Join the “Star of the Hudson”

Three amigos.

Three PYC Amigos.

PYC Overview:

Founded in 1892, the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club is located in the heart of the scenic Hudson Valley in Staatsburg, New York. The “Poughkeepsie” name originates from our 19th century beginnings when the club was located in that community. PYC members are eligible to keep sail or power boats in our Hudson River moored or docked fleet. A 25-ton travel lift is on the grounds for emergency haul-out and repair. The sunsets on our deck are spectacular; the renovated Clubhouse is air-conditioned and we have an extensive social event calendar that generates member camaraderie and life-long friendships.

Membership Categories:

Active - Individual or Joint. Active memberships are for individuals or couples. Sail and power boat owners constitute the Active member group’s majority and have all privileges the club affords: dock/mooring, boat hauling/storage, full use of the club and participation in all social activities. This membership requires “hours” which allows the club to sustain competitive and reasonable fee schedules. Active members have voting rights and can become officials of the organization. Club sailors have been known to participate in local invitational regattas to bring home the “gold!”

Hurricane Buddies.

Cynthia, Jonathan, and Sandy.

Social - Individual or Joint. Social memberships are for individuals or couples who want to participate in the social aspect of the club. They have all the privileges of the club (use of the clubhouse, bar, deck, patio, etc.), but may not vote or serve on the Board of Directors. Social member’s favorite events include, but are not limited to, our Irish Night, 25 Week Club Fund Raiser and the Commodore’s Ball.

Junior memberships are for youth between the ages of 12 and 18 years old. This membership allows young boaters approved club privileges and upon reaching the age of 17 years and with at least three (3) years membership, in good standing, they may apply for Active or Social membership. Family Day and our December Holiday Children’s Party are favorites of this generational group.

Tree Trimming.

Trimming the PYC Christmas Tree.

PYC Application Process:

The procedure for obtaining a membership in the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club begins with the applicant contacting either a club member or the Membership Chair in order to obtain an application form and sponsor checklist. If the application is through a member, the applicant and two sponsors complete and sign the applicable forms and submit them to the Membership Committee. If the application is directly to the Membership Committee only the completed application form is submitted. In non-sponsored applications, the Membership Committee may, at its discretion, act as one of the sponsors and obtain a second sponsor from the General Membership.

Showing Off a New Boat.

Tours on a New Boat.

The completed application form must be posted at the PYC in a public location for 30 days prior to final action being taken by the Board of Directors. During that time, the Membership Committee arranges an interview with the prospective member. If the Membership Committee approves the application, the application is forwarded to the Board of Directors. At the next available Board meeting, the two sponsors appear before the Board with their recommendations following the 30-day posting period. If the Board approves, the applicant becomes a member of the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club and is introduced at the next General Membership meeting.

We at the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club appreciate your interest in our Membership page. Want to join our beautiful “Star of the Hudson?” Contact the Membership Chair today!

Membership Committee:

Allen White, Membership Chair
Poughkeepsie Yacht Club P.O. Box 667
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Chair’s Contact Number: (845) 464-1888
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Poughkeepsie Yacht Club
100 Yacht Club Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone: (845) 889-4742

Latitude: N 41° 49.16’, Longitude: W 73° 56.66’
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