Yale Corinthian Yacht Club
Short nameYCYC
Location179 Clark Avenue, Branford, Connecticut 06405
CommodoreAndrew Kurzrok
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.