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

The Ray Wallace Iron Man Race

The last event of the year for the WHYC is the upcoming Ray Wallace Iron Man race, to be held on Saturday, November 8th in conjunction with the L.A. Yacht Club.

This event brings an end to a year that saw us participating in the California Classic Yacht Sereies, attending the Wooden Boat Festival in Newport Beach (organized by club member Ralph Rodheim) and re-establishing the Newport Heritage Regatta in conjunction with the Balboa Yacht Club.  We also welcomed back some old members and greeted a few new members as well.

The final event of the year is our Iron Man Regatta.  I'd like to thank club member Tom Zetlmaier for his assistance in providing a committee boat.

Here are the requisite details:

  • Please contact the dockmaster at (310) 732-2252 for docking or side-tie information.  Spots are reserved for 11/7 and 11/8.
  • There will be a reception at LAYC starting at 7:00 PM on 11/7.
  • The skipper's meeting will be 9:00 AM on 11/8.
  • The first start will be at 12:00 Noon.
  • Dinner commences at 6:30 PM with an awards ceremony, board nominations and election to follow.
  • Dinner tickets are $20.00 each.

Here's the links for the Notice of Race and Entry Application and the Sailing Instructions.

Please plan to join us for our final event of the year !!!


The 2014 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