Oceanside Yacht Club holds marine swap meet for a good cause

OCEANSIDE—Sailing can be an expensive activity. Oceanside Yacht Club (OYC), due to outdated youth sailing equipment, hopes to raise funds to benefit the junior program by hosting a marine swap meet on Dec. 1.

OYC Director Ron Dreyer told The Log in an email: “Our goal is to raise funds for the Oceanside Yacht Club Junior Learn-to-Sail program. Our big need is for funds to purchase new beginner boats that will replace our very dated sailing Sabots, which are about 35 years old. The time and cost to maintain them has become unworkable.”

“The items sold, range from dinghies, outboard motors, outdoor wear, fishing gear, kayaks, paddles, boat parts, nautical yard art, marine knick knacks and so on. There are usually a few more retail oriented booths for foul weather clothes etc.,” Joe Yag, who is coordinating the event on behalf of OYC, added.

In addition to the swap meet, there will also be a food truck courtesy of Street Chef. Mediterranean and European cuisine is among the fare offered by Street Chef.

Yag also added that a nautical-themed jewelry booth would be displaying wearable accessories this year.

Booth spots can be reserved for $20 each or $25 for two; each booth location is equivalent to one parking space. Call 760-722-5751 to reserve a venue space.

The swap meet will take place from 7 a.m.-noon.

OYC is located at 1950 Harbor Drive North in Oceanside.

Email Yag at harborjoeyag@gmail.com for more information about this event. Learn about OYC’s junior sailing program and other events online at oceansideyc.net.

Photo: Oceanside Yacht Club

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