The club that more families want to belong to than any other, and the leader in sustainability.

The Corinthian Yacht Club is idyllically situated at the head of Marblehead Harbor, with views of the Marblehead and Boston skylines.  For 135 years the Corinthian has made yachting and racing history with an inclusive and family friendly culture.  The Corinthian is the innovative leader in sustainability among all town clubs, and members and guests enjoy a wide range of programs on and off the water. 

The history of the Corinthian is, in fact, the history of the development of small sailboats. In an era when proper yachts were kept and raced by paid crews, Corinthians maintained and sailed their own boats.  The Corinthian Midsummer Series was the forerunner Marblehead Race Week.  By the 1920s, Corinthian was considered to be one of the country’s best yacht-racing institutions.  The schooner yacht America, first winner and namesake of the America’s Cup, was a sometime member of the Corinthian Fleet.  Corinthian Charles Adams, descendant of two presidents and later Secretary of the Navy, successfully defended the America’s Cup in 1920.  President Calvin Coolidge, an honorary member, sailed each summer to Marblehead in the Presidential Yacht Mayflower, anchoring off the Corinthian.  In 2015 Wooden Boat editor and maritime historian Matthew Murphy published the club’s first history, Marblehead’s Corinthians: 1885-2015. 

The Corinthian’s culture is friendly and welcoming, values families, and offers a wide range of boating, recreational, and social activities. This includes junior sailing, tennis, and pool programs, and rooms for guests and visiting sailors.  Corinthian’s beautiful fin de siècle clubhouse includes notable paintings, models, and trophies; formal and casual dining rooms, porch dining, two bars, and a massive porch.  It’s Harbor Bar, perched at the harbor’s mouth with views along the coast, is the most beautiful of any along the New England seacoast.  Corinthian members own a variety of one-design boats, including Etchells, IODs, Sonars, Stars, J-70s, J-133s, Rhodes-19s, Lasers, Vipers, Herreshoffs, Town Class, and Alerions among other production classes and custom yachts, and have won world and national championships.  The annual Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta is renowned for its yachts from the glorious age of sail.

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