Welcome to Juniors Nine-0

Junior's Nine-0 is a year long fundraising campaign to benefit the San Diego Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program. The SDYC Junior Sailing Program is the envy of clubs around the world. Each summer we teach over 300 kids to sail, compete in a wide variety of regattas from Sabot Nationals to FJ Nationals, and host five local high school sailing teams including the 2018 National Champions and Runers Up! Literally thousands of kids and their families pass through our doors each year. The Program brings new members to the Club, builds our sport, and teaches the Malin Burnham core values to our kids. Our juniors also bring prestige to our club, city and country as champions in high school, college, Olympic and America’s Cup regattas.

Every three years we host a fundraiser to purchase boats and equipment for the Junior Sailing Program.

SAVE THE DATE: Fundraiser Dinner, September 14, 2018

Come and join us at the Junior’s Nine-O Luau - great Hawaiian food and music. $80 to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Junior Program and raise funds to maintain our world class program.

The San Diego Yacht Club Sailing Foundation is a California, non-profit benefit corporation exempt from income tax under Internal Revenue Code section 501C(3) and is a “qualified amateur sports organization” under Section 501(j) of the Internal Revenue Code, IRS Tax ID No. 33-0510953. You are encouraged to consult your tax advisor for determination of tax-deductibility.

SDYC Junior Program History

In 1928 a group of 6 juniors approached Commodore Joseph E. Jessop about starting a junior sailing program in the club.  Jessop, a forward thinking Commodore, decided it would be a good idea, despite the grumblings of several members.  The initial objective was to teach “swimming, boat care, racing tactics, and sportsmanship”; 80+ years later we are still following the same objective.

More about SDYC Junior Program History


Gift Unlimited $25,000, $20,000, $10,000, $5,000, $1,000, $500, $100

Make a fixed dollar amount tax-deductible donation with 100% of the funds going to the SDYC Sailing Foundation to support Junior Sailing at San Diego Yacht Club.

Matching Gift Unlimited $0.25, $0.50, $0.75, $1.00 for every dollar raised

Make a Matching tax-deductible donation based on the total amount raised during the SDYC Juniors Nine-0 fundraising campaign, with 100% of the funds going to the SDYC Sailing Foundation to support Junior Sailing at San Diego Yacht Club.

SDYC JUNIORS NINE-0 GEAR Many Between $300 - $1000

Underwrite the cost of Fundraiser merchandise that will be for sale all summer during the Junior Summer Program and Tuesday Family Nights.


The Juniors Nine-0 Fundraiser for the SDYC Junior Program is in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the program. The fundraiser is the latest edition of the fundraiser held every three years at SDYC. More information will be available soon on all the ways you can get involved and support the program and fundraiser efforts.

Juniors Nine-0 Dinner Reservations