Recovery Effort Continues
SCYC was hit hard by SuperStorm Sandy. Much damage has occured to the grounds and the clubhouse. SCYC is seeking volunteers to asist in the clean up effort. Please see the Commodores plea for your help below.
Plan to attend our work parties on: April 6 & 13, and May 4th and 18th.
Hosting Quality Regattas Since 1942
Learn more about our programs for weekend club racing and regional to national competition.
Many of our home brewed sailors have gone on to compete at the national level. SCYC is host to many class championships and US Sailing quarterfinals each year.
We have active one design fleets in Optimist, Sunfish, Radial, Laser, c420, Snipe, Mariner, and Lightnings.
See our Regatta Page for more information.
Wedding Road Show is April 21st!
For Graduation Parties, Showers, Birthday Parties, Wedding Receptions, Retirement Parties or Family Reunions
Looking for the ideal venue for your next party? Surf City Yacht Club may be the perfect place! Spectacular views of Barnegat Bay & breathtaking sunsets... The Warren Room and its deck offer endless possibilities.
Amenities: Air Conditioned - Dance Floor - Inside & Outside Bars - Panoramic Deck with waterfront views, Numerous Hotels with in a short distance, Handicapped Accessible with Elevator
For Available Dates - Booking Information, Pictures, and more can be found on our Venue Rental Page.
2013 Wedding Roadshow information can be found here
Membership has its Perks!
From evening socials by the bay, weekend yacht racing, boat slips in the marina, to programs for the children, SCYC has something for everyone. Stop by our office for information on membership, amenities, and programs available to you.
Please see our Membership Page for more information.
Sailing, Swimming, Sun, and Fun!
Our junior programs are designed to challenge the mind body and spirit of our youth while providing them with a summer experience of a lifetime.
Our focus on fun and fundamentals prepares our children to be competent sailors and swimmers.
Our advanced programs provide quality coaching and skill development that prepares our sailors/swimmers for high level competition.
Learn more about our Waterfront Programs
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As a member of US SAILING, you make it possible for US SAILING to develop and maintain programs that we depend on. These programs include training for our certified instructors and race officials, curricula and resources for our junior program, support for our volunteers, insurance programs for our club, and more. Join the United States Sailing Association as a new member or renewal through the SCYC Junior Sailing Program and Save!
By Joining or even renewing your membership it provides a benefit our programs, our children, and club!
Update April 2013 Hello Members,
===================================================================================== SCYC February 2013 Update
Dear SCYC Members,
I am pleased to report rebuilding the clubhouse has begun and is on schedule for completion by the start of the summer. There are still hurdles to cross, but significant work has been accomplished with more to do.
As many already know, Sandy washed out and rutted much of the grounds, flooded the lower clubhouse, and caused some wind damage to the building siding and roof. There was also significant damage to our boats, floats, and docks.
The membership voted to approve rebuilding, and on the construction front three projects are underway or complete to restore the main clubhouse. First, the building’s roof has been completely replaced. Next, the grounds have been filled and graded to restore the property, plus all debris has been removed. Currently DSB Construction has been awarded the job of restoring the club interior and they have begun construction. Their first step was to replace the breakaway walls under the upstairs that enclosed the sail loft. That step has been completed. DSB will also repair any interior damage to the lower walls, bathrooms, and kitchen. Where possible, we are rebuilding with water resistant materials in case of any future flooding. These three projects; the roof, grading and fill, and interior reconstruction will allow the main clubhouse to reopen this spring on schedule.
The Board and Counsel have been working with our insurers on our claims. We expect that damage to the clubhouse and our boats will be covered, and a significant portion of the construction authorized to date will eventually be reimbursed. We have completed an insurance claim with our flood insurer that included many details about damage remediation, equipment inventories, and reconstruction estimates. We are waiting for a response.
We have also submitted a claim with SBA that we expect will allow us to take out a low interest loan to cover the costs of the items not covered by insurance; primarily the grounds, docks, and floats. Again we have completed the application and are awaiting a response.
Repairs to our boats are ongoing, as our mechanic is making repairs and will advise us on their condition in a timely manner before the spring season rush. Three of our smallest boats were lost or suffered major damage, and we are evaluating what needs to be repaired or written off and replaced.
Restoring the grounds and docks is still on the agenda and while some of this work will be required, some may have to be put off as we review our finances, insurance payout, and FEMA loan.
I’d like to thank everyone for all their volunteer work so far, from the extra fall work parties, to the work with bids and contractors, to all the effort put forth to complete our insurance and FEMA applications. I am also most appreciative, as we all should be, of the financial donations to date.
As the spring approaches there will be still more work for the membership. I foresee additional work parties to physically put the club back together and more fundraisers to replace lost equipment from all areas of the club.
As I look out the window at my own boat covered in snow, I look forward to another happy summer with friends and family at SCYC.
Commodore Darryl Waskow
December 4, 2012 Work Party #2 and Sandy Update
A big thank you to the 40 members and a guest who helped during our 2d work party held on Saturday, December 1st. It was a beautiful sunny day and conducive to a high energy effort to shore things up for the winter.
The sail loft had to be emptied in preparation for regrading. A crew of eager volunteers washed Optis and sails free of mud and grass. Thankfully, a sunny day made drying easier before putting items into the trailer for storage. Another crew worked inside the clubhouse to remove additional damaged items to the trash pile, spray salvageable wood furniture with a precautionary fungicide, and move items for storage inside to the center of the main room downstairs in preparation for reconstruction. Outside, pathways were shoveled free of sand and debris, and the picnic tables were moved to the rear patio area for safe keeping. Not even the storm could carry those heavy tables away. Meanwhile, the bubbler system was being installed in the marina area. Of course, no party would be complete without food. Through the generosity of members, we enjoyed assorted baked goods and a delicious pot of home-cooked chili.
Concurrently with these first steps, all the insurance adjusters have visited the club to make their assessments. In preparation for the actual work of reconstruction, Commodore Waskow has organized the flag officers, directors, club manager, and club counsel into four committees covering, financial/insurance issues, clubhouse repair, grounds repair, and boats and docks. These groups have been busy meeting with a variety of potential contractors to solicit bids. As the information accumulates, the Board will be in a better position to have an estimate as to the cost for all needed repairs.
You will be receiving more information over the next weeks and months as we move along towards Commissioning 2013.
Happy Holidays to all.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Announcing Work Party #2
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Post-Thanksgiving Work Party
We are most grateful to the more than 40 volunteers who braved last Saturday’s windy and cold weather to begin the recovery process from the devastation caused by Sandy.Long-time members, juniors, whole families, and even a non-member Lightning sailor came with tools, good cheer, baked goods, and a willingness to tackle a variety of projects.
Although some were damaged, boats in the yard were righted and replaced on stands. Floats were rescued from other properties and water pumped out so they could be stored at the club. Pieces of the ninth street black fence were separated and stored for possible reuse. Damaged items from within the club were carried outside forming a huge pile for removal, while salvageable items were brushed clean and saved. Everything was inventoried.
Even though many items were a total loss, the work of cleaning and saving, and seeing the club now dried and clean of mud, lifted our spirits and strengthened our resolve to get back to normal. If you were unable to make last Saturday’s work party, we’re hoping to have another as soon as our storage containers arrive, so that we can load all contents into them for winter storage while construction crews work inside.
Stay tuned to the SCYC homepage and eblasts for further information.
November 21, 2012
We will have our first work party on November 24th. Letty Thomas, club officers, and other members have been at the club almost daily since Sandy to assess the damage and plan strategies for moving ahead.
Using their suggestions, we have developed a plan of action for the work party this Saturday. The effort will begin at 10 am, so even if you have not signed up, but find that you can make it, please come. We will need all the help we can get.
Hurricane Sandy Work Party
Get boats back on blocks for winter
Get 4 floats back to club (Newt and 4 people)
Clean up debris from club grounds
Patch docks so we have access to inspect prior to bubbler system install
Get A dock usable to install ice eaters
Pick up and organize sail loft. Get rid of any damaged or unusable things.
Tack down loose boards on clubhouse
Move 420’s around club to pavers by front door.
Replace missing post at entrance to marina restrooms
Retrieve and stack cinder blocks
Move picnic tables?
Get Carolina Skiff out of water.
November 16, 2012
Commodore’s Update on SCYC Storm Remediation:
The Board has contracted with a remediation company and they are in the process of cleaning now. Standing water and mud have been removed from the floors, and wet sheet rock and some pine paneling in the Temme Room have also been removed to facilitate drying. Cabinets will be moved by a cabinet maker in case there is wet sheet rock behind them. Once everything wet is removed, heaters and fans will be placed in the clubhouse. The entire process should be completed by the end of next week.
To provide needed storage, we contracted for two, forty-foot trailers to hold all saved items while work continues in the clubhouse; we are hoping they will arrive soon.
The adjuster for our property insurance company will be at the club this Monday to make a damage assessment and the adjuster for the flood insurance company will be there on November 23rd to make his assessment. Once we hear from the adjusters, we will be able to plan better for the restoration process.
In the meantime, there will be a work party held on Saturday, November 24that 10:00 a.m. to begin clearing debris from the yard, cleaning in the sail loft and race committee closet, and doing other outside chores. If you would like to help, please meet us at the club. If you cannot make this work party, there will be others, so let Eileen Core know (
Please continue to check the website for updates and have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Dear SCYC Members,
As you may know, the club sustained serious building and grounds damage from Sandy. There was two feet of water intrusion on the first floor including the kitchen, and the entire downstairs floor is covered in mud. The bottom wall on the north side broke away as designed and opened the sail loft and the work shop to the storm. Outside, there is damage to the docks, but the infrastructure for the most part remains intact. Both the chain link and black fences are damaged and down in some sections. Although the boats in the yard floated in the water, most are still there and appear to be OK; two may have sustained some damage. The good news is that the upper level looks to be in perfect shape and is undamaged. (To see some photos log onto SCYC-NJ.org and click on the Facebook icon. And after having logged into Facebook, click on the SCYC tab at the top of the screen.)
Your Officers, Directors, PC Tom McKay, and Club Manager Letty Thomas have conferenced by phone and have taken steps to address the immediate issues. We are in contact with the adjusters for both our flood and commercial insurances and they will assess the damage as soon as they have access to the island. In the meantime, Letty has taken numerous photos to document all of the damage, the flood remediation company Mark1 has been contacted to begin clean-up work, and the boat engines have been checked and started to prevent corrosion. Our plan is to hire Mike and Eric, or others, to help with clean-up, and storage of sails and other items from the clubhouse during the recovery process. In the interim, the clubhouse has been secured with plywood to prevent further exposure. Except for designated personnel, we ask that you not enter the clubhouse until after the adjusters have been there and it is safe to do so.
Restoration is a huge job that will require many hands, so even though you are away at the moment, please volunteer to be part of this recovery effort by sending your name, contact information and availability to club secretary Eileen Core at
As far as we know, our members are safe and our hearts and thoughts go out to those who suffered losses in Sandy.
Commodore Darryl Waskow
The Summer of 2012 is Sure to be a time filled with fun and freindships.
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