Riverside Yacht Club

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Riverside Yacht Club
Burgee of Riverside YC.svg
Short nameQCYC
Location102 Club Road, Riverside, CT 06878  United States

The Riverside Yacht Club is a private, recreational yacht club located in the Riverside neighborhood of Greenwich, Connecticut, with access to Long Island Sound. It is the second oldest yacht club in Connecticut.


Clubhouse of the Riverside Yacht Club, as it appeared in the 1890s. Photo by John S. Johnston.

The Riverside Yacht Club was founded in 1888 by George I. Tyson, a prominent and wealthy summer resident of Riverside, CT, and the owner of the yacht Nirvana. Using his own money and waterfront property, Tyson built the first clubhouse in 1889 on the eastern shore of Cos Cob Harbor near the entrance of the Mianus River. He became the first Commodore, a post he held for eight years.

For a short period during the early 1890s, the club met in winter quarters in New York City, and by the late 1920s, the club purchased part of Tyson's Riverside property. In 1929, they completed construction of their present clubhouse.

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