Edgartown Yacht Club

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The Edgartown Yacht Club[edit]

Edgartown Yacht Club

The Edgartown Yacht Club is a private yacht club located in Edgartown, Massachusetts on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The club was founded on January 5, 1905, and Edward H. Raymond was named its first commodore. The Edgartown Yacht Club's current clubhouse was completed in 1927, and is located on Dock Street in downtown Edgartown.

The club also includes a "Junior Yacht Club" created in 1923. In the words of the Edgartown Yacht Club website "The Club sponsored the formation of the Edgartown Junior Yacht Club, one of the first of its kind, to encourage young people to learn sailing, seamanship, racing rules and tactics and other phases of yachting. Since that time, our juniors have had their own clubhouse and elected their own officers and committees, while competing in races and participating in other marine outings. At present, the Club owns a fleet of 30 + Optimist sailing dinghies, 22 420’s and a few Rhodes 19s and Lasers. The summer program is under the direction of an experience staff of 10 or more instructors lead by the Sailing Director" [1]

Tennis At The Club[edit]

The Edgartown Yacht Club also has a very popular tennis program, and operates seven Har-Tru courts and four all weather courts. Teams from the Edgartown Yacht club compete against teams from other clubs, including arch-rival Nantucket Yacht Club.[citation needed]

Famous Members[edit]


  1. ^ Edgartown Yacht Club
  2. ^ "Walter Cronkite devoted time to Island philanthropic causes", Vineyard Gazette (Phyllis Meras), retrieved January 28, 2012 
  3. ^ Registrants for 88th Annual Regatta: Edgartown Yacht Club, US Sailing Regatta Network, retrieved January 28, 2012 
  4. ^ Vineyard Gazette, April 27, 2007, Ian Fein, "Journalists Collaborate on Book Exposing Politics of Wind Farm," Martha's Vineyard, MA, p. 1.
  5. ^ "The Washington Times", May 2, 1991, Carlise Cornelius, "Frank Neville Ikard, 78, oilman, ex-congressman," p. B4.
  6. ^ "Bangor (Maine) Daily News", May 15, 1996, Letitia Baldwin, "Olympic sailor has Maine ties."
  7. ^ A picture of success, Martha's Vineyard Magazine, retrieved August 6, 2012 

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