Benefits of Membership
The Oakland Yacht Club is a place where you can mix and mingle with boating enthusiasts of all stripes. Our membership houses a strong sailing community with interests in both racing and cruising, in addition to our spirited power-boating folks. Our membership includes everyone from vastly experienced world sailors to folks growing their experience with their first boat. If you are new to boating, what better way to gain your “sea legs” than by joining a yacht club with helpful and experienced members?
As a member, you will have our harbor, galley and bar, and excellent facilities available to you. We also have cruises to other clubs in the bay area, regularly scheduled races, social events, and educational opportunities to complement your boating experiences.
OYC is unique in the ownership of our own harbor. As a member, your boat slip could be a short walk to the clubhouse (slips available now), and your boat easily viewable from the bar and main dining room. Parking is ample and in proximity to all docks, so moving gear between your boat and car is easy. Think about the pleasure of staying overnight on your boat with the club close at hand offering restrooms, showers, tasty meals and chatty bar patrons. If you want to spend the night or weekend, but don’t have accommodations on your boat, you can stay at the Marina Village Inn, right next door!
OYC is on the Oakland-Alameda Estuary (Alameda side). Our Clubhouse is a casual place to relax with a great panorama view of the Estuary overlooking our own harbor, with Jack London Square in view, just up the way. The lights at night offer an amazing vista and the bar upstairs is a welcome respite after a day on the Bay. The Regatta Room, on the ground floor, offers a more casual place to gather. We provide complimentary coffee and tea and the Regatta Room is a common starting point for members in the mornings. On occasion, the Regatta Room is host to club dinners and summer BBQ’s.
The Oakland Alameda Estuary is home to some of the best weather and sailing in the area. Make your way up and down the Estuary, or if you prefer, we’re a short trip from the Bay. Endless boating adventures await, right out our back door. OYC hosts a Sunday Race series in the winter and in summer we host both Sunday and Wednesday night series.
The Oakland Yacht Club is a member-owned organization. As owner-members, you can participate in the function and leadership of the Club and its facilities. We have a superb professional staff including the General Manager, the Assistant General Manager, the Assistant Harbor Master and the Executive Chef. However, the corporation is directed by a Board, and led by our Flag Officers. Member committees manage the House and Harbor, and infuse new ideas into the future direction of the club. As a member, you are welcome to participate in these committees, or throw your hat in the ring for a Flag Position.