About the Watkins Glen Yacht Club

Watkins Glen Yacht Clubhouse

From its austere beginning at the South end of Seneca Lake in 1939, the Watkins Glen Yacht Club has emerged as one of the premier clubs in New York State’s Finger Lakes Region. The Watkins Glen Yacht Club (WGYC) is located on beautifully landscaped grounds with over 50 boat slips. More than just a yacht club, it is a haven for members, their families and guests. There is a sense of peace and tranquility that makes the club an incomparable place of refuge combined with social and water activities.

Offering both covered and open docks for cruisers up to 50′, the WGYC has been the place to be for members and transient boaters alike with club activities designed for both the weekend and liveaboard boater.

All of the buildings and facilities are in top notch condition. Modern shower rooms are carefully monitored to insure excellent conditions. The beautiful Club House boasts a full kitchen, large screen television and a spacious dining room for monthly holiday or event parties. Enjoy the cozy clubhouse. Sit by the fireplace on cool evenings with your family and friends. Attend the parties and take part in the activities that only a yacht club can offer.

The famed village of Watkins Glen, with its proud history of motor sports and the exciting gorge, offers a most relaxing atmosphere. If you’re inclined to pick up the pace, ask our members about the wineries and restaurants along the Seneca Lake Wine Trail and the numerous golf courses within a 15 mile drive.

Let us show you why The Watkins Glen Yacht Club is known as the “Friendliest Club in the Finger Lakes.”

Our Mission

The objectives of the club are to recognize the great assets of the State of New York in its navigable waters and that the enjoyment thereof can be promoted and encouraged to all people by the development of boating in all its branches; to engage in and promote civic activities, to develop, provide and maintain suitable facilities for the use and recreation of its members, visitors, and guests, and in particular to make Seneca Lake attractive to all boaters.