Larchmont Yacht Club
|Larchmont Yacht Club|
Larchmont Yacht Club, 1897, as photographed by John S. Johnston
|Formation||June 20, 1880|
|Location||Village of Larchmont, Westchester County, New York United States|
The club was founded in June 1880 by Frank L. Anthony, Fred W. Flint, William C. France, Loring Lothrop and Charles E. Jenkins. The club was originally housed in a small church in Manor Park, overlooking Horseshoe Harbor.
Each year since 1885 the club has hosted the Larchmont Race Week, a nine day long event featuring hundreds of boats competing and racing in Long Island Sound. Sailors compete in offshore classes, one designs and junior sailboats. The club also hosts countless dinghy and keelboat regattas each season. By 1887 the club's membership had grown and it moved to its current location overlooking Larchmont Harbor.
Larchmont Yacht Club is home to several racing fleets, including Etchells, Shields, S-Boats, International One Designs, Ideal-18s and Vanguard 15s as well as cruising boats. The club runs a junior sailing program and is host to the Mamaroneck High School sailing program, the Rye Country Day School sailing team, a college sailing regatta and one of the first regattas for handicapped sailors.
The club also has a junior tennis team and swimming and diving team that competes against other country clubs teams in the area.
- "Larchmont Yacht Club". Larchmont Yacht Club. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
- "Yachting On The Sound. Regatta Of The Larchmont Yacht Club. The Contestants And The Winners.". New York Times. July 6, 1880. Retrieved 2009-11-29. "A number of gentlemen having their Summer residences at Larchmont Manor, on Long Island Sound, a short distance above New Rochelle, in Westchester County, about two weeks ago organized a yacht club, which they named the "Larchmont Yacht Club," and elected the following-named officers: Commodore C. Fleming, of the Yacht Mermaid; Vice-Commodore W. C. France..."
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