Delaware River Yachtsmen's League (DRYL)

July 11 - 19 - Chesapeake Bay Cruise

August 22 - Queen's Pageant, Phila Marine Center and Independence Seaport Museum
The results of the recently held DRYL Queen's pageant held at Phila. Marine Center and the Independence Seaport Museum are:  Miss DRYL 2015 Anchor YC's Bernadette Price; 1st Runner-Up went to YAC's Alison Stewart; 2nd Runner-Up went to QCYC's Jennaka Nugent, and Miss Congeniality to BOC's Dana Szarek. 

QCYC dominated the boat decorating contest by winning Best Decorated Powerboat, Best of Fleet, and Best Decorated Club. 

Thanks are extended to the docking crew for their work making entrance to the Marina as easy as possible, fewer boats than expected were docked.

Sept. 5 - Von Nieda Picnic, Raccoon Creek YC

Newly crowned DRYL Queen Bernadette (AYC), Princesses and other royalty were present as were a lot of hippies from the Delaware River yacht and boat clubs who enjoyed a great DJ, a live band and our normal picnic fare.  Thanks are extended to everyone who helped to make this event a success.

Several hundred people from 19 clubs showed up coming there by boat, cars, motorcycles and campers.  Club competitions were held:  Raccoon Creek BC's men won the Mens Tug-A-War; Raccoon Creek BC's ladies won the Ladies Tug-A-War; Farragut SA won the Volleyball competition; and the Horseshoe tournament was won by National Park BC.

See Holmstrup for photos!

Sept. 26 - DRYL Queen's Celebration

at Anchor Yacht Club and Open House, 2pm - 6pm, BYOB.

2015 Poker Run Regatta Results!

Participation:  151 people started at Bristol YC, 115 started at Farragut SA and 48 people started at West End BC.  316 Poker players.  And here are the winners:

1st Place ($3047) Anthony H. with four 9's

2nd Place ($1523) Jeff J. with four 2's

3rd Place ($763) Dan C. with a full boat, kings over 10's

4th Place ($381) Chrissy T. with a full boat, jacks over 2's

5th Place ($381) Bill I. with a full boat, 9's over 5's

Polar Bear Plunge

Team DRYL Polar Bear Plunge in benefit of the Special Olympics held in Tully Town Cove, PA on Jan. 24th. DRYL team raised almost $5,000.00 during this project.  PA YC hosted a warmup party afterwards and Bridesburg O.B. club provided shelter and heat at the Plunge site.  Tks to all who participated!!!   See Photos by clicking here!

Results of the DRYL's 2014 Queen's Pageant
Miss Quaker City YC, Lauren Snarr, was crowned the 2014 DRYL Queen; Miss Anchor YC, Bernadette Price, was 1st Runner Up and Miss Yapewi AC, Alison Stewart, was 2nd Runner Up.
Bristol YC - Best Decorated Club
Quaker City YC - Ramblin' took Best Decorated Sailboat
BYC - Mamasita took the Best Decorated Power Boat
Yapewi AC - Best of Fleet went to 'Other Peoples Kids'

Paint the New Jersey, BB-62
Painting of the U.S.S. New Jersey has been completed; also happening is the replacement of the teak decking.

March 2, 2013

Annual Banquet

Cannstatters Banquet Hall, Philadelphia, PA
The League's 99th Banquet was attended by many DRYL member clubs including DRYC/11 persons; a bevy of member club Princesses, past Princesses, including Genievieve Noderer Lynch and Present DRYL Queen Alex Leo, West End Yacht Club and Queen Lilly of the CBYCA plus several past DRYL Queens.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Members of the Anchor Yacht Club in Bristol handle a defense obstacle used by American troops during the Revolutionary War. The 28-foot-long wooden spear is known as a cheval de frise and is equipped with a sharp iron tip used to puncture the bottom of British war ships. According to historians, it is one of only four that have been recovered.

UPDATE:  It has finally found a home and has made its way to East Carolina University where it will be put on display.


The Delaware River Yachtsmen's League (D.R.Y.L.) was founded in 1914 by Frederick Von Nieda of Camden, NJ. The League was formed with five clubs which were Camden Yacht Club, Columbia Yacht Club, Farragut Sportsmen's Club, Trenton Yacht Club and Wissinoming Yacht Club.  It has grown into an organization that has over 5,000 members which come from 37 Yacht Clubs and Organizations that cover the boating area  from the Delaware River in Trenton, N.J. to the Cohansey River in the Delaware Bay and also includes the Lagoon View Yacht Club on Barnaget Bay.  We are also affiliated with 4 Boating Organizations.... The National Boating Federation, The Pennsylvania Boating Assoc., The Chesapeake Bay Yacht Clubs Assoc. and The Boater Voter Coalition.

Contact Bill Garwood at or Paul Jusino at