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The Harlem Yacht Club has three levels of membership for people of all backgrounds, abilities, and interests (plus an affiliate membership for boat owners who would like to get to know the club before joining). No matter which type of membership is right for you and your family, you’ll enjoy a sense of camaraderie and friendship…
all with a view of beautiful Eastchester Bay.


Active membership is right for the sail or power boat owner. You’ll enjoy full use of all club facilities including the clubhouse, grounds, Club Boat program and all marine facilities, and have voting rights. You can moor vessels in HYC's special anchorage in the well-protected north end of Eastchester Bay, have the right to use and store dinghies (including dock-launched sailboats), and have full use of the club's launch service.


Intermediate members are entitled to use the Club Boat program and to store and use dinghies and dock-launched sailboats, and enjoy limited use of all other marine facilities. This membership is limited to occasional use of HYC launch service and moorings and is required for part-owners of moored vessel with shared with Active members. 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 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 may join other members on their boats and may also take sailing lessons at the club at discounted prices.


In addition to membership, Harlem Yacht Club offers a Summer Affiliate Program designed to introduce new boat owners to the advantages of belonging to our Club to see if this is the right choice for your boating adventures. It is a one-time offering for the summer season, which runs from April 15th to August 15th. For a nominal fee, Summer Affiliates are able to use all the facilities of the Club, including the loan of a proper mooring for their vessels; full use of the Club's launch service, restaurant and bar; and an open invitation to attend all social functions. A summer spent sailing or cruising with our members is the best way for a prospective member to fully appreciate what the Club has to offer. 

Interested in joining the Harlem Yacht Club?  Please contact our Membership Chair at

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