Jay Reibel on the Indian Harbor Yacht Club
Noted psychiatrist Jay Reibel is a member of the Indian Harbor Yacht Club and several other prominent sailing clubs, including the New York Yacht Club and the Lyford Cay Club in Nassau, Bahamas. Doctor Reibel’s enjoyment of the sea extends to his art collection, which focuses on marine scenes from the 19th century. He took the time to share his thoughts on the Indian Harbor Yacht Club, located in his hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut.
[Indian Harbor Yacht Club Clubhouse]What is the Indian Harbor Yacht Club? The Indian Harbor Yacht Club is on beautiful Long Island Sound. It’s an organization that offers instruction and holds sailing competitions such as the Spring Sprint, Gearbuster, and Classic Yacht Regatta. It is intended to provide an atmosphere of spirited, yet friendly, competition and after-sailing social gatherings for its members. The club also promotes an appreciation for seamanship and the beauty of sailing vessel design. Where do its members like to sail? This club holds a great sailing tradition and attracts many prominent people who share a love for the sport. It was founded in 1889 and is located near great sailing stops, including Newport, Rhode Island, New York City, and Boston. The Club gives avid sailors a centrally-located embarkation point to top destinations along the Eastern Seaboard. Beyond sailing lessons and competitions, are there other amenities offered by the Indian Harbor Yacht Club? Of course! The club features an impressive clubhouse which is a wonderful venue for socializing. I know many members use the halls for personal or professional meetings when they are looking for an elegant and well-run venue. What about children? Does the yacht club offer sailing programs or other activities for kids? Many programs are offered specifically for the kids, and the club is part of a greater effort to teach a younger generation a love of sailing. Children are encouraged to become involved in sailing through safe and well-staffed programs. The Junior sailing at the club is conducted during the warmer summer months, giving kids on summer vacation a pleasant, yet demanding, outdoor activity when they are out of school.