Delaware River Yachtsmen's League (DRYL)

St. Patty's Party - March 21, 2015, Anchor Yacht Club

Easter Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt - March 29, 2015, Bridesburg OC

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'

Delaware River Yachtsmen's League:  100th Anniversary!
DRYC member/guests and friends are cordially invited to the 100th Annual DRYL Banquet on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 6:30 - 11:30pm at Cannstatter's German Club, 9310 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA

The banquet will include served hot and cold appetizers (during the cocktail hour, 6:30 - 7:30pm), also featuring complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks (mixed drinks available on a cash only basis), plus a memento of this event.

Dinner service beginning at 7:30pm that includes 4 choices of entrees: Prime Rib, Stuffed Flounder, Chicken Marsala or a Vegetarian Platter. 

Cost is $55 per person including the above listed dinner, beer, wine, soft drinks, musical entertainment and dancing plus a 100th DRYL Anniversary memento. 

Club Officers/officials are encouraged to wear winter uniforms; other gentlemen - black tie or suits and ties.

Please Note:  Reservations needed on or before Feb. 10, 2014.  For further details and/or reservations please contact William (Bill) Garwood at 215-947-4987 or email with 1.) name of attendee(s)  2.) dinner entree selection and  3.) details for payment (check only) for $55 per person listed made payable to Delaware River Yachtsmen's League. 

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.

DRYL Club of the Year, 2013

National Park Boat Club

National Park, NJ

DRYL Person of the Year, 2013
Ms. Candyce Holmstrup

Neshaminay Harbor Yacht Club


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