GHYC Foundation


The Great Harbor Yacht Club Foundation was formed in 2018 and is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Nantucket Harbor and its marine ecosystem. The Foundation will work with the Town of Nantucket’s Department of Natural Resources and others to fund projects which might otherwise go unfunded in furtherance of the Foundation’s mission and the Town of Nantucket's Strategic Harbor Plan.

Board of Directors
President Elliot Gewirtz, Vice President Cece Fowler, Treasurer Grady Durham, Clerk Ron Zarrella, Karen Ketterer, Jack Manning, and Jeffrey Parker 

Scientific Advisory Committee
William DuPaul, Ph.D.,  Brian von Herzen, Ph.D., Robert Orth, Ph.D.



Thursday, July 18, at 4:30 pm

The Great Harbor Yacht Club Foundation and the Nantucket Land Council present the State of the Harbor Forum and Reception. All are welcome to join us to be updated on the current issues being faced by Nantucket Harbor and what we can do about it. 


July 28th will be one of celebration for The Great Harbor Yacht Club Foundation and its commitment to promoting the health of Nantucket Harbor’s marine ecosystem.  In the morning four Traditional 12 Metre Yachts will depart for a day of friendly competition.  The evening continues with an elegant party on Brant Point under a waning crescent moon and a million stars.

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Great Harbor Yacht Club

96 Washington Street
Nantucket, MA 02554
508-325-5200 View Map

GHYC Tennis & Swim Club

23 Nobadeer Farm Road
Nantucket, MA 02554
508-680-5011 View Map

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