Who We Are?

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.

What We Do?

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, September 15, 2021 — Michael Cobas, President of the OYCYF and Staff Commodore of OYC, announced this week, that an additional RS Tera has been added to the OYC fleet. (More)

Oceanside, CA, March 23, 2021  — Ron Dreyer, President, Oceanside Yacht Club Youth Foundation, announced today that the foundation has been awarded two grants from community organizations. (More)

Oceanside, CA, May 26, 2020 — Naming a boat is almost as fun as buying a boat, and 16 OYC top donor members had the privilege of naming 10 new RS Teras and 6 FJ sailboats purchased for the Juniors by funds provided by the Oceanside Yacht Club and the Oceanside Yacht Club Youth Foundation. (More)

Oceanside, February 25, 2020 — Ron Dreyer, Chairman of the OYCYF, and Director of OYC Junior Program, announced this week, four more RS Tera sailboats have been delivered to the Oceanside Yacht Club (OYC) and are ready to set sail in time for the summer Junior Learn To Sail Program. (More)

Our Board of Directors

Mike Cobas, President

Ron Dreyer, Vice-President

Blythe Tannahill, Director

Joey Bertocchini, Secretary

Linda Loftis, Director

Craig Tannahill, Treasurer

Gerry Sumabat, Director

The Oceanside Yacht Club Youth Foundation, as of September 20,  2017, has been approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization. IRS Tax ID No. 82-2718584.