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The Sailor's Style Guide: How to Dress at a Yacht Club

If you've been invited to a casual yacht club rendezvous, you'll need the right threads to fit in.  in this guide, we'll walk you through the yacht club attire you'll need to fit in. hint: you can find the perfect outfit head to toe with castaway.

You've been invited to a meal or event at a local yacht club, but you've never been to one before. Suddenly, the panic sets in. What should you wear? Fortunately, there are lots of options and visiting a yacht club does not mean you have to spend a lot of money just to fit in. This post will give you some pointers on yacht club attire so that you feel neither under nor overdressed, and can really enjoy yourself and have a great time at the club.

Before you even think about what to wear, check to see if the yacht club you're going to has a dress code posted online. Most of them do, and the rules can vary from club to club. The Nantucket Yacht Club , for example, requires semi-formal attire for its dinners and cocktail attire including ties for men during its dinner dances and balls. The Hyannis Yacht Club goes into a little more detail. It accepts stylish casual wear including clean, neat jeans and shorts for lunch. For dinner, guests are expected to step it up by leaving the denim at home and wearing sports coats. Different areas of a club may also have different dress rules. Bars and outdoor decks tend to more lax and allow casual clothing.

Sometimes, the easiest way of narrowing down what to wear is to eliminate what you should not wear. This is just a partial list of how not to show up at any kind of yacht club unless you want to be denied admittance or receive a lot of disapproving glares. All rules listed apply to the inside of the club, and can vary for beach and dock rulings.

Flip Flops or Going Barefoot: This rule applies INSIDE the club, or for any meal time. Most people love the beach, but going barefoot is not only unacceptable, but unhygienic.

You'll want to wear appropriate footwear such as sturdy sandals or closed toe shoes. While a lot of children and adults love their flip-flops, they may be a little too casual for a yacht club atmosphere. The most popular choice here is a boat shoe style but a bridle bit driver is always appropriate - check the latest . The lightly worn leather and pencil-curled laces fit the bill in the cool department.

Torn, Stained, or Worn Clothing: Any attire that is showing signs of wear such as rips, stains that never came out, holes, missing buttons, etc. should be left at home.

Baseball Caps and Other Hats: Most yacht clubs prefer that men remove their caps when inside the venue. Save them for the sailing excursions.

Extra points on the water if you rock the Club’s Burgee on the hat!

Swimwear: Just a no-no. Save it for the boat and the beach. A cover-up can be acceptable for the patio.

Going Shirtless: Nope!

Undershirts as Shirts: See above. You may also want to be careful about choosing a t-shirt, particularly one with graphics, when visiting a yacht club. Most prefer that you wear a collared shirt, even if it's a casual one such as a polo shirt.

Tank tops for men and any tank tops for women that are skimpy and don't hide undergarments should be saved for another occasion.

Women have a lot of options when it comes to visiting a yacht club. Linen and cotton make the perfect summer blouses. A light but structured Sleeveless Top paired with a  sweater is perfect for warding off cool sea breezes when you're out on the deck. A polo or collared shirt works well for the yacht club scene as well. You can also consider a dressy blouse that has a little bit of flounce to it. If shorts are allowed for the time and area of the club you're visiting, consider sporting  Sailing  shorts  with a cute anchor embroidery. They're cool, classy, and show off just the right amount of leg. Casual skirts and dresses are perfectly fine as well as long as they're not too short and revealing. If you're attending a party at a yacht club you may need to wear a nice cocktail dress, or a classic Tunic Dress for a day event. Special events such as balls and dinner dances usually specify what is appropriate attire on the invitation.

Don't forget to have fun with accessories! A straw handbag can complete a nautical themed look.

For most casual yacht club occasions, men can't go wrong with a collared shirt and long pants or Cisco Shorts . Pastel and preppy shades such as summer green, hurricane red, and islander blue rule here.

When casual attire is allowed, collared sport or polo shirts are always in fashion. Seersucker and linen shirts are available in several colors and patterns for summer club get-togethers. If jeans are not allowed, seersucker or cotton canvas pants are still casual and comfortable yet dressy enough for all areas of a yacht club. If you really want to show your love of nautical dressing, consider wearing a fun Embroidered Pant !

Or you can opt for solid pants but add some nautical flair with an embroidered belt . Classic summer staples like Seersucker and Madras Patches will make you the talk of the Club, in a good way!

For those chilly sea breezes and evenings, a quarter zip pullover wards off the cool air while keeping you stylish and casual.

It's a good idea to keep a sportcoat and a few ties in your closet just in case the yacht club you're visiting requires it. Opt for a fun all over embroidered jacket, or a Madras Patchwork style to really up your game.

Kids' clothing should conform to the same yacht club rules as established for grown-up guests. If you really want your son to look cute, consider dressing him in the same matching outfit as dad.

Whether you're looking to make a splash with yacht club attire or just want to look good on the boat or while meeting with friends, we have the seaside looks that you'll look and feel wonderful in for men, women, and children.

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There are three types of moorage at the club.

1) Side tie (finger pier) is $6.492 per linear foot per quarter. This is based on the size of the slip, not the length of the boat. Open slips are up to 72 feet. 2) Boat House slips are billed at $ 0.38 per sq. foot per quarter. Boathouse slips – length 47′, 52′, 60′, 62′, 65′. Width varies. 3) Common Cover slips are billed at $0.668 per square foot per quarter. Common Cover slips  are all 50′ feet long x 16 feet wide, so the quarterly cost is $534.40. Common Cover slips have 22 feet of vertical clearance

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For maintenance and recreational support, we are a 100% volunteer club. You must work 8 to 16 hours per year or pay $100 per hour for the hours not worked. If you are moored at the club the requirement is 16 hours a year, 8 hours are required if you are not moored.

Moorage is assigned by seniority. Depending on your boat, you can expect to qualify for moorage in about 12 months or less. You can sublet an available space and earn additional seniority credits. There are commercial marinas in the area where you could keep your boat while waiting for club moorage.


We have many club-sponsored events on and off the water. Participation is encouraged, always enjoyable but not mandatory. Social events range from weekend excursions to races to crab and steak feeds to formal and informal parties.

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June 22, 2024  @  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club is a private, member-owned yacht club located on beautiful Centre Island in Oyster Bay, NY.  Since 1871, our members have demonstrated a passion for sailing and   maritime history. The Club offers a variety of sailing and boating activities that include team racing, ladies sailing, PHRF racing, fleet racing, cruising, distance racing, junior sailing and long distance cruising. We proudly host world-class regattas, social activities and events. Our Clubhouse offers fine and casual dining as well as a relaxing atmosphere to unwind after a day on-the-water or ashore. SCYC has reciprocal relationships with most accredited yacht clubs and is happy to host their visiting members. This privilege requires that you abide by the rules of the Club.

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  • Visitors are welcome to purchase a memento of their visit from the Gift Shop at the Front Desk. Non-members are not permitted to purchase either the Winter or Summer Club Ties.
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What to Wear to a Yacht Party – Dress Code Decoded

Yacht party etiquette.

Yacht parties blend luxury with the serene beauty of the sea, creating a unique setting for social gatherings. Understanding etiquette and dress code is key to enjoying these exclusive events to the fullest. When it comes to “what to wear to a yacht party,” the stakes are high, as your attire not only reflects your style but also your respect for the host and the occasion.

Navigating the nuances of yacht party fashion can be a breeze with a few guiding principles in mind. From selecting the right fabrics that marry comfort with elegance to choosing outfits that resonate with the time of day and a specific theme of the event, every detail counts. This guide aims to demystify the expectations surrounding yacht party attire, ensuring you make a splash for all the right reasons. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned attendee, understanding the dos and don’ts of yacht party fashion will enhance your experience and ensure you contribute positively to the luxurious ambiance. So, let’s set the course for a deep dive into the world of yacht party etiquette, with a special focus on decoding what to wear to ensure you look your best while enjoying the high seas in style.

Understanding the Yacht Party Dress Code

Yacht party dress codes can vary from casual chic to formal elegance, depending on the occasion. It’s important to inquire about the dress code in advance to ensure your outfit is perfectly suited for the event. This proactive approach not only shows respect for your host’s preferences but also ensures you feel comfortable and confident among the other guests.

Yacht Party Dress Code

Yacht parties often reflect the personality and style of the host, meaning that each event can have its unique twist on attire expectations. For daytime events, you might find a more laid-back, nautical-inspired dress code, favoring light fabrics and vibrant colors that complement the sea’s natural beauty. Evening gatherings, however, may call for a touch of sophistication with cocktail dresses, tailored suits, or even thematic attire that aligns with the party’s motif.

When decoding the dress code, consider the location and time of year. A yacht party in a tropical locale might lean towards breezy summer dresses and linen shirts, while cooler climates could call for layered outfits that still adhere to a chic, nautical aesthetic. Accessories also play a crucial role in your ensemble; select pieces that enhance your outfit without overshadowing the event’s vibe .

Ultimately, understanding and adhering to the yacht party dress code is about finding the perfect balance between personal style and the event’s theme. It’s an opportunity to showcase your fashion sense while respecting the setting and occasion. By doing so, you contribute to the event’s overall elegance and ensure that the party remains an enjoyable and memorable experience for everyone on board.

For Women: Dressing for a Yacht Party

When dressing for a yacht party, women have a myriad of stylish options that blend comfort with elegance. Here are some extended tips to ensure you look your best on the high seas:

Opt for Light Fabrics

Choosing the right fabric is crucial for staying comfortable throughout the event. Beyond cotton and linen, consider silk or chiffon for a touch of luxury that’s still breathable. These fabrics are not only ideal for maintaining comfort in the sun but also move beautifully in the sea breeze, adding a dynamic element to your outfit.

Elegant Evening Wear

Evening yacht parties often call for a step up in formality. A sophisticated cocktail dress or a chic maxi dress remains a perfect choice, with the addition of a lightweight shawl or pashmina to ward off the chill after sunset. Consider the silhouette and neckline of your dress to ensure it’s in harmony with the yacht’s setting—something that offers elegance without sacrificing comfort.

Stay Colorful

The backdrop of the sea and sky provides a perfect canvas for vibrant colors and patterns. Don’t shy away from bold prints or nautical stripes that echo the setting. Pastel shades work beautifully during the day, while jewel tones can add a rich depth to evening attire. Remember, the goal is to complement the beauty of your surroundings without overshadowing it.

Accessorize Wisely

Accessories can elevate your yacht party outfit from simple to stunning. Opt for statement pieces like a bold necklace or chic earrings to add a focal point to your look. However, it’s crucial to balance statement pieces with the overall simplicity of your outfit to maintain an air of understated elegance.

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Footwear Considerations

When it comes to footwear, comfort and practicality are key. For daytime events, stylish flat sandals or espadrilles can be perfect. They offer ease of movement on deck without sacrificing style. For evening affairs, a pair of wedged heels can add elegance while still being practical for the yacht’s surfaces. Always choose non-marking soles to avoid scuffing the deck.

Final Touches

Remember, a yacht party is as much about enjoying the setting as it is about socializing. Choose outfits that allow you to move freely and enjoy the amenities offered. Whether lounging on deck, participating in activities, or dancing under the stars , your outfit should enhance your experience, not hinder it.

By keeping these extended tips in mind, women can confidently navigate the dress code for any yacht party, ensuring they look fabulous and feel comfortable from sunup to sundown.

For Men: What to Wear to a Yacht Party

Dressing for a yacht party offers men the chance to showcase their style while adhering to comfort and appropriateness for the maritime setting. Here are some extended guidelines to ensure you’re well-prepared for any yacht party.

Casual Daytime Looks

For daytime events, the key is to combine comfort with style. Alongside polo shirts, consider lightweight, breathable linen shirts that keep you cool under the sun. These can be paired with well-fitted chinos or Bermuda shorts, depending on the level of formality of the event. Choose light colors or pastels to reflect the daylight and contribute to the overall festive atmosphere.

Evening Sophistication

As the sun sets and the event turns more formal, the attire should shift accordingly. A well-tailored blazer, paired with a crisp shirt underneath, can elevate your look instantly. Opt for trousers in navy, beige, or white to maintain the nautical theme. A lightweight cashmere sweater can also be a stylish addition if the evening gets cooler, offering both warmth and sophistication.

Embrace Nautical Themes

Nautical themes offer a playful yet stylish way to dress for a yacht party. This doesn’t mean going overboard with anchor prints or sailor hats but subtly incorporating maritime elements into your outfit. Think navy blue, white, and stripes. A well-chosen accessory, such as a belt or a scarf with a nautical print, can add a touch of personality to your look without detracting from the sophistication.

Footwear Choices

Footwear is an essential aspect of your yacht party attire, blending style with function. For daytime, consider boat shoes or loafers in light colors that match well with both shorts and chinos. For the evening, you can opt for more formal shoes, like brogues or loafers in darker shades. Remember, the shoes should have non-marking soles to protect the yacht deck.

Accessories to Complement Your Look

Accessories play a vital role in completing your yacht party outfit. A stylish pair of sunglasses is a must-have for daytime events to protect your eyes and add a cool factor to your look. A classic watch can also enhance your outfit, offering functionality and elegance. Choose accessories that are understated yet refined to maintain a balance between casual and formal.

Practical Considerations

While style is important, practicality should not be overlooked. Opt for fabrics that offer breathability and comfort, as you’ll be spending time in the sun and by the sea. Additionally, it’s wise to bring a lightweight jacket or blazer for the evening, as temperatures can drop. Always consider the activities planned for the event and dress accordingly, ensuring your outfit allows for a range of motion and enjoyment of the festivities.

By following these extended guidelines, men can confidently dress for any yacht party, ensuring they strike the perfect balance between style, comfort, and appropriateness for this unique setting.

Accessorizing Your Yacht Party Outfit

When planning what to wear to a yacht party, the role of accessories should not be underestimated. They are the finishing touches that can elevate your outfit, ensuring you look polished and put-together. Here’s how to choose accessories that enhance your yacht party attire without compromising on comfort or practicality.


Sunglasses and Hats

The right pair of sunglasses is not just a practical necessity for a day spent on the water; it’s also a style statement. Look for high-quality lenses that offer UV protection to shield your eyes from harmful rays. Frame styles can vary from classic aviators to modern wayfarers, depending on your taste and the vibe of the party.

Hats offer additional protection and can be a stylish accessory for both men and women. Women might opt for wide-brimmed hats that provide ample sun protection while adding an element of glamour. Men can consider a fedora or a Panama hat for a touch of sophistication. Remember, the goal is to complement your outfit and the occasion, so choose hats that are stylish yet functional.

Minimal Jewelry

When it comes to selecting jewelry for a yacht party, the mantra ‘less is more’ certainly applies. For women, simple, elegant pieces like a delicate necklace, a pair of stud earrings, or a thin bracelet can add a touch of sophistication without being too flashy. Men might consider a classic watch or a simple bracelet as a subtle addition to their outfit. The key is to choose jewelry that enhances your look without overpowering it or getting in the way of activities.

Practical Tips for Accessorizing

Match Your Metals : Ensure that your jewelry metals match for a cohesive look. Mixing metals can be done tastefully, but for a yacht party, simplicity often reigns supreme.

Consider the Event’s Theme : If the yacht party has a specific theme, consider accessorizing accordingly. Nautical-themed accessories can be a fun touch for events that embrace the maritime setting.

Quality Over Quantity : Choose a few high-quality pieces over a multitude of cheaper options. This not only elevates your look but also ensures your accessories withstand the elements.

Functionality is Key : Remember that you’ll be on a moving vessel, so choose accessories that won’t easily get lost or damaged. Securely fitted items are preferable to loose, dangling pieces that could catch or fall off.

By thoughtfully selecting accessories that align with the overarching theme of what to wear to a yacht party, you can ensure that your outfit is both stylish and suitable for the unique environment of a yacht. Remember, the right accessories can significantly impact your overall look, providing an extra layer of polish and sophistication to your yacht party attire.

Footwear: Choosing the Right Shoes for a Yacht

Selecting the appropriate footwear is a crucial aspect of preparing for a yacht party. The right shoes not only complement your outfit but also ensure safety and comfort as you navigate the deck. Here’s how to choose wisely:

Non-marking Soles

The primary rule for yacht footwear is to choose shoes with non-marking soles. Yachts often have delicate decking that can be easily scuffed or damaged by hard, dark soles. Look for shoes specifically designed with light-colored, soft soles that leave no traces behind. This consideration shows respect for the vessel and its owner, adhering to yacht etiquette.

Comfort is Key

While style is important, comfort takes precedence when you’re at sea. You’ll likely be standing, walking, or dancing for extended periods, so selecting shoes that offer support and comfort is essential. For women, this might mean choosing wedges or flats instead of high heels, which can be unstable on a moving boat. Men might opt for loafers or boat shoes that provide both comfort and a nautical aesthetic.

Style That Suits the Occasion

Your footwear should match the style and formality of your yacht party attire. For a more casual day event, stylish sandals, boat shoes, or espadrilles are perfectly acceptable and blend well with the maritime environment. For evening events that call for a more formal dress code, choose elegant yet practical footwear that complements your outfit without sacrificing comfort.

Slip Resistance : Besides non-marking soles, look for shoes that offer good grip and slip resistance. Boat decks can become slippery, especially if wet, so shoes with strong treads can help prevent falls and injuries.

Material Matters : Consider the material of your shoes. Leather and canvas are popular choices for yacht footwear because they’re durable and can handle the marine environment. Synthetic materials that allow for breathability and quick drying are also beneficial, especially if they get wet.

Easy to Remove : Shoes that can be easily slipped on and off are practical for yacht settings, where you might be asked to remove them before entering certain areas of the boat to prevent damage to the interior floors.

By following these guidelines for choosing the right shoes for a yacht, you’ll ensure that your footwear is appropriate, comfortable, and stylish. Remember, the best yacht party shoes strike a balance between elegance and practicality, allowing you to enjoy the festivities confidently and comfortably.

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Deciding what to wear to a yacht party can initially seem daunting, given the unique blend of luxury, leisure, and the specific demands of a maritime setting. However, with the right outfit choices, guided by an understanding of the event’s dress code, you’re now equipped to embrace the occasion with confidence and style. The essence of yacht party attire lies in striking a perfect balance between elegance and comfort, ensuring that you not only look your best but also feel great, able to move, and enjoy the festivities to the fullest.

The guidelines provided here serve as a comprehensive roadmap to navigate the nuances of yacht party fashion. From the importance of selecting the right fabrics and fits that offer comfort and mobility to understand the significance of choosing appropriate accessories and footwear, each element plays a crucial role in crafting the perfect ensemble. Remember, the ultimate goal is to harmonize with the luxurious ambiance of the yacht while adhering to the event’s dress code, whether it calls for casual chic, formal elegance, or anything in between.

Moreover, the consideration for non-marking soles on shoes, the emphasis on weather-appropriate layers, and the nod towards nautical themes all contribute to an outfit that is not just visually appealing but also practical and respectful of the yacht’s environment . This attention to detail not only enhances your enjoyment of the event but also reflects a deep respect for the host and the setting.

As you prepare for your next yacht party, let the insights on what to wear to a yacht party inspire you to make selections that reflect your style while fitting seamlessly into the elegant and dynamic world of yacht gatherings. Whether you’re basking under the sun on deck or enjoying the cool sea breeze at an evening soiree, your attire will speak volumes about your grace and consideration for the occasion.

Now, with a clear understanding of yacht party fashion dos and don’ts, you’re ready to set sail in style. Embrace the adventure that awaits on the high seas, dressed not just to impress but to make lasting memories in the lap of luxury.

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: Shoes are required in the Clubhouse or on the Commodore’s Porch at all times. Bathing suits are not permitted in the Clubhouse at any time, but are permitted on the Commodore’s Porch with a cover-up until 6:00 p.m.
No hats on gentlemen at dinner.

The following information defines three types of attire:

: Shorts, Top, bathing suit with cover-up
: Slacks, Skirt or Dress
: Cocktail Dress, Long Dress or Skirt, Dressy Slacks Outfit

: Shorts, Shirt, polo shirt
: Slacks, Collared Shirt, Polo Shirt
: Yacht Club Formal: Navy Blue Blazer with insignia*, white Pants, white shirt, white socks, white shoes, Club Insignia Belt*, Club Insignia Necktie*(* ) or Tuxedo, Black or Navy Suit

: Unless otherwise specified by notice of the event or in the newsletter, the following types of attire are deemed appropriate:





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Sport or Bathing Suit with Cover-up






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