The Chesapeake Yacht Club  is a private, member-owned club led by an elected Board of Governors. A full-time management staff oversees daily operations. As a member-owned club, CYC enjoys a 501 (c) (7) tax status.

Location – 38° 50′ 7″ N 76° 31′ 50″ W

If you are looking for marina facilities convenient to Northern Virginia, Washington, DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore, CYC is your best choice. Located at the confluence of the West River and South Creek in Shady Side, Md., CYC is approximately 30 minutes from the Washington Beltway. By boat, we’re just 9NM from Annapolis, 15 NM from Kent Narrows, and 15 NM from Tilghman Island. And you don’t have to wait in traffic to cross the Bay Bridge to get to CYC.

CYC grounds are gated, secure and professionally maintained. There are several nearby shops to keep your pantry and bar well stocked and marine experts to work on your engine, sails, and more.

There are plenty of nearby attractions for days the weather (or your engine) isn’t cooperating.


The Chesapeake Yacht Club is one of the oldest clubs on the Bay with a rich history.  It has operated continuously since it was chartered on January 8, 1947.

The Chesapeake Yacht Club is a private membership organization with a Sec. 501(c)(7) federal tax exemption. The facilities of the club are for the sole use of members and their guests. Information presented on this public website shall not be construed as an invitation to the general public.