Welcome to the Old Point Comfort Yacht Club (OPCYC)! Our club is dedicated to having fun on the water in the company of other boaters and we promote safe boating in all forms - sail and power, racing, cruising, maritime training and social camaraderie for our members and guests. Club members range in skill from seasoned open-ocean mariners, to experienced Chesapeake Bay sailors, to novices new to boating and members with no boats at all. Our club has a reputation for down-to-earth friendliness and members can be counted on to help you out on your sail or power vessel, whether it is as crew, installing a part, sympathizing about your skinned knuckles - or all three.
Our clubhouse is located by the Old Point Comfort Marina on historic Fort Monroe, a former Army post now a National Monument and a Virginia Economic development area. We are delighted to be part of the vibrant and growing Fort Monroe community and enjoy friends therein. Our club is ideally situated on the southern Chesapeake Bay, one of the world's premier boating waters, an easy cruise to ports in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth and Cape Charles. We also enjoy the benefits of all that Hampton, VA has to offer including numerous marinas, waterfront restaurants, museums and a historic downtown with a public pier.
OPCYC has activities year 'round, from boating in the spring, summer and fall, to the well-respected Pointer Maritime University in the winter, and monthly social get-togethers. For our younger boaters, we offer student memberships and also sponsor the very active Sea Scout Ship 1610 that joins us in boating activities throughout the year. We celebrate our camaraderie with the formal Commodore's Ball each year in January.
" The OPCYC is a member of the following Yachting organizations: The Unites States Sailing Association, The Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association, The Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club Association and is on the Register of American Yacht Clubs. Many of our members use our reciprocal privileges to visit yacht clubs far and wide."
Prospective members may download the application. Initial membership is $90 which includes a club burgee and $65 per year afterward. There is also a $20 student collegiate membership. Annual renewal is due on October 1st of each year. Members have access to the monthly electronic newsletter, The Helmsman, and can subscribe to receive regular e-mail updates on club activities. The clubhouse is in Building 183, across the parking lot from the Old Point Comfort Marina. The entrance is on the beach side.
Members can receive updates on events, enjoy adventures and photos from fellow Pointers, and can post boating-related material on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/OPCYC.