Deer Isle Yacht Club

Sylvester Cove, Sunset, Maine

The Deer Isle Yacht Club is a small, local yacht club in Sylvester’s Cove, Sunset, Maine. The Club was founded in 1925 with the purpose of providing facilities and activities for its members in their use of Penobscot Bay and adjacent waters; encouraging amateur yachting, both recreational and competitive; promoting sound seamanship; and fostering knowledge of and respect for the dangers of the sea.

Facilities are  minimal as the club has no potable water, no fuel dock, no showers, and little parking.  There is a guest mooring is available for visiting sailors suitable for a boat up to about 40 feet. Details about the Guest Mooring can be found here. Sailing lessons, when offered, are provided to Deer Isle residents of any age, but Membership is necessarily limited by the size of the Cove; more information can be found at the Membership section of this website.

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DIYC Scholarship established in May 2020

The Board of Governors is pleased to announce the creation of an annual Deer Isle Yacht Club Scholarship, to be awarded to a graduating senior from the DISHS. Last fall, an anonymous donor made the yacht club a monetary gift it could not refuse, stipulating that it be used for the benefit of the island youth, thus launching our first outreach program.  After much excitement and discussion, the BOG decided to use the gift to create a scholarship fund. Additional matching donations, raised by and from board members themselves, increased the gift, thereby qualifying it as a permanent endowment. We hope you are pleased with this development and will lend your support with a donation.

A mention appears in the May 28, 2020 issue of the Island Advantages.  More detailed information can be found under the “News" heading on this website.  

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