We are delighted that you are considering membership at the Tiverton Yacht Club.  TYC is a small but active club offering members a place to socialize and share their love for the water.  We are located on the Tiverton basin of the Sakonnet River with wonderful access to many points of interest on Narragansett Bay.  Our relaxed, friendly atmosphere gives families, adults and seniors a great place to spend the summer.  We offer multiple water related activities including sail training for children and adults, sailboat racing and cruising, a marina, swimming and social events including beach parties and weekly potluck dinners in the summer.  We have a freshly dredged twenty-one slip marina, an expanded beach, dingy docks,  small boat storage racks and moorings and swimming pool.


Sail Training

The TYC sail training program offers lessons at all levels for children. Adult sailing classes may be arranged on an individual and fee basis. The fleet is comprised of 420s, Optimist dinghies and a Hunter 140 with safety boats that escort the students during lessons. The instructors are certified by the United States Sailing Association and have first aid training.  For more information visit the Sailing page.


Our outdoor heated pool is open during the summer for free swim daily under lifeguard supervision. Swim lessons are open to children of all ages and abilities. Classes meet twice weekly and are taught by Red Cross certified instructors.    For more information visit our Swimming page.


PRHF racing occurs Wednesday nights from May through August and continues Saturday afternoons in the fall. Racers also enjoy the "Charlie LaRue Cup and Down the River Race" and the MOHOSA.  The club sponsors the "Around Aquidneck Island Race" along with the 2100 club.   For more information go to the Racing page.

Youth Activities

Weekly pool and lawn games and festive Labor Day activities for junior members.  Go to our Calendar to see Sail Training, Social and Youth events.


Moorings and slips are available to members dependent upon a waiting list.  Lockers, small boat racks and a dingy dock are also available.  For more information visit the Marina page.

Social Events

Members enjoy family potluck dinners with swimming and children's activities, Thursday nights during the summer, adult cocktail parties, a Christmas party, wine tasting, sail training breakfast, dock parties and other social events  throughout the year.  Go to our Calendar to see all club events.

How to join?

Thank you for your interest in membership at the Tiverton Yacht Club.  At this time we have reached our membership capacity and are placing applicants on a waiting list.  We do appreciate your interest and encourage you to apply.  We expect some movement on the waiting list over the season.

If you would like to apply, kindly complete the online application and send the $200 application fee to Tiverton Yacht Club, PO Box 54, Tiverton, RI 02878.   Your application will be considered complete once we have received both the application and the fee.

If you have any questions regarding the waiting list or membership in TYC please contact Craig Rachupka at craig.j.rachupka@navy.mil
If you prefer to apply by mail, please download the application and mail it to the TYC PO Box.  If you are unable to download the application, please contact me and I will mail one to you.

In order to have a slip or a mooring one must be a member in good standing and be on the waiting list.

2019 Dues

1. Family Membership; $600: Applicant who has a spouse or significant other living in the same household; children living with them who use the club facilities.
2. Couple Membership; $475: Applicant who has a spouse or significant other living in the same household; no children living with them; no children who would use the club facilities.
3. Single Membership; $350: No spouse or no significant other living in same household; no children living with person.
4. Senior Citizen Membership; $350: A member who is 65 or older who is single or is a couple, with or without children or grandchildren.  Person must have been a TYC member in good standing for ten consecutive years.

The initiation fee is currently $200.00 for a new membership.

Invoices are sent via email in early January.  Half due by Jan 31, remainder due by April 1.

Most communications are now done electronically except if a member does not have an email address.  In that case, traditional mail is used.

We try our best to keep the logbook current.  Please help us out but notifying Jim Rogers with any changes to your logbook entry.  Logbooks are handed out at the first several potlucks in June and early July.  If you did not receive one or need an additional book, please let him know.