Westlake Yacht Club
Join The Fun . . . Become A Member!

The Westlake Yacht Club welcomes you to enjoy the Westlake lifestyle and explore the benefits of membership in one of the premier yacht clubs of Southern California. WYC membership is open to all interested people, there are no requirements to live on the lake or own a boat. Click or tap HERE to watch a short video on membership benefits.

Do you ever wake up in the morning, look out your window and see the swans getting ready for their day? It happens each morning on Westlake Lake. Here at the Westlake Yacht Club, you might want to try sitting on the deck some evening with that special someone, glass in hand, taking in the beautiful sunset. It’s a great way to unwind from a busy day at your desk.

There are a lot of members at the club who travel the world: going on safari in South Africa, enjoying reciprocity privileges with the Royal Singapore Yacht club or the Royal Cape Yacht Club in South Africa or doing a jungle cruise on the Amazon. A very popular pastime at the club is just checking in and getting caught up on the week. Imagine hearing about someone’s travels, discussing a new tech industry pioneered by a club member or hearing how the kayak fleet won the trophy for most creative float again this year at the annual holiday Parade of Lights. Give us a try, you are bound to find someone interested in what you have to say.

Membership Applications & Forms

All of the Applications and Forms below are electronically "fillable" PDF documents.  Please download the form(s) and then complete on your desktop or laptop (tablets do not work very well).  Deliver to the Yacht Club as indicated in the application.  Any questions, please contact our Membership Chair.   

Regular Membership Application Packet 

Trial Membership Application Packet 

Mariner Membership Application Packet 

Corinthian Membership Application Packet 

Junior Membership Application Packet (Ages 9 thru 17 -- email to rear.commodore@westlakeyc.org)

Intermediate Membership Application Packet (Ages 18 thru 32)



About Membership

Are You Interested in Sailing?

In addition to spending a day on a sailboat, you might consider competing in sail boat races during one of our Sunday regattas, or perhaps, cheering on a friend or family member. We compete on the lake with other clubs. Have you ever been in a sail boat? We’d love to teach you how to sail. Just join a fleet like the C-18’s or the C-14's, get free training and take out a boat, all part of your membership benefits. Also, your children or grandchildren can learn how to sail in small boats. We have a very successful Summer Sailing Academy for young sailors with highly qualified and experienced instructors that young people and their parents really enjoy. Youngsters in our classes usually end up loving to sail and, after a week or two, even compete in races. You may have a young Captain in your family. We have a full season of regattas in which all age levels compete with and get to know sailors from other clubs. 

How About Kayaking?

We have a whole rack of free kayaks and, once you join the fleet, we will teach you how to paddle. If you are out early in the morning when the lake is still, you may see the swans eye to eye or be greeted by an incoming flock of Canada Geese, landing right next to you. Kayakers party together too. We have kayak fleet gourmet dinners at members’ homes each month. Come and join us for dinner.

Would You Like to Dance?

We have our own house band, Around the Sound, that performs throughout the year.  Also, there are numerous caterers, orchestras and performers at special events like our Sweetheart’s Ball, the formal Commodore’s Ball, our annual Luau or Lobster Fest. We periodically have dances with live music at our weekly Friday social gatherings. We take requests and have dance instructors.

Come to an Open House

You are invited to our open house events on a Sunday afternoon in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Check the Calendar tab for the exact date and time.  In addition to meeting our members, check out the deck and enjoy some great food and drink.  Our staff will be happy to answer all your questions.  See our pictures and videos of the club on the big screen. Who knows, you might get a free boat ride on the lake.

Dinner and a Movie

On selected Monday nights, we have a delicious dinner, cooked at the club  by member chefs together with a current film. We might even take requests. If you help clean up, or even if you don’t, it’s only $10.

Renting the Club

The Westlake Yacht Club is a place to enjoy boating on our beautiful Lake. It’s also a place to enjoy your life, make new acquaintances, and have a new home away from home on the water. Check out our social schedule, access to boats and our member’s stories. We offer a substantial discount to regular members for renting the club house for weddings, company parties or family celebrations.  We will be happy to have you talk with our Catering Sales Manager.

Trial Membership

The Westlake Yacht Club offers a one-time 3-month Trial Membership for $500 where a person or couple has the opportunity to enjoy the Westlake lifestyle and explore the benefits of WYC membership.  This 3-month trial membership is open to all those who are interested.  There are no requirements to live on the lake or own a boat.  An application form is available above - just click on the link and download the packet.

Please contact Membership Chairs, Frances or Bob Coutts, for information about the club via our Contact Form or by calling the Club at (818) 889-4820.  Or, if you prefer, drop by the club house and pick up a brochure. On Friday nights, Sunday Regattas and Open Houses there is always someone there to talk to about membership.