Winter College Sailing Forum

Junior Sailors and Parents,
SUNY Maritime will be holding College Sailing Forum on Friday, December 1st from 6pm-8pm.  This is a wonderful opportunity to obtain knowledge about College level sailing.  If interested please see the attached flyer for more information.
Best Regards,
Jr. Sailing Committee

The Sea Cliff Landmarks Association Fall Lecture

 The Sea Cliff  Landmarks Association Fall Lecture  “Modernism” – The Furniture Design Movement of The 20th Century
Stickley 1901 through Mid Century Modern

Lecture by: Peter Smorto – Peter Roberts Antiques

Founding partners Peter Smorto and Robert Melita opened Peter-Roberts Antiques in the heart of SoHo on Labor Day in 1986 and immediately established themselves as leaders in the meteoric resurgence of the American Arts and crafts movement.  Since 2001, Peter has become a leading dealer and expert in mid-Twentieth Century furniture from George Nakashima.

Wednesday, November 8 @ 7:30 PM – parking available in the Village parking lot to the left of Sea Cliff Yacht Club

Coming Up

This year the Sea Cliff Yacht Club will celebrate “Change of Seasons” event this Saturday, November 4th marking the end of the summer season and the beginning of the winter season. The Flag Officers and Board of Governors would like to take this opportunity to extend an invitation to you and your family to attend. The gathering is scheduled for 1630 hours (that’s 4:30 for the landlubbers) with the Change of Season Ceremony to begin shortly thereafter. A reception with cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres will immediately follow. Anyone interested in attending may contact the Club office at 671-7374 or use the link below to reserve.

We will waste no time getting frostbite sailing going after Change of Seasons. It will take place every Sunday beginning November 5th weather permitting. Trap shooting starts on Saturdays on November 11th, and this hearty crew shoots no matter what the weather.

Wednesdays through the season, our Pub Menu is available in the Regatta Room. Stop in, play some pool, darts or shuffleboard, and enjoy a good meal and a beverage or two. The bar is open Friday from 3:00 PM and at noon on Saturday and Sunday.

We will be serving in the Club Dining Room on Friday with our ala Carte menu and a few specials. Sundays we will feature the pub menu served in the Club Dining Room from 1 pm. Please reserve early as we need to provision and staff properly.

Football season is here; enjoy a game, sip a drink and hang out with friends at your club. Order up some wings and enjoy a Sam Adams Boston Lager special during the games on Sunday.

Autumn is upon us and, once again, it is time to clean out your lockers and take your small boats home. This needs to be done by Change of Seasons, November 4, 2017. Any boats not removed will be considered abandoned and be disposed of or auctioned. There is no winter storage at the club. The racks need to be maintained and the locker room cleaned. Please cooperate and remove your personal items ASAP. Of course, if you are a frostbite sailor your lasers or sunfish may remain on the beach.

Our next Trivia Night is coming up quickly, Nov. 11 at 7:00 PM. Tim Hyland is the November host. Those of you may remember that last time Tim has a passion for the presidency and National Parks. This is not to say he may be going down the same path, as they say, “past performance is not a guarantee of future results”. New player and teams are always welcome.

Also this month:

Turkey Trot Regatta Sunday November 19th

The Night Before Thanksgiving Buffet Wednesday November 22nd

Happy Thanksgiving Thursday November 23rd Club Closed

Flag and Board Elected at Annual Meeting

Last Friday the Annual Meeting was held. The club’s Flag Officers were re-elected to serve for 2018. Two governors, Shane Denley and Cherise Kramer were also elected to serve three-year terms. Flag officers and committee chairs reported on the current status of the club and the plans for the coming year. All reports indicated that your club is in sound condition and the future looks bright.

Happenings at the Club week of 10-18-2017

Coming Up:

This Saturday we have the last work of the 2017 season. We have the remaining three boats to haul. The tide is mid-day so we’ll gather at 11 AM and haul the final three boats.The Regatta Room is open on Wednesdays for the season. Enjoy the Pub Menu from 5 to 9, the bar opens at 5.

We will be serving in the Club Dining Room on Friday with our ala Carte menu and a few specials. Sunday we will feature the pub menu served in the Club Dining Room from 1 pm. Please reserve early as we need 

to provision and staff properly. For the buffet fans, we will begin our Last Sunday of the Month Buffet on Sunday, October 29th.

Football season is here; enjoy a game, sip a drink and hang out with friends at your club. If the weather remains warm there will be a big screen on deck so we can enjoy the fresh air and the game. Order up some wings and enjoy a Sam Adams Boston Lager special during the games.

Speakeasy Party Reservations required

Wednesday, October 25th Chef Charlie Cooking Demo “Cooking with Potatoes”Friday, October 20th Speakeasy Party 8 pm

Trivia Night starts Saturday, Oct, 21st at 7:00 PM. Only three days to our first Trivia Night of the season. Calling all Valedictorians, Magna Cum Laudes, Jeopardy addicts and Cliff Clavin wannabees. Come join in the celebration of truly useless information and facts that won’t make you younger, taller, or better looking, but still is a great deal of fun. The bar opens at 7:00 PMalong with a light supper and the competition will start shortly after. Come down with a team of up to 8 people or show up and join a team. So if you know who was the female lead in “The Maltese Falcon”, or the name of the British general who surrendered at Yorktown or anything about science, please come play.

PC O’Rourke gets to play the role of Alex Trebek, asking the questions and enjoying rule #1. – The host is always right. (Right, Melissa?).

Also this month: Make your reservation for all events early

  • Friday October 27th SCYC Annual Meeting
  • Saturday October 28th Children’s Halloween Party

Autumn is upon us and, once again, it is time to clean out your lockers and take your small boats home. This needs to be done by Change of Seasons, November 4, 2017. There is no winter storage at the club. The racks need to be maintained and the locker room cleaned. Please cooperate and remove your personal items ASAP. Of course, if you are a frostbite sailor your lasers or sunfish may remain on the beach.

See you at the Club

To Make a Reservation for ALL events Click Here

Wednesday, October 18th
Pub Menu 5pm-9pm
Bar 5pm-11pm

Friday, October 20th
Bar 3pm-11pm
Dinner 6pm-9pm (Reservations Required)

Speakeasy Party 8-11pm Reservations Required (call the office)

Saturday, October 21st
Bar 12pm

Adult Trivia 7pm (Regatta Room)

Sunday, October 22nd
Bar 12pm-9pm

Dinner 5pm-8pm

Have your next Event at the Club:


As holiday time approaches please remember that the club is available to host your events. From intimate Cocktail Receptions, Showers, Birthdays, Luncheons, Weddings, Sweet 16, Communions, Bat/Bah Mitzvahs. The staff at the club would be happy to serve you and your organizations at holiday time. Please call the office to arrange your event. Member and Non-Member pricing available

Upcoming Events

Speakeasy Adult Party on Friday, October 20th in the Regatta Room.

Adult Trivia will begin on Saturday, October 21st at 7pm.  Get your teams together and join in the fun.

General Manager Charlie Walsh will begin his monthly Cooking Demos on October 25th at 6:30pm.

Annual Meeting will be held Friday, October 27th in the Regatta Room at 8 pm. Stop by for a Happy Hour beverage or dinner prior to the meeting. Dinner service begins at 6.

We will be holding our Family Halloween Party Saturday, October 28th  from noon to 2pm. Get the kids in costume and do a little safe trick or treating to all the tables in the dining room. A buffet lunch and, of course, the bar will be open mixing up your favorite “adult potions.”

“Change of Seasons” will be held on Saturday, November 4th starting at 4pm. Take this opportunity to invite a few friends with interest in becoming members to see our ceremony and have a cocktail and enjoy our famous SCYC hospitality.

Please call the office or use the OpenTable link on our website and in the weekly email to register for ALL events and dinners.

Again please keep those reservations coming in a timely fashion. It definitely improves food quality and service if you have those reservations, thanks again for your cooperation.

Commodore’s Corner

Well here we are once again. Summer is officially over and we are in the fall season. The club has many fun and exciting things going on this time of year. The Regatta room opens this week with a great menu and cold or warm drinks depending on your needs. Start practicing your skills at darts and pool because before you know it the tournaments will be starting. Let’s not forget about the frostbiters and trap shooters who fill the club on Saturdays and Sundays.

As I make my plans to pull my boat for the winter, now is the time to do the same with all of your small vessels. Please remove as many as possible so the staff can properly maintain and upgrade our facility.

The palm trees will be going on vacation for the winter, but the tiki bar will remain open on an on-call basis. Weather permitting, the staff will take orders and bring down drinks for those of us that don’t want to sit inside on the nicer days.

I would like to thank all of the committee chairs and members for all their hard work this summer. Their dedication made for a safe and fun time for all.

For those of you who have not attended the Annual Meeting or Change of Seasons I would like to extend an invitation to all members to come to these two events and witness your club in action. Make an early reservation for dinner and come down for the meeting. For Change of Seasons, enjoy cocktails before and after the ceremony as we officially enter the winter season at the club on November 4th. I look forward to seeing you all this winter.

ALIR Week Is Here!

Hello everyone – ALIR Week at Sea Cliff Yacht Club got off to a great start on Saturday with a terrific Rock The Dock party. On Monday, the Naval Academy midshipmen arrived on Wahoo, their Kerr 50. Unfortunately, the second Naval Academy boat, Apollo, had to stop in Westbrook, Ct for repairs so the crew has come down to Sea Cliff without the boat – for now. We’re certainly hoping they can make it to the start on Thursday.

Tuesday is the annual Middie Pig Roast BBQ. The grills will be hot and the membership is invited to bring their dinner down and meet the midshipmen from the Naval Academy and the US Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point). There will be a special “colors” ceremony at sunset followed by a USNA vs USMMA Volleyball Challenge under the lights – thanks to Doug Oko’s VP Events.

We know that many will be at a swim meet but after that is over do be sure to stop down to welcome the midshipmen and wish them good luck in the ALIR.

Tomorrow we’ll have the results of the Volleyball Challenge and more tips on how you can experience ALIR Week.

Coming up –

Wednesday – Captains’ Meeting at Liberty House Restaurant, Jersey City, NJ – 8 PM

Thursday – Start of 41st Around Long Island Regatta, New York Harbor – 2 PM

Friday – Boats begin finishing in Hempstead Harbor

Saturday – Boats finish throughout the day

Sunday – Awards Celebration and Beach Boat – Entire Membership Welcome

ALIR Announces Move of Start to New York Harbor

Sailboat Racing Spectacle Begins July 27 Near The Statue of Liberty

For Immediate Release – With Lady Liberty in the background the 2017 Around Long Island Regatta (ALIR), sailboat race, begins July 27, 2017, at 2 P.M.

To make the start visible to more spectators, the Sea Cliff Yacht Club has for the first time in the 41 year history of this celebrated race moved to New York Harbor. It can now be viewed from both lower Manhattan and Jersey City.

Since its inception in 1977, the ALIR had started a few miles east of the entrance to New York Harbor, far from spectators’ ability to see the start. Now the ALIR will have a starting location capable of welcoming spectators and giving the media unprecedented access to coverage. Regatta Chairmen Jim Aikman and Doug Wefer are extremely pleased about this new venue. “The start is such a great opportunity to show off the excitement of a race. In the past, we were so far offshore that no one knew where we were.”

Lower Manhattan, Jersey City, and Brooklyn will be able to see the start of the 41st ALIR,” says Aikman. Wefer says, “Frank Braynard, one of the creators of the South Street Seaport and the Bicentennial Tall Ships celebration in 1976, brought the idea for an Around Long Island Regatta to Sea Cliff Yacht Club and the event was born. Now, could there be any more amazing backdrop for the start of a sailboat race, in the shadows of the Freedom Tower, the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan and Jersey City skylines?”

To support the move to New York Harbor, the Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City will serve as a venue for overnight sailboat dockage prior to the start. Jason Dalli, General Manager at Liberty Landing Marina, loved the idea. Mr. Dalli said, “We have always had competitors stopover on the way to the start of the ALIR. We are delighted to have the start in New York Harbor and to be a more integral part of the event.”

The starting sequence for the First Division of the 2017 ALIR will begin at 2:00 PM on July 27th. Subsequent divisions will start at ten-minute intervals. Private boats, charters, passing ferries and shore spectators can view each start, as the competitor’s jockey for position.

For more information contact James Aikman or Douglas Wefer,, (516) 509-4079