About the Susquehanna Yacht Club
The Susquehanna Yacht Club, SYC, established in 1950, is located in the rolling hills of southern Pennsylvania on the Susquehanna River.
The SYC clubhouse overlooks the historic Long Level section of the Susquehanna River, also known as Lake Clarke. The Safe Harbor Dam forms this part of the Susquehanna River. Long Level provides 10 miles of water deep enough for most keel sailboats and powerboats. In the late 1800s and early part of last century this area was a link for major river barge traffic headed south to the canals connecting to the Chesapeake Bay. Today three power dams lie between SYC and the bay. During periods of low water, parts of the old canals are still visible.
The Susquehanna Yacht Club offers members fun and fellowship both on and off the water. There are weekly races for Lightnings, Flying Scots and Comets. Power boaters will find good water for water-skiing, tubing, and other active water sports. A leisurely trip to the dam or to the islands is fun for everyone. The Susquehanna River provides a rare and beautiful “playground” enjoyed by all.
Our clubhouse is available to members year round. With both an enclosed and open porch, the view is fantastic. Inside are all of the comforts of home; a full kitchen, a projection TV, a fireplace, air-conditioned locker rooms, and an ice machine. Members may rent the clubhouse for personal functions during the off-season, subject to availability and approval. It will seat between 125 and 150 people. Along the river in front of the SYC clubhouse is a launch area for small sailboats, our mooring area, dinghy storage, small sailboat and trailer boat storage, and several docks.
Just north of the clubhouse is a well – shaded area we call “Riverside”. At Riverside, you’ll find our boat ramp, many more docks, water, electric, a camping area, a small play area for children, transient and seasonal RV or trailer spaces, barbecue grills, and plenty of picnic tables.
SYC is an all-volunteer organization. Various committees, such as docks, harbor, house, and grounds maintain the club. A board of seven elected officials directs the club. Flag officers include Commodore, Vice-Commodore, Rear-Commodore, Treasurer, and Secretary.
We have 78 harbor moorings and 50 land spaces on our grounds. SYC has 12 floating steel docks, 1 launching ramp, and 2 electric hoists (for boats under 1000 lbs).
Our club is very active in both sailing and power boating. About 60% of our members are sailors. Vessel size is limited to 28′ in the SYC harbor and land storage areas.
If you would like to visit us, use the contact page and fill out the form. If you would like an application for membership or have any questions regarding membership please go to our membership page. We look forward to meeting you.