Navigating the Elegance: A Comprehensive Guide to Newport County’s Yacht Clubs


Newport, Rhode Island, renowned for its rich maritime history and picturesque coastal scenery, is a hub for sailing enthusiasts and luxury seekers alike. The city is home to a collection of prestigious yacht clubs that offer an exquisite blend of nautical charm, impeccable services, and breathtaking vistas.

A number of our Hogan Associates agents are active members of local yacht clubs and can offer insight and recommendations to suit your needs. While programs vary, typical services include boat storage and maintenance, mooring services, sailing instruction, race management, social events, and junior sailing programs. This overview of the prominent yacht clubs of Newport, as well as nearby Jamestown, Tiverton, and Little Compton is a glimpse into the offerings and options available. 

New York Yacht Club (NYYC)

New York Yacht Club, Newport RI


5 Halidon Avenue, Newport, RI

The New York Yacht Club, founded in 1844, is the third oldest yacht club in the United States and an iconic symbol of sailing heritage. While its headquarters remain at the New York Yacht Club Building in New York City, its Rhode Island location is nestled in the exquisite Harbour Court estate and offers stunning panoramic views of Narragansett Bay. Membership here provides access to world-class dining, sailing events, and upscale amenities. The club also offers a range of sailing programs and regattas, making it an ideal choice for both experienced sailors and newcomers to the sport. The America’s Cup trophy was first won by members in 1851 and held by the NYYC until 1983.


Newport Yacht Club


Newport Yacht Club


110 Long Wharf Mall, Newport, RI

Situated at the heart of Newport’s historic waterfront, the Newport Yacht Club offers a perfect blend of tradition and modernity. With its relaxed atmosphere, the club provides an inviting environment for boaters of all levels. Besides access to well-maintained facilities, members can enjoy a vibrant social calendar, sailing lessons, and competitive racing events. The club’s prime location also ensures easy access to Newport’s downtown attractions.


Ida Lewis Yacht Club

170 Wellington Ave, Newport, RI

Named after the legendary lighthouse keeper, the Ida Lewis Yacht Club offers a picturesque location on Lime Rock overlooking Newport Harbor. This family-oriented club boasts a range of amenities and a lively clubhouse. Known for its emphasis on junior sailing programs, the Ida Lewis Yacht Club nurtures a love for sailing among young enthusiasts.


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Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI

As a community sailing center, Sail Newport focuses on accessibility and education. Located within the historic Fort Adams State Park, the club offers an array of programs suitable for all ages and skill levels. From sailing lessons and rentals to regattas, Sail Newport provides a dynamic platform for embracing the joy of sailing without the need for private membership. 


Conanicut Yacht Club

40 Bay View Drive, Jamestown, RI

Just across the Newport Pell Bridge on Conanicut Island, the Conanicut Yacht Club offers a serene retreat with spectacular vistas of Narragansett Bay. Known for its welcoming atmosphere, the club provides an array of sailing activities, social events, and dining options. The junior sailing program is highly regarded, making it an excellent choice for families seeking to cultivate a love for sailing in their children.


Tiverton Yacht Club


Tiverton Yacht Club


58 Riverside Dr, Tiverton, RI

Nestled along the picturesque shores of Tiverton, Rhode Island, this club provides a haven for both seasoned sailors and newcomers alike. Services and amenities include state-of-the-art marina facilities with well-maintained docks and slips, boat storage, and a well-stocked ship’s store for all your maritime needs. Members can enjoy access to clubhouse facilities, featuring waterfront dining, bar services, and event spaces for social gatherings. TYC’s robust program calendar offers sailing lessons, regattas, and races for sailors of all skill levels, fostering a vibrant community of passionate sailors.


Sakonnet Yacht Club


Sakonnet Yacht Club


163 Sakonnet Point Rd, Little Compton, RI

Sakonnet Yacht Club, situated on the scenic shores of the Sakonnet River, provides well-maintained docks and moorings, a clubhouse with a restaurant serving delicious cuisine, and a bar overlooking the water, perfect for social gatherings and events. Sakonnet Yacht Club also hosts an array of programs, from sailing lessons for beginners to regattas and races for experienced sailors, fostering a vibrant maritime community that welcomes all ages and skill levels.

Newport County is a beacon for yachting enthusiasts with a wide array of yacht clubs catering to diverse tastes. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or new to the sport, Newport County’s yacht clubs provide a range of experiences, from opulent and exclusive to community-oriented and accessible. The unique blend of history, culture, and maritime excellence ensures that any boating enthusiast can find a perfect haven for indulging in their passion. So, whether you’re navigating the competitive waters or seeking a tranquil escape, Newport’s yacht clubs invite you to embrace the allure of the sea in all its splendor.


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