Deer Isle Yacht Club

Sylvester Cove, Sunset, Maine

Welcome to the Deer Isle Yacht Club!


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.  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.


Eagle Island Light Summer Open House 2019 Sunday, August 4th , 12PM – 3PM


Eagle Light Caretakers (ELC*) invite you to the lighthouse. Come tour the old light station grounds, go up in the tower and appreciate the best view of E. Penobscot Bay.

Bring a picnic or just enjoy the provided cookies and lemonade.

Transportation Options: 1. Come by your own boat and anchor off the lighthouse beach on the North side of the island.

2. Go on the mail boat Katherine leaving from Sylvester’s Cove at 12PM and returning at 3:30pm. Call 207-701-9316 to reserve a spot.


Calendar of Club Events