Welcome to Bristol Yacht Club
Welcome to the Bristol Yacht Club
Our BYC Mission
The objective of the Bristol Yacht Club is to encourage and promote yachting, seamanship, aquatic sports and social activities among its members.
We invite prospective members to learn more about joining our Club here and to link here to read our monthly newsletter, The BYC Mainsheet, which introduces you to our members and our activities both on and off the water.
A Bristol Institution
Founded in 1877 by a group of Brown University students "for the purpose of mutual interests and the practicing of rowing on our harbor, the principal object of the club being however to have a good time," Bristol Yacht Club has been having a good time ever since!
We've updated this mission since then to "encourage and promote yachting, seamanship, aquatic sports and social activities among our members." Our Club is driven through the volunteerism of our membership, which makes possible our many social activities, family events, friendly yet competitive racing, Clubhouse and waterfront amenities, member cruises, and instructional classes. It's obvious to anyone who visits the Club we take our mission seriously.