The Club

In 1870, the Eastern Yacht Club was formed when twelve men created an organization dedicated to the promotion of yachting. Over the years, the Eastern has established itself as one of the most distinguished yacht clubs in America.  Overlooking Marblehead's breathtaking harbor, the EYC offers its members and guests a wealth of opportunities to enjoy activities on sea and on land. 

In 2015, we completed a major renovation of the entire Clubhouse which we are quite proud of.  Along with our formal Henderson Dining Room, we have the outdoor Samoset Porch informal dining facility. These dining settings are situated with a panoramic view of the harbor. We also cater to first class private events and world class regattas (e.g., the Sonar Worlds, IOD Worlds, Viper and Etchell’s NA).

Our campus includes an aquatics facility, three paddle tennis courts, six tennis courts, a junior sailing program, children’s summer camp, two full-service bars and of course, access to the harbor for a number of sailing related events and activities.

The Eastern is a member of the International Council of Yacht Clubs, a world-wide yachting organization that includes some of the most prominent clubs in their respective regions. There are clubs from North America, Europe, Scandinavia, England, Asia, New Zealand, Australia and Africa. The primary purpose of the ICOYC is for Leading Yacht Clubs to Work Together to Share Experiences. One way in which this knowledge is shared is by holding Commodore’s Forums with panel presentations. These panels offer insights into how other clubs operate and provide a unique opportunity to have access to information that is closely guarded and not generally available. The opportunity to discuss these issues with officers of other clubs is invaluable. For a list of the clubs and to find other information about the ICOYC please click HERE

To read more about the Club, visit the General Information page, and the History page.