Go Sailing Now

We would like to invite you to go sailing on Wednesday evenings during daylight saving hours (March-October). Many boats of all sizes go out sailing every Wednesday evening and visitors are always welcome. Many members gather at the SCYC hoist (West side of the South Harbor). Get to know some friendly people, then come up to the club and have a barbeque with us. This is a beautiful and enjoyable way to spend an evening on the Monterey Bay. Bring a friend.

You can also go racing during a Regatta if you are interested in this kind of sailing. It is often wet and wild. There are usually skippers that would like an extra crew-member to help race their boat. Visit the crew bulletin board in the club house.

If you decided to join the club, you could sail during club events/races and also cruise around the harbor or out in the Monterey Bay with a friend.  As a member, you could also sail a small single-handed boat called a Laser. You could use one of these boats to learn to sail in. The lessons are a nominal fee.  Junior membership (8-21 years) and Corinthian membership (21 to 35 years) fees are also very reasonable. See more about membership.

Membership

Interested in sailboat racing, cruising, fishing, the use of a private club, reciprocal privileges with other yacht clubs, social and fundraising events and dinners, camaraderie, the use of the hoist and showers, a discount for dry storage, and a fantastic junior sailing program?

The Santa Cruz Yacht Club welcomes all boaters to apply for membership and join our community of enthusiasts.

Directions To The Santa Cruz Yacht Club

244 4th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 | View on Google Maps

From Los Gatos and San Jose

  1. Take 17/880 South toward Santa Cruz.

  2. Bear Left and exit on Ocean St.

  3. Drive to the end of Ocean St.

  4. Left on E. Cliff Dr.

  5. Bear left at Murray St.

  6. Right on Seabright Ave

  7. Left on Atlantic Ave

  8. Left into the Harbor

  9. Park near the SCYC Hoist

  10. SCYC is on the left up the hill behind the Dry Storage Yard.

From Moss Landing and Monterey

  1. Take Hwy 1 North toward Santa Cruz.

  2. Exit on Soquel Ave (follow signs to Harbor)

  3. Left on Soquel Ave.

  4. Left on Seventh Ave.

  5. Right on Eaton Ave.

  6. Left on Seabright Ave

  7. Left on Atlantic Ave

  8. Left into the Harbor

  9. Park near the SCYC Hoist

  10. SCYC is on the left up the hill behind the Dry Storage Yard.

Accessing the Santa Cruz Yacht Club

The Santa Cruz Yacht Club has two entrances. The entrance from 4th avenue is highlighted with a Yellow A in the picture to the right.

From the parking area & dry storage yard the club entrance is at a series of stairs highlighted with a Yellow B.

The club hoist (rating of 2.5 tons) is located at C.

Visitors are requested to park in the area highlighted with a Yellow D. Parking meters require quarters. Alternatively, a day pass is available from the Harbor Master (across the channel) or from the parking attendant during operational hours or the self-park pay post.

Staying in Santa Cruz?

Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz Hotel is proud to provide Visitors to the Santa Cruz Yacht Club a 12% discount on their stay.

For more information, contact:

Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz
1410 Ocean Street,
Santa Cruz,
CA 95060
Office- 831-466-9100
http://www.hiesantacruz.com