Founded in 1987 with the simple goal of bringing regularly scheduled sailboat racing to Sag Harbor, the Breakwater Yacht Club has since grown to become a vital presence on the East End. It’s open membership policy and non-profit mission of teaching sailing to the wider community has established BYC as a comfortable and welcoming alternative to private yacht clubs in the area.
From those early days, the club has grown both literally and physically. A vacant bit of waterfront land which once housed a simple tent for members is now the site of the picturesque BYC clubhouse — the club’s headquarters and a hub for member activities and events.
And over the years, children who first learned to sail in the Breakwater Yacht Club’s Youth Sailing Program have grown up, become parents themselves and are now sharing their love of sailing with the next generation. BYC, too, has extended its mission of community support by sponsoring sailing programs to reach adults just learning to sail, high school students, at risk youth and cancer patients.
Because at Breakwater Yacht Club, sailing is who we are, whether we are cruisers, racers or people who just want to connect with others in our community and build relationships.
So come join us… we’d love to have you.
For any questions please contact Sean Elliott