On September 8, 1888 the Bay Head Yacht Club was founded by an interesting mix of local and summer residents. Coming from different walks of life (real estate developers, boat builders and building contractors) this collection of men made one thing perfectly clear: they were there to take their stewardship of this young club and its yachting activities very seriously.
With a group of men and a common goal, all that was left to do was find a place to call home.
With the clubhouse only being accessible by boardwalk it was deemed imperative to move the clubhouse to a more user friendly location. This however would come at a cost.
A decade after its establishment the Bay Head Yacht Club was enjoying a thriving membership. However, things were beginning to get a little tight.
With an ever-growing membership comes ever-growing interests. By 1909 members began to want more than just sailing as an available sporting option.
With yacht racing on Barnegat Bay beginning to take shape in a more formal fashion, it was the perfect time to organize a local governing body for racing.
The same clubhouse that stands to this day. Well, sort of.
No one, in the century long existence of BHYC, has had a greater impact or legacy than that of Howard Rogers.
The shallow hull design and retractable centerboard of the Marshall Sanderling made it the perfect craft for navigating the shallow waters of Barnegat Bay. Leaving BHYC only one choice.
Bay Head's most decorated sailor takes over the international limelight.
The greatest acquisition in Club history.
October 28, 2012. The day that forever changed the New Jersey coast.
Adversity: A state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune.
A Celebration for the ages.
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