Welcome to the Westhampton
The story of the Westhampton Yacht Squadron, since it’s founding in 1890, is of people dedicated to sailing and of families passing their enthusiasm as well as their boats from generation to generation.
It is the story of youngsters who learn the sport of sailing, swimming and tennis. Many go on to win honors in local and national competition. It is a wonderful and unique spirit, one of camaraderie and giving.
We also offer a welcome and safe haven to yachtsmen and yachtswomen who visit our bay. We are located on the beautiful Moriches Bay in Remsenburg, NY. Our members and guests enjoy the scenic view of the bay from our well stocked bar and dining facilities. It is rich in history which we proudly pass on to the new generation of sailors.
Click on the link button to access the WYS Membership Application.
WYS Membership Application 2018
Welcome to our new Commodore - John Sheehan!
HOW TO TIE 2 Important Sailing Knots
The bowline is the king of sailing knots. The bowline is way of turning the end of your line into a loop. Why is this useful? You can tie it around a post or other fixed object to make the line fast, or on smaller boats it is used fasten the halyard to the sail. It can also be used to tie two lines together.
HOW TO TIE IT:
Step 1: Form a loop near the end of the line.)
Step 2: Run the end of the line back through that loop.
Step 3: Next, run the line around the standing end and back through the small loop.
Step 4: Now grasp the end and pull the knot tight.
2. Clove Hitch
A clove hitch is an extremely useful and quick knot. It has the advantage of being very quick to tie and untie, but it doesn’t hold nearly as well as the bowline. On sailboats, one of its most common uses is hanging the fenders over the side as you come in to dock.
HOW TO TIE IT:
Step 1: Wrap the end of the line around the post (or whatever you’re attaching it to).
Step 2: Cross the line over itself and wrap it around the post again.
Step 3: Loosen the last wrap slightly and slip the end under, then pull it taut. This is a way of “locking” the knot.
Step 4: Give it a few tugs to make sure it’s secure, and you’re done!
Winter Office Hours
Starting Sept. 10th:
Thursday & Friday
10:00am to 3:00pm
Closed on Wednesdays
Summer Office Hours:
Starting May 13th
Monday through Friday:
8:30am to 4:30pm
All other times can be
made by appointment by calling
Retail Shop Hours
Monday, Tuesday ,Thursday & Friday:
10am to 3:00pm
Closed on Wednesdays
Friday Night Dinners begin at 6:00pm
November 16 - Dinner and Music by A Happy Accident Band - 6:00pm
December 1 - Christmas Cocktail Party - Music by Craig Catalanotto - 6:00pm
December 8 - Breakfast with Santa - 10:00am
PLEASE SEE OUR NOTICE ABOUT OUR SCHOLARSHIP FUND BELOW
Please see our 2018 Calendar for more
information and other events
Friday Dinner Menus:
November 16 - Dinner and Music by A Happy Accident Band
Mixed greens w/pears & slivered almonds
Roasted pork shoulder w/sauerkraut
Buttered, herb egg noodles
No dinner on Friday November 23 - Happy Thanksgiving!
Salmon w/roasted red pepper sauce
Pasta with garlic and oil
All dinners served with
dinner rolls, coffee, tea and dessert
Westhampton Yacht Squadron Scholarship Fund
The Westhampton Yacht Squadron Scholarship Fund is now in its 21st year.The scholarship fund recognizes charter members graduating high school or currently attending college that show a dedication through participation, involvement and volunteerism in the sport of sailboat racing. We are proud to award 89 of the finest sailors' scholarships for a total of over $100,000.00
To assure the continuance of the Scholarship Fund, we are extending an opportunity to you to support the scholarship fund in its 21st year. Your donation can help us maintain and grow the
Our goal is to raise a minimum of $10,000.00 per year to be able to continue the generous stipend to our recipients.
All donations are recognized by the IRS for tax deduction purposes. A receipt for tax purposes will be provided for all contributions.
Donations can be made to "Westhampton Yacht Squadron Scholarship Fund". If the donations will be "in honor of" or "in memory of" please indicate this on the check and the name will be engraved on the scholarship plaque.
In closing, we wish to thank you for any contributions you can make to this worthwhile endeavor.
WYS Scholarship Fund
Janet Jurgielewicz, President
Ron Marwood, Vice-President
Paula Dawydiak, Secretary/Treasurer
P.O. Box 315, Remsenburg, New York, 11960 (631) 325-8321