2014 HYC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 

 

Commodore

851-9203

Vice Commodore

344-5292

Rear Commodore

244-7330

Fleet Captain

851-2169

Secretary

851-6718

Treasurer

771-3830

Director

599-3547

Director

498-1415

Director

871-6111

Director

810-4518

Past Commodore

484-3327

HISTORY

In 1903 Hampton's boating enthusiasts founded the Virginia Yacht Club and in 1906 issued stock and erected a clubhouse on pilings at the foot of Victoria Boulevard.  Interest dwindled during the Great War and the clubhouse fell into disrepair . In 1926 six men, not associated with the Virginia Yacht Club, formed the Hampton Yacht Club (HYC) and were ceded gratis the property of the old club.  Since that time, HYC has been a yachting and social center of the Virginia Peninsula.

Power as well as sailboat racing were featured competitive activities in the early years with the Virginia Gold Cup being awarded for powerboat racing from 1933 to 1949.  The club sponsored sailing events from small boat regattas featuring its own Hampton One Design sailboat to ocean racing events such as the 1941 Storm Trysail Club - HYC race from New London, Connecticut to Hampton.  In 1995, the club sponsored the fifty-fifth running of the Virginia Cruising Cup from Annapolis to Hampton.  However, HYC is considerably more than a yacht club for racing sailors . Sailing is truly a family affair, from the family of crew who laugh and party with each other after the Wednesday night and weekend races, to the families who cruise for a day or a week or more to explore life on the Chesapeake and beyond.

Hampton Yacht Club

FACILITIES & SERVICES
PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES
RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS

It is normal for members of yacht clubs to be able to utilize the facilities of other yacht clubs. Unfortunately, some clubs do not offer reciprocal agreements; e.g. New York Yacht Club & the Nantucket Yacht Club.  HYC is a member of Yachting Club of America which has annually published a book of clubs offering reciprocal agreements.  That book is located in the HYC office and it may be prudent to check it before visiting other clubs.

HYC has traditionally had special arrangements with other Bay clubs which have extended reciprocity to include one night of free dockage per month and/or courtesy billing. The following clubs have formally offered HYC extended privileges for 2012:

Club

1 night free

Courtesy Billing

Fishing Bay Yacht Club

X

 

Gibson Island Yacht Squadron

X

 

Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club

X

 

Mathews Yacht Club

X

 

Norfolk Yacht & Country Club

X

X

Rappahannock River Yacht Club

X

 

Two Rivers Yacht & Country Club

X

 

Warwick Yacht & Country Club

X

X

Additionally we have received communication from Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club, Portland (Maine) Yacht Club, and Seaford Yacht Club offering the “privileges of the Club House and Anchorage.” Annapolis Yacht Club's policy is “Visiting Yachtsmen may use the club facilities for a maximum of two days per quarter” although special arrangements can be made with AYC for extended visits.

HYC members are usually admitted as guests of other national and some international Yacht Clubs.

SAILING EDUCATION & SAILBOAT RACING

Hampton Yacht Club has a very active programs throughout the year.  For young sailors ages 6 thru 17, HYC provides instructional sailing programs and a very active high school sailing program.  Senior sailors have a variety of events in which to partake.  Here are our annual programs:

Junior Sailing Program

Annual Calendar of Events

Frostbite Sailing

January – March

Spring High School Sailing

March – June

Spring Junior Sailing Session

May – June

HYC Spring Junior Regatta

June

Parent Night Summer Sailing Program

June

Summer Junior Sailing Program

June – August

Annual Junior Regatta

July

Fall High School Sailing

August – October

Fall Junior Sailing Session

September

Fall Junior Regatta

October

Social

Awards Night Dance

August

Racing Boats

HYC ANNUAL RACING EVENTS

Keel Boats

New Years Day Race

January

Wednesday Night Race Series

April – September

J24 Regattas

April, July, August & October

Hospice Cup

May

Down the Bay Race

May

Southern Bay Race Week

June

Tom Brady Masters Race

August

Plantation Light Race

August

Single-Handed Race

September

HYC Annual Regatta

September

Frostbite Series

October/November

Gaboon Race

December

One–Design/Dinghy

HYC Winter Series

December – March

Spring One–Design Regatta

April

Trapeze Regatta

May

Annual One–Design Regatta

July

Serio Hampton One–Design Regatta

September

Fall Fling One–Design Regatta

November

Regional, National and Special Regattas

East Coast 505 Championship

September

HYC members also participate on Advisory Committees for the Sailing Teams of the following schools:

HYC is a member of United States Sailing Association and The Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association.  HYC sponsors over 43 races for large and small boats as well a participating in the management of National and Regional Regatta Championships

MEMBERSHIP

To join the Hampton Yacht Club a prospective member should have an interest in boating, be recommended in writing by a member in good standing and have his or her application approved by a majority of the Board of Directors.  See also our Membership page.

APPROXIMATE FEES*

 

Initiation Fee

Monthly Dues

Cap'l Improv.

Stock

Qtr Food Min

Active

$2,000.00

$85.00

$10.00

$10.00

$75.00

Active Military

$1,000.00

$85.00

$10.00

$10.00

$75.00

Young Adults

$1,500.00

$42.50

$5.00

$0.00

$75.00

Legacy

$750.00

$42.50

$5.00

$0.00

$75.00

Non-Resident

$1,000.00

$42.50

$10.00

$10.00

$0.00

Retired

N/A

$42.50

$10.00

$0.00

$0.00

Corinthian

$0.00

$5.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

Junior

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

Honorary

N/A

$0.00

$0.00

$10.00

$0.00

* Rates and Fees may change without notice.  Check with the club office for current fees.

Please view the detailed table of fees, dues and charges.  See also review our complete Prospective Member Information page.

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