The BYC, a Warm and Welcoming Yacht Club !

Bristol Yacht Club members share a special closeness, in part because of its rich and enduring history, and in part because of the salty, down-to-earth boaters who make BYC their home club. You'll find some world class sailors at BYC side by side with boaters of every other stripe enjoying each other's company in the club's classic but unpretentious home. That doesn't mean we don't put on the Ritz from time to time. We do know how to dress, when duty calls!

Social events at BYC run the gamut from dinner dances with big band accompaniment to outdoor island-themed parties with steel band sounds to lobster boils with all the fixin's. Families will find a warm welcome at the club, with casual Friday gatherings held every week during the sailing season and bimonthly during the off season.

Social events at BYC are coordinated by our all-volunteer Social Committee, with support from many other club members throughout the year. Serving on the Social Committee is a great way to get involved in the club, especially for new members. You'll quickly become involved in activities that will lead to lasting friendships and indelible memories. For more information contact your Social Committee Chair Kathy Rotsky at

Friday Nights at BYC

During the months of June - November,  BYC caters two Friday night dinners and from December - May we cater one Friday night dinner a month.  You will find members and their guests enjoying a drink, food, and lively conversation, with perhaps a guest speaker or sailing-related meeting.  Come and gather with your friends and fellow sailors.  Look for more information on dates, times and location on the calendar.  

Junior Events
Attention Juniors and families! This season will be full of activities focused on the Club’s Junior members, families and friends!

  • Family Movie Nights - Put a blanket on the lawn and enjoy popcorn and a movie

  • Junior Adventure Days – spend a day on the water exploring Narragansett Bay

  • Special junior activities at club events!

  • Lawn Games & Water-Based Toys on hot days!


101 Poppasquash Rd

Bristol, RI 02809, USA



(401) 253-2922