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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!

If you’ve ever watched the sailboats on San Diego Bay and wished you were on board enjoying the salt air breezes, Convair Sailing Club can make your dreams come true.

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.

Guaranteed Sailing

Convair Sailing Club has 16 boats for you to choose from and there is always a boat available to sail and enjoy

Flexible Scheduling

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.

Maritime Museum
& 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.

Coronado Island

Drive over to Coronado Island and enjoy many water front restaurants.

South Bay

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.

Mission Bay

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

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

Shelter Island has many hotels, resorts, restaurants, sailing clubs and marine related businesses including repair docks

See San Diego from the Water

Enjoy the fresh ocean air and wonderful San Diego weather in the central San Diego bay close to the airport, downtown other San Diego city attractions.

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

Explore the Convair Newsletter Archive with recognition and thanks to the  Fort Worth Library


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.


Best Small Boat Sailing Club in San Diego. Non profit private membership sailing club. You sail yourself. (not a tourist charter for the general public). Become an annual member and sail 21 ft Victories and 23 ft Ensigns for leisure, day sailing and regatta's.
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Great club, best kept secret in San Diego for people who want to sail.
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.
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After living on a 37' sailboat in Florida for ten years, I relocated to San Diego for work, and missed my weekly sailing 'fix'. I couldn't afford to buy a boat and a house, so Convair is the best approach. Reasonable rates on well maintained (but older boats), the boats are 23 foot which is the perfect size for sailing in the bay, and they have a very active membership that makes it easy to find other sailor to hang out with socially, at a monthly BBQ, on a pleasure day sail, or a low key race.
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Ready to Join?

We’d love to have you on-board!

To join, simply click the link above to access the Membership Application = fillable pdf. After filling it out and saving/printing, send it to the Registrar before the first classroom session (1st Monday of the month) along with your check and you will be registered on the spot. 
Make sure you sign the first page of the application as well as the liability waiver on the second page. Upon payment of your membership fees, you will get your student membership card and at 7:00 PM, the classroom 1 will start = VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM.