Surf City Yacht Club

Life’s Better by the Bay

Welcome to the Surf City Yacht Club website! SCYC has a beautiful bay front clubhouse and marina located at 9th and the Bay in Surf City on idyllic Long Beach Island, New Jersey. Celebrating almost 125 years of sailing, boating, socializing, fun and friendships by the Bay, we invite you to explore and enjoy our site.


Year Founded
Slips in Marina
National Champions

Welcome to Surf City Yacht Club

Meet 2021 Commodore
Dr. Ron Willoughby

Dear Members –

It is my privilege to welcome you back to your home by the bay for the 2021 season. This season promises to be one of renewal, as we carefully emerge from the restrictions of the pandemic with a resolve to restore the activities and relationships that make SCYC our home.

This renewal has taken many forms. Most visible are the renovations to the clubhouse, ensuring that we will have a beautiful and inviting home for years to come. This project will also include upgrades to the waterfront, with improved floating docks for launching small boats and swimming. We have also made a renewed dedication to our waterfront and sailing programs, upgrading our club boat fleet and increasing social opportunities for children of all ages, while maintaining our lively adult social calendar of parties and concerts. We look forward to once again hosting regattas in our prime sailing location, including two national events this season. None of these initiatives could occur without the involvement of our membership, whose devotion to SCYC is demonstrated through their donation of time, skill and energy to our club’s benefit.

To our members- welcome back!  To those of you visiting this website to find out more about SCYC, let me tell you that as this year’s Commodore, I, along with my fellow Flag officers and Board members, are guardians of a proud tradition, 127 years in the making. SCYC is a club for the members, run by the members, and dedicated to enjoying all the benefits that Barnegat Bay can offer- boating, swimming and sailing- and to the wonderful relationships that result when these are enjoyed with others, always mindful that our Bay is a resource to be protected.

Come join us, and enjoy what we believe is the best location on the Bay- and make new friends with whom to enjoy the most beautiful sunsets on LBI!


Dr. Ron Willoughby, Commodore

Coming Up At SCYC



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Social Events

Social Events

From May through late October the club hosts events throughout each week and every Saturday evening including barbecues, golf outings, beach parties, concerts and dances. 2021 is packed with exciting social events for everyone!

Social Events at SCYC
Youth Activities

Youth Activities

SCYC is proud to offer a wide range of sailing and swimming classes for children and young adults. With fun social activities and exciting competition with the other yacht clubs on the island, SCYC is the best place for your children to spend their summer on the island.

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Register to become a US Sailing MVP

Many of the learning and sailing opportunities we enjoy at the club are made available to us by US Sailing, a nonprofit, member supported organization. They are a valuable resource and their programs are essential to our club. US Sailing is committed to building participation at the local level, and we can help them do so.

US Sailing and SCYC are partners through the US Sailing MVP Program. While SCYC has always utilized a breadth of US Sailing resources, our decision to join the MVP Program will introduce even more valuable programs and services to our members, as well as savings on program materials and US Sailing membership fees.

Every US Sailing member contributes to the programs that we enjoy at SCYC. We are all “US Sailing” and I encourage you to join me and every US Sailing member by becoming a member and investing in a thriving future for our sport.

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Sailing and Boating at SCYC

The heart of SCYC is our world-class sailing and boating program. We offer races throughout the spring, summer and fall for all kinds of vessels, ages, and abilities.

Our Racing Committee has been hard at work putting together a full slate of regattas for this year.

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Youth Sailing and Swimming

We offer an 8-week sailing and swimming program for children ages 4 – 18 who are either Junior members or children/grandchildren of members.

Young children can participate in our “Bay Kids” program to offer a safe and fun introduction to sailing and swimming.

Older children and young adults can join our Waterfront program and compete in weekly competitions with the other LBI yacht clubs!

Explore All Our Youth Programs

Social Activities

Come join us for SCYC fun! A festive array of social events for adults is planned on weekends during the season from Memorial Day through mid-October.

Saturday night socials include sunset cocktail parties, bay front concerts, BBQ’s, clam bakes, pig roasts and theme parties. Additional social events include golf outings, game and card nights, and a wide variety of family – oriented activities.

Other LBI social events include:

  •  Sunset cocktail parties
  •  Bay front concerts
  •  BBQ’s, clam bakes, pig roasts
  •  Themed parties
Additional social events include golf outings, game and card nights, and a wide variety of family – oriented activities. We love to have fun – come join us!

Social Events
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Weddings and Private Events

SCYC offers the perfect venue for weddings and private events. Our facilities offer breathtaking panoramic views of Barnegat Bay and indoor and outdoor options for accommodating your guests.

Come take a tour of our facilities and see why SCYC is the perfect choice for your perfect day.

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Come Visit SCYC

Physical Address

399 N 9th St, Surf City, NJ 08008

Mailing Address

PO Box 236, Ship Bottom, NJ 08008

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