Established in 1849, Southern Yacht Club is one of the oldest nonprofit and private organizations in the United States. It specializes in yachting and yachting-related activities for more than 1,600 members. The company provides lodging services. It employs a work force of club and harbor staff that provides club maintenance, boat storage, coaching and instruction services. Southern Yacht Club conducts classes that assist its members in learning to sail. It offers classes in three kinds of boats, including Flying Scots, 420s and Sunfish. It additionally offers online sail scheduling and pricing options. Southern Yacht Club maintains a location in New Orleans, La.