn at all  times on BYC premises
  • Hand washing is strongly encouraged
  • Please maintain 6ft distance to other persons whenever possible 
  • The clubhouse interior is closed to members and guests until further notice, with the exception of the exterior accessed  restroom
  • All visitors, other than boat owners and their crew, must check in with Sailing Director or other person in charge immediately upon arrival 
  • All persons using BYC boats must sign use/waiver form  available from the Sailing Director or the BYC website
  • Registration for all amenities shall be done online if possible