Dana West Yacht Club


The Best Little Yacht Club on the West Coast


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Welcome To DWYC

Thank you for visiting! We are currently offering meals and beverages for members and their guests on our Catalina view patio and along designated tables inside the clubhouse. We are able to once again extend hospitality to our reciprocal yacht club members, however, not guests of reciprocal guests. We look forward to once again entertaining visiting yachtsmen. 

About DWYC

DWYC is a Southern California Yachting Association Senior Club that offers it’s members and guests unbeatable services and activities. We’re famous 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 menus, event calendar (below), on the water activities and how you can join the Dana West Yacht Club family. 

Vice Commodore Molly Dearing                      Commodore Hydee Riggs                                                Rear Commodore Nina McNeely


Only the Best

Fresh Ingredients, Tasty Meals

DANA WEST YACHT CLUB offers a delectable selection of Dine-In and Take Out menu items for lunch and dinner.  Enjoy one of our gourmet high-top “Burgers Your Way” or a tender Prime Filet Mignon.  On Sunday, order for our mouth-watering Prime Rib.  Have a serious appetite? Try the Captain’s Cut.

Seasonal Daily Specials

Our executive chef and his team create a fresh variety of dinner specials each week that you can enjoy at home, on the boat or picnicking in the harbor. This is in addition to our daily menu that offers a wide selection of delicious, freshly prepared dishes for lunch and dinner. 

Beverages To-Go

Bar Manager George Moreno, and Mixologists Mike and Kris are standing by to pour you a glass – or pull your favorite bottle – of wine, draft or bottled beer, and cocktails of your pleasure to accompany your meal.*


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 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 is for both the young and the young at heart! A fun live and learn charter on the water for the kids is the perfect experience, while the adult DWYC Anglers fish competitively in tournament throughout the year. 


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, dinghy poker, 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 and first established as the theme for Dana West Yacht Club’s 23rd Annual Charity Regatta hosted on June 4-6, 2021, 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 boat styles, including RS Teras, 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!!  



Our Events

DWYC has a full calendar of events and activities taking place all year. Check out Master Calendar for the latest on what is happening at the Club, on the water and around the harbor regularly!

Clubhouse & Bar

The Clubhouse & Bar are currently currently open for members and two of their personal guests. We are not able to accommodate reciprocal guests from other yacht clubs or large parties at this time.

Clubhouse and Patio dining is for food service only, however cocktails may accompany your order.

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 9pm

Interested in Membership?


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