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Overlooking Manhasset Bay, the Port Washington Yacht Club is a traditional, family yacht club specializing in fun! Members and their guests enjoy spectacular water-view dining, along with an outstanding variety of events and programs such as yachting, tennis, platform tennis, swimming, and trapshooting. The club provides well-maintained yachting facilities, a pool and pavilion, Har-Tru tennis courts, and more. Junior programs at the Port Washington Yacht Club include a seven–week, full-day summer program as well as a wide variety of activities throughout the year.

"The Objective of this Club shall be the encouragement and promotion of yachting and other recreational and social activities by its members and their families."

WATERFRONT: Moorings are available to guests of club members and to members of yacht clubs with reciprocal privileges.

GUEST MOORING FEE: Per Night: $ 55.00

"PWYC Launch" on VHF Channel 74.

Launch Service


  • 9:00am to sunset by calling "PWYC Launch" on VHF Channel 74.


  • Mon - Wed: 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Thurs - Sat: 8:00am-11:00pm
  • Sunday: 8:00am-10:00pm


  • Mon - Sun: 8:00am-SUNSET

No regular launch hours after Decommissioning.

After Hours Port Washington Water Taxi: Channel VHF 9 or call 516-455-0411

COMMUNICATION: Launch attendants monitor VHF channel 74.

EMERGENCY: Dial 911 for police, fire and ambulance.

ICE: Available at dock house.

FUEL: Gas, diesel, and other motor fluids are available at Manhasset Bay Marina or at Brewer's Capri Marina.

REPAIRS: All repairs done on club property by persons other than the boat owner must be coordinated through the dockmaster.

WORK DOCK: Located at the dock. Tie-up time is limited to 30 minutes when other boats are waiting.

PUMP OUT: Manhasset Bay is a "NO DISCHARGE" bay. Pump-out of holding tanks is available at the Town Dock or from the Town of North Hempstead Pump Out Boat (call on VHF channel 09) at no charge.

TRASH/RECYCLING: Containers are provided by the dock house.

CELL PHONES: Voice service may not be used inside the clubhouse. Text messaging must be kept to a minimum inside the clubhouse.

WiFi: WiFi service as available. Please see a manager for details and passwords.

COLORS: Colors are observed at sunset by standing in silence as the ensign and flags are lowered.

DRESS CODE: The purpose of the Port Washington Yacht Club Dress Code is to maintain the traditional decorum of the Yacht Club. Throughout the Clubhouse and on the North and South dining patios, the dress code for members and guests is smart casual. This requires a collared shirt, turtleneck, slacks, dress jeans, or shorts for men, and equally appropriate attire for women. No short shorts or bare midriffs shall be permitted at any time. Neat sailing and tennis attire is acceptable when appropriate; however no T-Shirts shall be permitted inside the Clubhouse after 1800 hours. In the Main Dining Room, dress jeans, blue jeans or shorts are not permitted at any time and men are required to wear a jacket between Decommissioning and Commissioning. Wearing hats (other than women’s formal dress hats) is not permitted in the Clubhouse or on the dining patios. Bathing attire is permitted in the pool area only – footwear, shirts for men and boys, and cover-up dresses or wraps for women and girls are required on all club property outside of the pool fence, including the pier and floating docks.

Members are responsible for informing their guests of our dress code and for ensuring their compliance.
The Port Washington Yacht Club is a private, membership owned club. The facilities of the club are for the sole use of members and their guests. This website's non – member/public information sections shall not be construed as an invitation to the general public.