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Visitor Information

Visitors are welcome with accompanying members, taking Sailing Lessons and attending Regattas and Special Events.

To learn more about RYC and the surrounding area, Please check out the tabs listed below. If you need additional information, please call our Club Office during business hours at (585) 342-5511.


  • Basin Map

    • Click on our basin map above to enlarge it.

      US Customs & Border Protection - A Video Phone for Immigrations is located at the Shumway Marine Gas Dock just south of RYC on the east side of the Genesee River. If the video phone is not operating, their phone number is (800) 927-5015.

      The Rochester Yacht Club Dock Master can be hailed on VHF CH 16 during hours of operation, May through September, by phone at 342-5511 x 23.

      High-speed, wireless Internet access is available in the RYC basin.

  • Travel Information
    • Getting To Rochester
      If you are arriving by plane to Rochester, New York, you will fly into the Greater Rochester International Airport (airport code ROC) which is located 4 miles southwest of the city. Most major airlines fly into Rochester. For Mapquest directions from the airport to the yacht club, click here.

      The Buffalo Niagara International Airport (airport code BUF) is a larger facility and is about a one-hour drive from Rochester. The next closest and even larger airport is the Toronto Pearson International Airport (airport code YYZ) and is about a three-hour drive from Rochester, but there are frequent delays at the Canada-United States border crossing. If driving from Toronto, make sure that your car rental company allows travel into the US.

      Rochester also has train service by Amtrak as does Buffalo and Toronto. Be advised that the train stations are not co-located at the airports in any of the three cities.

      Local Travel in Rochester
      From the Rochester airport, there are buses, taxis and shuttle services to local hotels available. All major car rental companies are represented at the airport. Rochester Transit Service buses provide public transportation and schedules. For best results, rent a car.

  • Nearby Conveniences
  • Lodging
    • For many regattas and special events, members provide housing to visiting sailors and judges. However, there are several hotels near RYC. For more detailed information, use the Travelocity Hotel Search to list nearby hotels and their amenities.

      Our address for searching is:
      Rochester Yacht Club
      5555 St. Paul Boulevard
      Rochester NY 14617

      Click On The Hotel Names Below For More Lodging Information

      East Avenue Inn & Suites
      384 East Avenue
      Rochester, NY 14607
      Just 8 Miles from the Club
      Phone: (585) 325-5010
      RYC Code: ROCYC (to received rates)
      King/Double-double $99/night
      Standard King Suite with Sofa bed & Kitchenette - $129
      Oversize King Suite with Sofa bed & kitchenette - $139

      Extended Stay America
      Visiting Sailors*Receive a 10% Discount*Fantastic Rates
      (Town of Greece)
      600 Center Place Drive
      Rochester NY 14615
      Just 6 miles West of RYC.
      Phone: (585) 663-5558

      Hampton Inn
      Preferred Rate Available
      1323 Ridge Road, East
      Rochester, NY 14621
      Just 4 miles from the club
      RYC rate $99.00 per night plus tax
      Phone: (585) 339-3500

      Hampton Inn
      Visiting Sailors*Receive Deep Discounts* $104.00 Per Night
      Shuttle Service Available
      (Town of Webster)
      878 Hard Road
      Webster NY 14580
      Just 13 miles East of RYC.
      Phone: (585) 671-2050

      Hampton Inn Greece
      North/Rochester
      500 Center Place Drive
      Rochester NY 14615
      Phone: (585) 663-6070

      Rochester Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
      (City of Rochester)
      70 State Street
      Rochester NY 14614 Just 7 miles South of RYC in downtown Rochester.
      Phone: (585) 546-3450
      Toll Free: (866) 826-2831

      Hyatt Regency Rochester
      (City of Rochester)
      125 East Main Street
      Rochester NY 14604 Just 7 miles South of RYC in downtown Rochester.
      Phone: (585) 546-1234

      Holiday Inn Express
      (Town of Greece)
      1635 West Ridge Road
      Rochester NY 14615
      Just 6 miles West of RYC.
      Phone: (585) 663-8400

      Rochester Airport Marriott
      (Town of Greece)
      1890 West Ridge Road
      Rochester NY 14615 Just 6 miles West of RYC.
      Phone: (585) 225-6880

      Marriott Residence Inn Rochester West
      (Town of Greece)
      500 Paddy Creek Circle
      Rochester NY 14615
      Just under 6 miles west of RYC.
      Phone: (585) 865-2090

      Marriott Courtyard Rochester West
      (Town of Greece)
      400 Paddy Creek Circle
      Rochester NY 14615
      Just 9 miles West of RYC.
      Phone: (585) 621-6050

      Comfort Inn West
      (Town of Greece)
      1501 West Ridge Road
      Rochester NY 14615
      Just 6 miles West of RYC.
      Phone: (585) 621-5700

      Wellesley Inn
      (Town of Greece)
      1635 West Ridge Road
      Rochester NY 14615
      Just 6 miles West of RYC.
      Phone: (585) 621-2060

      Holiday Inn Express
      (Town of Webster)
      860 Holt Road
      Webster NY 14580 Just 13 miles East of RYC.
      Phone: (585) 872-0900

      Super 8 Motel
      (Town of Webster)
      2450 Empire Boulevard
      Webster NY 14580
      Just 11 miles East of RYC.
      Phone: (585) 671-6990

      Holiday Inn Express
      (Town of Irondequoit)
      $99.00 per night, plus tax.
      2200 Goodman Street North
      Rochester NY 14609
      Just 5 miles South of RYC in downtown Rochester.
      Phone: (585) 342-0430

      Enterprise Rent-A-Car
      1795 Ridge Road East 
      Rochester, NY 14622-2438
      Phone: (585) 467-7700
      Please reference Account #SB00003

      Staybridge Suites Rochester University Hotel
      Located on the banks of the Genesee River
      1000 Genesee Street
      Rochester, NY 14611
      Just 16 miles South of RYC
      (585) 527-9110

      Avalon Suites
      One and two bedroom fully furnished suites
      "Why stay in a hotel room when you can enjoy a
      fully furnished spacious suite at a lower cost?"
      1553 Empire Blvd, Webster, NY 14580
      1-800-934-9763  or (585) 671-4421
      Contact:  Debbie Alaimo
      9.6 miles from Club
      99.00/One bedroom Suite
  • Tourist Information
    • Rochester is the 79th Largest City in the United States and the Third Largest Urban Area in New York State. In 1998 we were one of ten cities in the country to receive the All-American-City Award as a great place to live. The greater Rochester, Monore County, New York region is inhabited by approximately 750,000 residents and a land area of 663.21 square miles. Rochester was made culturally rich by many men and women of our past but one man stands out above all others, the ingenious American Inventor and Philanthropist, George Eastman; the Founder of Eastman Kodak Company. He donated to our community his home, the world renowned George Eastman House, which is now a photographic museum. Notable among his contributions were endowments for the establishment of the Eastman School of Music in 1918 and a School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1921 at the University of Rochester. We are privileged to have in our community one of the great American Orchestras; The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra which was also founded by Mr. Eastman in 1922.

      There is a host of regional theater companies offering variety to Rochester's very attractive Theatre Scene. The Geva Theatre Center features live performances of classic plays, comedies, musicals and debuts of original works and The Downstairs Cabaret Theatre also offers a host of professional live performances. We are proud to have the newly remodeled Auditorium Theatre which is owned and managed by The Rochester Broadway Theatre League and the new Blue Cross Arena which brings well known artists and a wide variety of sporting events to our area. We have an abundance of places to go, things to do and people to see in Rochester, New York. For information on the Rochester Night Life or a look at all that Rochester has to offer click here for a more in depth view.

      Memorial Art Gallery

      500 University Avenue
      Rochester, NY 14607
      Just over 7 miles south of the club.
      Phone number (585) 473-7720
      Driving Directions

      Center at High Falls Museum
      60 Browns Race
      Rochester, NY 14614
      Just under 6 miles south of the club.
      Phone number (585) 325-2030
      Driving Directions

      Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse Museum
      70 Lighthouse St.
      Rochester, NY 14612
      Just under 1 mile south of the club.
      Phone number (585) 621-6179
      Driving Directions

      Strong National Museum of Play
      One Manhattan Square
      Rochester, NY 14607
      Just 5 miles south of the club.
      Phone number (585) 263-2700

      The Seneca Park Zoo
      2222 St. Paul Street
      Rochester, NY 14621
      Just 2 miles south of the club.
      Phone number (585) 336-7200