Pettipaug Yacht Club and Sailing Academy (PYC)

Pettipaug Yacht Club is a seasonal yacht club beginning its "commissioned" year in May and ending in September. The club offers its members access to a special spot on the river across from Joshua's Rock, Brockway Island, Hamburg Cove and Selden Creek.

Our sailing venue is a shallow (2'-4' at low tide), tidal basin about 10 miles up river from Long Island Sound, a great venue for dinghy sailors of all levels. PYC's clubhouse sits on the western shore of the basin between Essex and Deep River. The channel for regular boat traffic on the Connecticut River runs about a quarter mile away along the eastern shore.

The Pettipaug Sailing Academy (PSA) for junior sailors aged 8 thru 16 runs week days, morning and afternoon, for two sessions from late June to late August. Open to the public and sanctioned by the US Sailing Association, PSA is limited to about 150 junior sailors. Before applying please review the new Deadline Categories for Enrollment.

PYC Powerboat Course, which is also offered to the public, is a one-day class for up to ten students and held several times during the summer. Students operate several different types of outboard motorboats for real hands-on learning.

PYC Racing is at the heart of PYC's inception in that racing cannot help but advance one's sailing skills. One-class races in centerboard dinghies (typically Blue Jays and Lasers) are held monthly for members. Quoted from the Pettipaug Yacht Club website

Club Location

Great Meadow Road,
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There are driving directions for PYC at the bottom of the right hand column of this page

Pettipaug Yacht Club on the Web

Official Website:

Contact Information can be found on the right of this page

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Videos of sailing at Pettipaug Yacht Club

Main Dinghy Classes Sailed at Pettipaug Yacht Club

Tips for sailing at Pettipaug Yacht Club

Sailing Tips

There is a brief description of the sailing venue on this page


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