Mission Bay Yacht Club

The Mission Bay Yacht Club is a private yacht club located in San Diego, California, on the west side of Mission Bay.[1]

Mission Bay Yacht Club
Short nameMBYC
Location1215 El Carmel Court, San Diego, CA 92109


The Mission Bay Yacht Club was chartered in 1927. Thomas O. Scripps, the club’s first commodore, and his brother-in-law, Austen T. Brown, had purchased a Flapper, a 12 foot catboat, built by Phillips and Stewart, they had seen tied to a float in front of the San Diego Yacht Club. They took the boat to Mission Bay and challenged other sailors to race. After some racing, they approached Alonzo de Jessop, Scripps’ uncle, who suggested they form a yacht club with provisions for a race committee chairman, creating Mission Bay Yacht Club. The new club raised $2,000 and built the first clubhouse on Crown Point where members obtained a fifty-year lease from the State of California. After World War II, the club secured a lease on three acres of land and three acres of water on El Carmel Point, the club’s present site.[2]

The club hosted the Snipe World Championships in 1997 and his Snipe fleet has won the Commodore Hub E. Isaacks Trophy in 1969, 1971 and 1981.


The club is home of the following One-Design racing fleets:[3]


Caleb Paine, Briana Provancha, Brian Vanderspek and Maureen McKinnon-Tucker are MBYC members.


  1. "Mission Bay Yacht Club". ActiveCaptain.
  2. "YACHTING: Its History In San Diego". San Diego History Center.
  3. "Fleets". Mission Bay Yacht Club.
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