What Visitors Need to Know


  • Smart casual in the Clubhouse when not transiting to the water.
  • Jacket and collared shirt for gentlemen and no denim when dining in the main dining room, east dining room and south patio (comparable for women).
  • Sailing attire/smart casual when visiting the Seawall area, Sunfish Bar, West Porch and Bar.
  • Hats, caps and visors (ladies millinery excepted) must be removed inside the Clubhouse.
  • No bare feet.


  • Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is not permitted in the Clubhouse or on the porches, terraces, or other covered areas or on the floats or launches of the Club.


  • Cell phones and other communications devices may be used to receive text messages if set on silent.
  • Calls may be made only in the Red Lounge, main floor telephone booths, or second floor rooms (except the Library).


  • While in Commission, each night at sunset, IHYC recognizes evening colors. This ceremony is comprised of a single stroke of the ship's bell, followed by a cannon signaling sunset and the lowering of the American flag. Everyone in the Clubhouse or within sight of the flagpole is to stand silently at the sound of the bell until the hail of "Carry On" at the completion of the ceremony. Each morning at 0800 a cannon coincides with the raising of the American flag for the day.

Conducting Business

  • The conspicuous display of personal or business papers is not permitted in any of the dining or drinking areas of the Clubhouse.