About New York Yacht Club
New York Yacht Club
On July 30, 1844, John Cox Stevens (1785-1857) and eight of his friends met aboard Stevens’ yacht Gimcrack, anchored off the Battery in New York Harbor. That afternoon, they established the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) and made three critical decisions that day: first, they elected Stevens as Commodore of the Club; second, they agreed to develop rules and regulations to govern the Club; and, third, they resolved to cruise to Newport, Rhode Island, initiating the enduring connection between the Club and New England.
To attract and bring together a dedicated group of yachting and naval members to share and foster their interest in yachting and yacht racing;
To sustain a leadership role in yachting, its history, its development, the preservation of its traditions, and the furtherance of good seamanship;
To promote the highest form of Corinthian sportsmanship in national and international yachting forums and yacht racing competitions.