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, February 24, 2018|
|All day||Feb One Design Weekend|
|Sunday, February 25, 2018|
|All day||Feb One Design Weekend|
|Tuesday, February 27, 2018|
|All day||SSSS Winter Series|
|Wednesday, February 28, 2018|
|1730 - 2100||Around the World Dining: Canada|
|Thursday, March 1, 2018|
|All day||Vallarta Race|
The Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta will return to San Diego on March 16-18, 2018. Organized by Sailing World and sponsored by Helly Hansen, the NOOD is the largest national sailboat racing circuit in the United States. Although this is only the 20th year of the NOOD in San Diego, 2018 marks the 30th year total of NOOD Regattas around the country.
The three-day event, hosted by San Diego Yacht Club (SDYC) and Coronado Yacht Club, will feature sailing on three venues (two ocean and one south San Diego Bay), and one cruising course located in San Diego Bay. Back this year will be the North Sails Rally on Saturday for boats that do not fit in a one design class.Read Article >>
For the ninth year, San Diego Yacht Club and Newport Harbor Yacht Club hosted the 130nm Islands Race on February 16 and 17. Kicking off the 2018 offshore racing season in Southern California, many boats used this year's Islands Race as a tune-up for SDYC's Vallarta Race which will have its first start on March 1.
Islands Race competitors have experienced a variety of conditions since the event started nine years ago, ranging from so windy the course had to be shortened to so light that many boats had no choice but to drop out and motor home. This year's race fell on the lighter side, with the wind speed never exceeding 10 knots. In addition, with just a sliver moon, sailors were missing one of their favorite features: moonlight!Read Article >>
Sailors and spectators at San Diego Yacht Club were greeted by a fleet of Pac52’s and TP52’s med tied at the front dock from early last week through the weekend, and a fleet of Beneteau 36.7 boats, for the 2018 SCYA Midwinter Regatta. Racing was held on Saturday and Sunday with five races completed.
Nine boats sailed in the ’52 Class in a range of conditions from bumpy and windy on Saturday to smoother water, sunny skies and more moderate breeze on Sunday. The racing was tight as many lead changes occurred and finishes came down to a matter of seconds. Winning the regatta for the 52s was Tony Langley’s team of Land Rover/BAR Gladiator, with Langley on the helm and Sir Ben Ainslie calling tactics. The team from Great Britain is challenging for the America’s Cup, and is using the Pac52 class and also the TP52 SuperSeries as training grounds for their team.Read Article >>
The San Diego Yacht Club (Calif.) received the National One-Design Club Award for the third time, recognizing administrative excellence, fleet growth, creative programming, regatta support, and member contribution from the one-design yacht club of the year.
The Club revitalized the struggling, but long established (100+ years), Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cup. They accomplished this goal by using one-design boats, jump starting the event and renewing interest and participation, while reducing the cost of the event for participants.
Following a three-year hiatus and one week prior to the Lipton Cup Regatta, the San Diego Yacht Club relaunched the long established International Masters Regatta. They utilized the same one-design boats to sail both the International Masters Regatta and the Lipton Cup Challenge Regatta.
US Sailing provides recognition to individuals and organizations for excellence in a variety of areas. Learn more about US Sailing Awards and how you can get involved!Read Article >>
The 2018 Club Championship was held on January 20-21 and, as always, it was the perfect kick-off event on the San Diego Yacht Club racing calendar. Club Champs is one of SDYC’s signature events. This year 15 teams competed in SDYC’s J/22 Fleet and brought a weekend of excitement and enthusiasm to the race dock and La Playa.Read Article >>