Sailing / Yacht Club
RRYC was founded in 1936 in Irvington, Virginia, to serve the interests of local pleasure boat owners. Together the first members acquired the present property on Carter's Creek off the Rappahannock River, just down King Carter Drive from Tide's Inn. The club was reorganized in 1970 and was able to lease the clubhouse and grounds the following year. By 1976, the membership reclaimed ownership of the property. The next few years saw upgrades to the pier and slips as well as the construction of the swimming pool that serves the club today. RRYC hired its first year-round Manager/Steward. By 1983, establishment of the Rappahannock River Sailing Association and the first Rappahannock Cup races sealed the prominence of sailing on the Rappahannock River and its creeks. Since then, RRYC has maintained a strong racing program and an active cruising schedule. On-the-water training classes are taught in summers for adults and juniors. One-design races are contested in Flying Scot, Optimist, Laser, Sunfish, and Typhoon classes. Four Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association sanctioned regattas are held each year for boats registered in the Performance Handicap Racing Fleet.
100 Rappahannock Road