Members Clubs

The Potomac River Yacht Clubs Association is comprised of 23 Yacht Clubs on the Potomac River

Aquia Harbour Yacht Club

Aquia Harbour Yacht Club, formed in 1975, is based on Aquia Creek in Aquia Harbour near Stafford VA. With over 90 family members we have an active club and mark the beginning of each boating season with a "first on the water" boating trip to Alexandria VA in mid March of each year.You can contact us through our WEB page at

Capital Yacht Club

The Washington Channel and Water Street were busy places in 1892 when the Capital Yacht Club was formed. The Club was founded by the original six members aboard the "M/V Alert," and soon afterwards a club house was built on a sand barge. The first Clubhouse on shore was constructed in 1923, and the current building was dedicated in 1974, and renovated in 1992. Comfortable and friendly atmosphere awaits for members, and guests and visiting boaters from around the world. The Clubhouse includes a full service bar, with a adjacent seating area, we offer a wide variety of beverages, a meeting and party room are also available. The Club facilities include shower and laundry machines. The marina consists of both floating and fixed docks, and can accommodate vessels from weekend cruisers to large vessels up to 220 feet. Electrical power includes 30 and 50 amp service for all slips and three phase 100 amp on the "T" piers. Cable television is provided complimentary, and telephone service is available for visiting vessels over 65 feet. Vessels choosing to anchor in the channel may use the yacht club facilities for a small fee. Visit our web site

Cobb Island Yacht Club

The Cobb Island Yacht Club was organized in 1981 by Bob and Phyllis Dadd. The primary function was to publish a roster that included pertinent data of the cruising members as to call signs, addresses, boat identification and phone numbers. This enabled all concerned to be on call to aid one another on the high seas no matter what was the problem…and especially when the cooler was running low! And of course, then social functions, sparse that they were, became popular, thought not at this era’s present level. One event which remains to this day is the annual Memorial Day Kick-off boat-in and Cook-out at Puddleby on the Marsh. The bulletin board at Cobb Island Marina served as a communication center. Eventually, a newsletter was developed, people were elected to various positions and dues were imposed! Then, due to a change of ownership of the Cobb Island Marina, many of the membership found other berths and the club was not very active until the mid 90s. Finally the club was revitalized through the efforts of Don Thayer, Bernie Williams, Bill Parks and others, culminating in the club's admission to PRYCA.

Colonial Yacht Club

Colonial Yacht Club, Colonial Beach, VA, was formed in October, 1973. The Club kicks off its boating season with an annual Flag-Raising ceremony at Colonial Beach Yacht Center the second Saturday in May. The Club participates in the Town's annual Potomac River Festival in June with a marching contingent and float, and sponsors the annual Boat Parade that same weekend. A lighted boat parade, started in 1999, has become a traditional event the first Saturday in December and is held in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce's "Santa Weekend." The Club schedules four to five cruises up and down the Potomac and Chesapeake Bay as well and holds cookouts and dinner-meetings at various locations in the area.

Contact Information:

Colonial Yacht Club
PO Box 359
Colonial Beach VA 22443

Michael Hyde

Corinthian Yacht Club

Corinthian Yacht Club (CYC) was founded in Washington, DC in 1903. We moved to our current clubhouse on Smith Creek in St. Mary's County, MD in 1971. We have approximately 115 members. Our close proximity to the mouth of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay at Point Lookout makes us an ideal stop-over for both cruisers and fisherman pursuing the bay's bounty. When cruising on the bay, we are approximately 75 miles north of Hampton, VA and approximately 75 miles south of Annapolis, MD. Our physical plant encompasses approximately 20 waterfront acres improved by a large clubhouse, swimming pool, cooking facilities, picnic area, showers, ice, TV, trailer-boat launching ramp, land storage for trailers, etc. There are several restaurants and a supermarket nearby. We have 3 covered boathouses with slips that accommodate yachts to 50 feet. We also maintain 3 open docks with the capability of accommodating transient vessels up to 110 feet. Most of our docks have new 30-amp and 50-amp electrical service. Corinthian was recently designated a "Maryland Clean Marina" by the Maryland Department of the Environment. It is our understanding that we are only the second yacht club to earn this distinction. For cruise arrangements to Corinthian, contact our Measurer, Jim Test 410 326 3933 – email For general information about Corinthian, visit our web site at: or call 301-872-5187.

Dahlgren Yacht Club

Dahlgren Yacht Club is an MWR-NAFI (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation-Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality) organization located on the grounds of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, VA. The club maintains a pier with membership wet and dry berthing, a clubhouse and boat ramp. DYC is solely supported by membership dues and slip fees, and sponsors several invitational races each year, including the “Dahlgren Cup” and "Under the Guns”. DYC has been a member of PRYCA since 1997. Please visit our web site at

District Yacht Club

District Yacht Club (DYC) District Yacht Club (DYC) was founded in 1952 and is located on the Anacostia River north of the 11th Street Bridge in Washington, DC. DYC is a membership boat club with 43 slips, clubhouse, marine railway and shop facilities. Members enjoy several planned land-based and water-based social events throughout the year. The club takes pride in working closely with the District of Columbia and Anacostia River environmental organizations in their goal to revitalize the River. The "T" of the center dock is held open for transient boats and DYC welcomes visitors. Check out our web site at

Fairfax Yacht Club

Deeded in 1984 as the first condominium marina on the Potomac River, Fairfax Yacht Club, Inc. is situated on a beautiful spot on the Occoquan River. Completely surrounded by Fairfax County parkland, FYC is a private, first-class recreational facility boasting 170 individually owned units designed with the active boating family in mind. Docks A - D can accommodate vessels from 30 to 40 feet in length and feature modern, floating Brazillian hardwood docks each with water and individually-metered power pedestals. The covered dock, Dock E, can accommodate vessels up to 50 feet in length on the down-river side. Amenities include a beautiful clubhouse, landscaped grounds, modern bathrooms and showers, tot lot, picnic areas and WiFi. Though there is no restaurant on the premises, several social functions are held throughout the year such as the Welcome Spring Party and the End of Season Bar-B-Que. Each year, the US Sail and Power Squadron and Coast Guard Auxiliary offer boating safety courses for FYC members and others from nearby marinas. We invite you to pay us a virtual visit at our website:

Fort Washington Boating Association

The Fort Washington Boating Association, Inc. (FWBA) is the current incarnation of "that boat club on Piscataway Creek." Many of you know Fort Washington and Piscataway Creek as the place, five miles below the Wilson Bridge and just across the river from Mount Vernon, where PRYCA has held its annual summer Float-In. Previously a very small club of mid-sized motor cruisers, last year a multi-year effort to increase membership began and our numbers doubled to 50+. A similar effort is underway for this year and will include attracting the marina's sailboats into the club for both cruising and racing functions. We are also working on a plan to entice owners of smaller boats moored in the marina into yet another complement of our club. Please visit our web site at

Landmark Yacht Club

Landmark Yacht Club, as we now know it, was established in the latter part of 1955 and known as the “Outboard Boating Club” of the Greater Washington Area. At that time, most of the people involved lived in or near Washington, DC and docked their boats at Columbia Island Marina. The club moved to Aquia Creek in 1959 where the existing clubhouse was constructed. This clubhouse is still the center of our club activities. The name changed to “DC Boating Club”, then in 1970, was renamed “Landmark Yacht Club”.
Our burgee bears the symbol of the Washington Monument under which the club was originally formed. Landmark is one of two remaining charter members of the PRYCA.
We are located in Stafford, VA, with a breathtaking view of Aquia Creek and the Potomac River.  
Landmark Yacht Club offers Boating enthusiasts a wonderful way to enjoy the love of boating, nature and recreation all wrapped up in one with our group of wonderful family members.
We invite you to visit us on the web at;

Mount Vernon Yacht Club

Mount Vernon Yacht Club (MVYC) is situated on Dogue Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River, two miles from George Washington’s Mount Vernon Mansion in Northern Virginia. Our three story high clubhouse commands sweeping views over the pool, marina, Dogue Creek and south down the Potomac. The clubhouse features a multi-purpose room with an adjoining bar, a meeting room and a member’s lounge. The pool area contains a full length (25 meter) pool with a children's wading pool.     

The marina is situated in a sheltered lagoon and provides slips for over 130 boats on its floating and fixed piers, A work dock is available for boat cleaning and small repairs. A boat ramp is also available. A gasoline dock, staffed by Club volunteers, is open to MVYC members for limited periods on weekends during the boating season. “The Point” is a grassy area located at the water’s edge where the Club's yardarm, with flags flying, sets the scene for the Club's formal Commissioning Day ceremony each May. Picnic tables and charcoal grills encourage regular gatherings. But more important than our facilities, MVYC is about tradition, friendship, family and good times with fellow members. We offer a wide variety of activities for members including an active swim team, a power fleet, a sail fleet, and many other activities and social events year-round. MVYC’s 220 member families enjoy one of the best-kept secrets on the Potomac River.

Take a look at our website to see what we’re up to and come visit us at Latitude 38 degrees 42.0 N;: Longitude 077 degrees 07.2' W, but beware of low tide in Dogue Creek if you draw more than 3 feet.

National Potomac Yacht Club

National Potomac Yacht Club (NPYC) was established in 1963 to promote boating pleasure, recreation, education and safety for its members. NPYC primarily serves members who participate in power boating on the upper Potomac River, but welcomes members who are located elsewhere. NPYC hosts several land-based events each year that are open to the public, including the annual Flag Raising Ceremony, Octoberfest and the Oyster Roast. The club schedules several raft-ups, short cruises and a long cruise per year. NPYC enjoys the hospitality of Guest Services Inc. who allow the use of the marina office and snack bar at Columbia Island Marina, located in front of the Pentagon, for meetings and other functions of the club. Please visit our web site at

Occoquan Yacht Club

Occoquan Yacht Club (OYC) is a virtual yacht club of boaters from all over the Upper Potomac River. Some of our members keep their boats on the bay, but are from the Washington Area. We concentrate on many boating related activities throughout the year with an emphasis on safety and sharing of experience among our members. Activities include land based parties, weekend, one and two 2-week cruises to the Bay, raft ups, shrimp/lobster feasts, dinghy races, holiday parties, and spur of the moment parties and events. OYC is an energetic group that welcomes all in the spirit of fun and responsible boating. Visit our web site at

Old Dominion Boat Club

Old Dominion Boat Club (ODBC), founded in 1880, was formed by a group of prominent Alexandrians in their pursuit of physical fitness and water-related activities, most notably rowing and sailing.  During those early years the Club hosted State Regattas in Alexandria.  For over a century the Club has participated in competitive regattas throughout the East, winning many of Virginia's most noted rowing trophies.

Since the late 1920's ODBC has continued to be a strong supporter for youth rowing.  Today the Club sponsors Northern Virginia students during the fall season. The ODBC Select Crew Team   ( in major head races in the Washington and Philadelphia regions.

With over 125 years dedicated to rowing on the waters of Alexandria, today the ODBC boasts the oldest of active crew teams on the waters of the Potomac and has the honor of being the second oldest boat club in the state of Virginia.  In those 125 years, the purposes of physical fitness have expanded to include a philosophy and tradition built on promoting charitable and community support for Alexandria and the greater community. 

Today we have approximately 700 active members.  We maintains a marina of 53 boat slips. Additionally we have a work float and 2 “Tee” docks. Our proximity at the foot of King Street in Old Town Alexandria and our complete social calendar makes us an ideal stop-over destination. For general information about ODBC, please call 703-836-1900 and visit our website at

Port of Washington Yacht Club

The Port of Washington Yacht Club (POWYC) was formed in 2002 to promote safe boating; effect a clean, attractive and environmentally healthy marina, waterfront, and river system; organize cruising events; and sponsor social events for the benefit of all yacht club members. 

POWYC is located at the Gangplank Marina in the Washington Channel. We are currently over 115 members consisting largely of live-aboard and recreational boaters in the Gangplank Marina; however, full-time cruising members and associate members without a boat also enjoy the benefits of belonging to our vibrant yacht club. We welcome all and hope you will take a moment to visit our website at

Potomac River Yacht Club

Potomac River Yacht Club

Prince William Yacht Club

Prince William Yacht Club (PWYC) is located at the Prince William Marina on the beautiful Occoquan River near the quaint, historic town of Occoquan, Virginia.  PWYC has approximately 200 member boats and a passion for boating - especially on the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay.  The purpose of the club is to promote safe boating and to have FUN.  We sponsor several educational, training and safety programs throughout the year.  We have numerous social events during the year including Pirates Night on the Hook and the Jimmy Buffet Party, to name only two.  We are proud members of the Potomac River Yacht Club Association and the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Club Association.  Please contact us via our home page at

Quantico Yacht Club

Quantico Yacht Club, began as the Quantico Yacht Club and Sail Association in 1974 at Quantico, Virginia. The club was known early-on for its "Frostbite Regatta", which commonly attracted over 100 lightning sailboats in keen competition during the late Fall weather. Since that time, the club has continued to expand its involvement in Potomac River racing events, club cruises to fun locales and numerous boating activities with the growing number of PRYCA member clubs. Located at the Quantico Harbor adjacent to the quaint town of Quantico, QYC has continued to grow in membership, special events and club facilities for the enjoyment of all members. Please stop by our web page at for the latest on our activities and future events, or any other information.

Seafarers Yacht Club

For more than 50 years, Seafarers Yacht Club and its members have devoted their time and efforts to providing wholesome, fun-filled activities on and around the Anacostia River. As a member club of the Potomac River Yacht Clubs Association (PRYCA), the Seafarers also participate in activities on the Potomac River, its tributaries, and the Chesapeake Bay. We were the catalyst for what is now called the annual Anacostia River Cleanup, and are active in many other community activities. Our web site is open for your perusal, and we welcome your comments. If you're a boater living in or visiting the Washington DC area, we'd be happy to have you stop by for a visit.

The Yacht Club at Swan Point

The Yacht Club at Swan Point is a great place to golf and a nice place to boat. Please join us. Word of caution; Cuckold Creek is a shallow draft area. Please check charts and tide schedules before arriving.

Washington Yacht Club

Washington Yacht ClubThe Washington Yacht Club (WYC) is located on M Street S.E., past the Northgrop Grumman building.

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Westmoreland Yachting Association

WYAThe Westmoreland Yachting Association (WYA) serves sailors that boat on the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.  We have members from the southern tip of the Northern Neck to Washington DC and many places in between.    Join us in our good times and cruising adventures.
Welcome to the fun of the Westmoreland Yachting Association!  If you like boating and social activities come join us!  We are a “virtual” boating club—without a set facility— serving boaters and boating enthusiasts on the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers and Chesapeake Bay.  A “Plan Fest” at the beginning of the year puts all the events in one master calendar. 
We offer an exciting cruising schedule that often coincides with fun-filled local events at our selected ports of call. In addition, we entertain, visit, and join other yacht clubs and the Potomac River Yacht Clubs Association that includes over 20 yacht clubs, in various events and cruises throughout the year. A typical WYA cruising schedule includes trips to Aquia Harbour, VA; Colonial Beach, VA; Point Lookout MD; Port Kinsale, VA; Cobb Island, MD; Coles Point,  VA; Sharks Tooth Island, VA; and various locations on the Chesapeake Bay like Onancock, VA.  You can view our schedule for 2011 at our web site, .  Several exciting land-based activities round out our cruising schedule, such as a St Paddy’s Day Party and an October Low Country Boil that highlights our main membership meeting.  We end the year with a semi-formal Change of Watch that is fun.

Membership is open to all boaters 21 years of age or over. We welcome all power boaters, sailors, PWC’s and water enthusiasts!  We provide a regular membership with inexpensive fees and dues ($25 initiation fee and $50 yearly dues) so you just have to join and have fun.   Our only requirement is a love of the water, and for good times with a go-getting group of people from up and down the waters of the Potomac! Please visit our website at www.wya-va.comand download a membership form.

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