WOODMERE BAY YACHT CLUB is the place you've been
searching for. Located on beautiful Hewlett Bay in the hamlet of East Rockaway,
it's the perfect place to relax and unwind with its casual atmosphere and
WBYC features a state of the art 70 slip "floating dock"
marina with electric and water for both power and sailing craft to 60 feet.
addition, our clubhouse and in-ground heated pool welcome you back after a great day on
the water. Hewlett Bay, on the south shore of Nassau County, protected and
pristine, with an area of about 2 square miles is the perfect place to swim,
sail, fish, water-ski or just anchor out for lunch, dinner or the evening. Just
minutes from both East Rockaway and Jones Inlet, deep sea fishing and bluewater
sailing await you. Your safety and security are paramount with a county
certified lifeguard. In addition to substantial
outdoor and dock lighting, the Nassau County Marine Police Unit is based right
next to us. Our spacious and modern clubhouse is centrally air conditioned with
a banquet hall capable of seating 100 persons, a complete gourmet kitchen, men's
and ladies' rooms with showers, and private storage lockers. The landscaped grounds can accommodate ample parking for members with
space available for Summer and Winter boat storage, and a hoist for launching and
retrieving water toys and small craft.
But that's not all ...
We start our
year off in November with a gala "black tie" dinner dance where the new
commodore, the officers and the board of trustees are installed. This is
followed by various other social functions such as a "Las Vegas Night", a
Valentines Dance and much more. This takes us to our Memorial Day weekend
festivities which include a Saturday night dinner dance, a Sunday "Flag Raising"
and BBQ and Monday, a Memorial Day sailboat race. As the season
progresses, we continue fishing tournaments and our
traditional Wednesday night "Soup & Sloops", (dinner and entertainment) in July
and August. Finally, a Labor Day BBQ and sleep-over at the dock. And, if this
were not enough, we organize a summer rendezvous usually "Out East" in July. Some of the places we've cruised to in the past were: Newport,
Block Island, Essex, Shelter Island, Old Saybrook, Montauk, Northport and
Our annual mackerel tournament is a great success. Whether you're a seasoned
boater or just entering the sport, WBYC offers you more. Our educational program
includes lectures on maintenance and boat repair, navigation, sailing
instruction, marlinspike seamanship, first aid and CPR courses. We've also held
driver's education lectures and Coast Guard Auxiliary safe boating classes for
Because we are a member owned and operated club, everyone gets involved, from
running functions and holding various offices and chairmanships to maintaining
the property and marina through scheduled work parries.
This not only goes a
long way to keep the costs down but helps to foster our spirit of camaraderie
For year-round activities and boating pleasure, WOODMERE BAY YACHT CLUB is the
place to be. Impromptu raft-ups and BBQ's take place frequently just because
people love being here. Combining boating with a social atmosphere is the surest
way to get your whole family involved in this wonderful past-rime. Children of
members are encouraged to stay as young adults by making special reduced rates
available to them. This brings generations closer together in a sport they all
Please contact us and make an appointment to meet someone at our club. See why
belonging to WBYC adds that special dimension to boating.