Bristol Yacht Club

Welcome to Bristol Yacht Club, where our outstanding amenities combine with the historic and picturesque charm of Bristol, Rhode Island, to make a perfect landing spot for visiting boaters. At BYC, we welcome visiting cruising clubs as well as individual cruisers. All are welcome to enjoy our easily accessible moorings, Club facilities and our sailing classes!

A rental at BYC includes free launch service to our docks, grounds and newly renovated Clubhouse ... and to downtown Bristol with its many restaurants, shops and historic treasures.

We welcome you to tie up dockside to take on water and purchase ice - and to chat with our friendly staff about all Bristol has to offer. We invite you to use our launch or dinghy dock to access our bathrooms and showers (open 24/7), and our playground, gas BBQ and picnic areas.

Our Clubhouse, completely updated in 2019, offers a relaxing bar, lounge and a porch overlooking the harbor - a perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail while chatting with new and old friends. Or pull up an Adirondack chair dockside, steps from our outdoor bar and play area.

It is a short "country" walk from our property to enjoy the beauty of Colt State Park and the family-favorite Coggeshall Farm. Just steps away you can rent paddle boards, kayaks and bicycles - a perfect way to have fun on Bristol harbor waters or the East Bay Bike Path.

For extended cruisers, we'll direct you to area supermarkets, hardware stores, laundry, sail-maker, and marine supplies and repairs.

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To learn to sail at Bristol Yacht Club: