With their convenient proximity to the ocean, both Newport Beach and Corona del Mar are ideal locations for yacht clubs, something that obviously those clubs agree with, since there are several in the area. A list of the many yacht clubs and their contact information follows below.
NBYC Members may also participate in a wide variety of nautical activities through the Club’s close affiliations with local and national yachting associations. Members receive free annual boat inspections as well as opportunity to attend nautical education classes and/or participate in sailing and power boating races, overnight boating adventures and more.
1099 Bayside Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
. • Balboa Yacht Club
In 1922, when Newport Harbor was more shoals and sandbars than open water, the Southland Sailing Club, soon renamed the Balboa Yacht Club, was formed by a small group of sailors wanting an active organization with an emphasis on family sailing. From its beginnings in a small wooden structure on open, sandy Balboa Peninsula, BYC has evolved to become one of southern California’s most prestigious yachting organizations.
1801 Bayside Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92625
Lido Isle Yacht Club was incorporated on September 29, 1928, but was not activated during the Depression years. After World War ll, several parents on Lido started teaching sailing to the children. Southern California Yachting Association granted membership to Lido Isle Yacht Club in 1948, and the club was admitted to the Yacht Racing Union of Southern California in 1965.
701 Via Lido Soud
Newport Beach, CA 92663
In 1958, ten yachtsmen put up $100 each and founded the Bahia Yacht Club, based in minimal leased facilities on the grounds of the Balboa Bay Club. The initials BYC were the same as an already established club in the harbor, so the word Corinthian was added to avoid duplication of initials. In the early years, the club consisted mainly of a very active small-boat racing fleet and an enthusiastic group of cruising boats – power and sail. Most BCYC regattas concentrated on small boats until the idea of racing 10-meter boats on a boat-for-boat basis was advanced. Although class racing is commonplace now, it was a daring concept in 1963. The ever-expanding BCYC membership can be justly proud of its facilities and members who carry the burgee, while racing and cruising, to distant parts of the world.
1601 Bayside Drive
Corona Del Mar, California 92625
• Newport Harbor Yacht Club
The history of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, established in 1916, has been intertwined with the development of the city of Newport Beach and its world-renowned yachting and recreational harbor. Since 1919 the club’s permanent home has been its historic-landmark front pavilion. The picturesque clubhouse has been remodeled and enlarged but never replaced. Dr. Albert Soiland was the Norwegian-born founder and first commodore of the yacht club. Sharing Soiland’s vision were the founders of the new city of Newport Beach, incorporated in the summer of 1906 with a year-round population of 230 people.
720 West Bay Ave.
Balboa, CA 92661
• American Legion Yacht Club
The American Legion Yacht Club is open for membership to All American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion members, regardless of your local Post location. In 1966, certain members of The American Legion, Newport Harbor Post 291, held an organizational meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to establish a Corinthian Yacht Club. It was incorporated in the state of California on January 23, 1967. The ALYC is the only American Legion yacht club in the world. Since its humble beginnings in 1966, the ALYC has indeed grown and flourished to become an outstanding and recognized member of the Southern California yachting community.
215 E. 15th Street Newport Beach, CA 92663
• South Shore Yacht Club
For 51 years, South Shore Yacht Club has been providing its members and guests a long tradition of fun, friendliness, and camaraderie through its sailing, cruising, racing and social programs. SSYC is a fully accredited organization with memberships to US Sailing, Southern California Yachting Association, Yacht Racing Union of Southern California, and the Orange Coast Association of Yacht Clubs. Through its affiliation with the Newport Beach Yacht Club, its members enjoy the use of a full service clubhouse and facilty in Southern California.
1099 Bayside Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660
• Balboa Bay Club & Resort
The Balboa Bay Club is a private bay front club with its own unique, casually elegant lifestyle. Since its founding in 1948, the Balboa Bay Club has defined Newport Beach living at its best. Its illustrious tradition continues with today’s informal, family lifestyle in mind. Enjoying a classic Newport Beach location on the bay, the Balboa Bay Club is complete with day-to-day amenities, spa facilities, beachside pools and several outstanding and diverse dining choices. A full calendar of members-only events is hosted throughout the year. The Balboa Bay Club boasts a long tradition of providing its members with all the special pleasures that a private club can offer.
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