Commodore’s Message

Thank you for taking an interest in the Ocean Gate Yacht Club!

We are an old club, having been founded in 1909; we are celebrating 110 years on the Barnegat Bay.  As one of the founding members of the Barnegat Bay Yacht Racing Association (BBYRA), we are actively involved in the promotion of sailing, both competitively and as a leisure activity.  The Junior Sailing Program is 2nd to none!  We offer programs for ages 6 through 17, half-day, 2 week, 4 week, or 8 week sessions.  Adult sailing will be available as well.

On the social side of the club, we have expanded our calendar to include a happy hour every Friday night from 5 to 9 throughout the year.  There are also many annual events available to all of our members.  The New Year’s Eve Party starts the season off with a Midnight Cannon Blast!  This is followed by our Annual Chili Cook Off in January, Chinese New Year celebration in February, St. Patrick’s Day Party in March, and the events keep coming.  Last year, a weekly Mahjong club was organized as well!  So, if you do not sail, we offer many non-sailing activities.

From our riverside deck, our members benefit from the daily magnificent sunsets to the west and the Seaside Ferris Wheel to the east.  Members are also offered boat slips at competitive rates.  We are handicap accessible and you will always find a friendly face at the Club!  We offer special rates for seniors and encourage their involvement.

The club is also a great place to host a private celebration.  The hall has been used for graduations, communions, engagement parties, weddings, retirement celebrations to name a few.  Host your next special event with us!

Once again, thank you for your interest.  If you have any questions, please call me!

Tom Fitzgerald  732-575-6117