The OYCYF was founded in 2017 by a group of local dedicated mariners, yacht club members and parents who wanted to financially support youth sailing and maritime activities that promote leadership, seamanship and a culture that empowers youth to develop skills that last a lifetime.

We believe the benefits of sailing and maritime education are many, including; confidence building, instilling respect for safety and responsibility, developing self reliance, and encouraging teamwork and sportsmanship.

We support groups that expose, teach, and empower kids in maritime education and activities. It may be replacing boats, providing classroom necessities, scholarships or for older kids, real life sailing adventures. Kayaking and paddle boarding locally are all a part of the picture. Our funds are directed to specific programs that promote these endeavors.

Your tax deductible gifts to the Oceanside Yacht Club Youth Foundation help build programs dedicated to youth and the maritime environment. We promote coastal and marine environmental awareness, including learning about and participating in sailing, racing, boating, maritime adventures and other on-the-water activities. We would be delighted if you joined us.

The Oceanside Yacht Club Youth Foundation was organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. It is run by a staff of dedicated volunteers and is entirely dependent on the generosity of individual donors and private grants. It is a 501(c)(3) organization, IRS Tax ID No.82-2718584.

A Bit of News

Oceanside, CA, April 4, 2023, – Ron Dryer, OYC Jr. Director and the OYC Juniors announce the selection of Molly Brown, to be awarded a grant from the OYC Youth Foundation to attend the Catalina Island Camp, at Howland’s Landing, this summer.   (More)

Oceanside, CA, January 28, 2023, – Mike Cobas, President of Oceanside Yacht Club Youth Foundation (OYCYF) announced that the OYC Junior Sailing Program took delivery of a new trailer that was funded by the OYCYF.  (More)

Oceanside, CA, August 19, 2022 – The OYC Youth Foundation (OYCYF), as a part of its mission to provide Maritime Activities for youth, sponsored a trip to the Marine Institute in Dana Point, Saturday, August 13. (More)

Oceanside, CA, March 22, 2022 — The OYCYF, in conjunction with the Oceanside Yacht Club, raised funds for a much needed 25 horsepower outboard motor and accompanying fittings for the OYC Jr. Learn-To-Sail Program coach boat. (More)

Our Board of Directors

Joey Bertocchini


Blythe Tannahill

Vice President

Linda Loftis


Craig Tannahill


Dawn Lamb


Michael Cobas


The OYC Youth Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. IRS Tax ID No. 82-2718584