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NBYC History

The Normandy Beach Yacht Club is a community oriented club located at the end of South Court, on Barnegat Bay, in Normandy Beach, NJ. The Normandy Beach Sailing Club founded in 1946, started Sunday races from the north side of Harbor Court, then a bayberry covered peninsula with only one house. 

Interest in sailing increased and it became fashionable to serve cocktails after the last gun was fired. Social life was added. Soon increasing attendance showed the need for property and a club house.  In 1955, funds were raised by a sale of stock. Land and water rights were purchased and the eastern part of the present club house was built. Its size was doubled in 1958 by the addition of the lower level and the Commodore's Room to continue the tradition of social activities and sailing.

Over the winter of 1998-99 the old club was renovated. The new club was designed by former Commodore Arthur Manns Harden A.I.A. of Mantoloking, NJ. The builder was R Stone & Co. Inc. of Toms River, NJ. The clubhouse has undergone significant renovations post Superstorm Sandy in 2011 culminating in a wonderful 75th anniversary celebration in 2021.

The Normandy Beach Yacht Club is a proud member of the Barnegat Bay Yacht Racing Association (BBYRA)US Sailing, the Yachting Club of America and serves as a valuable asset for the local community.

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