Welcome to Center Harbor Yacht Club.


We are located near the eastern end of Eggemoggin Reach, in Haven Colony, Brooklin, Maine. CHYC was founded in 1912 as a small, private, summer club to encourage sailing, seamanship, and camaraderie. Much of our physical plant and operations have changed little since our early days. The core activity of the club is sailing, primarily in traditional wooden sailboats. Our members maintain an active fleet of about forty that includes Beetle Cats, Herreshoff 12-1/2’s and Haven 12-1/2’s. The club owns a small fleet of Optimist Dinghies and 420’s, which are used only for junior sailing classes.

A long tradition of friendly competition in racing and tennis, along with summer social events, provides relaxation and enjoyment for our members.

Our stewards are available most days in July and August to assist in docking and with local information. We maintain one guest mooring for short-term stays, but we do not provide launch service. We ask that visitors limit daytime docking stays as we have an active sailing program and a very busy float. Visiting dinghies may tie up on the inside of our floats, but outboard motors are not welcome. We have limited fresh water available at our float, and there are no fuel docks in Brooklin.




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