The club is owned and run by its Members, membership is currently set at 230. Membership is open to the general public. Most Members live in the surrounding communities of Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Calabasas. WYC is both a sailing club and a social club, you are not required to live on the lake or own a boat to become a member.
The Clubhouse is located at the Landing on the Lake in Westlake Village. WYC promotes, sailing and racing for adults and children. The club offers a summer sailing program for children 9 – 18. There are sailing events usually once a month on a Sunday afternoon and open sailing for juniors and adults on Friday afternoons during the summer months.
The “Round the Island” July 4th sail boat race. This is a race for small boats that sail around the island in the middle of Westlake Lake and have to get their boats under the bridge to complete the around the island race.
Social Activities, The Clubhouse and Bar are open to members and guests on Friday evenings, on Sunday afternoons during the scheduled regattas and for other parties, meetings and social events. Barbecues most Friday evenings April through October. Dinner Dances and theme Parties including The annual Commodore’s Ball.
WYC is organized into a collection of fleets. The fleets organize events based upon the fleets special interest. Currently the fleets of WYC are: Sailing Fleet (C-18s and C-14s), Electric boat Fleet, Nautical Fleet, Friendship Fleet and the Model Boat Fleet.
The Blue Water Fleet is for anyone who enjoys being near the ocean. No boat ownership required. This fleet “cruises” (by car) to other yacht clubs for brunch or lunch. Great opportunity to learn about your reciprocal privileges with other clubs. For the members who do own ocean-going boats, either power or sail, this fleet gives members a chance to participate in weekend ocean trips and in the Yacht Racing Union (YRU) cruise with other yacht club boaters.
The Nautical Fleet features dinner dances, wine tasting and other social activities including their legendary Luau in late summer.
The C-14.2 Fleet provides Regular Members with a stable one design sailing dinghy for use on Westlake and for representing the WYC in races at other Southern Californian Yachting Associations.
The C-18 Fleet has 3 boats available for its members to sail. The club holds regular regattas (usually monthly). The boats are available for use in the regattas on a first come basis. Outside of scheduled events the boats are always available for fleet members to use.
The Friendship Fleet has a ElectraCraft 16′ party boat that is available for use by the Fleet members, and club members by special request.
The Model Boat Fleet sails 1 meter Soling radio controlled model boats. Competitions are planned with other Yacht Clubs