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Stories from the Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia

Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia

300 W. 2nd Street
Essington, PA 19029

(610) 521-4705

Website:  http://www.cycop.com


Founded in 1892, the Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia is one of the oldest continuously operating yacht clubs in America. It is located on eleven acres of waterfront land beside the Delaware River and just south of Philadelphia. Its location, at the south end of Tinicum Island, provides excellent one design racing conditions and lends itself to being the premiere small boat sailing venue for the entire Philadelphia region.

Its sailors have won regional, national, international and Olympic competitions, have crewed in defense of the America's Cup, and have won major ocean races and cruised globally. The club burgee is recognized and respected throughout the yachting world. 


CORINTHIAN YACHT CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA BECOMES NSHOF FOUNDING MEMBER

From the Commodore:

"The Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia was founded in 1892 and continues to operate from our clubhouse on the Delaware River just south of the City. We are pleased to demonstrate our commitment to sailing, both past and present, by becoming a Founding Member of NSHOF. Our members have sailed the world, participated in the America's Cup defense and won nearly every major race. In addition, we have a vibrant one design program for adults and juniors."

Arch McMichael, Commodore


History

CYCofPhiladelphia ClubhouseThe clubhouse dates to the mid-eighteenth century and is considered by members and the community to be historically significant. The building and property was purchased by its members in December, 1893 for only $12,000.00.  

Fully restored in 2007 following a capital campaign, priceless maritime artwork and artifacts are on display at Club which show the inextricable link its members have had with the history of yachting along the Delaware River during America's golden Victorian age.

Sailing at Corinthian YC Phila.Prominent Philadelphians with names such as: Van Rennsselaer, Drexel, Dixon, Wanamaker, Longstreth, Lippincott, Kent, Scott and du Pont have all, at one time or another, served as Commodore.


 

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