Ram Island Yacht Club is a family-oriented association

of members who share a mutual enjoyment of boating in a picturesque Noank waterfront setting. Although the club’s small footprint limits its shoreside activities, the club traditionally has promoted sailing and seamanship through a strong junior sailing program which currently features classes and competitive opportunities in Optis, Lasers, Blue Jays and Club 420s. Many of the club’s junior sailors have later achieved great success as collegiate sailors and, as adults, in competitive racing in New England waters and beyond. Junior sailing classes are available not only to children of members but also to non member children who are sponsored by a club member.

The club property consists of a two story club house, a 300’ fixed deep water dock, and several floating docks providing adequate space for sailing program Optis, and members’ dinghies, used for access to their boats in the nearby mooring grid.

Volunteerism is also a hallmark of RIYC as annually, club members commission and decommission the club and, periodically, lend their talents and time to the maintenance and enhancement of the club’s facilities. Additionally, throughout the year, there are several club social functions, all of which are organized and hosted by volunteers.


Position Name
Commodore Blake Powell
Vice Commodore Amy Leger
Rear Commodore Lorna Conahan
Secretary Kathy Parker
Treasurer Alfred Fritzsche


Position Name
Trustees - Term Expires 2020

Frank Bohlen

Matt Champney

Fred Haberlandt

Denise Kennedy

Matthew Lettrich

Moise Solomon

Trustees - Term Expires 2021

Rush Hambleton

Rodney Denman

Jane Spear

Gary Annino

Rob Warn

John Watson

Position Name
Dockmaster John McCrea
Rentals Coordinator Chuck Chorlton
House Masters

Frank Bohlen

Fred Haberlandt

Yardmaster Frank Conahan

Valerie Grimm

Kelsey Conahan


Ram Island Yacht Club is a volunteer-run association of members whose mission is to promote mutual enjoyment of boating and related activities.
We do this by:
      • Attracting and maintaining a cross-section of enthusiastic individual and family members who actively participate in this mission;
      • Sponsoring and supporting boating, social, instructional, and educational events; and
      • Maintaining facilities and operations for safe, convenient access to water activities for generations to come.


For information about proposing new members to Ram Island Yacht Club, please download the instructions and form from the Members Area.