Southwestern Yacht Club is one of the largest, oldest and most prestigious yacht clubs in San Diego, California.  

SWYC was formed in 1925 by visionary yachting enthusiasts looking for ways to enjoy each other’s company and to share their passion for boating.  Since then, the Club has developed into a full-service operation with more than 800 members embracing all forms of yachting, fishing and social activities, all while earning a reputation as being the friendliest club in the area.

Explore Southwestern Yacht Club

Oct 17
Join us for our Open House on Sunday, November 3!
Oct 13
Sign up for the John Tanner Memorial Swordfish Dinner! There will be raffle prizes after the dinner!  
Oct 12
Silver Gate Yacht Club is preparing for the 59th Annual Wheelchair Regatta! For more information contact Rear Commodore Lisa Clements at, Port Captain Don Mumby at or go through the SGYC office at (619) 222-1214.
Oct 11
The Power Squadron is offering a course on Thursdays on Marine Communication Systems! The course begins Thursday, October 24 through Thursday, January 2! 
Oct 05
Join us for Casino Night on Saturday, October 19 and enjoy all of your favorite casino games!
Oct 04
Bring a main dish or side dish to the Anglers Potluck! There will be cocktails and appetizers at 5:30pm! 

Southwestern Yacht Club

SWYC has an unmatched location in a beautiful Point Loma residential area within the Shelter Island Yacht Basin.  There are nearby walking trails, restaurants and boating services, plus quick access to San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean from our docks.  With incredible Point Loma and San Diego Bay vistas, SWYC also boasts a beautiful, state-of-the-art yachting clubhouse and facilities which were refurbished in 2010.

Southwestern Yacht Club believes in giving back to the community. The Benefit on the Bay Events (Gala, Race with post-race BBQ, and Anglers Tournament) are annual fundraising events with all proceeds benefiting a worthy San Diego foundation. SWYC is proud to support several community events including the Junior Foundation (providing scholarships for youth sailing programs), the White Sea Bass Release Project and other charitable programs.

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