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.
|Sunday, October 22, 2017|
|All day||International Masters Regatta|
|All day||Cruising Fleet Mission Bay Cruise|
|All day||PCISA Girls Invitational|
|Tuesday, October 24, 2017|
|All day||SSSS Fall Series|
|0730 - 0930||Finance Committee Meeting|
|Wednesday, October 25, 2017|
|1700 - 2100||Board Meeting|
|1730 - 2100||Around the World Wednesday: India|
|Thursday, October 26, 2017|
|1830 - 2100||Darren & Terry Show|
|Friday, October 27, 2017|
|All day||Lipton Cup|
|Saturday, October 28, 2017|
|All day||Lipton Cup|
|All day||Rum Runner Race|
|1300 - 1500||CR914 Fall Series III|
|1800 - 1900||Lipton Cup Banquet Dinner|
Competitors, spectators, coaches, and Race Committee breathed a sigh of relief today as it was finally breeze ON for the final day of the 2017 Moth North American Championship. When Race Committee first arrived at the race venue at 10am, winds were at 10 knots. When racing got underway shortly after 11am, the wind was at 12 knots which continued to build throughout the race. For the next 3 races, the wind was between 12 and 15 knots, allowing competitors to fly through the air on their foiling boats.Read Article >>
Day two of the 2017 Moth North American Championship proved more frustrating for racers than day one. Though five races were scheduled, Race Committee only managed to run two races because of unfortunate light wind throughout the day. After a period of postponement, race one started in 9.5 knots of wind at the signal boat and 8.5 knots at the weather mark. Shortly thereafter the winds died down again, making 9.5 knots the heaviest the wind got all day. Race Committee managed to start race two at 7.5 knots at the signal boat and 8.5 knots at the weather mark though the wind was shifty through the course. Similar to race one, the wind died down again after the start, but boats were able to finish. Generally speaking the wind was heavier at the weather mark throughout the day, but just barely.Read Article >>
Thirteen Moth sailors had a fun and tiring first day of the Moth North American Championship at Crown Cove. Racing was postponed for about an hour and once the wind picked up and the fog cleared, competitors experienced a little bit of everything with the maximum wind speed at 10 knots. Races went quickly with Matt Struble (MBYC) dominating day one winning all five races and Ryan Lorence (MBYC) right behind him placing second in each race. Zack Downing (SDYC) ended day one in third. A few boats had to drop out of certain races due to mechanical issues, but 12 are expected to continue on to day two tomorrow.
Event organizers would like to thank the event sponsors (Velocitek, Harken, North Sails, Sailcloth Technology, California State Parks, Hullspeed, Zhik, and Murrays Sports) and Race Committee for a great first day of the championship.Read Article >>
An outstanding weekend for racing and nostalgia, San Diego Yacht Club hosted the 22nd annual J/Fest Regatta on September 22-24, 2017. Over two days, 27 J/Boats raced on San Diego Bay and ocean courses in 4 classes and competitors had the opportunity to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of J/Boats at numerous social events scattered throughout the weekend.
Anyone who participated can tell you that this year’s J/Fest was a weekend full of fun and comradery among competitors and guests. Starting with a sellout crowd on Friday night, almost 100 attendees heard from J/Boats President, Jeff Johnstone, in SDYC’s Frost Room. Johnstone presented on the Past, Present, and Future of J/Boats, an appreciated topic for these sailors. Following the first day of racing on Saturday was the spirited “Sending it Back to ‘77” Party on the Spinnaker Deck and Sail Wash Lawn. With the help of 70’s music from the band “Side Traxx” (the lead singer is SDYC member Mike Palumbo), J/Fest sailors fully adopted the theme and time-traveled back to the 1970s, which is very apparent if you look at photos from the event. S/C Kyle Clark won the oldest J/Fest t-shirt competition (J/Fest was started back in 1986) and Rich Bergmann and his crew on Zuni Bear won the best dressed contest, with one crew member decked out in a tie-dyed suit!Read Article >>
San Diego Yacht Club will host the 22nd annual J/Fest Regatta on September 22-24, 2017 with J/70, J/105, J/120, and a handful of other J/Boats racing on San Diego Bay and ocean courses. With 29 boats registered, 2017 will be one of the largest J/Fest events in recent years.
Seven boats are registered in the J/105 class, a valued class at SDYC. Many of the J/105 owners generously lend their boats for SDYC’s annual International Masters Regatta and the Challenge for the Sir Thomas Lipton Cup Regatta, both held at the end of October. The J/105 class boats are well-maintained and rigged to a one design standard, and therefore the racing is kept fair among the teams. SDYC is very grateful to the local J/105 class for their contributions.Read Article >>