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.
The history of the San Diego Yacht Club in many ways parallels the remarkable growth and global prestige of the City of San Diego. International racing events have focused the world’s attention on the accomplishments of local sailors since the late 1930s when San Diego won its first Star championship. In recent years, San Diego yachtsmen have attracted national media coverage in a variety of events.
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.
The story of the San Diego Yacht Club is also the history of boat design and sail making by such great names as Kettenburg, Driscoll, DeFever, Eichenlaub, Peterson, Nelson/Marek, Reichel/Pugh, Sharp and North Sails known world wide. San Diego-designed boats sail regularly and successfully in local, national and international competitions.