Welcome & About Us

Welcome to Bay Shore Yacht Club's home on the web! Bay Shore Yacht Club (BSYC) is a small, private, all-volunteer organization located on the Great South Bay.

If you are a visitor, please feel free to explore the public areas of our site. As a member of BSYC, you will not only enjoy the natural beauty of our venue and its surrounding waters, but also the many activities, events, and benefits available to you. If you are interested in membership, please click here for application information. Guests and visiting boaters can find both driving and over water directionshere.

As the days get longer and the winter temperatures give way to the warmth of summer, another great season is about to begin. Committee chairs and member volunteers have begun to prepare the Club for the upcoming season. It is thanks to the dedication and ongoing efforts of our members that BSYC remains beautiful and functions efficiently.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, suggestions or concerns. I hope to see you on land or water soon.

Ken Lindahl
Commodore

About Us
We are an all-volunteer organization, so the collective membership shares in and is ultimately responsible for the "care and feeding" of our clubhouse and grounds. When you and your family are making use of the club, treat it as if it were your own home.

In season, our property is open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Clubhouse access is available whenever a steward is on duty, which is usually on weekends April through June, and in September. In July and August, the clubhouse is open 7 days a week. Remember that clubhouse use by regular members for the purpose of small gatherings must first be cleared through the House and Grounds committee to ensure there are no conflicts.

Off season, the facility is closed to members use except for authorized club events.

Purpose, as stated in Article II of our By-Laws, the objective of BSYC "shall be to establish a family program in yachting and to provide adequate facilities for the fuller enjoyment of the sport." To accomplish this objective, we have an active and dynamic Sailing Instruction program for both children and adults. The Sailing Instruction Committee controls and manages the certified sailing instructions. (Paid instructor, as well as other employees at BSYC, may not be the children or next of kin of club members.)

Our sailing program ranks amongst the best in the Bay, and evolves as the needs of the membership change. Therefore, if you have any questions, it is important that you contact the Sailing Instruction Committee Chair immediately. We believe the Sailing Program must be educational, safe, fun and worthwhile for all concerned.The Sailing Instruction Program is season-long and fully integrated with the activities of the Race Committee and the Bay Shore Junior Yacht Club.

Board of Governors
The Club is governed by a Board of Governors, which meets monthly. The Board is comprised of Flag Officers, Governors, Standing and Non-Standing Committee Chairs. Heading the Board is the Commodore, assisted by the Vice Commodore, the Rear Commodore, Treasurer and Secretary.

Click here to learn about our proud history