Rochester Yacht Club (RYC)

The Rochester Yacht Club was founded in 1877. The Club has a distinguished history of Yacht Racing and Boating and is one of the oldest yacht clubs in the United States. It is a dynamic organization of more than 800 members living in the Rochester, New York area as well as various locations around the world.

RYC is a private, not-for-profit, member-owned club with facilities located on the east side of the Genesee River near Lake Ontario. The purpose of the Club is stated in the By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation that reads as follows:

"The purposes of this Club shall be to promote and encourage interests in yachts and yachting, to teach and promote the principles of seamanship and navigation, to encourage the traditions of yachting, to encourage and teach young people in seamanship and yachting, to provide and maintain a suitable clubhouse, anchorage and facilities for the use and recreation of its members, and to make any and all rules and to do any other act or thing incidental to or connected with the foregoing purposes or in advancement thereof". Quoted from the RYC website

Rochester Yacht Club Location

5555 St. Paul Boulevard, Rochester, New York 14617

There are maps and directions here, here and here

View in Google Maps

Rochester Yacht Club on the Web

Official Website:

Contact Information on the RYC website

Other web pages for RYC:

RYC doesn't seem to have a YouTube page of their own, but there are several videos of sailing at the club.

These two are probably the most useful for dinghy sailors:

First, pictures and video footage of championship racing:

And second, some High School Team Racing sailed closer in to the club in a smaller sailing area:

There is also this drone footage of the mooring area, which gives visitors an idea of what to expect:

And you can find more useful videos here.

Main Dinghy Classes Sailed at Rochester Yacht Club

Tips for sailing at Rochester Yacht Club

Sailing Tips



Accomadation and other information

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