The Club

The Conanicut Yacht Club was incorporated on October 7, 1892 “for the purpose of encouraging yacht building and improvement in seamanship and the cultivation of naval science…”. We have come a long way since our founding, yet our colorful history still shapes the Club. Today, CYC is a vibrant community that celebrates tradition as it meets members’ diverse interests.


CYC is a member of the Yachting Club of America, which provides reciprocal privileges with other member clubs. To learn more about visiting CYC, please see Reciprocity. Please contact the Club before visiting.


CYC’s main Clubhouse, located at 40 Bay View Drive, offers a full-service dining room, a complete bar, casual gathering spaces, and seasonal outdoor seating overlooking Narragansett Bay and the CYC waterfront. The Clubhouse is the main hub for Club activities, from weekly Mah Jong and Bridge to meals, special events, boating, launch service, and dinghy storage.

Located at 24 Whittier Road, a half-mile from the Clubhouse, CYC’s state-of-the-art racquets hut offers indoor and outdoor viewing of the Club’s eight Har-Tru tennis courts and two paddle tennis courts. 


As a member of CYC, you will have access to the full range of facilities and activities the Club has to offer. Joining CYC involves being sponsored by a member. We invite you to learn more about CYC by meeting some of our members. Please contact a current club member to learn more.


Dress Code:
Members and guests are expected to dress in a way that is respectful of the Club and its traditions.

  • During the day, sporty/casual attire is allowed everywhere on Club property.
  • After 6:00 PM members and guests must be neatly dressed and look presentable
  • Hats must be removed when dining indoors
  • At no time are bathing suits, bare feet, or wet clothing allowed inside the Clubhouse or on the deck
  • Junior members and guests are expected to abide by the same dress code standards as adults

Cell Phones
Talking on cell phones is prohibited at the Clubhouse, on the deck, at the racquets hut, and on the courts. Brief calls may be made in the restrooms or the parking lots. We ask that members and guests silence all electronic devices at the Club.

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, CYC observes nightly colors at sunset, complete with the firing of a small canon (which makes a surprisingly big sound). We ask that as the American flag is lowered, you stand in silence, facing the yardarm until a Club officer announces “as you were.”

CYC Launch Schedule

The CYC launch monitors VHF channel 72. View the Launch Schedule


Contact the CYC office at (401) 423-1424 or email us [email protected]. Office hours are 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.



Betsy Moody

Vice Commodore
Sally Schott

Rear Commodore
Patrick Muldoon

Sylvia Monti

Fred Burditt

Fleet Surgeon
Frank Pensa M.D.

Fleet Captain
Peter Parsons

Past Commodores