Indian Harbor Yacht Club

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Indian Harbor Yacht Club
Indian Harbor Yacht Club Burgee.svg
Short name IHYC
Founded 1889
Location 710 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, CT,  United States 06830
Website www.indianharboryc.com
Clubhouse of the Indian Harbor Yacht Club today.
Clubhouse of the Indian Harbor Yacht Club, as it appeared in the 1890s. Photo by John S. Johnston.

The Indian Harbor Yacht Club is a U.S. boating organization, based at 710 Steamboat Road in Greenwich, CT, with access to Long Island Sound. The club is based mainly around personally owned yachts and pleasure boats, but also has a long history of competitive races.

History[edit]

On July 1, 1889, under the leadership of Frank Bowne Jones, Richard Outwater, Henry S. Doremus, Charles J. Hart and others, the Indian Harbor Yacht Club came into being, rising from the ashes of the old Greenwich Yacht Club.

The particular business was originally stated as, "Shall be to encourage and support the sport of yachting, the art of yacht designing and building, and the science of seamanship and navigation." Later, when incorporated, the following words were added: "and to provide for the amusement and recreation of its members."

This was primarily a sailing club and Henry E. Doremus was the first Commodore, William Ross Proctor the Vice Commodore, and Charles J. Hart the Rear Commodore.

In 1989, as part of the Club's centennial celebrations, Indian Harbor Yacht Club published 'A Century of sailing : the first one hundred years of the Indian Harbor Yacht Club, 1889-1989' [1] The club's facilities on Steamboat Road were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 'A Century of sailing : the first one hundred years of the Indian Harbor Yacht Club, 1889-1989' (Greenwich, Conn. : Indian Harbor Yacht Club, 1989)

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Coordinates: 41°00′46″N 73°37′22″W / 41.0128°N 73.6227°W / 41.0128; -73.6227