The Wooden Hull Yacht Club is dedicated to bringing together people who are interested in cruising and racing wooden yachts. Our goal is to stimulate interest and continuing love and respect for the skill, design and workmanship which only a wooden hull boat can reflect.

As classic sloops, schooners, ketches and yawls disappear we aim to encourage the restoration and preservation of sailing maritime heritage. Our members take pride in the ownership and appearance of their sail and power boats and wish to share with and educate others in the beauty of classic wooden vessels.

Here's a quick rundown of our race and event calendar.  Please check the events page (button to the left) for further details.

  • The Yesteryear Regatta - May 9th in San Diego
  • The Wooden Boat Festival in Newport Beach, June 6th
  • The One More Time Regatta - June 20th in MDR
  • The McNish Classic - July 25th in Oxnard
  • The Newport Heritage Regatta - Sept. 26th
  • The Iron Man Regatta - Nov 8th

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Photos from the 2007 Ray Wallace Iron Man Regatta and other events

Yesteryear Recap

The 2015 Yesteryear Regatta was held on May 9th in San Diego Harbor.  Friday morning however, broke drizzly and gray.  A foul harbinger as the day ended w/ 4 WHYC boats that were scheduled to arrive having to cancel their journey.  That left Antares and Skipper Tim w/ Fairwind as the WHYC's representatives at the YYR.  Fortunately, as many of you know, Skipper Tim brings the party.

Saturday morning brought us clearing skies and a building wind.  The race, held in San Diego Harbor, is always challenging with currents, tides, dead spots, wind shifts and secret spots all over the course.  This year's race favored reaching boats.  In fact, the Turtle Award winner, Sea Witch, was also the Overall Winner. Go figure.  During his acceptance speech, the 2015 YYR winner had this to say:

"Some people really love sailing.  Other people like sailing.  Those that like sailing buy fast boats !!!"

I've included the YYR recap, which contains the finishing order, as an attachment to this email.  Here's a link to some great YYR regatta photo's.

Yesteryear Regatta Photos

On an unrelated note, Chris Frost is rumoured to be purchasing Sea Witch.

One More Time Coming Up

On Saturday, June 20th, the 40th running of the One More Time Regatta will be held in Marina Del Rey. The regatta is hosted by the Del Rey Yacht Club with
assistance from the Pacific Mariner's Yacht club.  The One More Time is also the second of three events in the California Classic Yacht Series.

Last year's race was held under near-ideal conditions and we expect more of the same this year.  Dock and slip space will be available for visiting yachts.  Please contact the Del Rey Yacht Club at (310) 823-4664 and the Pacific Mariner's Yacht Club at (310) 823-9717 to make a slip/dock space reservation.

Notice of Race     Regatta Entry Application

McNish Classic in July

The McNish Classic is coming up on July 25th in Oxnard, California.  This is the third and final even in the California Classic Yacht Series.

The 2015 membership roster is now open. To download a membership application form click the link below

Membership Application

If you are a club member and would like to receive email noticifations of upcoming events, please email the webmaster to be included in the club's emailing list. Note that this list is only used for club purposes.

Commodore Steven Guilford
Vice Commodore Stuart Asbjornsen

Rear-Commodore Chris Frost
Jr. Staff Commodore Stephen Kincaid
Treasurer Chris Frost
Secretary Stuart Asbjornsen

Area Delegates -
Santa Barbara Armand Renga
Marina Del Rey Andy Kopetski
Los Angeles Brett Goldstone
Long Beach / Alamitos Bay Stuart Asbjornsen
Newport Beach Skipper Tim Berkovitz

Wooden Hull Yacht Club, PO Box 773, Seal Beach, CA 90740