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Reciprocal Yacht Clubs: List

Alamitos Bay Yacht Club was founded in 1924 and is one of the premiere dinghy sail boat racing clubs in the world. They have a modern clubhouse facility, and their paved boat yard is home to two- hundred- plus sailboats, owned by their members who are active racers and cruisers. They also have excellent beach access from the western gate for convenient enjoyment of the tranquil and inviting Alamitos Bay.


Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club offers a variety of waterfront dining experiences for our members and their guests to enjoy.
Executive Chef Georges Rapicault uses his 29 years of culinary expertise to present fabulous dining menus for the membership to savor - all presented by a friendly and knowledgeable service staff. For an upscale fine dining experience, please make a reservation to join us in our formal dining room. Here, you will find a variety of savory steaks and fresh cut seafood to choose from, accompanied by candlelight and fantastic harbor views. Chef Georges' dessert menu will allow your indulgence along with seasonal cobblers, crepes and cakes.

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Cabrillo Yacht Club

Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club was established amid the enthusiasm for small boat racing sparked by the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.  It was nurtured by such individuals as D.C. Shumway of the Los Angeles Recreation Department and Max Miller, our first Commodore.  They wanted to create a club that maintained a low cost through the cooperative efforts of the membership.  This spirit of enthusiasm and cooperation has been a hallmark of CBYC throughout the ensuing years.

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Featuring 180 degree views of Marina del Rey, the California Yacht Club dining room has a reputation for fine dining in a warm, intimate atmosphere. It is the perfect place to bring business associate for lunch or dinner. It's a great place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or any event. The CYC dining room is also a wonderful place to have a quiet, leisurely dinner and watch the sunset.


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Channel Islands Yacht Club (CIYC), situated in the beautiful Channel Islands Harbor, has been serving the needs of its members, the boating community, and Ventura County water-associated activities since its founding in 1960. With an authorized membership of 400, the club has thrived on the enthusiasm, involvement, and volunteer spirit of its members. The club members form a diverse mixture of people from all walks of life sharing a mutual love of the sea. The atmosphere of the harbor-front clubhouse, with its spacious dining room and comfortable bar, is warm and friendly, reflecting the Club’s fine reputation on the Southern California Gold Coast


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Rich in history, Coronado Cays Yacht Club upholds the highest traditions of the the Yachting spirit and is most likely Coronado's best kept secret, located just down the strand. Established in 1972, our club has long held a reputation for warm hospitality known as "the friendliest club in San Diego County."


The Convair Sailing Club is a unique organization in the world of sailing clubs. First: it is not a commercial business. It is a group of folks banded together to enjoy sailing and "messing about in boats".


Dana Point Yacht Club offers members and guests a beautiful Main Dining Room & Catalina Lounge with 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island, as well as fine food, ranging from seafood and steaks to signature salads and pasta.  Complete your meal with a select bottle of wine or one of our cocktail creations.

Also on the first floor is our Commodore's Deck and Bayview Patio.  Upstairs is our Horizon Bar and balcony deck areas.  After a relaxing afternoon on the ocean, what could be better than watching the daylight fade over the water while enjoying a drink or a fine meal in the company of good friends on the deck at DPYC?


Dana West Yacht Club

DWYC is a Southern California Yachting Association Senior Club that offers it’s members and guests unbeatable services and activities. We’re famous for our hospitality, incredible dining experience, top-shelf bar service and hosting fun and entertaining social events. We invite you to click through the webpages and familiarize yourself with our menus.


Del Rey Yacht Club

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. To explore some 360° views of our beautiful Club and grounds,


Encinal Yacht Club, being the 3rd oldest yacht club on the Bay, was founded in 1890. The club was established by residents living in Alameda’s Gold Coast, on the south shore of the Island. The club’s unique management structure was set at the beginning, which designated separate Executive and Flag Officer functions. The club became famous for its moonlit parties, regattas, and cruising events. The club encouraged family participation from the very beginning.
The first clubhouse was designed and built by Commodore Joseph A. Leonard, at the end of a 1,000-foot pier extending into the bay from the foot of Grand Street. The clubhouse was an elaborate Victorian design, the main floor was reserved for dancing and the second floor was the residence of the club manager. The San Francisco Chronicle declared the clubhouse to be the finest of its type on the entire Pacific Coast.


For over 20 years, we have catered to sailors of all levels of experience with our award winning sailing school and the largest, newest fleet of sailboats available in the area. We carry over 60 of the most popular sailboat models from Hunter, Beneteau, Catalina, and Lagoon. We teach the highest standard of sailing instruction at our sailing school through the internationally recognized US SAILING Keelboat Certification System. Whatever your sailing needs and goals may be, you can be sure that you will enjoy the best sailing experience possible at Harbor Yacht Clubs.


The Huntington Harbour Yacht Club was formed and incorporated in October of 1965. When it started, the club met at the Barefoot Bar located on the beach at the Bay and Racquet Club on Warner Avenue, until it moved into its present clubhouse. In 1977, the club signed a 30-year lease for its present site with the City of Huntington Beach. The membership designed and built the original building and docks in 1977 and 1978. The original facilities were dedicated on April 15, 1978. The clubhouse was enlarged to its present configuration, with the addition of 3,000 square feet, in April of 1984.


Our club brings together recreational boaters who enjoy the sport of boating, along with the social activities and privileges that go hand in hand with belonging to a yacht club. Some of our members have large boats, some small. Some are avid sailors, others devoted power boaters. Most of our members are local and we also have members who are on extended cruises to other parts of the world. What we share in common is being a community of friendly, warm, unpretentious boaters who enjoy sharing the passion of our sport with others. If that sounds good to you, we invite you to join us by becoming a member of our club.


Lake Gregory Yacht Club was named the 2018 Club of the Year, awarded by the Southern California Yachting Association for the Associate Member category. LGYC is honored to have been named for the fifth consecutive year.


Lake Mission Viejo Yacht Club is located at a private lake and is a part of the Lake Mission Viejo Association. Membership is open to all members of the Lake Association. In the true sense of Corinthian Sailing, our goal at LMVYC is to promote sailing, to encourage good fellowship among yachtsmen afloat and ashore, and to introduce non-boat-owning amateur sailors young and old to the sport of sailing


The Bay Room – Looking out over the beautiful Newport Harbor, this room accommodates large meetings and social functions of up to 225 members and guests. It has a dance floor, fireplace, sound and music system and direct access to our large commercial kitchen.

The Garden Room – Featuring a large wet bar, big screen TV, fireplace, awards cabinet and room for 120, this delightful spot is home to many Yacht Club events, from sailing instruction, award ceremonies and smaller gatherings. It can also be combined with the Bay Room for our largest functions.


At a time when many Long Beach yacht clubs are having a hard time filling their mahogany paneled bars and dining rooms with well heeled members, one club continues to thrive since its' beginning in 1937... Little Ships Fleet Yacht Club. Operating out of the Alamitos Bay Marina, LSFYC offers a yacht club program at a fraction of the usual cost! We think of ourselves as a blue collar rather than a blue blood yacht club! We are a fully accredited, non-profit yacht club and are affiliated with the Southern California Yachting Association as well as several other major yachting organizations in Southern California. Our emphasis is on sailboat racing with socially orientated member activities and club cruises to Catalina Island throughout the year.


Established in 1929, Long Beach Yacht Club is recognized as a leading club in the international yachting community for its commitment to excellence in yacht racing and innovation in race management. Now in its 55th year, the Club’s signature event, Congressional Cup, is the preeminent match racing regatta in the United States and is known as the Gateway to America’s Cup. In December 2018, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron accepted Long Beach Yacht Club’s challenge for the 36th America’s Cup to be sailed in Auckland, New Zealand in 2021, where the Club will be represented by Stars + Stripes Team USA. In addition to hosting numerous local, national and international yachting events, the Club’s member families enjoy a year-round calendar of social, yachting, and junior activities at its beautiful clubhouse on the shore of Alamitos Bay.

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The purpose of the Club is to promote good fellowship among its members and to encourage, guide, and develop the sport of racing sailboats and cruising vessels of all types. The purpose of the club has expanded in recent years to include passing on the tradition of excellence, knowledge, and nautical safety as well to the broader community.

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MYCLB has a very diverse cruise program, which includes both water and shore events. Our cruise plans range from Santa Barbara to Coronado Cays, and from Santa Cruz Island to a “Land Cruise” at Desert Hot Springs. Sometimes we even have an unofficial “Catalina Around” cruise for those hardy individuals willing to circumnavigate Catalina in December. In the colder months, we party on the hard.


Mission Bay Yacht Club has a rich history -- the early sailboats had to be flat bottomed to maneuver in the shallow water of the Bay. The Flapper, a 12 foot catboat, was the first class to race. A variety of boats, including some from San Diego Yacht Club, formed a handicap fleet and raced when the tide permitted. By 1931 the Skimmer was the hot boat in this area.

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The Morro Bay Yacht Club is a private, non-profit organization devoted to boating activities, along with the protection and enjoyment of our picturesque bay and coastline. We participate in both competitive and non-competitive boating activities throughout the year. Anyone at least 21 who owns a boat, is planning to buy a boat, or regularly enjoys boating activities in someone else’s boat is invited to apply for membership. Currently our members’ boats range in size from kayaks to ocean cruisers, and just about everything in between.


The Navy Yacht Club Long Beach was established under the authority of Naval Station Instruction 1710.9 dated 23 October 1967, for the express purpose of encouraging Corinthian sailing and boating; promoting safety, traditions, customs, and competition in yachting; and providing a competitive sailing identity through which members could participate in local, state, and nation competitive events.


Navy Yacht Club San Diego serves the military community by offering a gateway to greater enjoyment of San Diego's natural maritime resources.

The club supports sailing and boating programs offered by the San Diego MWR by providing patrons the community and camaraderie that is the hallmark of yachting organizations, and by providing opportunities for continued sailing mastery and boating competence.


Is all about creating memorable and pleasant experiences for members and guests.
Whether it is a celebration of a milestone in life, festival of the seas or fundraisers for good causes, we'll all here to make the most of it and ensure you have the fondest memories.
Join us in sharing the everlasting moments of life.


Members enjoy social and boating activities in one of Ventura County's most beautiful settings. Operating year-round, the Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club offers a variety of activities for our members and families including a swimming pool & spa, a full service dining room, and full service bar. Our members enjoy morning yoga, sailing the Pacific Ocean on the club sailboat Selavy, navigating Channel Islands Harbor in the club owned 22ft electric boat, paddle boarding, riding the aqua bikes, and kayaking. PCYC takes pride in being one of the friendliest yacht clubs in Southern California. As a member of the Southern California Yachting Association, club members enjoy reciprocity benefits with yacht clubs throughout California, and around the world.


Pacific Mariners Yacht Club, founded in 1963, is one of the few "do-it-yourself" yacht clubs in Southern California. Our lovely facilities are open to our members and guests most hours of the day and evening. 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 the cruisers also make use of our club adjacent guest dock. Come by and visit us anytime!


Founded in 1972, Pierpont Bay Yacht Club is located near the entrance of Ventura Harbor in the Ventura Isle Marina. Spectacular sunsets overlooking Ventura Harbor and the Topa Topa mountains can be viewed from our second story deck. The clubhouse features a cocktail lounge with a ‘living room’ atmosphere in which members and their guests can relax and enjoy a variety of social activities and watch sports and movies on our big screen TV’s. Most functions are casual dress with the key word being FUN!


he San Luis Yacht Club is located on the Avila Pier in Avila Beach, which is tucked in the northern bight of San Luis Obispo Bay, on the Central Coast of California.


Founded in 1872, Santa Barbara Yacht Club is the second oldest yacht club on the west coast of North America. We are a family-oriented club, rich with history and tradition. We're devoted to promoting and managing yachting activities, advancing the art of seamanship, preserving maritime tradition, and providing for the social and recreational needs of our members, while being mindful of our important role in the community.


Back in the late thirties, Dr. Jack E. Taylor and Dr. Glenn E. Thorpe, sailing friends, met on a regular basis for lunch at a restaurant overlooking Santa Monica Bay. As with all yachting types, the conversations during these lunches invariably turned to the subject of boats and boating. Before long, these men who jokingly called themselves the "End of the World Yacht Club", were joined by Boyd "Bud" Verplank and Stratford Enright. It was soon decided to form a "real" yacht club.


Since 1961 the members and officers of the Seal Beach Yacht Club have extended a warm and friendly welcome to fellow boaters and enthusiasts.

We are both power and sail boaters. In 2013 Southern California Yachting Association recognized the diversity and extent of our many activities by awarding us Yacht Club of The Year.


In the fall of 1982, Shoreline Marina was near completion. People who had been given slip assignments were beginning to move in. Being friendly boat owners, they wandered dock and met their new neighbors. They discussed the lack of a local yacht club with their dock mates and tossed the idea out to try and recruit people to see if people were interested. They were.


Silver Gate Yacht Club - Shelter Island" by Robert Platt & Assoc. In 1951, the Silver Gate Yacht Club began as just a dream in the hearts of a handful of San Diego Boat owners, but it soon evolved into a commitment to make this dream a reality.
The first step was the completion of by-laws that were needed to receive a state charter. These by-laws came together during an overnight camp out on the bare sands of Shelter Island and were finished at dawn. An event celebrated at our Silver Fizz breakfast


SCCYC is the longest-lived yacht club in Santa Monica Bay and among the oldest on the Pacific Coast, tracing its incorporation to the depression year of 1932 on March 31, 1932.
South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club has gone through many changes from its earlier foundations, retaining the spirit of yachting and having a good time. Today, we are a cross-section of the yachting community, incorporating a variety of craft from single man rowing shells and sabots to ocean racers competing internationally and power cruisers.


We are known to be the “friendliest” Yacht Club in town! SSYC is one of the oldest yacht clubs in Newport Harbor, founded in 1957 and is a full accredited organization with membership in US Sailing, Association of the Orange Coast Yacht Clubs and Southern California Yachting Association, where it is a senior member with special voting rights. With thousands of former members, SSYC members have held and currently hold, key position in Southern California yachting organizations.


SWYC has an unmatched location in a beautiful Point Loma residential area within the Shelter Island Yacht Basin.  There are nearby walking trails, restaurants and boating services, plus quick access to San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean from our docks.  With incredible Point Loma and San Diego Bay vistas, SWYC also boasts a beautiful, state-of-the-art yachting clubhouse and facilities where were refurbished in 2010.


The Ventura Yacht Club, originally known as the Ventura County Boat Club, was organized in 1938. In 2013 we celebrated our 75th anniversary.
Ventura Yacht Club is one of the few clubs on the coast which owns its own clubhouse and slips. The club has a proud history of having started as a do-it-yourself type organization. The club’s official newsletter is the Forecast, which has been published monthly since 1940, one of the oldest continuous publications in yachting.


In July 1931, eight young men decided to form a yacht club. These boating enthusiasts constituted the charter membership of the present WCYC. Since four of the young men were building boats in their backyards, it was inevitable that the burgee should have a sawhorse as it’s keynote. The colors they chose were a combination of those used by the University of Southern California, hence a blue sawhorse was superimpose on a yellow and red field.


Westlake Yacht Club

Founded March 11, 1969 — The Westlake Yacht Club (WYC) is a private club owned and operated by its Members. Membership is open to the general public. Most Members live in the surrounding communities of Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Calabasas. WYC is a sailing club with strong and varied social activities. It is not necessary for you to live on the lake or own a boat to become a member. Westlake Yacht Club has and offers reciprocity with other member Yacht Clubs.  WYC was the Southern California Yachting Association, Senior Class Yacht Club of the Year in 1998.


In the summer of 1947, eight young men, Claude Barnett, Sidney Berkowitz, Henry Braverman, Julius Chinman, Alfred and Henry Liman and Irving and Bert Papenak  met on the sailboat "Nefertiti" on Woodmere Bay and formed the Woodmere Bay Yacht Club.


The proud heritage of ALYC and Post 291 is connected over the last 54 years, and part of the fabric of Newport Beach.  There’s always more to tell with this colorful history, so next time you’re at the Post, look for a member with an ALYC logo and ask to hear a favorite memory.  Even better, join ALYC and begin making your own memories with your friends of the sea.


Anacapa Yacht Club, located on the west side of beautiful Channel Islands Harbor, was formed in 1967 to establish a yachting organization in the Channel Islands area that emphasized sailing activities. Our primary focus, sailboat racing, but we also host a variety of social events and other activities.


For almost 100 years, the Balboa Yacht Club has served to encourage yacht racing and cruising, promoted the science of seamanship and navigation, and provided a beautiful clubhouse and marina for the educational, recreational, and social use of its members, families, and guests.


Founded in March of 1952 this modern fleet of Buccaneers is interested in cultivating, fostering, and promoting Corinthian Yachting.


Hollywood Yacht Club enjoys a rich history of Nautical Achievement over the years, beginning with the only boat manufacturer in Hollywood.

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