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Membership at the Rochester Yacht Club

Located on the shore of Lake Ontario and the Genesee River, the Rochester Yacht Club (RYC) provides the perfect setting for members of all ages to enjoy a year-round calendar of club activities. Whether you own a boat or not, the RYC is the perfect place to relax, have fun, build friendships, and enjoy quality time with your family.

Types of Membership


This membership includes full club privileges.


This is an introductory program that grants for one year many of the same amenities, programs, and activities as a Resident Membership.

As a member of the Rochester Yacht Club (RYC) there is much to do and enjoy:

Explore our programs. You may choose to participate in many racing, cruising, adult and youth educational programs.
Connect with friends while enjoying a variety of social gatherings.

Maximize time spent with your family using the swimming pool, tennis courts, kayaks, and Ideal 18 sailboats available for member use.
Let the kids have fun! Check out the play room, kiddie pool and outdoor playground facilities.

Experience world-class regattas. Located on Lake Ontario, the Rochester Yacht Club is the perfect setting for great racing.

Host an event - The seasonal Pavilion is available for small gatherings. For larger events, the Conewago Room on the second of the clubhouse offers a spectacular view of the Genesee River and Lake Ontario whether indoors or from the upper deck.

Simply Relax - Our year-round Clubhouse hosts a large bar with a fireplace, along with casual dining in the Grill Room. The outside deck overlooks the Genesee River and Lake Ontario.


  • Frequently Asked Questions
    • Q: Do I need to own a boat to join?
      A: Boat ownership is not required.

      Q: I don't know anyone at the club, but want to learn more first hand, what can I do?
      A: Email Membership Director Betsy Lawless. She will help identify an opportunity where you can drop by, check out the Rochester Yacht Club, and meet our club members.

      Q: Do the membership categories provide privileges to my spouse and children?
      A: Membership privileges for the Resident, Associate and Pool Memberships are extended to your spouse / secondary and children up to age 19. Crew privileges applies only to the member.

  • Membership Inquiry
  • Membership Application