Join the Yacht Club

Invitation: Laguna Woods Yacht Club is eager to welcome new members into our socially-oriented nautical club. Whether you are a current, former, or arm-chair sailor, you are equally welcome here. You need not own your own boat; your membership fees entitle you to sail on our sloop as often as you like. Please browse the On-going Events Calendar and Upcoming Special Events pages to read more about our activities. Feel free to visit one of our monthly meetings to check us out. If you have further questions,contact our membership chairperson, Noemi Epstein (949-525-3446) or you can email us at You may print the membership application and insurance waiver found here on our site. After completing them, send them along with a check for your fees to the Membership Chairperson whose address is printed on the application. If you do not have access to a printer, call or email; and forms will be mailed to you.

Eligibility: Yacht club members must reside in Laguna Woods Village, CA, or be initially sponsored by a current member of the LW Yacht Club. Laguna Woods Village is a community for adults age 55 and older. Prospective members are asked to fill out a membership application and also to sign the insurance waiver.

Dues: Annual membership fees are $150 until Dec. 31, 2017. Dues are payable upon joining, and at the beginning of each calendar year for continuing members. Members are entitled to participate in all club activities including unlimited day sailing on Hiatus our club-owned Catalina 30′ yacht currently berthed at Dana Point Harbor.

Partial year membership is not offered. However, if you join after Oct. 1 of the current year, your membership will be valid until Dec. 31 of the following year.

Insurance Waiver: The Hiatus carries comprehensive nautical insurance. Our insurance carrier requires a signed Release Form for all members wishing to participate in day sailing. Customarily this is done at the time of membership application but may be subsequently completed aboard the vessel if it should become necessary. All new members must sign the Release Form.

For questions regarding membership please contact the 2017 Membership Chairperson, Noemi Epstein at: 949-525-3446.

Our membership application can be downloaded from the Downloads section of this website–see the menu at the top of this page. If you would like to join the club, please download and complete the form and return it to:

Laguna Woods Yacht Club
PO Box 2002
Laguna Woods, CA 92637

Or, better yet, join us at our next meeting! you can fill out a membership application there and get to know the friendly members of our group.