San Diego Yacht Club

The Mission of the San Diego Yacht Club is to encourage and foster interest in all aspects of yachting. 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.

Stories from San Diego Yacht Club

In 1886, a group of local boating enthusiasts joined together to found what has become a cornerstone yacht club in the annals of American yachting. San Diego Yacht Club’s facilities had humble beginnings in several locations, including an old ferry boat. SDYC has been at its present location on Point Loma since 1924. Its facilities operate year-round and include 576 boat slips, dry storage for 161 boats, tennis courts, a swimming pool, picnic areas, a full-service dining room, bar, banquet facilities, snack bar (summer only), gift shop, and an internationally renowned year-round Junior Program. SDYC members are dedicated to the principles and traditions of Corinthian yachting.

San Diego Yacht Club won the America’s Cup in 1987, 1988, and 1992, hosting the event in 1988, 1992, and 1995. In 1987 and 1988, Dennis Conner won the America’s Cup on behalf of SDYC. The competition was won a third time by SDYC in 1992, by Bill Koch on the yacht America.  In addition to America’s Cup, ten SDYC members have won the Star World Championships. San Diego Yacht Club has also had 13 members sail for their country in the Olympics earning 10 Olympic medals between them.

The mission of the San Diego Yacht Club is to encourage and foster interest in all aspects of yachting. We believe our support of the National Sailing Hall of Fame is consistent with this mission and we are pleased to be a Founding Member Yacht Club. The history and traditions of San Diego Yacht Club since our founding in 1886 are rich. Our racing sailors have distinguished themselves at all levels of competition including the Olympics, World Championships, and the America’s Cup. We are pleased that five Members are currently in the National Sailing Hall of Fame. Our Club excels in other areas as well, including cruising, angling, and our junior program. Perhaps our most important and enjoyable aspect is the camaraderie all Members enjoy at the Club and extend to our guests visiting from other clubs.

John Laun