About SYC

Stillwater Yacht Club was established in 1948 to promote yachting on beautiful Carmel Bay.  Its membership is open to all members of the Beach and Tennis Club at Pebble Beach, and is not just for boat owners, but is open to all who share a love for the sea.

Social Activities

Club activities start in May with a Pier Opening Party and end in November with the elegant Commodore's Ball.  Other summer activities include the Humma Humma Party, numerous Beach BBQ's, regatta events,and weekly dinghy racing in conjunction with Thursday Evening Cocktail hour in The Beach Club dining room.

Reciprocal Privileges

Membership includes the added benefit of being able to visit and enjoy reciprocal privileges with most yacht clubs around the world.

Adult Sailing

Stillwater Yacht Club currently owns two Santana 22s, three FJs, Laser Picos, stand-up paddle boards and five Kayaks for our adult members to enjoy free of cost.  Lessons are available by appointment at a nominal fee.  Members may take the boats out on Carmel Bay upon demonstrating competent sailing skills.

On Thursday nights through the season there is Adult Sailing for fun, along with potluck shared food and beverages.

Stillwater Yacht Club is a certified American Sailing Association school, qualifying sailors for a certificate in basic keelboat operation.

Youth Watersport Classes

Watersports instruction, including paddleboarding, kayaking and sailing instruction in FJs or Laser Picos is available to children ages 8 and older between the months of June and August.  Lessons are available for a nominal fee.  Classes are held Monday thru Friday and are ASA-certified.


Stillwater Yacht Club Members have won national championships in a wide variety of competitive classes.  We host regattas in Mercury Class Sloops, Santana 22's and Shields 30 ft. sloops .  The club also sponsors other less serious events at the Thursday evening Adult Sailing schedule.


Stillwater Yacht Club has sole rights to install boat moorings in Stillwater Cove.  Contact Port Captain Charlie Kurtmen [559] 917-0559 for information.  Shore - boat service is provided by the Harbormaster, Monday-Wednesday 11:00AM-5:00PM Thursday-Sunday 11:00AM-7:00PM during the summer season.