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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.
JOIN OUR TEAM!
CYC and its youth sailing program, CAYSP, are busy preparing for another fun-filled summer on the water. We have several positions open this year, and encourage all qualified applicants to send a letter of interest and resume to Club Manager Karin Leuthy at firstname.lastname@example.org
CAYSP PROGRAM DIRECTOR
The Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program serves more than 150 young sailors ages 6 and up each summer. The Program Director will organize and oversee all aspects of the summer youth sailing and racing program, including Optis, 420s, and other water-based programs. This is a full-time, seasonal, 10-week position from early June through mid-August, with part-time off-season responsibilities. Learn more here.
CAYSP SENIOR RACING INSTRUCTOR
CAYSP is looking for US Sailing Small Boat Instructors Level 2 or higher with prior teaching and racing experience to teach Optimist and 420 racing. Learn more here.
The Camden Yacht Club facility has served the boating community since the early 1900s. Nationally renowned architect, John Calvin Stevens, was hired to design the present-day shingle style clubhouse, with its oriental overtones and large porches. In 1980, the clubhouse was placed on the National Historic Register.
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.
Rental Facility: The Camden Yacht Club is a beautiful location for a wedding or a special event. Sitting at the entrance to Camden’s inner harbor, our location offers unique and stunning views both into the harbor towards the Camden Hills, and to the south and east across the outer harbor and Penobscot Bay. If you are interested in renting our facility, please click here.
Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program: Sailing classes have been an important part of the Camden Yacht Club since 1951. We have grown from five turnabouts and one class per day to a fleet of 45 boats (Optimists, 420s and/or Mercuries) and eight different sailing/boating class levels.
Cruising and Sailing: For many sailors, Downeast Maine is the ultimate cruising destination and the reason why many of CYC’s members live in Maine. Camden Harbor has long been a starting or stopping point for cruising the many quiet coves, harbors, and islands of Penobscot Bay and points east.
Racing: The Camden Yacht Club organizes and participates in a series of Regattas, such as the Camden Invitational Regatta, Wooden Boat Series, King of Spain races, Codger Cup, CYC Solo Challenge, and a few more.
Sunset Seminars: These talks are postponed until the 2021 season. For archives of prior years, click here.
Members Events: In addition, CYC organizes regular events, cocktail parties, brunches, barbecues, cruises, and more.