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GCYC offers various membership options, from "Boat-Owning" to "House.”  All include the same affordability, ideal access to the Long Island Sound, gorgeous sunsets, “front-row seats” to the incredible July 4th fireworks show, the Garvies Point Preserve to our left, and beautiful Morgan Park, with its Sunday concert series, lifeguarded swimming areas, and snack bar to our right.
Access to Moored Boats is either by the club’s launch or by club or personal dinghy.

Launch: Operated by a driver hired by the club, the launch operates evenings and weekends during the mid-summer season and limited weeknights and weekends during the off-peak seasons. The Launch Services page shows the operation times.  The launch will pick up from moored boats when called, either by horn or VHF radio.


Dinghies: Members can access their boats at any time by a club-owned or a personal dinghy.


Club-Owned Dinghies: The club maintains two dinghies that are padlocked at the end of the floating docks. Oars for each are kept inside the clubhouse. Members are welcome to use these dinghies to access their boats at any time, but the club-owned dinghies must be returned to the dock right away so they are available for other members’ use.

Privately-Owned Dinghies: Members are welcome to rent seasonally either a slip on the dinghy dock or spot in the dry storage area alongside the clubhouse. Dinghy dock space is limited, so dock assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis once annual dues have been paid.


Moorings: The club mooring policy provides information on location, adequacy, maintenance, and disposal of member-owned moorings. A typical mooring consists of a mushroom anchor (approximately 10 – 12 lb per foot of boat length), a bottom chain of length equal to 1.5 times the maximum water depth (20 – 25 ft at high tide), a swivel, a top chain equal in length to the water depth, a mooring ball, a pennant, and a pick-up buoy.


Member-Owned Moorings: Members who own moorings are required to maintain the mooring and install a winter stick in the off season. The condition of the equipment must be verified on a routine basis.  (A mooring should be lifted, and the chain and shackles should be inspected and replaced as necessary at least once every three years.  Generally, the bottom chain remains in good shape while the top chain deteriorates at the mud line.

Two contractors service the mooring field in Hempstead Harbor and can be contacted for purchasing, installing, and maintaining member-owned moorings.  The Fleet Captain or any other member can help new boat owners acquire a mooring.


Floats: The Club maintains an L-shaped set of floats that are 80’ on the long south face, and 50’ on the shorter west face.  Members are welcome to bring their boats to these floats as space permits for a limited time at a maximum of 45 minutes to pick up or drop off a club-owned dinghy, passengers, and supplies and to wash off boats. Boats may not be left unattended nor remain for extended periods or overnight. There is a freshwater hose on the dock, and limited 120V electric power is available.

Clubhouse: Glen Cove Yacht Club maintains a quaint clubhouse which is available for members’ use. Each member is provided with an electronic key fob for entry when the club is closed. An open seating area is complete with a half-hull bar and a kitchenette, and the two rest rooms include separate showers.

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