Stories from the San Diego Yacht Club
San Diego Yacht Club
1011 Anchorage Lane
San Diego, CA 92106-3005
SAN DIEGO YACHT CLUB BECOMES NSHOF FOUNDING MEMBER
From the Commodore:
“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.”
Commodore John Laun
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 a number of 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. Two-thirds of the members own boats. One-hundred employees maintain the Club facilities to serve the membership and their guests. SDYC members are dedicated to the principles and traditions of Corinthian yachting.