Commodore's Message


On behalf of the Southwestern Yacht Club Board of Directors, it is my honor and pleasure to welcome you to Southwestern Yacht Club. Established 99 years ago, we take immense pride in our rich traditions, exceptional staff and facilities, and the warm, family-friendly culture that has made us renowned as "The Friendliest Yacht Club."

Tradition and Heritage:  As we approach our Centennial Celebration in 2025, we honor the traditions that have shaped Southwestern Yacht Club into the welcoming community it is today. Our history is marked by a commitment to camaraderie, sportsmanship, and a passion for the sea. Joining our club means becoming a part of a legacy that spans nearly a century.

Exceptional Staff and FacilitiesOur commitment to excellence is reflected in our dedicated staff and high-quality facilities overlooking the stunning waterfront of San Diego Bay.  We are focused on ensuring your experience provides a setting for camaraderie, recreation, and relaxation, both on and off the water.

Family-Friendly Culture:  More than a club, Southwestern Yacht Club is a community that welcomes members of all ages. Our family-friendly culture is designed to create an environment where both the young and young-at-heart can enjoy various amenities and activities. From sailing, angling, and cruising to engaging social events, there's something for every member of your family.

Juniors and Families: Our commitment to the next generation is evident in our Junior Sailing and Angling Programs. We take great pride in offering a safe and educational environment for young sailors and anglers to develop skills, build friendships, and cultivate a lifelong love for the water. Families are the heartbeat of our Club, and we cherish the memories created together on and off the water.

A "Second Home" Rooted in Volunteerism:   We believe in the power of community and the strength that comes from members actively participating in club life. We consider the club a "second home" where everyone contributes to the vibrant culture of our community. Whether organizing events, participating in regattas, or supporting charitable initiatives, the spirit of volunteerism is what makes our club truly special.

Philanthropy and Charity:  We are dedicated to making a positive impact on our community, and our membership actively engages in numerous philanthropic and charity events, extending our reach beyond the Club.  Joining our Club means becoming part of a community that values giving back.

"Centennial and Beyond, Full Speed Ahead"As we approach our Centennial year, we are thrilled to embrace the theme "Centennial and Beyond, Full Speed Ahead." This theme embodies our commitment to not only celebrate our storied past but to also set sail into a future filled with continued growth, innovation, and camaraderie.

If you are interested in learning more about our great Club, we welcome you to contact our Club Office @ 619-222-0438 to arrange a meeting with our Membership Director.   We look forward to showing you around the beautiful Club and to give you a chance to meet some of our great members, and let us show you why Southwestern Yacht Club is truly the “Friendliest Yacht Club”. 

John Robey