About Corsair Yacht Club
Corsair Yacht Club was established on August 14, 1937, so that “…all members may so associate themselves as to secure the maximum pleasure and usefulness of their respective pleasure crafts and through association, further promote good fellowship among members as well as others interested in the field of yachting.” The club celebrated its 80th anniversary on Memorial Day 2017 at Corsair Cove.
The club’s facility is located on the West End of Catalina Island at Emerald Bay. Official Club cruises are held at Corsair Cove about nine times a year. We also hold cruises to other Catalina coves and on the mainland. Our monthly dinner meetings are held on the mainland at a local restaurant in Long Beach.
Our membership is limited to 75 regular members. Membership is open only to owners and operators of vessels of sufficient size and properly equipped for safe overnight cruises to Catalina Island. We are a very active club. Participation in a minimum number of club events, including work parties, is required to maintain membership status. We have an active Junior Corsair program, and are a family oriented club.
The club is open to sail and power boaters, and is made up about equally of each. Our members come from all over Southern California. We are members of the Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA), and hold one sail boat race a year at Catalina Island. Members also actively engage in fishing, diving, hiking, kayaking, navigation, and other nautical recreation. We enjoy reciprocal privileges with many of Southern California’s most prestigious Yacht Clubs.
Corsair Yacht Club supports the Catalina Island Conservancy in its mission to be responsible stewards of the island through a balance of conservation, education, and recreation. We created the annual Catalina Conservancy Ball in 1995, and continue to actively support it, as a vehicle for the yachting community to give back to the island we love. Millions have been raised since the Ball was inaugurated. Corsairs have also actively supported the island community through such efforts as our annual Two Harbors Easter Egg Hunt, a Corsair tradition for over 50 years.
Although our Corsair bylaws limit membership to 75, we encourage any boater interested in learning about how to become a prospective members to contact us.