Beyond the Bay

Our sailors are no stranger to excelling on foreign waters. Our most decorated sailor, Samuel Merrick, is hailed as one of the greatest sailing minds of all time. A champion sailor and coach, he has earned five Olympic medals (three gold and two silver) as the coach of the 1983 US Olympic Sailing Team. In addition to his international acclaim he is also the recipient of the most coveted stateside sailing honor, the Nathanael Herreshoff Trophy.

On the national level, BHYC sailors continually perform at high levels year in and year out. BHYC sailors have been victorious in the E Scow Blue Chip, Block Island Race Week and Optimist Dinghy Association's National Championship just to name a few. Wherever our sailors venture they are always in title contention as they bring with them the tenacity and sportsmanship made famous by Bay Head Yacht Club Sailing.