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Visiting OYC

Reciprocal Docking at Olcott Yacht Club

Welcome to the Olcott Yacht Club!  Be sure to reference the photo of the new harbor entrance on our home page before you arrive.  Harbor entry is significantly different as of November 2021.  Upon entering the harbor, the OYC clubhouse is on the right.  Please tie up at any available spot and check in.  The club is closed on Monday and Tuesday during the season, however reciprocals are welcome to dock at any available spot.  There are well protected slips on the south end of the property with enough water to accommodate 7ft draft (under normal Lake levels) with 30 amp power.  We prefer to leave the haul-out slip for larger visitors so if you are under 35 ft, please take one of the other slips.  Even when the club is closed, it is likely someone will eventually come down to welcome you and give you bathroom codes.  We do not have a full time harbormaster, but if the club is open any member will be happy to assist you.  The wall in front of the club currently has no power, but you are welcome to tie up there.  It can get a bit bumpy in strong northeast or northwest winds so be sure to check the forecast.  Alternatively, the Newfane Town Marina honors reciprocal dockage as well.  Proceed up stream, keeping the shoal buoys to starboard,  and tie up to the floating dock at the north side of the launch ramp and check in with the Marina office.  Tell them you are a reciprocal visitor of the Olcott Yacht Club and they will direct you from there.  You may stay for 1 or 2 nights free of charge, depending on availability.

There are restrooms and showers at the Marina and at the OYC clubhouse.  Check at the Marina office and the Club for key codes.  The Club offers full service dining with wonderful entrees and a fantastic sunset view.  You will feel comfortable in our casual atmosphere and we invite you to make yourself at home.  Please note that cash is NOT accepted in the bar or restaurant; MasterCard or Visa only, please.  Check our events calendar or with a member or staff as there is always something going on at OYC (May - October).  If you let us know ahead of time of your visit, we can better assist you.

Contact the OYC Harbor Master, Joe Higgins, at for dockage information.

Download a copy of the Reciprocal Clubs List (as of 14 Apr 2019).

OYC Docking Policy

Overnight docking by Club members and reciprocal yachtsmen is allowed, provided skippers spend the night aboard.

Olcott Yacht Club recommends that boats never be left unattended.  If skippers choose to ignore this recommendation, it is understood that the skipper takes full responsibility for any ensuing damage to the vessel and/or the docks.

Boats will not be left unattended overnight without approval by the harbor master or a member of the Board of Directors.  Even with such approval, skippers are responsible for damage to vessel and/or Club docks.  Should the haul-out slip be needed in an emergency, OYC reserves the right to move any vessel docked there to another location at our docks.

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