For over 84 years the Orient Yacht Club has been a integral part of the sailing enthusiasts in Orient Harbor. The historic wharf on which our Clubhouse rests is a perfect location for members to launch boating activities, gather for social events, or take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the sea air.

We are fortunate to have many long term members who remind us of our storied past. We have our traditions – cannon fire at sunset, Thursday Night Dinners, the Spindrift Race, afternoon Lightning races, a handsomely dressed Loon. We have much on which to reminisce, but we also enjoy an active membership of newer folks who have discovered our Club. Their energy and enthusiasm keeps alive our strongest tradition – volunteerism. Our spirit of volunteerism drives our club – from Race Committees to serving on our Board to serving pot luck dinners each Thursday. You need not look hard to find someone willing to crew for a skipper, lend a hand with a mooring, or to demast a sailboat. This is the character of the Orient Yacht Club that we cherish.

The Orient Yacht Club runs a best-in-class sailing program for our Junior Members. In recent years it’s become commonplace to find OYC sailors at the top of race results. Our instructors are the best in the region and our students often continue to sail in college. Most importantly, our junior members are having the times of their lives making their own memories and fostering a connection to the OYC that will last into the next generation.

Welcome to a re-boot of our website. It seems a bit out of place to have such a modern medium to showcase our old yacht club on the wharf. We tend to leave the modern world behind when we go down to the club and enjoy the waters. For times when a visit to the Orient Yacht Club is not in your plans, we offer this site to keep connected to our activities, our sailing, and our memories.

Matthew Webb
Commodore, Orient Yacht Club





Hurricane Irene, 2011, photograph by Myrna Burks.