The Sheldrake Yacht Club was founded in April, 1907 in Mamaroneck, N.Y. It is one of the oldest yacht clubs, as recorded in Lloyd’s Registry of Yachts, on the western end of Long Island Sound.
Sheldrake has been a yacht club without a clubhouse since 1950. This fact has affected the character of club activities and has served to strengthen many of them considerably. We returned to the harbor in 1994, and hold our meetings at the Stephen E. Johnston Beach Pavilion near the site of our original clubhouse.
Our members are active yachtsmen in both sail and power. Our membership has included leaders in the U.S. Power Squadrons and the U.S.Coast Guard Auxiliary. We claim many champions in both One Design Class and ocean racing.
As a participant in YRA races, Sheldrake conducts several club races. In the fall, Sheldrake’s famous Whalers Race, which features an anchored start, has become an important sailing event. Features of our monthly meetings, which are held the second Wednesday of each month at the Stephen E. Johnston Beach Pavilion on Harbor Island, are lectures by prominent yachtsmen and marine specialists, often accompanied by slides and video. These are enthusiastically attended and provide social contact for members during the winter months.
We stand for safe and courteous boating and hope that our members will set a good example for others on Long Island Sound.