Club History

Location

  • 401 S. Lumina Avenue
    Wrightsville Beach, NC
  • (910) 256-3396
  • Open daily:
    9:00am – 10:00pm
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In 1853, seven men who loved sailing founded the Carolina Yacht Club. Richard Bradley, Parker Quince, John Reston, Talcott Burr, Daniel Baker, T.M. Gardner, and Richard J. Jones took sailing only a little less seriously than their work in law, banking, publishing, commerce and public service. They fiercely competed in regattas on the river, sound, and sea, and celebrated their victories at merry Banks parties.

 

From the Carolina Yacht Club Chronicles by Anne Russell. Available for purchase at the Club Store.

 

Today, any current member in good standing may propose someone for membership. Nominated individuals will be placed on the CYC membership waitlist and considered for membership in the order their request was received.

Carolina Yacht Club Past Commodores

Commodores play an important role in the governance of the Carolina Yacht Club.

Recent Commodores
Martin Willard Current
Josh Stone 2020
2019 to 2010
David Nance 2019
Cothran Harris 2018
Sterling Powell 2017
Elizabeth Laney McLean 2016
Mickey Southerland 2015
Greg Zack 2014
Gray Formy-Duval 2013
Randall Broadfoot 2012
Chip Whitesides 2011
Richard Waldkirch 2010
2009 to 2000
Elizabeth Dooley 2009
Jim Overton 2008
George T Miars 2007
James O Carter 2006
Robert McEachern 2005
James Kraus 2004
James B Stokley Jr 2003
Leigh Murray 2002
Paul W Rhinehart 2001
Michael C Brown Jr 2000
1999 to 1990
John R Sawyer 1999
T E Efird 1998
Frank B Gibson 1997
Roy H Hobbs 1996
William F King 1995
George Clark 1994
Bradford C Cantwell 1992-1993
Peter R Davis 1990-1991
1989 to 1980
Robert K Creighton 1988-1989
Joseph M James 1986-1987
Lemuel L Doss 1984-1985
William L Hill 1982-1983
Benjamin M Washburn 1980-1981
1979 to 1970
Thurston Formy-Duval 1978-1979
Kenneth M Sprunt 1976-1977
W Carter Mebane III 1974-1975
William A Raney 1973
S Warren Sanders Jr 1972
James C Fox 1969-1971
1969 to 1960
James C Fox 1969-1971
Laurence G Sprunt 1968
Robert A Little 1966-1967
Robert N Taylor 1966
Raymond H Holland Jr 1964-1965
Victor G Taylor 1962-1963
James A Price 1961
Robert C Cantwell III 1959-1960
1959 to 1950
Robert C Cantwell III 1959-1960
Henry Vanston Reid 1957-1958
N L Foy 1955-1956
John B Hill 1954
W H Tillery 1952-1953
A E Huggins 1949-1951
1949 to 1940
A E Huggins 1949-1951
EA Metts Jr 1947-1948
James B Lynch 1946
S W Sanders 1945
E R Toms 1944
W T Benton 1942
J C Roe 1942
Empie Latimer 1940-1941
1939 to 1930
Robert Strange 1938-1938
WW Storm 1936-1937
O F Cooper 1935
Lenox G Cooper 1933-1934
R G Rankin 1931-1932
A H Harriss Jr 1929-1930
1929 to 1920
A H Harriss Jr 1929-1930
Charles B Lynch 1927-1928
Waddell Watters 1926
J N Brand Jr 1925
R G Rankin 1923-1924
J Irving Corbett 1921-1922
SG MacMillan 1919-1920
1919 to 1910
SG MacMillan 1919-1920
Platt W Davis 1918
J Stevenson Brown 1917
JH J MacMillan 1915-1916
O A Wiggins Jr 1913-1914
A B Skelding 1912
EA Metts 1910-1911
1919 to 1910
SG MacMillan 1919-1920
Platt W Davis 1918
J Stevenson Brown 1917
JH J MacMillan 1915-1916
O A Wiggins Jr 1913-1914
A B Skelding 1912
EA Metts 1910-1911
1919 to 1910
SG MacMillan 1919-1920
Platt W Davis 1918
J Stevenson Brown 1917
H J MacMillan 1915-1916
O A Wiggins Jr 1913-1914
A B Skelding 1912
EA Metts 1910-1911
1909 to 1900
C W Worth 1907-1909
J Van B Metts 1905-1906
J K Williams 1903-1904
S P Cowan 1902
F A Lord 1899-1901
1899 to 1890
George D Parsley 1896-1898
George W Kidder 1892-1895
Norwood Giles 1891
William Latimer 1887-1890
1889 to 1880
William Latimer 1887-1890
Pembroke Jones 1884-1886
O A Wiggins 1879-1883
1879 to 1870
O A Wiggins 1879-1883
I B Grainger 1878
William A Wright 1874-1877
F A L Cassidy 1873
Henry Burkheimer 1867-1872
1869 to 1860
Henry Burkheimer 1867-1872
No Commodores between 1861 and 1866
T M Gardner 1859-1860
1853 to 1859
T M Gardner 1859-1860
Richard Bradley 1858
Alex MacRae 1857
Daniel Baker 1854-1856
Richard Bradley 1853