Club in Action
NYCSD members participate in a number activities and programs to support both civilian and military communities in our area.
See below for a listing of past events, and future opportunities to join.
Wheel Chair Regatta
Silver Gate Yacht Club - 20 Oct 19
Each year SGYC hosts the Wheelchair Regatta, which is a chance for club members and volunteers to share SGYC with hundreds of disabled individuals to enjoy a “Day on the Bay”, lunch, music, and friendship. Volunteers are needed to help serve meals, escort groups and handle lines for the boats volunteering to take out the disabled. Boats are needed for the event as well. See details here.
For any questions, or to volunteer, please contact Bill Edwards, , 619 708-5047
Amazing Race for Wishes
Coronado Cays Yacht Club - 27 Oct 19
This annual event features a bike race and boat race in Coronado where teams will follow clues in a race to the
finish line! The event ends with a post-race celebration. This year marks the 11th annual event hosted by San
Diego’s own Yacht Clubs for Wishes: Coronado Yacht Club, Coronado Cays Yacht Club, and Navy Yacht Club. contact: to join a team
Location : Coronado Cays Yacht Club, 30 N Caribe Cay Blvd, Coronado, CA 92118
Parade of Lights - Picket Boats Needed
San Diego Bay - 8 and 15 Dec 19
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition brought to San Diego by the boating
community. Continuing its long-standing San Diego tradition, the 48th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights promises to dazzle and entertain bay front crowds. This year’s theme is “Comic-Con on the Bay, celebrating 50 Years”. Picket boat establish the route and exclusion zone for spectator boats ensuring a safe environment for the parade participants and the spectator boats. Volunteers can volunteer for one or both dates. Serving both date increases the opportunity to win a raffle for a grand prize held at the Bali Hai where an appreciation dinner is provide early January.
Contact: Bill Edwards, , 619 708-5047
Make a Wish FUNdraiser
Speaking of many hands contributing to success, the club hosted a wildly successful fundraiser for our Make A Wish Amazing Race bicycle teamson September 15th. Joe McFetridge spearheaded the effort, which resulted in over 150 folks joining us at the Fleet Reserve club for music, dancing and wonderful food. We raised over $4,000 dollars for Make A Wish! Special thanks to Director Jarrod Jones who not only MC’d the 50/50 prize drawings, but also did an excellent job marketing the event. If you have not donated to your NYCSD Blue/Gold Amazing Race teams, please consider doing so. You can find them at
Surface Line Week
12 - 13 August NYCSD hosted sailors from ship and shore duty to race 16.5' Capris. It was a great day on the water for sailors and committee. Winners can be found here.
For more information on 2019 Surface Line Week, see
Contact the Commodore next summer if you wish to participate in the 2020 races -
National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic
NYCSD and Navy MWR hosted the sailing event for the VA Summer Sports Clinic on 15 - 20 Sept 19. Disabled veterans came from all over the country to participate in a week of sports and fun.
See more details on the VA website - https://www.sandiego.va.gov/services/nvssc.asp
Contact the Commodore next summer if you wish to participate in the 2020 clinic -