ABYC Cruising Club

Building on the 43-year legacy of the Keelboat Fleet, ABYC’s Cruising Club is setting sights for new horizons.

Whether you are a sailor who enjoys the leisurely journey of cruising, or a power boater who relishes the destination, or your days on the water are behind you, but you still want to enjoy the camaraderie of long-time boating friends, all ABYC members are welcome to join the Cruising Club.

Cruises are a core activity of ABYC and offer fun in the sun for everyone. The Cruising Club supports family cruises with many activities including cocktail parties, fishing activities, scavenger hunts, hiking, group potluck dinners, barbeques and more.

Cruising in Southern California presents a surprising number of choices, so come out and seek your own adventure. ABYC Cruising Club provides a full schedule of annual cruises to many of Southern California’s hotspots, including trips to Catalina Island, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, and Dana Point. We also consider extended cruises to points North and South such as the Channel Islands / Santa Barbara and Mission Bay / San Diego.

ABYC has many members who cruise nationwide and internationally and enjoy all the reciprocal privileges that belonging to ABYC afford you. The Club intends to explore national and international cruising and charter opportunities and events

Our cruises are a great way to get to know members of ABYC and make lifelong friends.

If you would like to stay up to date with all events and activities that we have planned for the Club, please send your email address to Alan Cunningham, and we will add you to our email list.

2022 Calendar

Announcing the 2022 ABYC Cruise Calendar! We are excited and hopeful that improving conditions will allow us to gather again with our club family for some fun time on the water. Please mark your calendars for the events below. More details and fun activities will be announced as each event approaches. Please contact Alan Cunningham to be added to the email list or if you have any questions / suggestions.

April 22 – 24 - Newport Beach – Port Captains – Alan & Katy Cunningham

May 13 – 15 – Catalina Island – Avalon – Port Captains – Cindy Heavrin & Kathy Reed

June 3 – 5 - Catalina Island – Isthmus – Port Captain – Mike Shea

July 22 – 24 - Whites Landing** - Port Captains - Ron & Carol Clanton

August 26 – 28 – Mystery/Surprise Destination – Port Captain – TBD

Sept. 23 – 25 - Catalina Island – Isthmus*** – Port Captains – Kevin Thomas & Helen Burdett

October – Date TBD – Wine Tour – Port Captain – Steve Mueller

November 12 – “Where the Surf Meets the Turf”– Del Mar Racetrack – 

Port Captains – Pixie & Rob Hartman

** For those interested in a longer adventure, we have coordinated with Marina Yacht Club of Long Beach to join their July Long Cruise. This Long Cruise can be combined with ABYC’s White’s Landing cruise, in July.

Joint ABYC and MYCLB Long Cruise – July 14 – 26, 2022

Thursday LB to MDR

  Sunday MDR to Two Harbors

  Wednesday Two Harbors to Avalon

   Saturday Avalon to Dana Point

   Tuesday DP to LB

*** For those interested we have a proposed September Long Cruise to the Channel Islands.

September 15-23- Channel Islands- Port Captains- Bill McDannel & Pat McCormick

This cruise can be combined with ABYC’s Isthmus Cruise, in September.


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