Thank you for your interest in the Santa Barbara Yacht Club. Founded in 1872, SBYC is the second oldest yacht club on the west coast.  We are a family-oriented club, rich with history and tradition in a spectacular beachfront location.  We’re devoted to promoting and managing yachting activities, advancing the art of seamanship, preserving maritime tradition, and providing for the social and recreational needs of our members, while being mindful of our important role in the community.

To become a member, one must have a Proposer, two Sponsors, a boating experience letter and the full amount of the initiation fee.  You don’t have to own a boat to be eligible for membership. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in participating in and promoting the development of yachting.

How to Join

  • If you know a member that will volunteer as your Proposer, please have him or her pick up a membership application packet with the Front Desk receptionist.  A digital copy of the membership packet may be requested by the Proposer via email to [email protected] 
  • You will need one Proposer, two Sponsors, and one boat experience letter along with your application to apply.