Come Join Us for the 2016 Sailing Season!

Junior Sailing Program: For children and teens, the Junior Program is a great summer activity.  See  details on our Jr Program or download the 2016 Junior Sailing Program Registration form.

Adult Sailing Program: Whether you have no sailing experience or are looking to tune your sailing skills, we have the session for you.  See all Adult Sailing options and registration information.

New Member Inquiries:  Our founders' primary objective was to bring together friends and family in an environment that fosters a love for the sport and art of sailing small boats.  If you're interested as a prospective member, see our Membership page.

Our docks are now in and the clubhouse is open! The joy of sailing and creating memories with fellow members has returned for the 80th season at SSYC.  If you're not signed up for our email, contact the SSYC Web Bosun. We look forward to seeing you at the club.

 "Congenial people interested in boats, sailing, cruising and racing."

 

Six Fleets Compete in the Spring Series!

On Sunday May 22 the Spring Series finished under cloudy skies and light wind. Sailors in Comets, Flying Scots, C-420s, Optimists, Lasesr and a Sanderling competed during the shortened series cut down from four race days to two due to weather. See final results and photos.

 

Spring Laser Regatta at SSYC

On Saturday May 7, SSYC hosted a Spring Laser Regatta with a fleet of 15 Lasers on the starting line. Sailors came as far away as Pennsylvania. Our SSYC sailors swept the top 3 spots in the Full Rig!  See more.

 

MAISA Intercollegiate Regatta Held at SSYC

The Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club and the Monmouth University Hawks Sailing Team hosted the Leroy Grant Intercollegiate Sailing Regatta on Saturday and Sunday, April 16 & 17. Seventeen teams from the Mid Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association (MAISA) qualified to compete in the Grant Regatta based on their performance in previous MAISA qualifier events. See details and photos.

Members Getting Together at the Commodore's Reception

Many members of SSYC enjoyed a fabulous night at the Commodore's Reception  held at Nauvoo Grill in Fair Haven. See photos of the event.

Commodore's Reception

Reflections on a Great 2015 at SSYC

Happy sailing sounds drifted over the docks at the Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club barbeque.  It was the close of the Junior Mini Camp and families and guests were being treated to demonstrations of skills learned in just one week of instruction.  Sailors as young as 8, my granddaughter included, were rigging boats, hoisting sails, setting up rudders and tillers and inviting lucky guests out for a sail. 

There’s something about kids in life jackets and serious sunglasses that takes me back over other family sailing lessons, on other rivers, on long ago summer days.  Three generations of our family sail, boat, surf, kayak and just plain get out on the water in any way they can.   And it all started with a little kid learning to sail a little boat.

Aside from water safety and tying knots, first time sailors quickly learn to understand the wind and how to use it.  A puff of air ruffles the water and reaches toward the boat as each young skipper reacts to its direction and speed.  This is a lifelong sport that teaches concentration, teamwork, technical skills and fun.  Did I mention the water fights and treasure hunts?  Tipping a boat and learning how to right it ranks high as a useful life skill.  All learned on a summer’s day accompanied by the sounds of shore birds, laughter and squeals of delight.  This grandmother highly recommends getting the family, big and little kids, out on the water this summer and experiencing the joy of going with the flow. Article and photo submitted to the Two Rivers Times by Margaret Nitka, June 2015

We couldn't agree more, Margaret, thank you for taking the time to write and share this beautiful piece!

 

Action On The Water, Racing at SSYC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come join the racing action this season!

SSYC Clubhouse No DocksChartered in 1936, our founders established the Shrewsbury Sailing and Yacht Club to bring together all who enjoy the simple pleasure of the actions of wind, water and sail. Shrewsbury is about the love of sailing and about the camaraderie that draws sailors together. We are a volunteer organization, run by members for our mutual benefit and for the betterment of the club and the sport of sailing. We work to encourage and preserve the art of sailing and navigation, maintaining one of the top junior sailing programs in the northeast, and one that has produced many national and international champions. At the same time, we continue to promote a top-flight one-design racing program for both adults and children, sailing seven active fleets from April through November.