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.
|Saturday, August 19, 2017|
|All day||Etchells North American Championship|
|All day||Cruising Fleet Coronado Cays YC Cruise|
|Sunday, August 20, 2017|
|All day||Cruising Fleet Coronado Cays YC Cruise|
|0700 - 1700||Junior Coastal Angling Tournament|
|Tuesday, August 22, 2017|
|All day||SSSS Summer Series|
|0730 - 0930||Finance Committee Meeting|
|Wednesday, August 23, 2017|
|All day||J/22 La Playa Beer Can Series|
|1730 - 2100||Summer Smokehouse Barbecue|
|Thursday, August 24, 2017|
|1830 - 2100||Darren & Terry Show|
The first day of the 2017 Etchells North American Championship was a true textbook definition of champagne sailing. The talent of the twenty-nine boat fleet was apparent as competitors took to the waters for the first part of the three day long battle for the title of Etchells North American Champion.
Race Committee ran three races in Coronado Roads in sunny, warm weather complete with the San Diego skyline as a stunning backdrop to the day. Racing was slightly delayed at the start of the day as the wind picked up. After one general recall, the wind remained about 10-12 knots, and racing continued uninterrupted.Read Article >>
For the first time ever, this fall the San Diego Yacht Club (SDYC) will host the both the Moth and A-Cat North American Championships back-to-back. The events will feature high-speed sailing on South San Diego Bay, off the beaches of Coronado at Crown Cove, in one person International Moth Dinghies and A-Cat Catamarans.
The Moth North American Championship will occur first, with three full days of sailing from September 29-October 1. When looking at both registration lists, competitors will travel from as far as New Jersey, Florida, and Canada to race in these high-performance events.
Matthew Knowles from Newport, Rhode Island, has participated in six Moth North American Championships and plans to attend this year's event in San Diego. “San Diego is the new hot spot for Moth sailing in the US. Matt Struble has done a great job growing the fleet, and we are thrilled to be racing North Americans in San Diego this fall. It is hard to think of a better spot to race some of the fastest boats around.”Read Article >>
San Diego Yacht Club proudly sent a team of twelve members to the 2017 Morgan Cup to defend their 2016 title. Led by team captain Jake Reynolds, both Scott Sinks and Nevin Snow helped him on the helms. Rounding out the crew was Marly Isler, Carissa Crawford, Jake LaDow, Duncan Swain, Erik Shampain, AJ Reiter, Andy Reiter, Nick Martin, and Nick Kaschak. Day 1 of the defense started out poorly. Some of the rust was harder to shake than anticipated, and the team started out 0-3 and promptly moved to the bottom of the standings. However, in keeping it light on the first day of a three day regatta, their boathandling pushed them through to a 4-1 finish to the day. Due to some unusual upsets, a 5-4 record put Team SDYC in 3rd place. Team StFYC and Team NYYC both had solid days and were poised to be contenders on the weekend.Read Article >>
I would like to thank the SDYC Competition Fund for allowing me to go to two of the best regattas. Although I didn't do as well as I had hoped, these regattas were focused around another theme this year. We focused on the sailing sisterhood. Part of the reason why I love going to Ida Lewis and Leiter is because it is a group of girls. These are not just any girls, they are friends. With light racing and hot temperatures it was certainly an experience.Read Article >>
NEWPORT, R.I. (August 6, 2017) — For the third time in four years, the Morgan Cup, the toughest trophy in keelboat team racing, has been won by a team from the West Coast. San Diego Yacht Club repeated as the champion today, defeating New York Yacht Club 3-1 in a thrilling final series sailed under blue skies and in a shifty and puffy northwesterly breeze. From 2003, when the Morgan Cup Team Race was first run, through 2013, only the host New York Yacht Club and Long Island's Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club were able to lay claim to the trophy. Southern California's Newport Harbor Yacht Club broke that stranglehold in 2014 and San Diego Yacht Club now appears poised to start its own run.
"This regatta is packed with some of the best team racers from around the world," said Jake Reynolds, a skipper and team captain for San Diego Yacht Club. "If you can win a race in this regatta, you've done really well. To win [the whole event] is really an honor."Read Article >>