Metedeconk River Yacht Club was founded by a group of devoted yachtsmen in1936. The primary purpose for which the club organized was to advance the sport of yachting and to promote the social enjoyment and good fellowship among its members. Today Metedeconk River Yacht Club remains one of the finest venues for sailing in Ocean County, New Jersey.

Metedeconk River Yacht Club started out in a small boathouse on the north shore of the Metedeconk River. As the membership expanded, the founders purchased its present site on the south shore of the River in 1963. Shortly thereafter, a clubhouse was built on the property, along with the installation of a bulkhead, docks and slip area; an inground pool was installed in 1972. As the membership grew, a pool house was built and the main clubhouse has since been expanded three times, the latest being 2001. In 2010, after several years of fundraising and hard work by the membership and the Executive Committee, the Andrew Brennan Memorial Junior Sailing Center was completed to foster and house the club’s extensive junior sailing program. Metedeconk limits its membership to 235 families and is an active member of the Barnegat Bay Yacht Racing Association.

The sailing calendar is very extensive for both the one-design fleets: Lightnings, Sanderlings, Sandpipers, Sunfish, J-24s, Melges 24, and spinnaker and cruising auxiliaries. The regatta calendar opens in May with a Sunday spring series for one-design and Tuesday night series for the auxiliaries. Racing continues through the summer as many of our one- design fleets take part in the BBYRA summer series, while the cat-boats and auxiliaries continue their nightly series. A special women’s fleet of Sunfish race causally on Wednesday nights through July and August, and a similar men's Sunfish group meets on Mondays. Metedeconk’s racing season concludes with a fall series for both the one-design and auxiliaries running through the end of October.

Metedeconk is home to one of the most successful junior programs on the Barnegat Bay. From late June to the middle of August, MRYC juniors are involved in both swimming and sailing. The swim team competes against other teams from around Monmouth and Ocean Counties in an array of events, including several events that are hosted at Metedeconk. The MRYC sailing program has blossomed into one of the best around. Metedeconk offers several different classes, including Optimist (Beginner to Racing Team), Laser Radial and 4.7, Club 420, and Sunfish, to its 100+ junior sailors. Metedeconk is also home to the famed Junior Powder Puff Regatta. This ‘girls-only’ event is held annually in July, attracting over 250 sailors from along the Atlantic Coast. This regatta has been featured in Sailing Magazine and recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. MRYC also holds a weekly Advanced Sailing Class for junior sailors between the ages of 14 and 17. These sailors are coached in Lightnings at a more rigorous level in hopes of promoting the Lightning class to junior sailors.