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Cleveland Yacht Club

The Cleveland Yachting Association, known today as Cleveland Yacht Club, was founded by yacht racing icon George W. Gardner in 1878. George served as the Club’s Commodore from 1879 to 1894. In 1888 Gardner officially filed papers to incorporate the club, renaming it to Cleveland Yacht Club (CYC). This exhibit displays two official burgees of the Club. The older version is cotton, and the newer version is synthetic nylon – a durable and longer-lasting material. 

CYC’s first Clubhouse was built on the shore of Lake Erie in the Old Case Block on Superior and East 3rd Streets. In 1895, the Club found a new home and moved to the East 9th Street Pier where they remained until 1914. The Club’s final move took place on November 29, 1914, following a merger with Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC). The CYC Clubhouse was transported by a barge to Rocky River Lagoon where the CYC and LYC Clubhouses joined together. In 1963, CYC decided to tear down the Clubhouse in Rocky River and completely rebuild a new one. Today, that Clubhouse remains, along with its burge flying high at the Clubhouse and members’ vessels.  

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Membership at CYC

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Sailing Instructions

Printable cyra sailing instructions (05/15/2024).

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  1. Cleveland Yacht Racing Association - cyra.us

    Build Relationships. Nothing is better than a well trained boat. Racing gives you the chance to seek out and retain people to work towards the common goal of sailing well. Mistakes will be made, that is the nature of sailing, but when you and your crew get it right you know it.

  2. Schedule – Cleveland Yacht Racing Association - cyra.us

    Dates of Interest. EWYC JAM Regatta June 2. MHYC Regatta June 8–9. CRW 1D June 14–16. CLYC JAM Regatta June 15–16. CRW Offshore June 20–23. FCYC Princess Pat June 28–29. CYC Roberts Race July 6.

  3. Racing - The Cleveland Yachting Club - Cleveland, OH

    HOSTING RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS, BURGEE WIDELY RECOGNIZED. Our sail fleets are proud to host national championships, junior regattas and weekly sail races. The Club has hosted regional, national and world championship yachting events in which our yachtsmen have excelled.

  4. Start Line

    The Cleveland Sailing Association is a Central Location for all things Sail Racing in the Cleveland Region of Lake Erie. To Enter the CSA Series, Create a boat Profile or Create a Classified Ad, you need to Register on the CSA site.

  5. Membership – Cleveland Yacht Racing Association - cyra.us

    Membership. This is the 2024 list of registered boats, a “ ” next to your name indicates you are ready to go, a “•” under the “ $CU ” column indicates something is missing ( $ ayment, C ertificate, U ssa). Email the Commodore to be considered for certificate exemption.

  6. Cleveland Sailing Association

    Home of the Cleveland Sailing Association. From here you may register for the season series, links to CSA Events, Season Schedule, CSA Racing Results, Create a yacht profile.

  7. NOTICE OF RACE 6. RACES 53rd Princess Pat Races Yacht Racing ...

    The Principal Race Officer will designate a race course for each class using Cleveland Yacht Racing Association buoy marks, the break wall East Light, the water intake Crib, other nearby marks and marks temporarily placed by the Race Committee.

  8. WTT – Cleveland Yacht Club – National Museum of the Great Lakes

    The Cleveland Yachting Association, known today as Cleveland Yacht Club, was founded by yacht racing icon George W. Gardner in 1878. George served as the Club’s Commodore from 1879 to 1894. In 1888 Gardner officially filed papers to incorporate the club, renaming it to Cleveland Yacht Club (CYC).

  9. Membership - The Cleveland Yachting Club - Cleveland, OH

    The Cleveland Yachting Club offers a dynamic combination of private club amenities, natural beauty, and opportunities for making meaningful connections. Come and experience membership at CYC!

  10. Sailing Instructions – Cleveland Yacht Racing Association

    Printable CYRA Sailing Instructions (05/15/2024)