Commodore’s Message

Welcome to the Morro Bay Yacht Club

The Morro Bay Yacht Club (Latitude 35o 21’ Longitude 120o 51’) was founded in 1956 by local boating and fishing enthusiasts. The clubhouse and dock were constructed by members, and the club remains an all-volunteer organization. We are located along California’s Central Coast, midway between Santa Barbara and Monterey. Morro bay has an all-water harbor, fuel docks, shopping, restaurants, and theaters. This makes the town and our club a popular stop for cruising yachts.

We can accommodate visiting ocean cruisers up to 75′ at our dock or on our six guest moorings (all accommodations are on a first-come basis … no reservations). We welcome visiting yachtsmen to our activities: our clubhouse and bar are open for Social Hour every Friday night and, during the summer, our hamburger BBQ is on Wednesday nights.

We have an active ocean racing fleet which competes on Estero Bay and cruises further afield. Our one-design smaller boats compete on Morro Bay about twice a month. We sail under class, PHRF, and Portsmouth handicapping rules. The racing is not restricted to members and is open to all who have an interest in the sport and an appropriate boat.

Our Junior Yacht Club provides a social and recreational environment for those under 21 who have an interest in boating. The Juniors learn not only how to sail but also how to maintain the boats. In addition to sailing instruction and races, they also have social activities including barbecues, picnics on the sand spit, etc.

The club is the home of the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) Sailing Team, The team competes up and down the California coast and hosts the annual Mustang Regatta in Morro Bay.

Club membership is open to anyone with an interest in sailing and a willingness to get involved in the club. Just stop by during Social Hour (6:00 PM on a Friday nights) and introduce yourself.

David M Hensinger
2018 Morro Bay Yacht Club Commodore