Launch Services

Launch schedule 2024

May 11 – May 23


May 24-September 6:

08:00 – 21:00 Hrs

Friday and Saturday – (July  – August 31)
08:00-22:00 Hrs

October 1 – October 19

09:00 – 18:30 hrs

September 7 – September 30:

09:00 – 19:30 Hrs

Thursday only 09:00 – 20:30 Hrs


Currently, PYC has three solid diesel-powered launches to service its members: the William W. Thomas Jr., the James M. Churchill, and the Dana Bowker. Each launch is Coast Guard inspected, and all drivers have the required Coast Guard licenses. The Churchill carries 24 passengers, the Thomas carries 24 passengers, Bowker 18 passengers. These limits are strictly enforced, since the Coast Guard will penalize the Club and the operator for exceeding the limit. The launches are rotated in and out of service, to prolong their working lives. In very busy periods, all three launches will be used.

Launch operators have full authority to suspend operations when weather conditions make operations hazardous. They also have authority to refuse service to anyone not authorized to use the launch or who are under the influence of alcohol to the point of being a danger to themselves or others. In the event launch operators have to suspend operations they will broadcast a notification over VHF Channel 68.