About our host club and it's facilities
Houston, Texas is located on the Gulf Coast in the southern central USA. Houston is famous for its cultural diversity, and with that comes fantastic foods from all walks of life.In Texas, BBQ and Tex-Mex are popular, but with such a diverse population, everything can be found in the city of 5 million people.
Houston Yacht Club is located 30 miles southeast of Downtown Houston, in the City of La Porte. La Porte has a laid back attitude and is popular for fishing and watersports.
In 1897, after a summer filled with boating excursions, sailing parties and two hotly contested regattas, a group of yachtsmen organised what is today the oldest yacht club in Texas, the Houston Yacht Club (HYC). By1926, plans were firmly underway to locate the club permanently on Galveston Bay. The new building was completed on July 4, 1927 and became the new home of the club. In 2017, HYC celebrated the 90th anniversary of this Galveston Bay landmark, affectionately dubbed the Pink Palace.
The historic three-story stucco 27,000 square-foot clubhouse and four acres of grounds provide a home for fellowship and on-shore activities with fine and casual dining, bar, banquet, and hotel facilities. The dining room also has a wonderful view of the harbour and bay.
Home Of Championship Regattas
Proudly displayed in the lobby is a list of major regattas held at HYC over the years, and weare very excited to add the A-Class World Championship to that list. HYC has a long tradition of running excellent events on and off the water. Even with such a great facility, it’s the people that make the regattas great!
The grand stairway to the right ofthe spacious lobby leads you to the main floor. The Dining Room is decorated with yacht club burgees from all over the world and plaques depicting the private signals of many members. This grand space is where members and their guests enjoy an extensive menu of old favorites and chef specials. A wide selection of wines is available bythe bottle or glass.
The Bar is adjacent to the DiningRoom. With views of the bayand a large outdoor balcony, the Bar is a common meeting place for sailors to share stories while enjoying their favorite cocktail or having a casual meal.
On the ground level, the Porthole is the place for laid-back activities. With its modern bar and indoor/outdoor seating, it provides a casual dining and meeting spot, with convenient access tofood and drink services while enjoying the pool area.
The beautiful Olympic-size pool and surroundings provide an oasis that includes cabanas, in-water lounges, along with tables and umbrellas. There is also an adjacent shaded pool for young children. Just opposite the pool are bathhouses with showers and changing rooms.
Across the lawn and situated on the harbor, the Beachcomber is a large covered outdoor pavilion. It is the perfect venue for many casual gatherings and club events held throughout the year such as the popular lobster and shrimp boils. Many of these events also feature live music and dancing. With its usual bay breezes, it is a popular place to gather for a cookout with family and friends.
Medical Facilities & Safety
Home to the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, there is easy access to medical facilities through out the greater-Houston area.
Houston Methodist Hospital is only a 15-minute drive away from HYC. We take safety very seriously, and we will have safety personnel on the water. HYC has a Safety Action Plan and will be working with First Responders throughout the event.