Benefits of Membership
Ripping it up on a Laser
Agamenticus Yacht Club was founded in 1937 and is a 501-(c)3 non-profit organization. The Club is ideally located at the end of Simpson Lane in York Harbor where it maintains a small clubhouse, wharf, floats and a fleet of boats.
Annual dues are $525 for full club privileges extended to the member and everyone in his/her immediate family. There is no initiation fee to join.
As a community based sailing program, AYC's mission has always been to create and sustain a community of families who relish the myriad joys of being on the water. We continue to invest time, money and effort developing the facility, staffing and equipment that enhances our members' enjoyment of our club, and that allows a diversity of options for safe boating activities in and around our beautiful harbor.
While our junior sailing program and racing team comprise the centerpiece of our programming efforts for kids, we offer many programs and opportunities for our adult membership, including:
Application & Forms
Use of AYC's Boats
AYC has five classes of sailboats, many recreational kayaks, rowboats and a canoe, all of which are available for use at no charge to our member families and their children.
Optimist Dinghy: 8 ft. sailing prams that are safe, dry, and simple to sail, ideal for teaching new sailors.
JY-15: 15 ft. double handed sailing dinghies that are rugged and easy to sail, with comfortable self draining cockpits, mainsail and jib.
Club 420: 14 ft. double handed sailing dinghies are used primarily by our advanced racing students, but provide a challenging experience for adults as well. Can be sailed by two under mainsail and jib alone, but also allow the use of spinnaker and hiking trapeze as well, for those who "dare to fly".
Laser: 13 ft. single sail, single handed dinghies that can rig with either full sail or "radial rig" for the lighter sailor.
J-22: 22 ft. full keeled sailboats, each with a small outboard on the back to get you in and out of the harbor safely. The cabin has sitting headroom, two sleeping berths, and a comfortable cockpit for up to four adults. It sails with a main and jib, and can fly a spinnaker as well.
Kayaks: We have many different sizes and styles of recreational level kayaks which are easy to use and stable on the water.
Rowboats: 8 ft. rowboats are available to members for practicing their strokes around the quiet backwaters of our harbor.
Please make arrangements with the staff for scheduling the use of these various crafts, and comply with the signup sheets in the clubhouse. For certain sailboats you will have to be qualified by one of our sailing instructors for use of the craft. Once certified, you will be able to use the boat on a first-come, sign-up basis.
Docking & Kayak Storage
A limited number of dock spaces are available (wait list) on the lower dock for small boats up to 15' in length. Additionally there are racks for storage of Kayaks and Lasers on the upper docks.
These spaces are for AYC members only, and not available to the general public. Contact Bill Duffy our Dock Master for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).