Membership Opportunities

Join us! We love life on the water and our membership continues to grow because we are not alone.  We welcome you to explore Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club and the benefits of membership.

Generations of families have called CBYC home, forming enduring bonds of friendship and comradery creating memories that last a lifetime.  Our active member base loves the variety of racing, cruising, social events, educational programs, seminars, holiday festivities, and happy-hour gatherings.

As a not-for-profit, member-owned club, our membership honors celebrating yachting traditions as it meets members’ diverse interests and changing needs.  Our long-standing annual social events include New Year's Hangover Breakfest, Installation Dinner, Commodore's Ball, Opening Day, LA Fleet Week, Mother's Day Brunch, Fourth of July Weekend, Lobster Fest, Birthday Bar Sundays, Children's Santa Party, Holiday Float Parade, and New Year's Eve Party.  Membership privileges for our members and their guests include:


  • Our Clubhouse will be your new favorite spot to gather with family, friends, and work colleagues.
  • Enjoy a tasty treat from our galley in our dining room overlooking our beautiful marina.
  • Large dancefloor for enjoying weekly live entertainment events.
  • Enjoy "yacht club pours" with our welcoming members at our expansive bar.
  • Participate in committee meetings, or smaller gatherings in our member's lounge.
  • Host your next family or business event with special member pricing.

Join Us On The Water

Be part of our world-class sailing program! As part of our rich history and enduring legacy, our members and their guests are invited to participate in a variety of on-water racing events, boating activities and educational programs. We are proud to be recognized by US Sailing for our commitment to hosting world-class regattas including one of our signature events the US Sailing Junior Olympics.

Reciprocal Privileges

Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club members enjoy reciprocal privileges at other clubs throughout the United States and Canada as well as being welcomed at many clubs around the world!  Challenge yourself to exchange our club burgee with another that cannot be found in our bar area. 

The Marina

We encourage all of our members to keep their boat in either our marina slips or dry storage yard.  Many great dock parties organically happen between members returning from a regatta or cruise.  The revenue from the marina also helps subsidize the operation of our Club.

Simply Relax

Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club is the perfect spot to unwind from the demands of everyday life.

Our Membership Process

We welcome inquiries for membership from those who would like to join.  We offer a sliding scale based on age for our membership fees.  To learn more, please contact Melissa Winter our Membership Chair at (

Our membership process starts once your completed membership packet has been submitted.  This includes the completed Membership Form with the endorsement of two current members, and the deposit.  As part of the process, our Membership Committee meets each month to invite membership candidates to a meeting to review the prospect’s background including personal and boating experience as well as inform the candidates our Club's rules and regulations as well as operations.

Membership Assistance

We understand that membership candidates may be new to the area or not know current members who can endorse them.  If you are interested in membership and don’t know any of our current members, we offer several options to introduce you to a mentor and allow us to get to know you.  For more information, contact our Membership Chair  Melissa Winter (