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The Lewes Yacht Club is a private membership club with facilities that are for the sole and private use of the LYC Members and their guests.

2715 Cedar Street Lewes, DE 19958

(302) 645-8596

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2701 Cedar Ave

Lewes, DE 19958

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Private club with dining, snack bar, pool and beach. For boaters. Great location. Lovely pool. Good view at outside bar. Few charged to use the pool. Betty is the best and serves everything with a smile. Shell even tell you her personal favorite places to eat.

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Lewes Yacht Club celebrates 90 years

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What started as a group of sailors meeting on Lewes Beach for weekend races more than nine decades ago developed into the Lewes Yacht Club, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this month.

Club members gathered Sept. 24 to celebrate the 90th anniversary. The event was highlighted with attendance by several descendants of the founders and the debut of a 90th anniversary video.

And in a long line of milestones in the history of the club is a project getting underway to renovate and expand the current clubhouse to allow for extra dining area (including more outdoor options), a larger bar area, more storage and a new pool bathhouse. The project will be done over a two-year period in an effort to impact the membership as little as possible.

The idea for a sailing association was presented in August 1932 by George Davisson, Richard Reese Sr. and Marjorie Virden. Davisson and Reese would become the club's first two commodores. A total of 17 charter members started the club and set the dues at $3 a year with a $1 initiation fee.

It took a few years, but LYC was incorporated in July 1937, and the first clubhouse was built in 1938 for $5,000 with donated materials on land given by the City of Lewes.

Today, LYC not only has a clubhouse but a pool and marina, an established summertime youth sailing school and swim team, weekly sailing races, special sailing events, programs for members and guests, a foundation, dinners, a snack bar and youth programs.

And there is that beach access. The club is situated at the site of one of the Lewes Beach crossovers with easy access to Lewes Beach and the Delaware Bay. The view from its large outdoor deck provides one of the best sunset spots in Lewes.

The club has 700 memberships with a waiting list of several years.

Among additions to the club over the years, the pool created the most controversy. Longtime members can recall the division that occurred between those who wanted a pool and those who didn't. It got to a point where some members quit the club. When the pool opened in 1987, it quickly became the most-used amenity at the club, and most of those members who parted ways returned to the fold.

Several key families have played significant roles in the formation and growth of the club, including the Masons, Carters, Marshalls, Millers and Reardons, all familiar names in Lewes.

Although the club has a variety of activities, its roots are in sailing. Over the years, the club has hosted a variety of regattas for all types of sailboats, including Sunfish, Mobjacks, Hobie Cats, Optimists and J-70s, all run by a dedicated race committee.

The annual Breakwater Race each Labor Day is the club’s longest-lasting tradition, having started 90 years ago. In the early days, members had swimming and rowing races to the breakwater as well.

The Cape-to-Cape Regatta, started in 2008, continues each August with racing between Lewes and Cape May, N.J.

Key events in LYC's history

August 1932 – Idea for LYC is proposed; 17 charter members

July 1937 – Incorporation takes place

1938 – Construction of first clubhouse at the end of Cedar Street

1941 – Club is used by the military as lookout during World War II

1950s – The clubhouse is expanded and renovated; membership is 123

1969 – Marina on Lewes-Rehoboth Canal is completed

1980s – First paid staff

1982 – Sailing school begins

1987 – Pool opens; swim team and water aerobics begin

2003 – Demolition of old clubhouse

2005 – New clubhouse dedicated

2009 – Foundation is formed

2017 – Major pool renovations and first general manager hired

2022 – Major construction project gets underway

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Lewes Yacht Club

The Lewes Yacht Club (LYC) was founded in 1932 to encourage water sports, boating, casual sailing, and promote racing competition. The Club is enriched by its history and traditions yet has a casual and relaxed atmosphere. LYC is situated at the mouth of the Delaware Bay, which feeds into the Atlantic Ocean. The Club hosts Sunday races in everything from Sunfish and Mobjacks to Open Bics, Zumas and Optis for junior racers. They also co-host the Annual Cape-to-Cape Challenge Race, between LYC and the Corinthian Yacht Club of Cape May, NJ.

Stories from Lewes Yacht Club

Lewes Yacht Club began as an idea for a sailing association that was proposed to Marjorie Virden by George Davisson. There were 17 charter members, including Richard Reese, Sr., who became the first Commodore. In 1934 membership grew to 82. Dues were $3.00, with a $1.00 initiation fee. Four years later, the first clubhouse was completed on donated land; and was expanded and renovated over the years until March 22, 1962, when a devastating Nor’easter took its toll on the building. Reconstruction the next year began a period of growth for LYC. A marina was built on the canal side in 1969, and in 1982 the Club started their sailing school. Later a pool and shop were built. In 2003, the old clubhouse was demolished to make way for a new, modern facility.

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  1. Join Us

    Join Us. Thank you for your interest in the Lewes Yacht Club! Our membership is now at its limit. LYC maintains a Wait List for membership with an estimated wait of 12+ years. Wait List applicants require one member sponsor. To be placed on the wait list, you must fill out an Application for the Wait List (available through a current member ...

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    What we Love about the Lewes Yacht Club. LYC Wow! Factor: Beautiful facilities and stunning views are just part of the benefits that LYC offers our members. We also have wonderful social activities with a variety of scheduled entertainment, in a relaxing, friendly atmosphere. ... *some require additional fees for participation 2701 Cedar Street ...

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    We believe in administering and managing the club in a prudent manner, keeping fees appropriate to accomplish our vision and mission. We believe in providing opportunities for families and youth in a safe and wholesome environment. 2701 Cedar Street, P.O. Box 2, Lewes, DE 19958-0002. 302.645.8596.

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    LEWES YACHT CLUB MEMBERSHIP RULES CLUB FEES (These fees are subject to change) Join us—Non-Member: Waiting List Application Fee (non-refundable) $ 300.00 New Member (first year): Stock (100 shares; par value $5/share) $3000.00 ... Membership Chair, Lewes Yacht Club, P.O. Box 2, Lewes, DE 19958 for approval by the

  5. LYC Membership

    LYC Membership Rules and LYC Member Code of Conduct. For additional Membership information, please contact our Membership Chair at. [email protected] or stop by our Club House. Roosevelt Inlet Coordinates: 38 47.94 N, 75 09.29 W. Lewes Yacht Club. 2701 Cedar Street.

  6. Lewes Yacht Club

    The Lewes Yacht Club (LYC) was founded in 1932 and is enriched by its history and. traditions, yet has a casual and relaxed atmosphere. We offer a variety of activities for. our members from sailing to swimming, to boating, to a variety of dining, including. banquet facilities.

  7. About

    About. Lewes Yacht Club (LYC) is a private club situated on the Delaware Bay offering a beautiful clubhouse, a fabulous marina, a large pool area, and superb sailing, with the most beautiful sunset views in the Mid-Atlantic. Founded in 1932, LYC is enriched by its history and traditions, yet has a casual and relaxed atmosphere.

  8. Lewes Yacht Club

    The Lewes Yacht Club is a private membership club with facilities that are for the sole and private use of the LYC Members and their guests. 2715 Cedar Street Lewes, DE 19958

  9. PDF "FAQ" about LYC

    couples joining the Lewes Yacht Club, there is now a category of membership termed the "Designated Member". For details, please read the Membership Rules ... Club for a nominal fee if you don't own one. Just contact the sailing school (645-5582). The races generally start at Noon and finish about 2:30-3:00PM. The

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    1 review and 10 photos of LEWES YACHT CLUB "Private club with dining, snack bar, pool and beach. For boaters. Great location. Lovely pool. Good view at outside bar. Few charged to use the pool. Betty is the best and serves everything with a smile. Shell even tell you her personal favorite places to eat."

  12. Lewes Yacht Club celebrates 90 years

    Davisson and Reese would become the club's first two commodores. A total of 17 charter members started the club and set the dues at $3 a year with a $1 initiation fee. It took a few years, but LYC was incorporated in July 1937, and the first clubhouse was built in 1938 for $5,000 with donated materials on land given by the City of Lewes.

  13. Lewes Yacht Club

    Located on the Delaware Bay with sunset views, the Lewes Yacht Club is a space for individuals who love relaxing on and off the water. The club provides members and guests with access to their pool, marina, and clubhouse. They provide sailing lessons ranging from beginner to advanced, and their sailing team has competed in the Junior Olympics. They also hold regattas and a sailing camp each ...

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    Lewes Yacht Club Sailing, Lewes, Delaware. 219 likes · 15 were here. The Sailing Program promotes adult and youth sailing through sailing programs and regattas.

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    The Lewes Yacht Club (LYC) was founded in 1932 to encourage water sports, boating, casual sailing, and promote racing competition. The Club is enriched by its history and traditions, yet has a casual and relaxed atmosphere. ... In 1934 membership grew to 82. Dues were $3.00, with a $1.00 initiation fee. Four years later, the first clubhouse was ...

  16. Sailing School

    Click HERE for 2024 Sailing School Registration. Sessions will start on Monday, June 10 with the last week starting on Monday, August 12. Email [email protected] with questions and to be placed on the reminder list. Cape Critters Program. The Cape Critters Program is designed for children ages 5-7 years old that have no sailing experience.

  17. LYC Youth

    Lewes Yacht Club 2701 Cedar Street P.O. Box 2 Lewes, DE 19958-0002 302.645.8596: ... Sailing lessons and swim team, involve pre-registration with fees: Youth and Family Activities for our members, children, and grandchildren: This is a sample of typical LYC Activities and may differ from year to year

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    The Lewes Yacht Club is a private club and all private events held at the club must be hosted or sponsored by a member. For information or to book a private event, please contact our Restaurant Manager, Adrienne Hastings. She will assist you in all facets of planning the event to remember. Members Dress Code can be found her Dress Code 2024 (1).

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    Grilled Vegetable. 10.00. Portobello mushrooms, eggplant, red pepper, tomato, fresh mozzarella, and pesto on focaccia. Smoked Salmon. 12.00. On toasted wheat with bacon, watercress, tomato, onion, and lemon dill wasabi cream cheese. Check out the prices for Lewes Yacht Club.The menu includes dinner, and lunch.

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    2022-12-01. NTEE code, primary. N50: Recreational, Pleasure, or Social Club. Description. The mission of the Lewes Yacht Club is to serve our members in a welcoming atmosphere fostering sailing, boating, swimming, and social activities centered on the Delaware bay. To provide the approximately 650 members with recreational facilities, such as a ...

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    Lewes Yacht Club Inc. Levves, DE; Tax-exempt since Sept. 2003 EIN: 51-6001656; ... Club or Co-Op Income; Initiation Fees & Contributions $159,750 : Income From Public Use of Club Facilities $327,957 : Compensation. Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other;

  22. FAQs • When do I need a business license? What are the fees?

    Lewes City Hall 114 E 3rd Street Lewes, DE 19958. Fees. Residential property rentals $200 per year, per unit. ... fishing is allowed on Lewes Beach from the eastern boundary of Pilot Point to the westerly most boundary lines of the Lewes Yacht Club for a distance offshore of 300 feet from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

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    The Lewes Yacht Club Swim Team uses a 6 lane, 25 meter heated pool. It has starting blocks, non-turbulence lane lines, locker rooms, and parking.