Welcome To DWYC
Thank you for visiting! Members and guests are welcome on our Catalina view patio, as well as within the clubhouse.
We also extend hospitality to our reciprocal yacht club members, however, members of reciprocal yacht clubs and SCYA associations. We are invite visiting yachtsmen to join us for our famous DWYC hospitality!
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.
Those that do not currently own a boat are also welcome to apply for membership with an understanding that there is a two to four year wait list. Don’t worry! We’ll keep you informed and get you in as soon as possible!
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 event calendar, on the water activities and how you can join the Dana West Yacht Club family.
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,” 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, 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.
“Sailing for Life” ™was conceived and first established as the theme for Dana West Yacht Club’s 24th 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.
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 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!
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
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 four of their personal guests. 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.
Monday: 4pm to 10pm
Thursday: 11am to 10pm
Friday: 11am to 11pm
Saturday: 11am to 11pm
Sunday: 9:30am to 10pm
CLOSED: Tuesday & Wednesday
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?