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The Lewes Yacht Club was founded in 1932 to encourage water sports, boating, casual sailing and promote racing competition. We continue to encourage generations to appreciate the Delaware Bay and the joy of sailing and general water sports.

2022 Campbell Family Award for Lifetime Service - Angus Robertson

Our sailing committee is a very active group of devoted volunteers representing all sailing constituencies of the club, and includes our race committee. We are a member of both CBYRA and MAYRA as well as US Sailing.

For the beginner we offer a junior sailing program with all US Sailing certified instructors from mid-June through mid-August for ages 5 and up with instruction in Optis, Sunfish, Lasers, Open Bics and Hobie Cats. An adult learn-to-sail program is also offered with personalized instruction.

Our racing fleet includes big boats which race on Wednesdays and Sundays, as well as Mobjacks, Sunfish, Lasers, and Optis.

LYC was host to the 2013 Sunfish World Championships. We also co-host the MAYRA Cape to Cape Regatta annually in August, and in 2019 we will host the 2019 Regional Junior Olympics and USSCA Masters. CBYRA youth regattas are also held at LYC as well as the Mobjack Nationals.