Surf City Yacht Club

Sailing and Boating

At the heart of Surf City Yacht Club are our world-class sailing and boating programs. We take pride in our spacious marina, sailing lessons for all ages and abilities, and track record of success in competition. SCYC is home to 29 national sailing champions (and counting!).


2017 Regatta Schedule

Our Racing Committee has been hard at work putting together a full slate of regattas for this year. From May through September we offer a variety of competitive regattas for sailors of all ages, abilities, and vessels. Upcoming races include:

Full 2017 Regatta Schedule

Upcoming Races

2017 Racing Schedule
7/19-20 Wed/Thu US Sailing Smythe Cup Area C Elims @ BCSC (MD) Laser Radial
7/22 Sat Championship Series Junior Classes
    Commodore/Championship Series Lightning, Mariner**
7/24-25 Mon/Tue Junior Olympics Regatta @ Island Heights YC C420, Laser Radial & 4.7, Optimist
7/25-28 Tue-Fri C420 North Americans @ Buffalo CC(Ont) C420
7/25-8/3 Tue-Thu USODA National Champs @ Old Dominion Univ (VA) Optimist
7/25 Tue “Independence Day” Green Fleet Regatta @ BLYC Optimist (LBIYRA members only)
7/26 Wed LBIYRA Junior Race Week @ Spray Beach YC Junior Classes
7/29-30 Sat/Sun Lightning Atlantic Coast Champs @ Burlington, VT Lightning
7/29 Sat LBIYRA Race Week @ Surf City YC Lightning, Mariner
7/29 Sat LBIYRA Race Week @ Spray Beach YC Catboats, Laser, Sunfish
7/30 Sun Lightning NJ State Junior Championship @ SCYC Lightning
8/1 Tue Faye Bennet Green Fleet Regatta @ Spray Beach YC Optimist (LBIYRA members only)
8/1-4 Tue-Fri Lightning WJM NAs @ Metedeconk River YC Lightning
8/2 Wed LBIYRA Jr. Interclubs @ Brigantine YC Junior Classes
8/3-4 Thu/Fri Annual Optimist Regatta @ Brant Beach YC Optimist (RBW & Green)
8/4-6 Fri-Sun C420 Buzzards Bay Regatta @ New Bedford (MA) C420
Full 2017 Race Schedule

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.

Register to become a US Sailing MVP

Youth Sailing Programs

Youth Sailing Programs

Surf City Yacht Club offers youth sailing programs for all ages and abilities. The safety of our youth sailors is paramount. All sailors regardless of the number of years in the program are required to pass a safety swim test the first day of the program. Each sailor must wear a USCG-approved, vest type PFD while on the water.

Participants in swimming and sailing will be tested and placed by an instructor. Sailors may stay in a sailing or swimming level for more than one year depending on the student’s level of achievement. Lesson times may be subject to change due to class size.  A minimum enrollment is required to hold each course.

Learn About Our Youth Sailing Programs

Adult Sailing Lessons for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Sailors

This course offers adult sailing lessons to club members on four consecutive Fridays, starting July 8th. The purpose of the course is to teach adult members (18 and older) how to sail his or her own boat if available, or learn to sail on a 19′ Mariner.

Depending on interest Sunfish lessons may be offered.

The goal is to instruct adults how to sail a boat and to feel comfortable as a skipper and crew. Participants will learn why and how a boat sails, the different points of sailing, sail adjustments, various maneuvers, how to get out to the bay and how to safely dock the boat. The class is taught by experienced, volunteer SCYC sailors. Enrollment is limited. Register in person at SCYC.

Surf City Yacht Club Marina

Membership at SCYC provides access to one of the most convenient and affordable marinas on Long Beach Island. Our marina has over 80 slips and can accommodate boats up to 40 feet, jet skis and wave runners, and everything in between!

Learn About Our Marina