Beautifully engraved certificate from the Larchmont Yacht Club Gold Bond
printed in 1926. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an
ornate border around it with a photo vignette of the Flagship Varuna under full sail. This item was split and repaired with archival reinforcement. This is the only example of $500 bond we have seen and believe it to be quite rare, possibly unique.
archmont Yacht Club is a private, members only yacht club situated on Larchmont Harbor in the Village of Larchmont, in Westchester County, New York.
The club was founded in June 1880 by Frank L. Anthony, Fred W. Flint, William C. France, Loring Lothrop and Charles E. Jenkins. The club was originally housed in a small church in Manor Park, overlooking Horseshoe Harbor.
Each year since 1885 the club has hosted the Larchmont Race Week, a nine-day-long event featuring hundreds of boats competing and racing in Long Island Sound. Sailors compete in offshore classes, one designs and junior sailboats. The club also hosts countless dinghy and keelboat regattas each season. By 1887 the club's membership had grown and it moved to its current location overlooking Larchmont Harbor.
The club hosted the 1949 Snipe World Championship.
Larchmont Yacht Club is home to several racing fleets, including Etchells, Shields, S-Boats, International One Designs, Ideal-18s and Vanguard 15s as well as cruising boats. The club runs a junior sailing program and is host to the Mamaroneck High School sailing program, the Rye Country Day School sailing team, a college sailing regatta and one of the first regattas for disabled sailors.
The club also has a junior tennis team and swimming and diving team that competes against other clubs teams in the area.
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