YCYC maintains its history in student leadership. Although the team has full-time coaches and became a varsity sport in 2002—the same year the building was renovated—student officers, such as the commodore, secretary, and fleet captain, run the club. They manage everything from the facilities and fleet to fund-raising and hosting events, says Joe Morris '12. YCYC also runs a learn-to-sail program for kids and adults each summer.
Coaches Zack Leonard '89 and Bill Healy take charge of the racing aspect of the team. Leonard returned to his alma mater intending to coach for one year, and that was over ten years ago. Since then, he has never felt the urge to leave. "I'm lucky to get to work with some really talented and highly motivated people," he says, "and that's what makes coaching fun."