Welcome to Dana Point Yacht Club

Our mission is to serve as a world class yacht club enhancing sportsmanship, racing excellence, ocean conservation
and our rich maritime heritage as leaders in the premier international yachting community.


Top Notch Racing

Racing at Dana Point Yacht Club is a rich tradition and is part of our heritage dating back to the establishment of the Club in 1952 and includes the names of such individuals as Hobie Alter ... More Info


Cruising Fleet

Dana Point Yacht Club started its cruising program in 1973 with a cruise to Emerald Bay, Catalina Island. That first cruise was arranged by DPYC member Charlie Smith with Corsair Yacht Club ... More Info

Club Anglers

Anglers compete for "First Catch of the Year" flags in eight categories and the bragging rights which come with winning.  There are also a number of tournaments and an annual fishing trip ... More Info

Social Events

Dana Point Yacht Club has some of the most fun & exciting social events anywhere. Events take place throughout the year and include traditional and some very unique events ... More Info

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More About Us

Founded in 1952, we started with 25 members and are currently almost 500 members strong, and growing. The common bond for those in the DPYC is created by their love of the ocean, a deep sense tradition, fairness & competition in boating; and their genuine love for the community in which they live and the beautiful Dana Point Harbor.

Dana Point Yacht Club has been Southern California Yachting Association's ‘Yacht Club of the Year’ several times.

Dana Point Yacht Club

Friendliest Yacht Club on the Coast

Dana Point Yacht Club is a casual, informal, fun loving group dedicated to boating activities. We are a friendship oriented club, promoting boating experiences to all ages. Our goal is to maintain our reputation as "The Friendliest Yacht Club on the Coast".

Great Racing Tradition

The race history at Dana Point Yacht Club has its roots back to the establishment of the club in 1952 and includes the names of such individuals as Hobie Alter. Racing is part of our heritage and will always remain the core focus of our club. We believe that our Junior Sailing programs have developed not only great sailors but strong leaders in life!  DPYC also has a great cruising program, fishing fleet, and lots of fun at our social events.

What's Happening at DPYC



Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

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New Member Brunch

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Halloween Party

DPYC's annual Halloween Haunted Party with live band and plenty of howling fun! 

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Annual General Meeting & Elections

Annual General Meeting & Elections

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New Member Meet & Greet

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