Varuna is the oldest boat club in the area, dating back to 1875. Unlike the other two clubs on Emmons Avenue, it is an established men’s club, and in order to become a member you would need to know someone involved. Also unlike the other two, Varuna’s boating culture leans towards motorboats, not sailboats. While it is a private establishment, Varuna allows the public to host parties in their sprawling dining hall that overlooks the water. It has dim lights inside the house, with a bar that is in a horseshoe shape. Inside the club, you can see historical pictures of Sheepshead Bay. Aside from use of the marina, club members have access to a bar and billiards table, and can attend club events. Varuna is in the process of building an outdoors swimming pool to accompany their waterfront picnic area.