The Club maintains a variety of membership classes to accommodate the wide range of interests and commitment levels typical of today’s boaters. The membership committee is actively entertaining and evaluating new member applications throughout the year for all classes of membership.

Joining LAYC connects you and your family to generations of yachting history. But more importantly, it connects you to the future of boating in southern California. A future you become a part of by racing, cruising, and gathering with this community of warm and friendly people, sharing a common love of the water.

As a member of LAYC we have reciprocal relationships with other clubs. This grants our members use at these clubs.

Types of Membership

Regular Member

Provides full access to slip rentals on the marina front row, priority at Howland’s Landing, Club leadership opportunities, all club functions, as well as full access to dining room, bar and all clubhouse facilities. Also included is day use of Club owned boats.

Community Sailing Membership

This class of membership is designed for people who want to learn how to sail and gain access to fantastic day sailing opportunities in the Los Angeles harbor area. Even better, this comes along with many of the other benefits of joining Los Angeles Yacht Club.


  1. Reservation system to sail boats on your schedule.
  2. No need to own your own boat.
  3. Includes full use of the LAYC® clubhouse and events shore-side.
  4. Boat ownership training via once per month maintenance day participation.
  5. Licensed captains and ASA certified trainers.

Enjoy sailing year round on those beautiful southern California days through this special membership in Los Angeles Yacht Club. The emphasis is on the fun of boating and community while building sailing, safe seamanship and boat care skills. Members may also enjoy the cold beer, warm friends and hot food at the clubhouse as part of their sailing outings.

Associate Membership

This class of membership is designed for people who wish to have access to the club’s mainland facility, have the ability to charge food and beverages to membership accounts and invitations to mainland events. Associate Members may not own a boat or have access to club sailboats or offshore facilities, unless as a guest of a Regular Member or a Community Sailing Member. This classification may be construed as a social membership.

Contact the membership committee chairman for more information by email to, call the club office at 310.831.1203, or submit Join Request at


We are committed to attracting and training new sailors and power boaters with several levels of membership available. We encourage sailors, power boaters, and those new to yachting to apply.

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