Dana West Yacht Club

The Best Little Yacht Club on the West Coast


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Welcome To DWYC

Thank you for visiting! If you don’t find what you are looking, please go to the “Contact Us” webpage under “About DWYC” on the above navigational ribbon or call our office for assistance at 949.661.1185.

Our clubhouse and food service hours are listed at the bottom of the webpage for your reference. We proudly extend hospitality to reciprocal  SCYA and the American League of Yacht Club members, and ask that you read the “House Rules” by clicking below before before your visit.

It’s All About Fun!

DWYC’s membership is strong and we consider one another family! Whether you’re a salty sailor, prize-winning angler, new to the harbor and looking to make friends that “get you,” the Club’s social atmosphere is incomparable to any other. 

Those who own a qualifying vessel are welcome to seek membership by emailing the Vice Commodore and completing an application. That is your first step to membership.

Timing for consideration is based on whether you own a boat, as there are lists for both categories at this time. Don’t worry! We’ll keep you informed and get you in as soon as possible!

About DWYC

DWYC is a Southern California Yachting Association Senior Club that offers it’s members and guests unbeatable services and activities. We’re known up and down the coast – and beyond – for our hospitality, incredible dining experience, top-shelf bar service and hosting fun and entertaining social events. We invite you to click through the webpages and familiarize yourself with our on and off the water activities and how you can join the Dana West Yacht Club family. 


Only the Best by Chef Angel and his Crew!

Fresh Ingredients, Tasty Meals

DANA WEST YACHT CLUB offers a delectable selection of menu items for lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast.  Enjoy one of our gourmet, high-top “Burgers Your Way,” one of many seasonal or classic salads or a tender Prime Filet Mignon.  

On Sunday, come down for breakfast and a mimosa or Bloody Mary.  Better yet, let us do the cooking for dinner and order our mouth-watering Prime Rib that is especially prepared every Sunday.  Try the Captain’s Cut if you have a serious appetite!

Seasonal Daily & Weekly Specials

Executive Chef Angel Fabian and his team create a fresh variety of lunch and dinner specials each week that you can enjoy.  Not able to hang out at the club? Your meal can be packaged for dining at home, on the boat or picnicking in the harbor. The Daily & Weekly Specials are in addition to our regular menu that offers a wide selection of delicious, freshly prepared dishes for lunch and dinner. 


There are more parties and events at the clubhouse than you can imagine!  Please see the master calendar for all the details.

Popular activities are karaoke, weekly game nights, sports viewing and planned parties that often include live music, dancing, costumes and prizes. Of course there are also holiday celebrations, such Mother’s Day and Easter Brunch, and Father’s Day BBQ.

Charity Regatta

Sailing for Life” ™was conceived as the theme for Dana West Yacht Club’s 26th Annual Charity Regatta hosted on June 2-4, 2023, in support of the American Cancer Society.

Together, DWYC and the ACS invite other yacht clubs, sailing organizations and generous sailors to adopt “Sailing for Life” as the theme for one of their fundraising events or other boating-related charitable efforts.

Youth Sailing

Our Dana West Youth Sailors sail a variety of dinghy sailboats, including RS Teras, 420’s, Lasers, CFJ’s.  We host Summer Camps for all skill levels, ages 8-18, as well as year-round Intermediate and High Performance racing training programs.  Our Junior sailors participate in local regattas throughout the year.  Our programs are open to our members, as well as the community!!  



DWYC has one of the most active programs in Southern California, visiting destinations up and down the coast. This includes annual cruises to Catalina Island’s Isthmus and Avalon Harbor annually, and extended cruises to Channel Islands, San Diego and beyond.

Weather seminars, cruising destination presentations and burgee exchanges with clubs members have visited are part of the program.


Dana Point offers some of the best competition in Area J with winds ranging from low to high challenging any racer on the course. We host a friendly two-man series, harvest moon series, weekly summer evenings, and a 3-day charity regatta benefitting American Cancer Society.

DWYC is also represented in regional regattas, championships and international races.



Fishing at DWYC has grown so much over the last several years with several organized tournaments throughout the long season. So fill up your cooler, grab a few reels and join in the fun!

Clubhouse & Bar

The Clubhouse & Bar are currently currently open for members and two of their personal guests for dinner. We are once again able to accommodate reciprocal guests from other yacht clubs and look forward to seeing you. Please bring your badge and check in upon entering at the front desk or with the bartender.

Clubhouse Hours

Monday: 4pm to 10pm

Thursday: 11am to 10pm

Friday: 11am to 11pm

Saturday: 11am to 11pm

Sunday: 9:30am to 10pm

CLOSED:  Tuesday & Wednesday

Kitchen Hours

Monday: 4pm to 8pm

Thursday: 11am to 9pm

Friday: 11am to 9pm

Saturday: 11am to 9pm

Sunday: 9:30am to 8pm

Interested in Membership?

 Do you have questions and want to learn more about membership options or the application process?