Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Yacht Clubs of Brooklyn: Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club

More Ralph Cramden than Judge Smales, Brooklyn's yacht clubs have provided waterfront facilities for sailors and fishermen for well over a century. Throughout the summer, we'll take a deeper look at some of Kings County's yacht clubs.

Established in 1908, Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club is located on Emmons Avenue, right on Sheepshead Bay. The club has a good mix of powerboaters, sailors and fishermen. The club offers 7 day-a-week launch service, has an in-ground pool a large Victorian with a dining room and fully stocked and attended bar.

For sailors looking to cruise the waters of New York, its a great location that is only a few hours sail from ports in New Jersey, Staten Island and Manhattan; and it takes about 24 hours to sail to Montauk. If fishing is more to your liking the club is located minutes from blue water in the Atlantic Ocean, or you can fish in the Rockaway Outlet for Bluefish, Bass, Porgies, Fluke, Flounder among other fish.

You don't need a to be a Vanderbilt to join, and you can take the subway to the club.

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