Established in 1929 for the purposes of planning a powerboat race between Long Beach and San Francisco.
The proposed race would be run during the San Francisco Motor Boat Show to provide advertising for the show and Northern California boating industries.
The Associated Boating Industries of Northern California wrote Daniel M. Callis, Sr., a Long Beach architect active in boating and local yacht clubs requesting a Long Beach area club act as the Southern California host of the race. His drive to pursue this opportunity led to the formation of Long Beach Yacht Club.
His early vision of passionate club members leading yachting contests has continued throughout the club’s history.
The club is actively engaged in community outreach programs using the same Catalina 37s used in Congressional Cup. Activities include: the Marcedes Lewis Regatta with six Boys and Girls Club teams participating this year. Jordan High Schools students sailed in The Panthers at Sea program and another group of Boys and Girls Club kids raced in the Wet Wednesday races.