2012

Superstorm Sandy arrived on October 28, 2012. It was the most significant storm to impact the Eastern Seaboard in recent memory. From the southernmost tip of New Jersey to New York City, there was only one word to describe the scene as Sandy pulled away: destruction. Just like our town, our clubhouse was decimated. As our maintenance team waded through the waters of the immediate aftermath to secure the Club, nobody knew what to expect. Within minutes it was obvious. Bay Head Yacht Club would never be the same. Compared to past floods like Irene and previous coastal storms, nothing measured up to the flooding and damage wrought along by Sandy. Boats that had been nestled in their slips the previous night now sat on roadways, sailboats made their way from Club storage to neighboring towns, and the interior of the club had been involuntarily rearranged. The memories and honor that BHYC had represented for over a century seemed to slip away overnight. That reality alone set the course for what would come next.