San Pedro Yacht Club (SPYC) is a California Corporation filed on May 9, 1962. The Clubs filing status is listed as Active and its File Number is C0432477.
The saying, “If they can’t fish they talk”. James Young, Leroy Stewart, Charles Baxter and Dr. Arthur Miller were doing most of the talking and shortly after the fishing season in 1961, the San Pedro Yacht Club was created. The first meeting of the San Pedro Yacht Club was held in March on the “Non De Duc”. William Tiernan wandering by was given a drink and elected an officer. He was an attorney and soon they were incorporated. Shortly thereafter, SPYC had its first Commodore, James Young; a Vice Commodore, Leroy Stewart; a Rear Commodore, William Tiernan; and a Secretary-Treasurer, Charles Baxter. In April they rounded up more individuals, elected a Board, appointed committees and were off on a running start. James Young had the Burgee made, Charles Baxter had the pins made, Dr. Arthur Miller got the trophies made and Leroy Stewart got the membership cards printed. SPYC has had its ups and downs in the process of arriving at its present home and position I the community. On display at the Club are our original Burgee and a Burgee that was flown at the South Pole. Fleet Capitan—-Visited the South Pole and flew the Burgee at 90o South Latitude.
● SPYC is a premier private club, strong, vibrant nautical place to be on the water in the heart of Los
● Ensure we are a financially successful club capable of providing its Members with a welcoming and
inviting atmosphere where members will be proud and passionate about their club.
● The Club and its members share a common interest in all boating activities where sharing of
experiences, knowledge, adventure, fishing stories and camaraderie go hand -in-hand and
everyone knows your name
SPYC is always looking for Voluntary support from its Members. Galley duty for our Saturday Night Dinners
is always welcome. We want Members to bring their culinary skills to bare and enjoy preparing a special
Someone asked a high school girl in a Home Economics course how to make hash. She replied “you don’t make hash, it accumulates.” The San Pedro Yacht Club wasn’t made, it accumulated. Put a bunch of amiable people together that have a common interest and sure enough, they organize. The saying “If they can’t fish, they talk” is true. James Young, LeRoy Stewart, Charles Baxter, and Dr. Arthur Miller were doing most of the talking and shortly after the fishing season in 1961, the San Pedro Yacht Club was created.
Who can foresee difficulties when everyone was just talking? Well while talking, they certainly found there was much more to starting a club than anyone thought.
The first meeting for the San Pedro Yacht Club was held in March on the Non De Duc. William Tiernan wandered by, was given a drink and elected an officer. He was an attorney so soon they were incorporated. Shortly there-after, the SPYC had a Commodore, James Young; a Vice Commodore, Leroy Stewart; a Rear Commodore, William Tiernan; and a Secretary-Treasurer, Charles Baxter.
In April, they rounded up some more individuals, elected the Board, appointed committees, and were doing great – but often couldn’t see the boulders through the haze. Soon, the Secretary-Treasurer job became overwhelming, so the secretarial work was delegated to Dr. Miller. Young had a burgees made, Baxter ordered the pins, Stewart was up to his ears in printing membership cards and Dr. Miller was busy getting trophies.
This team of friends and talent accomplished a lot with suprisingly few mistakes. They were planning to do much more in the future….and as the guys all said….”They we’re getting organized.”