Dana Point Yacht Club is a private club owned by the members. It's purpose is to provide boating, social and related activities for its members and their guests.
Dana Point Yacht Club was organized in July of 1952 with 25 Charter Members having a common interest in boating and facilities that would permit open water launching of boats within the protection of Dana Point Cove. Today the club is very active in yacht racing, having hosted the PHRF Southern California Championships, various One-Design Regional and National Championship Regattas, SCYA Midwinters, as well as over 65 local races each year. DPYC has also won the trophy for the most entries and the most trophies in the NOSA Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race numerous years.
The club has many other activities including an active cruising program to Catalina, as well as up and down the coast, fishing tournaments, an extensive social schedule, the annual Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta® and a very active, year-round Junior and Young Adult social, racing and summer sailing program. Dana Point Yacht Club is an
equity-based, limited membership club. Approximately 60% of the members own sailboats, and 30% own powerboats.
Available Membership Classes
Regular Membership Regular Memberships are equity memberships and are limited to 500. There are Regular Memberships currently available. [ Application Form ]
In addition, Dana Point Yacht Club offers many options that make membership in DPYC affordable and convertible to a Regular Membership in the future. Many of these are particularly helpful to young families interested in boating. They include:
Outrigger / Paddleboard Adults 18 and older - No charging privileges, but otherwise provides full access to Club facilities and activities. Very inexpensive. Designed for persons with an interest in Outrigger Canoes & Paddleboarding, as well as, participation in a Yacht Club. No reciprocal privileges. Non-Equity Membership, No Vote. [ Application Form ]
Racing (Active racers only, Pay-as-you-go-plan)
Adults 18 to 39 years - All of reduced dues goes toward future purchase of regular membership.
Junior Affiliate Children up to 18 years - Summer program available. (Children and grandchildren of DPYC members are automatically Junior Members.)
Young Adult Affiliate Ages 18 to 25 years (Children and grandchildren of DPYC members are automatically Young Adult Members.)
Military Service Active duty stationed in the Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA) area.
Non-Discrimination Policy Dana Point Yacht Club does not discriminate against any person for membership, employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.