About the Nyack Boat Club

General Information


To encourage and support yachting and yacht racing on the Hudson River and surrounding waters, good seamanship and navigation, and to provide for the recreation and enjoyment of its members.

The Nyack Boat Club was formed in 1909 by a group of boating enthusiasts to support recreational boating on the majestic Hudson. Set on a beautiful 2 1/2 acre site, the club is equidistant between the Tappan Zee Bridge and lovely Hook Mountain, on the west shore of the river.

In order to steady boating costs at reasonable levels, the club's philosophy has always been that of a Do-It-Yourself organization, with the membership being responsible for facility maintenance and improvements. This becomes an easy, ongoing endeavor through the abundance of talent found within the membership and allows our members to get to know each other through the various committees on which they serve.

Club Management

The Nyack Boat Club is a non-profit corporation. Management of the club is overseen by a Board of Governors which consists of eight officers and 6 Governors elected from the general membership. Officers and governors are elected one-year terms A budget is prepared each year by the Board and is approved by the membership in at the annual meeting in January.

Twenty three committees manage the operation, maintenance and repair of the club property and facilities year round. A caretaker resides in upper level of clubhouse.

Regular membership meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month.

2018 Board of Governors

Gene Cohen Commodore
Eric Baumes Vice Commodore
Marc Dworkin Rear Commodore Facilities
Karen Horton Rear Commodore Programs
Paul Kisala Chief Financial Officer
Edward Claflin Secretary
Jim Stone Treasurer
Marja van Zeijl Financial Secretary
Holly Cullen Governor (2018)
Diane Deveau Governor (2018)
Carmen Yannelli Governor (2018)
Margaret Grace Governor (2019)
Tony Martin Governor (2019)
Ali Seckin Governor (2019)

For more information please contact us at [email protected]