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The San Diego Association of Yacht Clubs was founded for the purpose of fostering and encouraging participation in yachting and to promote its public interest in the San Diego Area. The association's officers and directors are chosen from the ranks of member clubs Staff Commodores. I look forward to working with a terrific 2017 Board of Directors.

The association provides a forum where members can exchange ideas, coordinate activities, and foster fellowship in the boating community. We take an active role providing input to local and state governments on matters of interest to the yachting community. Our association members are proud to offer classes and seminars in various boating related classes including safety and first aid classes, as well as sail/power boat handling and race management.

Our Association member clubs offer Junior Sailing Programs that include sailing lessons and on-water safety training. These programs are available to non-members as well as members. After all, junior yachtspersons are
the future of yachting and boating. Our member clubs hold annual charity events which raise thousands of dollars benefiting the community at large.

Each year the Association recognizes members of the boating community. We reward these outstanding individuals by presenting the following:

• Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards are presented for outstanding achievement and participation in yachting.

• Paul J. Hartley Award recognizes a junior yachtsman or yachtswoman under the age of 18 for both service to the community and ability on the water.

• Alonzo De Jessop Award recognizes individuals for their service to the yachting community.

• John M. Rumsey Award recognizes the individual achievements in yachting outside of San Diego County.

This calendar is a collaboration of member clubs to develop a well-rounded calendar of events for sailboat and powerboat racers, charity regattas, and public interest events. It is the result of many dedicated hard working volunteers. It has been a pleasure to work with them all.

A tip of the hat goes to the invaluable assistance of Dan Teckenoff for publishing this calendar. Additionally, we thank Cynthia Sinclair contributing the wonderful photo used for the cover of the 2017 SDAYC Race Calendar. Go to www.cynthiasinclairphotography.com to see many more photos of San Diego sailing events.

On behalf of the Association, I would also ask that you patronize those advertisers who help make this publication possible. Please take a minute to read the information describing the various Clubs and organizations that make up the San Diego Association of Yacht Clubs. If you enjoy the water and boating, we invite you to make one of our organizations a part of your life. Additional association information is available at www.sdayc.org


Jerry Lounsbury
2017 SDAYC Commodore

Opening Day 2017 Calendar


Navy Yacht Club San Diego March 5
Oceanside Yacht Club April 2
Santa Margarita Yacht Club April 2
Point Loma Yacht Club April 15
Mission Bay Yacht Club April 22
San Diego Yacht Club April 23
Coronado Cays Yacht Club May 6
Chula Vista Yacht Club TBD
Silvergate Yacht Club May 21
Southwestern Yacht Club May 21
Coronado Yacht Club May 28


* Note: Check with the yacht clubs for exact times of ceremonies.