Convair Sailing Club
Enjoy the San Diego Bay - Go Sailing Every Day!
If you’ve ever watched the sailboats on San Diego Bay and wished you were on board enjoying the salt air breezes on beautiful San Diego Bay, Convair Sailing Club can make your dreams come true.
Sailing is open on San Diego Bay.
Best sailing rate in San Diego!
Convair Sailing Club Ensigns 1122 & 192 proudly sporting their spinnakers during a class regatta in October 2022 in San Diego bay. Photo courtesy of Doyle Sails
Activities on the Bay
Lunch on the Water
Visit one of the many restaurants around San Diego Bay and enjoy a fun sail on the bay. Many restaurants offer dock-n-dine facilities. Call the restaurant in advance to arrange and reserve guest dock privileges.
Drinks with Friends
Enjoy a sunset cocktail at a restaurant close by or at the Harbor Island West Marina deli deck with a beautiful setting overlooking the boats.
BBQ & Pool
Enjoy a fun sail on the bay and cool down in the pool afterwards. Pool is available for club members only. We can use the BBQ at the pool – please do so with respect and clean up after.
Convair Sailing Club has 16 boats for you to choose from and there is always a boat available to sail and enjoy
Sail boats can also be reserved for your special day by completing the reservation request on the list in the blue key box. All boats are reserved for Race days; see the calendar.
Like to tinker on boats? We always need volunteers to assist with small maintenance tasks on the boats.
& Midway Museum
The Midway and San Diego Maritime Museum on the bay offers several unique opportunities to visit vessels including the Midway Aircraft Carrier, replica tall ship Star of India, and other classic ships.
Drive over to Coronado Island and enjoy many water front restaurants.
Sailing down to South Bay can take 1.5 hours so pre-plan your day and the wind to make sure you have sufficient time available.
Visit beautiful and unique Mission bay just 5 miles away. Sailing with small boat is not recommended and ocean certification is required by the Club.
Point Loma is the peninsula that protects San Diego bay from the ocean home. It is a residential area with beach and harbor communities with a beautiful view of San Diego city, several yacht clubs as well as the Point Loma Light House inside the State Park, and Point Loma University
Shelter Island has many hotels, resorts, restaurants, sailing clubs and marine related businesses including repair docks
History of Convair Sailing Club
Originally, the club was part of the CRA (Convair Recreation Association), a facility of the General Dynamics Corp.
When that facility, along with GD, folded as far as San Diego was concerned, the members got together and re-established the Club as a non-profit corporation under California law.
Members need no longer be employees of Convair or of General Dynamics. All of the work of the Club is done on a volunteer basis by the members; including administrative, maintenance and training. You, as a member, are expected to participate where you can and you will be called upon occasionally to do just that.
Also read more about Convair on Wikipedia
Volunteer Sailing Club
The Convair Sailing Club is a unique organization in the world of sailing clubs. It is wholly owned by the members themselves and has no paid employees or officers.
Costs of the Club are covered by an annual registration fee and a very small boat use fee. Would you like to sail? Would you like to learn to race? All without spending a lot? Join Convair Sailing Club! What’s included with your membership?
– Free orientation sessions, classroom and on the water
– 16 sailboats, ranging from 21 to 23ft
– Very active racing fleet
– Best sailing rate in San Diego
– Fun group of active sailors
Convair Sailing Club is a non-profit all volunteer sailing club. We welcome all newcomers. If you would like to join us we welcome new members the first Monday of every month (except for December and Monday holidays, when we meet on Tuesday) following the Board of Directors meeting which were, pre COVID, held at the La Jolla Village Square Community Room, 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive (next to the AMC theaters). Now we do it virtually and via ZOOM – So call or email. Check the Club’s calendar on our website for exact dates, time and method/medium/locations. Membership forms and dues are accepted at this first session.
Part of Convair Rec Assn years ago, now a club open to the public.
Don't know how to sail? We can help with that.
Want to see San Diego from the water while everyone looks back at you from dry land? We can make that happen.
Always wanted to try your hand at the helm in a sailing race? We can help you do that too!
We have 16 boats of 2 types; Victory 21 and Ensign 22 daysailers with a very active Racing program.