Lewes Yacht Club history, sailing club established in 1932, now offers a state of the art
marina, full swimming pool, and restaurant
Roosevelt Inlet Coordinates:  38 47.94 N, 75 09.29 W.

Lewes Yacht Club
2701 Cedar Street
P.O. Box 2
Lewes, DE 19958-0002
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1934: Dues $3.00, initiation $1.00

1934: September - Membership numbers grow to 82

1937: July - LYC incorporated

1938: First Clubhouse completed on donated land

1940: Dues raised from $3.00 to $5.00 with wife & children paying additional $2.50 each

1950’s: Clubhouse expanded & renovated
1957: Cement patio built

1962: March 22 - devastating Nor’easter

1963: Reconstruction

1966-67: Bar/social area constructed in basement

1969: Marina completed on canal side

1980’s: First paid staff hired; large porch on bay side built (later enclosed)

1982: Start of sailing school; hosted captains of foreign Tall Ships; 50th Anniversary

1983: Quarterdeck shop started

1987: Pool opened

2003: September—demolition of old Clubhouse

2004: Summer—no Clubhouse—pool & marina remain open with free hamburgers &
hot dogs available to members on the weekends
November—first  official Newsletter

2005: August—Quick Notes initiated; floating dock installed at launch ramp

2007: Pool renovated with new plaster, pavers & fencing

2009: Marina renovated with floating docks