NEW YORK YACHT CLUB NEW YORK
This is a club for well-heeled gentleman sailors and yachtsmen. At the time it was built, its members ran a fleet of more than 150 ocean-worthy sailboats and an equal number of steam-powered yachts. The roster included William K. Vanderbilt’s 312-foot Valiant and J.P. Morgan’s 304-foot Corsair II. The club held, and successfully defended, the America’s Cup from 1851, before finally losing it to an Australian vessel in 1983. The bay windows were designed to resemble the sterns of ships that Dutch seamen originally called jachts.
NEW YORK YACHT CLUB NEW YORK Photo Gallery