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 7th in San Diego.  This is the first event in the California Classic Yacht Series and is organized by our friends in the Ancient Mariners Sailing Society (AMSS) and hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club.
  • The Balboa Yacht Club Wooden Boat Festival in Newport Beach, June 4th.  This event returns for the third year at the Balboa Yacht Club.  Organized by WHYC club member Ralph Rodheim, this event promises to be even more successful than last year's.

    The festival will be open Saturday, June 4th.  John Wayne's iconic yacht, the Wild Goose, will be on display along with between 40 to 50 in-the-water and on-shore classic wooden boats,  We will have great food and drink, vendors of all things nautical, and live music.  The event is open free to the public and a free shuttle service is provided so that parking will not be a challenge.

    For more information on this event, refer to their website:

    BYC Wooden Boat Festival Website

  • The San Diego Wooden Boat Festival at Koehler Kraft boatyard - June 18th and 19th.  Organized and held at C.F. Koehler's boatyard, the SD WBF is always a big draw.
  • The Kettenburg Classic Regatta in San Diego (SWYC) - June 24th - 26th.  Following after the SD WBF is the Kettenburg Classic hosted by the Southwestern Yacht Club.
  • The Erickson Oil Island Race - July 23rd.  Long Beach.  Returning this year is the Erickson Oil Island race.  This is a WHYC event hosted by the Long Beach Yacht Club.
  • The McNish Classic - July 30th.  Oxnard.  This is the second event in the California Classic Yacht Series.  Organized by the Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club in Oxnard.
  • The One More Time Regatta - August 27th.  Marina Del Rey.  The One More Time Regatta has been moved to late August.  This is a WHYC event hosted by the Del Rey Yacht Club.
  • The Newport Heritage Regatta - Sept. 24th.  Newport Beach.  This is the third and final CCYS event of 2016.  This is a WHYC event hosted by the Balboa Yacht Club.
  • The Ray Wallace Iron Man Regatta - Nov 5th.  Los Angeles.  This is a WHYC event hosted by the Los Angeles Yacht Club.

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

Eric Erickson Oil Island Race

Back after a hiatus, the Eric Erickson Oil Island race returns to Long Beach Yacht Club on July 23rd.  This is a perfect tune-up race for the McNish on July 30th.

This race will feature a 13nm course that transits each oil island in Long Beach Harbor.  After race BBQ and awards will be held at LBYC.

LBYC is hosting their Catalina Island Series that weekend.  On Friday, before the Erickson, we hope to have a grand time at a dock-party at LBYC that will combine crews from the two regattas.

Entry Application  Notice of Race

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