California Sailing Clubs
Alameda Yacht Club is recognized for it”s great members. The Alameda Yacht Club was founded in 1985 and provides membership for both sail and power boats. The clubs goals are to promote recreational activities that will interest many of its members. Our Clubhouse offers the members and guests a comfortable and friendly meeting place for a variety of activities. There is a member operated full bar and a functional commercial galley.
he AYC clubhouse is located in Historic Fortman Marina, once home to the Alaska Packers Fishing Company in the early 1900”s. The name says it all. When you cruise, you”re not on a clock and it”s not a race. You”re just on the water, taking your time. Cruising boats come in all sizes, generally starting in the 20-foot range (with a couple bunks and a mini-galley), and reaching up to 50 feet or more, with staterooms, bathrooms, hot and cold running water, and gourmet galleys.
Cruisers offer enough space for a weekend or several weeks on the water. For some, cruising becomes a way of life. You can start with a small boat and explore bays and islands a few miles from home. As your navigating and sailing skills grow, you can spend extended periods of time on the water a few weeks of vacation or even for entire seasons.
Alamitos Bay offers sheltered waters for sailing, swimming and sunning on sandy beaches just a short stroll from our facilities. Our members enjoy hosting national, regional and world championship regattas as well as maintaining a diverse cruising schedule. The active Junior Program works to instill a love of sailing as well as racing skills in all of its participants.
Over 400 families are members of ALAMITOS BAY YACHT CLUB. OUR FLEETS: Etchells Fleet 18 Lido 14 Fleet 6 ABYC Lasers Alamitos Bay Cal 20s Sr. Sabots Multi-hulls 505 Keelboats Moth Viper Tempest C15 Open 5.70 I-14 Finn Bridge
Andreas Cove Yacht Club is located in the heart of The Delta on the San Joaquin River at Owl Harbor Marina in Sevenmile Slough . The Club has a membership of approximately 30 yachts most of which are sailboats, but we encourage an active power contingent. ACYC was started 25 years ago by a small nucleus of avid sailors. ACYC members keep their boats throughout The Delta, at Andreas Cove, Bethel Island, Brickyard Cove, Bruno”s Island, Owl Harbor and Rainbow Marina. Cruises take place all during the year in The Delta and San Francisco Bay waters and beyond.
Catalina Island Yacht Club is one of the oldest clubs on the West Coast. In 1893, a Catalina Yacht Club was formed by the Banning Brothers, then owners of Santa Catalina Island. Early club members included a number of well known Hollywood personalities including Tom Mix, Jack Warner, Rudolph Valentino, King Vidor, James Cagney, Jascha Heifetz, and Darryl F. Zanuck.
Del Rey Yacht Club was founded in 1952 and has been at its present location since 1965. DRYC”s clubhouse and facilities create an ideal atmosphere for the promotion of sailing, cruising and a variety of social and educational activities. Our slips and docks are designed for ease of storage and maintenance of all yacht sizes, whether a small boat or a 78-foot yacht.
The Encinal Yacht Club was founded in 1890 by a group of boating enthusiasts to insure the continuation of recreational sailing and boating on the San Francisco Bay. We have a comprehensive racing and cruising programme throughout the year.
The Golden Gate Yacht Club was founded in 1939, when members built the first clubhouse on a barge located in the San Francisco Marina. Today, the GGYC is a popular cruise and regatta venue on the San Francisco waterfront, with a dynamic organization of members dedicated to boating fun both sail and power.
We have a comprehensive racing series and youth sailing programme. The GGYC is proud to be the home club of the US Americas Cup team, BMW ORACLE Racing.
Pacific Mariners Yacht Club was formed in early 1963, and moved into its first clubhouse early in the fall of 1966, with membership of over 125. We’ve been in our current facilities since 1968.
PMYC hosts the Wooden Hull One More Time Regatta each year in February, and the Stein Series which includes PHRF classes, and one-design fleets, usually in the late spring. We also sponsor the Heather Perkoff Series for PHRF and one-design fleets, and during the summer months, PMYC hosts the Women On The Water/Women At The Helm Race as well as South Bay Yacht Racing Club’s Special Events.
PMYC today remains one of very few remaining yacht clubs that is still truly a ‘do-it-yourself’ club. Our club is still run completely by the members themselves with no paid staff. The club has always prided itself on its spirit of being the “most fun and friendly” Club around. PMYC’s reputation in the yacht club community is well known for its hospitality and friendliness As a result, Pacific Mariners Yacht Club is considered a must stop for many cruisers who venture up and down the west coast of the United States and Mexico each cruising season. Many of these cruisers also make use of our club adjacent guest dock.
Founded in 1869, the San Francisco Yacht Club is the oldest club on the Pacific Coast of North America. The Club, with its tranquil setting in Belvedere Cove and its superb harbor, is widely recognized as the premier yachting facility on the West Coast. It operates a year round facility including the harbor, a dry sail area, a full service restaurant and bar. The club has a very active junior sailing program and all members are committed to the Corinthian traditions of yachting.