The Torrey Pines Sailing Club offers its members unbeatable values in Day Sailing, Racing, and Cruising in and around beautiful San Diego Bay. The club owns multiple sailboats docked at the Shelter Island Marina on Shelter Island: five 21-foot Victories, one Newport 24-foot and two Catalinas, one 25 and one 27-foot. All of our boats are equipped with outboard engines. The Newport and Catalinas are all equipped with heads. Both experienced and novice sailors are welcome. Beginner classes are offered as a member benefit.
California law requires members age 35 and under to have a California Boaters card. Please provide copy of your California Boaters Card for 2020 club membership. Older members have more time to get their California Boaters Card.
The Victories are available for use by any Club member who has qualified as a skipper – they will carry up to four adults. The Catalinas and Newport are available to Club members with more sailing experience – they will comfortably accommodate up to seven or eight adults. All the boats can be used for day sailing in San Diego Bay. Sailing destinations in the Bay include the Coronado Ferry Landing and the beach at the Coronado Golf Course. Additional experience and training are required for off-shore sailing.
The Club’s racing activities are centered around its fleet of Victories. Club members compete in monthly one-design regattas with members of the Convair Sailing Club. An annual ocean race and an annual team race held jointly with that Club, and the annual Victory Nationals which brings together Victory skippers from several locations on the west coast. Competitors in the monthly regattas are divided into three fleets according to seeding averages, an arrangement which permits members of varying levels of experience to sail against others with similar experience in one-design racing.
The Club holds beginner sailing classes at least once per year. Novice sailors with no previous certification are required to take classroom instruction offered by the Club or by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. Water lessons are held in San Diego Bay at the mutual convenience of students and Club instructors, usually on weekends.The objective is to provide beginners with the classroom and practical skills needed to qualify as TPSC Victory skippers. Newcomers who sign up for an initial three-months membership in the Club are welcome to participate in this course.
Current dues are $520 per year, all of which can be applied to sailing time at regular sailing rates listed under the Reserve a Sailboat tab . There is a $50 initiation fee for new members. Members can earn free sailing time and a limited dues reduction by assisting with maintenance and instruction. The three-month trial membership, with up to five water lessons, is $250, including the initiation fee. The 3-month period starts when the student has demonstrated sufficient sailing competence and includes $100.00 of prepaid sailing time at the regular rates. Additional family members can be included in the course for $50 per person. The US Coast Guard classroom courses are provided for a nominal charge to cover the textbook and course materials.
TPSC is interested in working with San Diego companies who wish to encourage and subsidize employee membership directly or through an employees’ recreational association. Sailing is one more reason for employees to come to and stay in the San Diego area. Please contact us for more information.