About Our Program

The Mattituck Yacht Club was started in 1910 and has operated continuously for 113 years. The club’s goal is to promote interest in sailing, seamanship and sportsmanship through educational and social programs for members. Sailing programs are held daily throughout the summer in which children learn to rig and sail sailboats, tie knots, and learn water safety.

The summer 2023 season runs from June 26th through August 18th.  All sailors ages 5-18 will learn to sail on a variety of different types of boats including: Optis, Sunfish, and 420’s (according to their ability). Instructors will assign sailors to boats each day during lessons. 

We have multiple options for your young sailors including a full “season pass” of sailing all summer, or 2, 3 or 4 week programs to fit in busy summer schedules. If you're interested in applying for membership or looking to register your child for our weekly programs, please start the process here.  Applications from the parent or guardian of your youth sailors or those applying as adults will be reviewed and you'll be contacted by our Commodore to review our offerings.  Once your application is approved you will receive a welcome email with instructions on how to register.  Note that a Family Membership is required for children ages 7 to 18 to take Full Season sailing lessons. Contact Mary Motto Kalich at 917-334-6639 or for more info.

Want to see what it’s all about?  Check out our photo gallery!

Our 2023 Fleet:

Opti: Easy to handle making it the perfect vessel to introduce younger sailors to the basics of sailing.  The Opti is also used as a competitive racing boat.

Sunfish: Used by both beginner and advanced sailors, this fun boat is simple to sail, and easy to set up.

Lasers: A faster boat for more advanced sailors to sail and race solo. Lots of fun for the adventurous sailor.

420: For both beginning and our more experienced sailors, the 420 is a great intro to two handed sailing and advanced racing. This boat is the primary racing boat for High Schools and Colleges.

Work with us!  We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2023. Email us at for more information.

All events


Secondary address