Boating and water sports were popular in the Napa Valley long before it became a famous tourist destination with over 400 world class wineries. Since before the 1849 Gold Rush, the Napa River has been a vital link between the Sacramento Delta and the Pacific Coast.
Organized in 1987, the Napa Valley Yacht Club continues to connect the boating community around the Bay by hosting hundreds of yacht club members and their boats every year. Our club is a short walk to a revitalized downtown Napa with its lively arts scene, gourmet restaurants and wine-tasting rooms. We are a dedicated group of fun-loving volunteers. The club is open every Friday evening for cocktails and dinner for member and guests. Membership includes over 100 families.
In 1998 Napa County Voters passed Flood Control Measure A to provide funding to protect Napa from flooding. Two new bridges, the First St. Bridge and Third St. Bridge, span the Napa River downtown. The Maxwell lift bridge downriver from the clubhouse has been replaced by a four-lane fixed span that limits the height of large sailboats sailing upriver. At mid to high water the river appears wider than the navigable channel because of bank terracing and tree removal. The Coast Guard has added new markers. Completion of the continuing project has been delayed by budget constraints.
We always enjoy our stay at the Napa Valley Yacht Club. Very nice people and very helpful. Highly recommended!
We had a great time. The port Captain was great also. Thanks it would have been better if the club was open but we understand. Let’s hope that things get better soon. Thanks again
Absolutely the best place to stay in Napa if you have a boat! The NVYC Port Captain always contacts us in preparation for our stay and meets us when we dock. The Commodore and members will make you feel its your home port.
Service was pleasant and effective. Greg, Bob, and Tom were always ready to help. We felt at home.
Everything was great. The Port Captains stayed in contact and were very helpful. Nancy did a great job on the Salmon for dinner on Friday night. Hal
Charming yacht club overlooking the Napa River. Greg was very welcoming and helpful. Thank you Greg!