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 10th in San Diego
  • The Wooden Boat Festival in Newport Beach, June 7th
  • The One More Time Regatta - June 21st in MDR
  • The McNish Classic - July 19 in Oxnard
  • The Newport Heritage Regatta - Sept. 27th
  • The L.A. Harbor Series to Howlands Landing - Oct. 11/12
  • The Iron Man Regatta - Nov 8th

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

The Ahmanson Cup

The WHYC has received a gracious invitation from the Newport Harbor Yacht Club to form a wooden boat class in the upcoming Ahmanson Cup, Sept. 20th.  For a class, we will need a minimum of 6 boats.  The Ahmanson Cup, having been moved to a September date, has the potential to become a grand and significant event in Newport Harbor. 

This could play out well for us in the wooden boating community given that the WHYC will be staging a yearly event in conjunction with the Balboa Yacht Club the following weekend - The Newport Heritage Regatta.  Boaters will be encouraged to attend both events with those coming from afield being offered the opportunity to moor over the week in between the events. 

Contact the organizers of the Ahmanson Cup for more information on mooring and guest slip availability during the week of Sept. 21st to 26th.  Boats could then conceivably move over to Balboa Yacht Club on Friday the 26th in advance of the Heritage Regatta.

Here's the pertinent links for the Ahmanson Cup:

Notice of Race

Online Race Registration

The Newport Heritage Regatta

As mentioned above, the Newport Heritage Regatta will be held on Sept. 27th in conjunction with the Balboa Yacht Club.  With the Wooden Boat Festival at the beginning of the summer, the Ahmanson Cup and the Newport Heritage Regatta at the end, we are positioned well for the coming years in our efforts to promote the L.A. and Orange County classic boating community.

Following the race will be a dinner and awards ceremony in the Commodore's Room at Balboa Yacht Club.  Dinner tickets are $20.00 each.

Here are the pertinent links for the Newport Heritage Regatta:

Notice Of Race

Race Entry Application

Please consider attending both events.  It will be a terrific way to close out the summer sailing season.


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