Barrington Yacht Club

25 Barton Avenue, Barrington, RI, US, 02806
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Barrington Yacht Club

Located on the beautiful Barrington river in Barrington RI, the BYC offers yachting facilities that are among the finest on Narragansett Bay.

Recently their Club marked its Centennial Year and it was a very special celebration, but they do not intend to slacken the pace in their second century.

The Club’s Board of Governors is comprised of a dedicated and hard working group of volunteers responsible for maintaining the long-standing traditions of the Club and supporting the Club’s mission:  to foster the sport of yachting, and to provide suitable facilities and activities for its membership.

Barrington Yacht Club has a very active Race Committee that runs a wide variety of events each year: from Club events to local, regional, national and international regattas. Their Sail Training Committee provides excellent instruction to their Junior Members in both racing and recreational sailing. The Cruise Committee organizes several cruises a year in Narragansett Bay and beyond, sail and power boats together. In addition, they offer the very popular Women-Teaching-Women program which includes, the Ole Ladies Cup annual race, women teaching other women the enjoyment of all that surrounds this great skills of sailing.

A variety of social events are held year round, and most events are run by their Social Committee.  This dedicated group runs their Friday Night Club Nights, their summer tent events, the Opening, Closing, and Holiday Parties, as well as several other functions.

Their 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 their 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. Their fuel dock is available to both members and non-members.

There are a large number of Junior Members in the Club and their participation is welcome in many (but not all) of the above activities.  In addition, the Junior Activities Committee organizes and supervises a number of activities and events specifically for these younger members.

You are most likely already familiar with their clubhouse, marina, and other facilities.  The House Committee is responsible for overseeing their Manager and staff to ensure that their facilities and fleet are maintained in “Bristol Fashion”.

A complete list of committees is in the Log, and I encourage you to volunteer to get involved with one or more that interest you.  It is an excellent way to meet fellow members and become more familiar with the Club.  To volunteer, contact the chairperson(s) of the committee(s) on which you wish to serve.  Of course, if you have any questions at all about the Club, please feel free to contact me or any other member of the Board at any time.