Wednesday Lunch

"Welcome to the regularly scheduled Wednesday luncheon of the Los Angeles Yacht Club 

to which all Yachtsmen are cordially invited."

Founded in 1901, the Los Angeles Yacht Club is one of the most historically-significant organizations in Southern California. Our Wednesday Luncheons have been a time-honored tradition since 1928, combining the club’s most notable social enterprise with thought-provoking and informative presentations, highlighting all aspects of maritime history, study, exploration, and conservation. 

Our speaker events are held every Wednesday at the club’s dining room from 12:00 pm to approximately 2:00 pm. Talks are between 30 to 60 minutes, and are open to the public. We sometimes live stream and record our speakers for the benefit of those who are unable to join us in person.

We have a full kitchen and bar. Our Chef prepares a seasonal menu that can be found weekly. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know. 

Complementary parking is available adjacent to the building. There is no gate or permit necessary. The upstairs dining room is accessible by elevator. 

Bar Opens at 12:00pm
Lunch is served at 12:30pm (Members $22, Guests $25, Kids $15; Lunch is Optional)
Speaker Presentation begins at 1:00pm

Please RSVP online, or if you need assistance, please email, or call our office at 310-831-1203. We try our best to accommodate walk-ins, but an RSVP at least 24 hours in advance ensures that our Chef has has adequate time to prepare.

Let Chef Ryan know if you have a lunch a review or a recommendation!

Let Chair Stephanie Sonora know if you have a speaker recommendation or idea!

September 20, 2023

Good Trouble | Marie Rogers & Bill Rogers

Good Trouble: From Purchase To Preparation, to Transpac and Beyond

Bill Rogers started racing big boats (Cal 40s, Columbia 50s) and came up with his own designs to make them go faster. By the early 70s, he had designed, built, and raced small boats in the Cabrillo Basin, namely, Wide Load, Hustler, and Duck Soup. As Bill was coming up with innovations in the aerospace industry, his mastery of fluid and aerodynamics were applied to his boat designs. He’s owned too many boats to note here; however, some of the most notable are Phil Rhodes 78’ Natoma; Don Brooke 84’ Slow Dance; Doug Peterson 70’ Cheetah; Calkins 50 Dulcinea, Cheoy Lee 55 Maria; and Nelson Marek 55, Marie. Bill served as commodore of LAYC in 2002. 

Marie joined the LAYC Board of Directors as she built and maintained the Community Sailing Program with Bill. Marie chaired LAYC Woman on Water many years, coaching on the community boats and skippering Marie to Howland’s for WoW cruises. In 2019, Marie became the second LAYC female commodore. In 2020, she was awarded the Peggy Slater Memorial Trophy for demonstrating, “outstanding contributions to the enhancement of women’s participation in sailing.” In 2021, Marie was the BoatUS/NWSA honoree for Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award. She is a Director at SCYA and chairs the Inclusive Boating Committee. Marie also serves on the board of the National Women’s Sailing Association and serves as Vice President of US Sailing. Marie is President of Offshore Sailing Outreach. 


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