Tucked away in beautiful Point Loma, the San Diego Yacht Club is consistently ranked among the top 5 yacht clubs in the Nation and is recognized by the Club Leadership Forum as one of the finest facilities of its kind in the world.
Throughout its existence, the San Diego Yacht Club has evolved from a small gathering of boating enthusiasts joining together in 1886 to a world-renowned yachting community recognized for its success in bay sailing, ocean racing, predicted log racing, cruising, angling, and its support of youth programs at all levels. Competitions have ranged from Major National and World Championships to the Lipton Cup, from Junior Regattas to the Olympics, and from Classic yachts to the America’s Cup. Training and racing programs are available for adults as well as juniors.
|Wednesday, September 20, 2017|
|1730 - 2100||Around the World Wednesday: Italy|
|1800 - 2000||All Member Mixer|
|Thursday, September 21, 2017|
|0730 - 0930||House Committee Meeting|
|Friday, September 22, 2017|
|Saturday, September 23, 2017|
|All day||Sep One Design Weekend|
|1730 - 2100||Oktoberfest|
|Sunday, September 24, 2017|
|All day||Sep One Design Weekend|
|All day||La Playa Fall Series #1|
|Tuesday, September 26, 2017|
|All day||SSSS Fall Series|
|0730 - 0930||Finance Committee Meeting|
On September 16-17, San Diego Yacht Club (SDYC) hosted the 2017 Finn Pacific Coast Championship. With 22 Finns racing, this event became the largest Finn regatta (aside from Nationals or Olympic Regattas) in North America in years. In September 2018, SDYC will host the Finn North American Masters Championship on the same waters that Finn sailors raced on this past weekend.Read Article >>
SDYC hosted the 14th annual Beneteau Cup on September 9 & 10. It was a flawless weekend for 37 Benetaus to be both out on the water and celebrating back at the club after racing according to the event organizers Rick Day and Barrett Canfield.
Similar to the past few years, South Coast Yachts and UK Sails provided a classroom training session at SDYC on Friday night. The Friday night training is important because it sets the tone for the race- the sailors are there to have fun, but they will have help along the way as they learn how to use their boat in a more competitive way. Following the educational component, competitors raced windward-leeward courses in Coronado Roads on Saturday followed by a random leg race in San Diego Bay on Sunday.Read Article >>
The 2017 Zhik 29er World Championships were held very close to home this year in Long Beach. Alamitos Bay Yacht Club hosted sailors from 16 countries and 130 boats gathered on the beach. Close to the event, I was presented with an opportunity to sail with a girl from New Zealand named Greta Stewart.
After getting all of the last minute logistics organized in order to sail with Greta, the boat measured in and we were ready to go for the event. Greta arrived the night of the Opening Ceremony and just before the first day of racing. Greta and I had the chance to sail for for just a bit inside the harbor that evening.Read Article >>
On August 7th, Jack Plavan and I had the opportunity to travel to Toms River, New Jersey to compete in Bemis, the U.S Sailing Junior Doublehanded Championship. To get to this point, Jack and I had to get top two in the Area Qualifier, the Junior Olympics hosted by San Diego Yacht Club in July. We were able to place second after the three day event and we were excited to be on our way to New Jersey.
This was our first time going to this regatta and we were very excited for the unique aspects of this race. What makes this regatta unique is that everyone is provided a new C420 charter for the week, evening out the playing field. Also, since this was an event you have to qualify for, they limit the registration to only twenty teams. When we arrived, we quickly learned that we were the SoCal kids that the East coast kids had not seen before, but they knew that we came from a great program and had great sailors compete in this event from our yacht club before. Although seeing other sailors in their “Opti National Team” jackets was intimidating, we were confident in the training we had done at home.Read Article >>
The 2017 C420 National Championship was hosted by Wianno YC all the way out in Cape Cod. For the first time in a while, this event was to be the last event in the Triple Crown and the last regatta of the summer. Knowing that all of the top people could be tired after two weeks of nonstop sailing helped our mindset before the event.
On August 8th, my mom and I flew out of San Diego to Boston Logan and met up with my crew Tanner. We then drove 1 hour and a half to a little town on the Cape called Barnstable. I have previously been to this part of the Cape to visit my brother who has taught sailing there for the past two years. We got to our hotel late into the night and were able to fall asleep peacefully. The next day we drove twenty minutes to Wianno YC and set up our charter boat as well as a small practice built in.Read Article >>