The Camden Yacht Club
Located at the entrance to Camden's inner harbor on the western side of Penobscot Bay, Camden Yacht Club (CYC) is a vibrant, family oriented club which has served the boating community since 1906. CYC operates seasonally from May through October and is a well-known destination for down east cruisers.
Our junior program, called the Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program (CAYSP), has produced many fine racers who have gone on to success in college sailing and beyond.
The Camden Yacht Club facility has served the boating community since the early 1900's.
Launch service, itinerate moorings and inner harbor floats are available to the general public at a fee.
Club members enjoy seasonal dining on the lawn and frequent club functions throughout the year. The Club is available for both member and non-member use for special occasions.
The Camden Yacht Club prides itself on its customs and traditions, which originated with the grand age of steam yachts.
Thanks to the staff of VillageSoup and Knox County Times and Jim Bowditch for the following history...1906-1968 & 1969-2006
Welcome to the Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program
Thank you for considering us as the place where your child will gain a solid foundation in boating skills.
Sailing classes have been an important part of the Camden Yacht Club since 1951. We have grown from 5 turnabouts and one class per day to a fleet of 45 boats (Optimists, 420's and/or Mercuries) and 8 different sailing/boating class levels.
CAYSP is a non-profit organization, based out of the beautiful facilities of the Camden Yacht Club. We are committed to making boating in Camden Harbor accessible to any child age 6 and older.
Unless noted otherwise please mail all of your forms to:
P.O. Box 204
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us
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Camden Yacht Club welcomes visiting cruising and/or racing yachts. Visitors can reserve itinerant moorings or inner harbor floats when available. Launch service, at a small fee, will take visitors to the CYC docks or directly to one of the inner harbor business or town docks.
The CYC dockmaster can be hailed on VHF channel 68, and will be happy to help. Alternatively the Dockmaster's office can be contacted at 207.236.3014 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Our calendar shows events categorized by color. Hover your mouse over any event for a pop-up window which gives a bit more detail.
Orange represents Wednesday evening Sunset Seminars to which the public is invited. The CYC grill is available for cookouts starting at 5:30 PM. Seminars will begin at 7:00 PM.
Blue represents CYC racing events. Further details are available under the Cruising & Racing page of this website, or in the CYC member's blog.
Teal represents CYC cruising events. Further detail is available on the CYC member's blog.
Gold represents CYC members' social events.
Green represents CAYSP (sailing program) events. Please see the CAYSP page for further information.
Purple represents private events where club house and grounds are not available to CYC members.