The Candlewood Yacht Club (CYC) has been dedicated to sailing for over 70 years. It is located in a town called New Fairfield, in western Connecticut, U.S.A. Situated on the west side of Candlewood Lake at Chatterton Point, it faces Turtle Bay from the New Fairfield town park.
The CYC is a private family oriented club, with focuses on sailing, fellowship and member racing. A wide variety of boats are sailed and raced, including a fleet of Flying Scots for class racing, and a cruising fleet for the rest.
There are year round social activities for members and their families to enjoy......the lake, our picnics, swimming and play areas, and of course, the camaraderie of fellow sailors!
The philosophy of member involvement in the operation of the club, keeps expenses low...making the CYC one of the "best deals on the lake".
By John O'Hern
Without Lake Candlewood, there would be no Candlewood Yacht Club. Therefore I am including some of the background history with regard to the formation of this unique lake.
Up to mid-1926, the soon-to-be lake area was a typical rural New England valley with dirt roads, farms and orchards bounded by Danbury, New Milford and Sherman to the south and north.
24 Apr - Work Party #1
1 May - Work Party #2
8 May - Boat Launching Party
14 May - All boats off lawn
15 May - Work Party #3
16 May - Race Committee Tutorial
16 May - First race of the season
30 May - All Boats/Trailers out of Parking Lot
31 May - Memorial Day Picnic
13 Nov - Commodore's Banquet