The Los Gatos Yacht Club was founded in 1978 by like-minded boating enthusiasts, for boating enthusiasts. The primary purpose of the club is involvement in fun and safe boating activities on a regular basis, and the sharing of knowledge and ideas to help members increase their enjoyment of boating.
Our members live throughout the Bay Area with their home ports in Los Gatos, San Jose, Saratoga, Santa Cruz, Cupertino, Mountain View, and the East Bay. Member’s boats are also berthed throughout the Bay Area.
Membership meetings are held at a local Los Gatos facility on the second Tuesday of the month (except when there is an event). Following a brief business meeting, the club has a speaker. Topics are boating related, covering areas such as racing, cruising, safety, navigation, and maintenance.
Past guest speakers have included America’s Cup participants Dawn Riley and Paul Cayard, representatives from the USS Hornet Museum, the SS Jeremiah O’Brien, the Coast Guard 11th District, and the San Francisco Bay Region Harbor Safety Committee. In addition, local experts such as Kame Richards from Pineapple Sails have shared their knowledge and boating experiences.