Founded on the banks of Lake Allatoona in 1950, the Atlanta Yacht Club is a private, family oriented private sailing club promoting all aspects of the sport of sailing. Sailing fleets at AYC include Thistle, Snipe, Y-Flyer, Laser, EC-12 and, for our youngsters, 420 and Optimist dinghies. We hold regattas and sailboat races for these fleets most Saturday and Sunday afternoons from March through November.
AYC is proud of its solid governing organization, its history of keeping a balanced budget and its success in remaining true to the traditions envisioned by its founders. While clubs all around us are seeing their one-design fleets diminished by the popularity of large motorboats and cruising sailboats, our members' common purpose is loyalty to small boat sailing, ensuring that it will continue to flourish at Atlanta Yacht Club for a long time to come.
AYC is a member of US SAILING and the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association (SAYRA).