Rules & Guide for Visiting Yachtsmen      

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We are pleased to have you visit Larchmont Yacht Club.  Moorings are available to guests of Club members and to members of recognized yacht clubs.  During your stay, we hope you will enjoy our facilities and community.   This guide will provide general information about our facility, procedures for guests, and services you may need.  Please ask at the Front Desk if you have other questions.

Larchmont Yacht Club was founded in 1880 and is one of the oldest yacht clubs in the United States.  We are an active, year-round family club featuring cruising, one-design and frostbite sailing along with swimming, tennis and paddle.  Our adult and junior programs are the largest member-only programs on Long Island Sound.  The Club has been housed in this beautiful building since 1888.

Since 1896, the Club has hosted Larchmont Race Week, one of the oldest race weeks in the United States run by a single club.   The sailing roster in 1896 included names such as Vanderbilt, Morgan, and Belmont, whose yachts were well over 100 feet long.  It is one of the few race weeks with starts for PHRF cruising boats, one-design sloops, and junior sailors, all under the same event banner.

THE USE OF CLUB FACILITIES AND MOORINGS IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. LARCHMONT YACHT CLUB ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR USE OF ITS FACILITIES

CLUBHOUSE RULES:

Guests are invited to use the Club’s house facilities. Upon registering at the Front Desk and presenting a guest mooring receipt,  arrangements  for  payment of   bar  and  meal  charges  can  be  made. The Club accepts   major credit cards.  Guests may purchase ticket books to use at the bar and Beach Grill.

Registered guests occupying guest rooms or guest moorings may use the pool by paying the appropriate additional facilities fees. The fee schedule for such facilities uses is available at the Front Desk of the Club.

CELL PHONES AND LAPTOP COMPUTERS may not be used in the Clubhouse.

COLORS are observed at sunset by standing in silence as the ensign and flags are lowered. Persons inside the Clubhouse need not stand.

DRESS in the Clubhouse and on the grounds is “smart casual”. Bathing suits, bare feet and tank tops are not permitted.

FOOD SERVICE: Reservations for Clubhouse din­ing must be made at the Front Desk.

ICE: Ask at the front desk.

SHOWERS are available at the Pool House, as are temporary lockers. The downstairs day lockers were designed specifically for adults. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed in the day lockers but may use showers on the upstairs level. Bring your own locks, towels and personal supplies.

WATERFRONT FACILITIES RULES:

COMMUNICATION: For radio communication within the harbor, use low power VHF channel 72.

EMERGENCY: Dial 911 for police, fire and ambulance.  Emergency medical services are available 24 hours a day at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital, New Rochelle, New York (632-5000).  For less-critical health concerns, MDxpress at 1030 Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck (777-2273) keeps extended office hours seven days a week.

LAUNCH SERVICE: VHF Channel 72 is used to hail a launch.  Proper attire including appropriate footwear is required.  Bathing suits and tank  tops are not considered appropriate attire.  Children 13 and under must wear life jackets on launches and docks.  Smoking or consuming beverages on board the launches is prohibited.  The schedule is posted at the main dock.

MOORINGS: You will be moored on a guest mooring or a club member’s mooring.  When you first come ashore, ask the launch driver to register you at the Dock  House and provide you with a mooring receipt.  Arrangements for payment are made at the Front Desk.  Guest mooring fees are $45 per night.  Unless you have made prior arrangements, check-out time is 11:00 AM.

WORK DOCK: Located at the end of the drysail pier. Tie-up time is limited to 30 minutes when other boats are waiting.

FUEL:  Gas, diesel,  and other motor fluids are available.  A dock attendant or launch driver must assist you.

PUMP OUT:  Pump out  for  holding  tanks  is available at no charge.  Operating instructions are on the unit.  This pump is to be used for holding tanks only.

WATER: Larchmont’s water comes from New York City Reservoir system, rated the best tasting water in America.

TRASH/RECYCLING:  Trash   receptacles and recycling bins are located at the head of the drysail pier and in the rear of the Pandemonium.

Fall/Winter
Dress Code

During the period between the Annual Meeting and Commissioning Day, jackets are strongly encouraged to be worn by men in all dining areas, but are not required to be worn on Friday evenings. Please note that jackets are still required to dine on Saturday evening and also for Sunday brunch. With the exception of these times, “smart casual” is appropriate in all dining venues, other than the Founders’ Porch and Men’s Bar where the dress code is more casual. 

Spring/Summer
Dress Code

´╗┐´╗┐During the period between Commissioning Day and the Annual Meeting, “smart casual” shall be the dress for all dining areas of the Clubhouse other than the Founders' Porch. Collared shirts, turtlenecks, slacks and tasteful shorts are acceptable for gentlemen, and collared blouses, jerseys, and tasteful shorts are acceptable for the ladies. Men and boys should remove their hats and caps before entering the Clubhouse.