Baldwin Yacht Club

What is Baldwin Yacht Club?

The Baldwin Yacht Club is a cruising yacht club in Southeastern Connecticut.  The club is very active, holding on-the-water events twice a month during the boating season which include several sailboat races and family activities.  The club was founded in 1948 and named after former Connecticut Governor and US Senator, Raymond E. Baldwin.

Each boating season begins with our Commissioning at the Mystic Seaport over the Memorial Day weekend.  The yachts of BYC converge for a weekend of fun that includes many activities and the annual Dyer racing for all ages and skills. Other events will take the club yachts to Montauk , Fisher's Island, Coecles Harbor, Three Mile Harbor, Napatree Point, Watch Hill and Hamburg Cove to name a few of the many weekend and holiday visits.  

The marquee club event each season is a two-week cruise, in the waters of Eastern Connecticut (Fisher's Island and Long Island), Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  The cruise typically starts with a stop at Cuttyhunk then ventures to the Elizabeth Islands, Martha's Vineyard, and the many wonderful harbors in between.  The cruise has gone as far as Nantucket and Boston in years past. 

Although we don't own a clubhouse or dock facilities, BYC
 maintains moorings in Hamburg Cove, North Cove and Mason's Island and Stonington in Connecticut; Fisher's Island and Montauk in New York; and Block Island, Rhode Island for the use of our members.

If you enjoy time on the water, friendly sailboat racing and camaraderie with other boaters or you are looking to join a group to help increase your knowledge of the waters on the eastern side of Long Island Sound we encourage you to learn more about joining BYC by clicking the links above.  

We'd be thrilled to chat with you about why we believe BYC is the best secret on the waters of Long Island Sound.

Become a member

BYC is looking for new members.  Please visit our Membership Information tab and learn how you can join in the fun!

Membership Info

BYC Racing Information - for members and non-members

If you plan to enter one of our club racing events, visit the Racing Information page here for all you need to know.

Race Information


Baldwin Yacht Club is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization.

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