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Commodore's Welcome

Welcome to the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club and our website, www.abyc.org.
Alamitos Bay Yacht Club was founded in 1924 and is one of the premiere dinghy sail boat racing Clubs in the world. We have a modern Clubhouse facility and our paved boat yard is home to two hundred plus sailboats owned by our members who are active racers and cruisers. We also have excellent beach access from our western gate for you to conveniently enjoy the tranquility of Alamitos Bay's waters.
ABYC's primary focus is to provide a family friendly atmosphere where we can get together to share our love of sailing. We have a very active junior program for those sailors from 5 to 18 years of age. For young and old sailors we host 14 regularly scheduled regattas, the largest being the famous Turkey Day Regatta. We also host 5 to 10 championship regattas which include regional, national, North American and world championships. These regattas include classes for dinghy, keel, and multihull sailboats. Many of our members are national, North American, world and Olympic champions. We also have world renowned races, all staffed by member volunteers.
Our volunteer culture is spearheaded by four committees: Race Management Committee (RMC), Social Advisory Committee (SAC), Junior Advisory Board (JAB) and Membership Support Group (MSG). These hard working groups are a big part of our consistency and excellence. Please contact the committee chairs if you would like to become involved.
Our easy to navigate website is a great way to find out all that is happening at our secluded end of the peninsula oasis. In addition to our website, we communicate our events through weekly emails and continually update our Facebook page. Our monthly Club magazine, the Sou'Wester, is published to detail the highlights of races and events that occur during every month of the year.
The Clubhouse is closed on Monday and Tuesday, but we invite you to visit us in person any other day of the week between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM - please check in at the front desk. Parking in our gated lot is reserved for members only.
We are always looking for enthusiastic new members to join. If you would like more details. please call our office 562-434-9955 and ask for Director of Member Services, Sheila Mattox.
From the ABYC family, thank you for your interest, please come by for a visit and you will learn why our motto is "ABYC is the place to BE"!

See you around the Club,

Jennifer Kuritz
Commodore

 
 
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