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Lewes Yacht Club (LYC) is a private club situated on the Delaware Bay offering a beautiful clubhouse, a fabulous marina, a large pool area, and superb sailing, with the most beautiful sunset views in the Mid-Atlantic.

Founded in 1932, LYC is enriched by its history and traditions, yet has a casual and relaxed atmosphere. We offer a variety of activities for our members from sailing to swimming, to boating, to a variety of dining options, including banquet facilities.

Guest Information

Use of the club facilities and grounds are for the sole and private use of our members and their guests. We also offer reciprocity with other yacht clubs. The social atmosphere at LYC is diverse. We promote membership camaraderie with special dining events, youth and family activities, seasonal swimming and a variety of sailing opportunities from lessons to sailboat rentals to annual regattas.


Core Values of the Lewes Yacht Club

The mission of the Lewes Yacht Club is to serve our members in a welcoming atmosphere fostering sailing, boating, swimming, and social activities centered on the Delaware Bay.

Members enhancing their lives through friendship and participation in a first-class yacht club.

  • We believe in respecting our club’s history
  • We believe respect, honesty, and integrity are essential
  • We believe in fostering fellowship and involvement of all members
  • We believe in volunteering time and personal skills for the operation and maintenance of the club
  • We believe in administering and managing the club in a prudent manner, keeping fees appropriate to accomplish our vision and mission
  • We believe in providing opportunities for families and youth in a safe and wholesome environment
Sunset in the horizon with a body of water in the foreground

Helping Others

The Lewes Yacht Club encourages our members to volunteer their time and talents on various club committes, and we look to members for their generosity towards the LYC Foundation.

LYC Foundation

LYC is a founding member of National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF).