Located on the beautiful Barrington river in Barrington RI, the BYC offers yachting facilities that are among the finest on Narragansett Bay. Barrington Yacht Club is currently hiring a 420 Racing Coach and an Optimist Racing Coach!
Our members enjoy a full range of services including a complete yacht Racing program for sailors of all abilities and boats of all classes, year round Social Events, and four Cruises each year to various New England ports of call.
Facilities available to our members include the club house and marina (open year-round), as well as the pool, Dana Rice building, and snack bar (open June – September). Slips and moorings are available to transient non-members for a fee, on a space available basis. Our fuel dock is available to both members and non-members.
Our Club has a long tradition of strong family orientation, which is exhibited by our Junior Activities and superb Sail Training programs. These programs are indicative of our commitment to the development of our young people into becoming outstanding yachtsmen and sportsmen, as well as our belief that yachting is an activity to be enjoyed by the entire family.
An Active Membership
In addition to the social and racing activities, the club encourages all members to participate on various committees. The Club has a Board of Governors with standing committees such as: House Committee, Finance Committee, Race Committee, Publications Committee, Social Committee, Membership Committee, Junior Activities Committee, Sail Training Committee and Cruise Committee.
The chairs of these working committees are always interested in having new members volunteer to help out. These committees are largely responsible for the success of the club’s programs.
Making Continuous Improvements
Every year the Club invests a great deal of time and financial resources to upgrade our facility and improve our operations so that we can provide the best in services to our membership. Dock rebuilding, new boats and equipment, galley and bar upgrades are all part of the annual plan to keep our club in excellent condition.
A Rich History
The Barrington Yacht Club was incorporated on March 25, 1908. The object of the club, as stated in the bylaws, is to foster the sport of yachting and to provide suitable facilities and activities for both its social and yachting member families. For more details about the history of our club, please read the articles in the Club History section.
Junior Activities is open to children ages 9 and up who have completed 3rd grade by the summer. However, there are activities planned throughout the year for all children of BYC to enjoy including the Children’s Halloween Party, Christmas Party, Easter Egg hunt, Family Day and Little Minnows “Fun afternoons”.
During the summer the Game Room/Coach’s Room in the Dana Rice Building is open for Junior Members only. Junior Members must follow the rules (please see the Log and the Coach’s Room for a complete list of rules) and have completed the waiver for each year.