Sunday, June 11, 2006

Yacht Clubs of Brooklyn: Miramar Yacht Club

Founded in 1944, with roots dating back to the early 1930s, Miramar Yacht Club, has been a fixture in Sheepshead Bay for more than 60 years.

The club overlooks Sheepshead Bay and known as a sailing club, however it does have fishing boats, rowing skulls, kayaks and other watercraft.
Miramar YC is home to more than 70 sailboats, including Ensign Fleet #21, which was established in 1964.
For sailors looking to explore New York harbor, its a great location that is only a few hours sail from ports in New Jersey, Staten Island and Manhattan. If its Long Island you're looking to see, you can sail to Montauk from Sheepshead Bay in about 24 on the Atlantic, or head up the East River into Long Island Sound.

For sailboat racers, the club has a burgeoning racing scene. Miramar Yacht Club hosts informal "beer can" racing on most Wednesday evenings, which are usually followed by a $5 dinner (beer is a few dollars extra). In addition to holding trophy races for the Pearson Ensign fleet and handicap trophy races for the larger boats. The club is also the host of the second annual Brooklyn Cup Regatta. Last year's inaugural running of the Cup had boats representing clubs from across the tri-state area.

MYC offers its members 7 day-a-week launch service, a three-ton hoist (for dry sailing or a haul-out), dinghy-dock storage, a large patio right on the water, gas grills, WiFi and an in-ground pool. The club is 45 minutes from Manhattan by subway.

The members, which are eclectic and diverse as the Borough, are experienced yachtsmen and women that have crossed the Atlantic Ocean, participated in the Olympic Games and sailed from ports across the globe.


At Thursday, June 15, 2006 5:29:00 PM, Blogger Madame X said...

Interesting site, I took sailing lessons last year so I look forward to reading more. I didn't realize Brooklyn even had any yacht clubs!

At Friday, July 18, 2008 12:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm amazed. Glad to find this site. I'm taking lessons next weekend at manhattan sailing club. Good to know there are options in brooklyn!


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