Welcome to Houston Yacht Club

Houston Yacht Club is a casual, comfortable, social and recreational private club where a community of families and individuals enjoy their own special resort on the waterfront of Galveston Bay.

We are nationally recognized as a home for top level racing, have an unrivalled junior sailing program, numerous social events, and ‘learn to sail’ opportunities for families of all ages. Our historic clubhouse and harbor are located directly on Galveston Bay. Our waterfront property includes plenty of space to learn to sail, paddle, swim, and more. We have a large marina and guest rooms for overnight lodging onsite. Comfortable indoor areas host ala carte dining, weddings, private parties, and social events. Founded more than 120 years ago, we're an oasis where you can connect with friends, learn something new, or just unwind. And we're only 30 minutes from Downtown Houston.

Luxury

Saluting the Past

In 1897, after a summer filled with boating excursions, sailing parties and two hotly contested regattas, a group of yachtsmen organized what is today the oldest yacht club in Texas, the Houston Yacht Club (HYC). Dan E. Kennedy, a former Texas Ranger, was elected the first commodore at a meeting held in the Binz Building, Houston's first skyscraper, on February 2, 1898. In 1905, the members reorganized as the Houston Yacht & Power Boat Club. Members continued to hold meetings in downtown Houston and moor their boats at the club wharf on Buffalo Bayou near Allen's Landing.

Setting Sail for the Future

Houston Yacht Club is changing course! We're adding new activities and expanding our resort amenities. Of course, we'll continue to honor our heritage and to provide the same exclusive services and experiences our members expect - including leading the yachting community with great regattas, races, youth sailing programs and waterfront activities.

Think of us as a private resort that's just minutes from home.
Boat ownership is not required for membership.

About The Club

See Why HYC Is

The Place To be

  • Come to the bay

    Youth Ragnot Sailing

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  • Calendar of Events

    Calendar of Events

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  • Harbor

    Membership

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