Founded in 1869, three years after the city of Portland was leveled by the great fire, Portland Yacht Club is one of the oldest, continuously operating yacht Clubs in the US. The Club is located in Falmouth, Maine, on the shores of beautiful Casco Bay, just north of Portland. PYC is a private Club, open only to members, their guests, and visiting yachtsmen.

Hours of Operation

From mid-May through mid-October, the clubhouse opens each day at 8:00 AM (9:00 AM after Labor Day). Closing time during June, July, and August is 9:00 PM. Closing times happen earlier in May and after Labor Day. For off season and after hour inquiries, please email the Club Manager at manager@pycme.net


Pleas contact Membrship Committe Chair, Ann Blanchard, to learn about our application process.  AEBlanchard@rocketmail.com.

Private Events

PYC has a variety of rooms that can accommodate private parties and events. For weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, business events and more, PYC has breathtaking views, professional staff, and a beautiful facility that will meet your needs and make your celebration special.

If you are a current member and are looking to book an event, please click here

Not a member? No problem. Members of our private club can sponsor events for guests. Please contact a PYC member to learn more about what we offer and to get started booking your event.


Portland Yacht Club is a welcoming, inclusive destination for those who have a passion for boating, maritime traditions, seamanship, and racing. We are a community of families, friends and volunteers who share a love of Casco Bay.

Current Officers and Staff

Commodore - Tony JessenTrustee - Fred Madeira

Vice Commodore - Dean MarvinTrustee - Lisa LaLumiere

Rear Commodore - Sarah CavenTrustee - Peter Heissenbuttel

Secretary - Steven WhippleTrustee - Peter Ventre

Treasurer - Scott Elliott


Membership - Ann BlanchardEntertainment - Stephanie Noyes

Waterfront - Bill PartridgeJunior Program - Katie Rooks

House/Grounds - Maggie RobinsonRace - Gregg Carville

Food & Beverage - Michele SmithCruise - Pete Leavitt


Fleet Captain - Skip Yale

Fleet Surgeon - Mark Balles MD

Club Historian - Phillips Sargent

Fleet Chaplain - Susan Gilpin

Club Photographer - Ann Blanchard

2022 STAFF

Club ManagerKelley Rich

BookkeeperSheri Berk

Junior Program DirectorChristopher Morin

Maintenance ChiefJames Cullum

Waterfront ManagerHeather Sheehan