Welcome to the American Yacht Club
On the banks of the beautiful Merrimack River, Newburyport, MA
The American Yacht Club is America's oldest continually operating private yacht club. We are located in Newburyport Massachusetts on the Merrimack River, just a short jaunt from the river's mouth. We operate as a volunteer group and the members participate in the many operations that keep the club vital and the buildings and grounds in excellent condition.
Popular Learn to Sail Program
As an important part of our community, the American Yacht Club provides a great way to learn to sail and to hone sailing and racing skills
For over 60 years the AYC, through the Newburyport Summer Sailing Program, has been providing instruction to its members, families and the community. Over the years our staff instructors, using a fleet one-designed boats, annually teach over 90 children the joy of sailing! Classes are scheduled at one-week intervals with both morning and afternoon sessions