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Welcome to Laguna Woods Yacht Club

LWYC Proudly Presents

(on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 10 am via Zoom)

How Dana Point became one of only four Whale Heritage Sites in the world

Gisele Anderson, Captain,

Dave's Dolphin & Whale Safari


Donna Kalez,

Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching

On January 27, 2021, Dana Point was awarded the prestigious Whale Heritage Site designation by the  World Cetacean Alliance .  “Cetacean” is the scientific name for marine mammals including whales, dolphins and porpoises.  The Vision of WCA is “A World where cetaceans are only found in the wild, are respected and fully protected, and live in sustainable habitats and in harmony with people everywhere.”  Dana Point becomes one of only four Whale Heritage Sites worldwide – the others are located at Harvey Bay in Australia, The Bluff in South Africa, and Tenerife-La Gomera Marine Area in Spain.

Click here to register

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

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:


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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