Welcome to the Santa Cruz Yacht Club! When we're not on the water racing, we're together celebrating the many joys of sailing, Santa Cruz, and friendship. For upcoming social events, check out our calendar or see below for event announcements or past event photos.

 

Commodore’s Showdown – On The Foredeck

Commodore’s Showdown – On The Foredeck

April 1, 2017

This Spring 7 staff-commodores, 5 gybes, 3 sail changes, 1 boat, & a great deal of trouble.  Seven staff commodores of the Santa Cruz Yacht Club will show-off their skills in the first of it’s kind Foredeck Showdown. The commanding voices of the stern will now have the opportunity to ‘get it done right’ as they scurry forward to … Read More

Beer Tasting

Beer Tasting

February 10, 2017

We had a fun IPA beer tasting at the Club on Wednesday Feb 8. There were 32 people attending, and 35 bottles of beer were brought for a blinded tasting using the same format that Jack Gordon’s group uses for the wine tastings at the Club. The winning IPA was Bear Republic Racer 5 brought … Read More

31st Annual Lighted Boat Parade 2016 Event Results

31st Annual Lighted Boat Parade 2016 Event Results

December 5, 2016

2016 Lighted Boat Parade Results BEST IN PARADE Boat Name – Suivez Moi – Skipper – UCSC Boating Center BEST IN MUSIC Boat Name – Patricia J – Skipper – Jason Lauer POWER BOATS – less than 31 feet FIRST PLACE: Boat Name – Tessadora – Skipper – Peter Testa SECOND PLACE: Boat Name – … Read More

Last Tuesday Night Sail

Last Tuesday Night Sail

November 3, 2016

Tuesday was a beautiful Santa Cruz evening, framing a perfect official, though not prohibitive, close to the weeknight club sailing in Santa Cruz. Some lucky sailors even caught the ‘green flash!’ See you in the Spring! Photos []

31st Annual Lighted Boat Parade 2016

31st Annual Lighted Boat Parade 2016

October 17, 2016

Santa Cruz’in Under Starlight Together The Santa Cruz Yacht Club, with support from the Santa Cruz Port District, invites ALL boaters to join the 31st Annual Lighted Boat Parade in Santa Cruz, California. The parade will take place at the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor’s South Harbor on Saturday, December 3rd 2016. The parade will begin at 5:30 … Read More

1st Annual Beer Tasting

1st Annual Beer Tasting

February 4, 2016

The first annual SCYC Beer Tasting was a success! Beers were offered from far and wide and though all the same style, the flavors were diverse, to say the least. 1st on the winners table – Meryl Wilsker – Stone Brewing: Sorry Not Sorry Double IPA 2nd on the winners table – Deborah Olson – … Read More

The 30th Annual Lighted Boat Parade (2015)

The 30th Annual Lighted Boat Parade (2015)

December 7, 2015

Thanks to all our boaters and sponsors who participated in the Santa Cruz Yacht Club’s 30th Annual Lighted Boat Parade. Congratulations to The Division Winners! BEST IN PARADE “Stars Wars” Skipper:  UCSC Sailing Club BEST IN THEME “Rosa Nautica” Skipper:  Scott Correa- Mickel BEST IN MUSIC “En Passant” Skipper:  Keith Carney POWER BOATS (less than 31 feet) … Read More

Lighted Boat Parade to Mark Milestone – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Lighted Boat Parade to Mark Milestone – Santa Cruz Sentinel

December 1, 2015

The Santa Cruz Yacht Club’s annual Lighted Boat Parade kicks off its 30th holiday season at 5:30 p.m., Saturday at the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor. The entire Santa Cruz County community is invited to join the free celebration, for young and old alike. The theme for this year’s parade is Moonlit Starry Night. The parade … Read More

Boat parade, lighthouse lighting on tap – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Boat parade, lighthouse lighting on tap – Santa Cruz Sentinel

November 21, 2015

By Dan Haifley, Our Ocean Backyard Although the air is getting cooler and our nearshore ocean waters are too, the Santa Cruz Harbor will soon warm to the holiday spirit. Harbor staff will be putting up decorations and the Crow’s Nest plans to erect a Christmas tree between its flagship restaurant and store near the east … Read More