Is at the heart of CYC

From kids on the front of their mom’s Sunfish to lifelong friends taking out newcomers for an evening cruise, there are many ways to get you on the water. CYC offers competitive racing for every age and skill level in the ocean and sound and fun, adventure sails for the whole family. The wind will lure you to the water with a sea breeze that kicks almost every afternoon.


Our competitive sailors are all about the points and the silver. You’ll find serious sailors representing all club fleets racing in our sound and ocean events. While racing is most active during the summer, we have competitive events every month of the year. We’re also proud to host regional, national and international regattas here at CYC.


It’s not always about speed. Grab your gang and soak in a beautiful sunset as part of our ‘Sip N Sail’ sessions, or take your own boat around Bird Island as part of a group that’s gathered for a full moon sail. It’s hard to beat cruising down to Masonboro for a picnic and a swim. Cruising is all about taking it slow and enjoying the ride, not rounding the marks.

Race Committee

It takes a lot of volunteers to pull off professional, safe, and fun sailing events. Our fantastic race committee volunteers make it possible. Important roles exist both on-shore and on the course, plus we offer training if you’re unsure how to help. Race committee volunteers can give a couple of hours or snag a front-row seat to racing action.

Sailing Calendar

Adult Sailing

Our adult sailing classes cover the basics of sailing and we offer advanced sailing for those interested in joining our larger boat fleets.

Junior Sailing

The CYC junior sailing program and summer camps serve ages 5 – 18 and are open to the public. Our summer programs focus on sailing, safety and fun!

Sail Lessons

Our US Sailing-certified instructors offer private lessons to all ages and skill levels. Lessons are hands-on with more time spent on the water than shore.