Yale Corinthian Yacht Club
Burgee of Yale University.svg
Short nameYCYC
Location179 Clark Avenue, Branford, Connecticut 06405
CommodoreBenjamin W. Markert
YCYC viewed from the dock.
YCYC viewed from the dock.

Yale Corinthian Yacht Club is a public sailing facility located on Short Beach in Branford, Connecticut (United States), home of the Yale University sailing team.[1] It is generally abbreviated as "YCYC" and is affectionately pronounced "yic-yic."

Founded in 1881, it is the oldest collegiate sailing club in the world.[2] YCYC is about six miles from campus.

Student officers, such as the commodore, secretary, and fleet captain, run the club. They manage everything from the facilities and fleet to fund-raising and hosting events,

Summer Program

The yacht club hosts a summer program annually for youth and adults in the interest of teaching novices to sail and race while partially funding the college team's racing activity.[3]


  1. ^ "Sailing Programs". Yale University Athletic Department.
  2. ^ "College Sailing Team Spotlight: Yale University". Sailing World.
  3. ^ "YCYC Summer Program". Retrieved 2009-11-03.