The Classic Yacht Club of America, Inc was created in 1971 for the purpose of promoting ownership, preservation, restoration, and knowledge of classic pleasure vessels. The Club holds dinner meetings in the early Spring and late Fall and four weekend rendezvous at select locations on the Chesapeake Bay during the boating season. These serve to promote fellowship and facilitate the exchange of information among the members.

There are two ( 2 ) categories of membership:

Regular – An individual who owns a Classic vessel over 25 years in age or
someone with a non-classic vessel who would like to participate in club events. Annual Dues: $150.00

Associate - An individual to qualify for Associate Membership status must meet one of the two (2) following
a) Be a former CYCA member who no longer owns a boat but wishes to contribute to, and associate with,
the CYCA;
b) An individual that is interested in becoming a member and whose interests are compatible with those of
CYCA.      Annual Dues: $150.00

Download and Print a PDF icon membership application.


Include a recent 4" x 6" photo of your boat and the location where it may be viewed. Your application will be processed and presented for action at the next scheduled meeting of the Board of Governors.

If you have any questions, please contact the Vice Commodore.


CYCA Burgee, Yearbook and Name Badges — Proudly fly the Club burgee from your vessel’s prow and enjoy inclusion in the Yearbook, containing a Handbook, Member Directory (updated annually, featuring full color boat photographs and contact information) and other useful resources. Your name badge identifies you as a Club member at all functions.

CYCA Newsletter/Memo — Each electronic edition of Commodore's Memo/ Newsletter is emailed directly to your inbox after each rendezvous. Hard copy editions are mailed via US Postal Service upon request for those members without email. Every edition includes news about the club's recent activities and upcoming events.

CYCA Website — Our dynamic website is updated frequently to serve as a pipeline of information to the membership. Read about upcoming Club events . The Club's auxilliary website on Shutterfly contains member-submitted high resolution photos and video of all club functions as well as a calendar of events.

CYCA Rendezvous and Dinners — The season commences with an “Icebreaker” dinner in late March or April where a preview of the upcoming year’s fun adds to the pleasure of renewing Club friendships. The Fleet Captain organizes four Club cruises each boating season, with destinations from Chesapeake City in the North Bay to Solomons Island in lower mid Bay.  At the Annual Meeting/Dinner in the Fall, you will receive a full briefing from each outgoing Club Officer on the year’s notable achievements, witness the induction of new Club officers and Board members. 

Technical Resources Available from Other Members — Many members are seasoned classic boaters with a wealth of sea savvy to share. Some members are marine industry professionals and tradesmen who readily surrender their tips and ideas on acquiring and maintaining your dream classic yacht

Bargains on Boating Purchases — Membership in CYCA and attendance at rendezvous affords you many discounts and specially-priced offers! These include: fuel and slip discounts;  . As well as Members Only pricing on merchandise from the CYCA Ships’ Store.

Access to Other Chesapeake and Delaware Bay Region Yacht Clubs — Thanks to CYCA’s membership in the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Clubs Association, our members enjoy privileged access to a wide variety of other area yacht club facilities and services.