Open House Sundays at Old Greenwich Yacht Club

On the beach at the Old Greenwich Yacht Club on Greenwich Point is the place to be on Sundays this winter. The Club will once again open its doors to the public on just six Sundays, from 2-4 p.m. February 26 through April 2.

The first open house on February 26 will feature live music by the popular local band The Crash Boat Drivers. The band (upright bass, guitar and vocals) plays classic acoustic covers of Jimmy Buffett, Van Morrison, David Bowie and more.

The Yacht Club Board invites Greenwich residents to stop by the charming clubhouse, meet club members, enjoy some refreshments and warm-up by the fire. Open houses have traditionally been a way for residents with an interest in boating to learn all about Club offerings, from sailing and racing to socializing, kayaking, fishing and more.

Last year the Club added a sixth Ideal 18 to the club-owned sail fleet, making educational programs and competitive sailing events even more accessible to members. This year the Club has shipped the entire Ideal fleet back to the manufacturer for complete top to bottom refurbishing. This will make the sail fleet even more competitive in local regattas and interclub racing.

Says Tom Drake, Club Commodore, “Investing in our sail fleet makes sense. Access to these wonderful Bruce Kirby designed keelboats is included in our regular membership fee so our members are able to get out on the water as often as they wish. Between the sail fleet and our enthusiastic club mentors, plus our relationship with Greenwich Community Sailing, our members have many opportunities to develop their sailing skills, for pleasure or racing.

OGYC Open Houses are held every Sunday from February 26 through April 2 from 2 – 4 p.m., directly following the Friends of Greenwich Point sponsored Pedestrian Only Sundays which is held on Sunday mornings from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the same dates. For more information about Club open houses or membership, contact Membership Director Michael Sullivan at membership@ogyc.org, or visit our website at www.ogyc.org.

About the Old Greenwich Yacht Club
Membership in the Old Greenwich Yacht Club is open to all Greenwich residents with an interest in boating, regardless of knowledge, ability or boat ownership. Anyone wishing to make the most of boating on Long Island Sound will find a family-oriented home port at OGYC. Established in 1943, OGYC provides the opportunity for town residents to get out onto the water, whether by sail, power or paddle. For a modest membership fee Greenwich residents can enjoy educational, cruise, race, and social events that enhance skills and promote fellowship among boaters. The foundation of OGYC is its 350 member families, their commitment to the Club and their volunteering spirit.

Additional Information

  • Sponsor: Old Greenwich Yacht Club
  • Contact Name: Cathleen Blood
  • Contact Email: cateblood@gmail.com
  • Website: http://www.ogyc.org

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