San Luis Yacht Club (SLYC)
P.O. Box 247, Avila Beach, CA 93424.
At the foot of the Avila Pier, 443 Front Street.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 595-2017.

Membership: Generally full at 200 members, applications accepted in February. Initiation fee $500. Annual dues $245. 20% power, 65% sail.

Facilities: Bar is open Fridays 1800 to ? and race days. Inexpensive dinners 3rd Fri. each month, Brunch 1st Sun. each month at 1000. Do-it-yourself galley available to members and their guests. Seasonal moorings rented to members, guest moorings available to visitors only Apr thru Oct due to weather conditions. Moorings can be arranged by contacting the Port Captain at Great anchorage available between Avila Pier and Cal Poly Pier, as well as Pirates Cove nearby.

Comments: Club remains in original structure built by members on Avila Beach in 1939. Great location in a newly remolded beach community with hotels, restaurants, bar, beach facilities and nearby (Pirates Park) for children. We encourage cruisers to make it ‘round the point to visit us. We sponsor a variety of cruising adventures open to members and others, as well as an ocean and fresh water racing series. Ocean races are Spring and Summer. Lake series over Winter months. Summer winds are generally 20 knots for racing inside or outside of the breakwater.

Specialty: Friendly, casual members interested in boating, a good time and fantastic Santa Maria style barbecues during the summer.