The Essex Corinthian Yacht Club is open to members on the following days (clubhouse closed on Mondays):

Essex Corinthian Yacht Club
9 Novelty Lane
PO Box 759
Essex, CT 06426
Office Tel: (860) 767-3239
Office Email:

When you consider joining the Essex Corinthian Yacht Club, please become familiar with the concept of a "Corinthian" club. Our club is a 99% volunteer-run organization and depends on the support from our committees and volunteers.

Committees and volunteers are the lifeblood of our club. ECYC's tradition of "all hands on deck" is critical to our club's existence. It is part of being a member of a Corinthian club. Please volunteer for a committee when you join! There are also other options to support the club.


Tue, Wed and Thu: 9 am to 9 pm

Fri: 9 am to 10 pm

Sat and Sun: 9 am to 9 pm


Tue, Wed and Thu: 9 am to 5 pm

Fri: 9 am to 9 pm 

Sat and Sun: 11 am to 5 pm

For specific dining hours, please refer to the DINING page.

Please note: ‚Äč
Club is closed for maintenance in January. Club may also be closed during inclement 

weather without prior notice! Special hours for events will be announced separately.

Click here for complete list of

ECYC Board of Governors 


Tue, Wed and Thu: 9 am to 5 pm

Fri: 9 am to 9 pm

Sat and Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm


Tue, Wed and Thu: 9 am to 5 pm
Fri: 9 am to 9 pm
Sat and Sun: 9 am to 9 pm


Our SECOND FLOOR DINING ROOM AND DECK enjoys a spectacular setting overlooking the Connecticut River. The DINING AREA features lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch with weekly changing specials. Please see our DINING Page for galley opening hours.

We are pleased to be a BYOB club.


provides space for smaller gatherings

and is equipped with a wide-screen TV.

We also maintain a large outdoor gas

grill on the lower deck.

Both levels are available for private

functions on a limited basis. Please

contact us for details, or refer to the


Essex Corinthian Yacht Club

We are located on the waterfront in Essex, Connecticut, overlooking the beautiful Connecticut River.

Our clubhouse is only six miles up river from the Old Saybrook Light on Long Island Sound, and a short cruise to beautiful Hamburg Cove.

About Us


Commodore: Tom Atkinson

 Vice Commodore: Bill Robinson

Rear Commodore: Jessi Kneier

 Secretary: Joan Sauvigne-Kirsch

Treasurer: Lisa Frank

Fleet Captain: Joe Pelletier


ECYC sponsors a variety of fun social events and activities throughout the year. Please check our EVENT Page for updates!

The club also conducts a wide selection of boating activities for both novices and experienced boaters and sailors. Corinthians are actively involved in springs and fall FROSTBITE RACING, the IDEAL 18 SUMMER SERIES, the ESSEX 12 METER CHALLENGE, the ESSEX RUM CHALLENGE, the TRI CLUB RIVER SERIES, including our own THOMAS CLARK MEMORIAL RACE, and the new ECYC CROSS-SOUND CHALLENGE, which celebrated its premiere in 2013, as well as a number of ECSA sanctioned PHRF races throughout the season. Check the RACING Page for details!

Corinthians regularly cruise socially all over Southern New England and Long Island Sound.

We own four IDEAL 18 SAILBOATS for our members to use in racing, social sailing and sailing instruction.

We maintain two MOORINGS in ESSEX HARBOR, as well as one in HAMBURG COVE. Rules and regulations for mooring use.

Please see the VISITORS' Page for details.