Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club is a private, member-owned yacht club located on beautiful Centre Island in Oyster Bay, New York. Since 1871, our members have demonstrated a passion for sailing and maritime history. The Club offers a variety of sailing and boating activities that include team racing, ladies sailing, PHRF racing, fleet racing, local cruising, distance racing, junior sailing and long distance cruising. We proudly host world-class regattas, social activities and events. Our Clubhouse offers fine and casual dining as well as a relaxing atmosphere to unwind after a day on-the-water or ashore. Our full-service Boatyard is available for comprehensive yacht repair and maintenance for all members and select non-member customers. The Service Dock monitors VHF Channel 10, click here for additional information. The Junior Club is the center of activity, ideal for classroom instructions, casual dining in winter months, and indoor activities during the junior summer program. 

We are continually improving facilities and our staff is eager to help you enjoy the new season at Seawanhaka. We hope you will make extensive use of the Club and its services! Click here to follow us on facebook. 




150th Commissioning Ceremony & Luncheon

48th Seawanhaka International Challenge Cup for Small Yachts "Seawanhaka Cup"
Postponed Until 2022
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Just in time for frostbite season - the link to a wonderful short documentary
by SCJYC alum Thurston Smith that features many familiar SCYC faces and scenes!

Moosehead Luncheon
No sailing season can be considered complete without the random cannon fire, misplaced pomposity and complete hilarity of the annual Moosehead Lunch celebrating race management misdeeds on Long Island Sound. In its 2020 pandemic edition the awards ceremony was pre-taped and simulcast to RC members enjoying gatherings at clubs around the Sound.

For the first time in history the full proceedings will be available to the public on the Moosehead Yacht Klub Facebook page. Spoiler alert - SCYC shared a honorable mention Moosehead Award for Excellence again in 2020 - 3rd time in 8 years!

After some amazing racing on Day 2 in Bermuda, Chris Poole and his Riptide Racing team
have advanced to the Quarterfinals with a 6-1 record!
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This Day in History (October 26)
The October 26, 1901 issue of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle covered the improvements scheduled for Oyster Bay following Theodore Roosevelt's election and subsequently Oyster Bay's rise in status to that of a presidential downtown.

2020 Summer Recap
Sunday Series Fleet Racing
Final races of a terrific 2020 Sunday Racing series featuring Seawanhaka’s newest old one-design class - three J-44s!
2020 World Championship Skippers Confirmed-World Match Racing Tour
Looking forward to see Chris Poole and his Riptide racing team represent the USA and Seawanhaka in Bermuda
for the "winner take all" regatta of the 2020 World Match Racing Tour.
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USODA Atlantic Coast Champs
at Larchmont YC
Building on a great Junior Sailing summer the SCJYC Opti Race Team sent 12 sailors and 2 coaches
to the 2020 USODA Atlantic Coast Champs at Larchmont.
NYS Opti Champs
Saturday, September 12th saw Seawanhaka RC Volunteers lend a hand to the Waterfront Center for the 2020 NY State Opti Championship Regatta. The event was one of the largest optimist events held in Western Long Island Sound this summer and followed all applicable Covid-19 restrictions. The 7 race Regatta was held in near perfect conditions for the 47 elite racers (including 13 SCJYC Opti Race team members) who attended.
Stratford Shoal Race

Fall Regatta

SCJYC graduate & sailing professional Cat Chimney
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SCJYC Opti Team crosses the Sound to sail the LISOT Challenger Cup

Cayenne Trophy
8/30 & 10/4

84th Annual Junior Club Awards
Seawanhaka Cup Moving West in 2021
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Dooley Roosevelt Regatta

Annual Rendezvous & Raft Up Cocktail Party

National Sailing Hall of Fame
Congratulations to all the sailing legends scheduled to be inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame for 2020 including Seawanhaka members Briggs S. Cunningham, Dave Perry and John Rousmaniere!

Junior Club Commissioning

Winter Sailing Begins November 1st!
This year's Winter Sailing season begins on Sunday, November 1st. Winter Sailing is open to members and non-members.
Registration is available online only, click below for more information and to register.

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2020 Fleet Review
149th Commissioning at SCYC
SCYC Boatyard Now Open!
Over the weekend, the requirement for boatyard and marina facilities to remain closed has been lifted by the State of New York, provided that such facilities adhere to strict social distancing and sanitation protocols. In this regard, we are planning to open the Boatyard this week for on-going yard operations, mooring placements, and boat repair/maintenance, subject to strict adherence with the governmental regulations, as well as the Club’s policies and procedures which are attached hereto for your information and use, when in or near the boatyard or service dock facilities.
Refresh Your Sailing Skills
with the Following Instructional Videos!


 1998 Sydney Hobart - Click here
1979 Fastnet Race - Click here

Racing Rules of Sailing
Click here
Improvement of Sailing Skills
Race Starting Strategies - Click here
Starting Strategies - Click here
Upwind Tactics - Click here
Sail Trim - Click here

SCYC Currently Closed
Following the guidance of federal, state and local health entities, the Clubhouse and it's facilities are currently closed. If you need to reach the Club, feel free to call 516-922-6200 or email a staff member directly.
Click here for staff contact information.


2020 Summer Junior Program

We are looking forward to an exciting season of Junior Sailing at SCYC.
Our staff and Junior Activities Committee have been working hard
to put together the best team of world-class coaches,
nd the best program for our juniors this year!

2020 Junior Program Registration in now open.


2020 at SCYC!


 New menus, new staff, exciting new upgrades to the front desk & clubhouse!
Kick off the 2020 season after being closed for the month of January! 

Junior News
This year, the Junior Activities Committee supported the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Protection Committee in its initiative to regrow oyster beds to provide cleaner water. Our juniors grew 1,000 oysters to maturity and put them in an oyster spawner sanctuary at the bottom of our harbor. It was the perfect opportunity to educate our juniors on the importance of respecting and protecting our marine environment.
Credit: C.Meyer
Successful Thanksgiving Morning Flag Football at SCYC
SCYC & Oakcliff Awarded Moosehead Committee Trophy

Congratulations all Winners!
SCYC Sailing Awards Dinner


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SCYC Wins Islands International Challenge Cup

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