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Welcome to Laguna Woods Yacht Club

You are invited to attend the LWYC Virtual General Membership

All Members and potential Members are cordially invited to attend the Laguna Woods Yacht Club General Membership Meeting to be held via Zoom on Friday, December 11, 2020 beginning at 10:00 am.


Call meeting to order and welcome - Wayne Carlson, Commodore
  • Announcements:
  • Guest speaker introduction - Pat Rojek
Guest Speaker - Captain Ron Murray

Please join us Friday, December 11 at 10 am via Zoom for our next Yacht Club General Meeting.   Our speaker will be Laguna Woods resident Captain Ron Murray, who will be speaking about his many years on the water in New York. Ron’s career began digging and selling clams as a teen, then working as a charter captain and commercial fisherman, followed by a long career as an engineer on the Staten Island Ferry.  A Q & A period will follow.

You can register for the meeting by clicking here: Registration

During the October, 2020 Membership Meeting, Staff Commodore Lloyd Chase shared a tribute video honoring Roy Hutts and Shelley Schuber. Roy and Shelley were enormously supportive of our yacht club and played a critical role in the success the club enjoys today. Please click on the link below to be able to watch this excellent video:

Roy and Shelley Tribute Video

Lately, we have been unable to enjoy the company of our fellow LWYC Members at the monthly Happy Hours, and we want to make sure we all remain safe during this pandemic. So, we put on our think caps and came up with a unique way to stay in touch and still remain safe.

Welcome to our inaugural Mini Happy Hours!

We asked LWYC Members if they would like to volunteer to host a limited Happy Hour event. A few things to keep in mind:

  • Each Mini Happy Hour can have no more than ten guests
    • Each host will set the number of guests depending on their comfort level and accommodations
  • No sharing of food and drink. These are strictly 'BYOE' events
  • Each host may have other requirements, so please note before registering for a Happy Hour.

The following will be the initial events and there are more in the planning stages. We will keep you posted as they become available. Click on the event to register:

As you know, we have been able to resume our sailing on Hiatus after taking due precautions including limiting the number of people who can be onboard during the sail. As you can well imagine, being able to get out for a sail has proven to be extremely popular. Therein lies a problem. We have found that many of you, understandably so, have reserved a spot on Hiatus many times during a month and as a result there are many people who haven't been able to sail.

So, here is what we'd like to ask of you. Please limit the number of times you sail to no more than four times each month. If you have already reserved more than four in August and/or September, please go online and cancel those in excess of four.

We appreciate your cooperation in making sailing available to more Members. Please understand that if cooperation does not occur, we will be forced to cancel those reservations in excess of four per month.

Thanks for your understanding!

Questions? Please contact Commodore Wayne Carlson at

We're Sailing Again!

The LWYC Board of Directors has given the go ahead to resume sailing effective Monday, June 22. 

We're aware that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, so we are taking the following precautions in an effort to reduce the risk:

  • No more than five people will be allowed to sail including the Skipper
  • Social distancing shall be observed as much as possible. In those situations where it isn't practical to maintain the distance, the wearing of a mask is required.
  • The cockpit, high-touch points and any shared equipment (PFDs) will be wiped down with a disinfectant before and after each sail.
  • Carpooling is strongly discouraged
  • No sharing of food or drink

Here's what we expect from you:

  • Wear a mask if unable to maintain a 6' distance
  • Bring and use hand sanitizer
  • If you have a temperature or feel ill, please stay home and let the Skipper know as soon as possible
  • If you have your own PFD, please bring it to wear.
  • Everyone who sails will need to sign a waiver

Please be aware that individual Skippers may have more stringent requirements than those noted above.

Here is the report from the Board as well as the waiver:


For those of you who missed the Fundamentals of Sailing Refresher Webinar, here's a link to view the video: Webinar

Want to go sailing?

Laguna Woods Yacht Club has its own 30' Sailboat named Hiatus that goes out Monday thru Friday. If you're interested in a wonderful adventure on the open seas, we leave from our slip in Dana Point Harbor at noon. Click here to go the Calendar and make a reservation:

Hiatus Reservations

“Thank you so much for…a fabulous day of sailing the Pacific Ocean… So exciting to see the seals and dolphins… Was truly a day we will always cherish and remember.”  — A recent guest

Laguna Woods Yacht Club is dedicated to the joy and skills of sailing. We provide both on and off the water activities. Members interested in sailing can ride along and watch for dolphins or be more actively involved in sailing the vessel. Members may also choose to participate in our wide range of non-sailing social activities.

Knowledge of sailing is not necessary to be a member. For more detailed information, see the links to the left on Joining the Yacht Club,  and our Calendar. Teaching is our mission. Come learn with us. Go to the Sailing Academy page.

Here's the Social Calendar Summary for 2020 - Social Calendar

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