Club leadership has been taking the initial steps in reopening our clubhouse facilities and activities to our membership using a strategic phased-in approach.

MPYC leadership continues with our initial steps in reopening our clubhouse facilities and activities to our membership using our strategic phased-in approach.   As you all know, current Monterey county guidance has phased back some of their allowed activities and MPYC leadership is working closely with our Club Management to assure that we are in compliance with all applicable regulations and guidance as it relates to our operations.  As these changes and our reopening phases change and/or are implemented, they will be revised and posted on this page and will be included into the noted FAQ section and communicated within weekly eblasts so that all members are fully informed of our reopening status, current procedures, and applicable restrictions that apply to our access and use of our clubhouse and our Club’s facilities.  

Please visit this page of our website frequently to receive updates as they are developed and added to our Club calendar.  Also continue to check your email inbox for our weekly eblasts (typically on Mondays) where our Club manager, Race chair, and I will detail the week’s offerings and events as they are quickly changing and continually evolving.  Also feel free to contact me or any other member of the MPYC leadership directly if you have any questions or concerns during this critically important (and challenging) period of our Club’s history.  We all know that this is hard and the MPYC leadership thanks you for your continued patience and understanding during this time....  and please remember to follow our Club’s current procedures (noted below) so that we all may all be well and stay safe.

Michael A. Polkabla
Commodore MPYC



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Working Together

We continue to do everything we can to keep the clubhouse secure and to provide our members with a safe & healthful environment whenever visiting our Club.  We appreciate your continued cooperation to make this work as we transition from our communities Shelter in Place (and Club’s closure) to our “Back to Business” model and phased-in reopening to our new “Normal” as allowed by our City and County Health Department.

  • Please continue to follow all relevant procedures as they are developed by recognized federal and state agencies such as those listed above to protect yourselves, your family, our staff, and our communities.
  • See the Club specific activity for details below


See the FAQs developed (Updated July 27) to see if your specific questions have already been addressed.

The Clubhouse

  • By order of the Monterey County Local Health Officer (LHO) (FAQs), the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club remains closed while not staffed. This closure also specifically includes the physical Clubhouse, the bar, bathrooms, the deck, and the MPYC docks (with the exceptions and conditional use noted above). Note - The Clubhouse access doors have been (and remain) locked to key and fob access to all members (excluding staff and Flags) until further notice.
  • The Club remains closed to members (except during times where staff are present). The Clubhouse is closed to guests and reciprocal club members at this time until further notice. This closure includes the clubhouse deck and our docks unless pre-arranged through our Port Captain and Race Chair.
  • The Club has also suspended reciprocal access to the club and docking facilities until further notice.

In House Dining has been suspended in accordance with current Monterey County guidance until further notice.

  • Please check weekly eblasts and our Club calendar for additional information and current take out and food offerings by our Club Management
  • Face coverings are mandatory while visiting and while at the club. If you are seated in an area designated by Club Management during times when staff are present, you may remove your mask only while you are seated. You must wear your mask at ALL other times such as standing, or using the bathroom facilities (if applicable). If you are uncomfortable coming to the Club to pick up take out food, or unable to wear a mask, please contact Dylan and his staff will bring your “To-Go” orders to you at your car as you drive up.  Remember that the full menu (noted on the weekly eblast)  is available for take-out.
  • All members and guests (immediate household only) who enter the club will be required to sign a COVID-19 Waiver (download here) or available on arrival.
  • Pre-orders are highly recommended for Take Out.  If available, outdoor only (deck) tables may be available at the discretion of the Club Manager and staff.  Please check with staff for availability (if desired) and they will do their best to accommodate.
  • Guests are not allowed, only MPYC members and their immediate families who reside within their immediate household are allowed at the club.
  • We will not accommodate requests to join tables and/or parties (only on the deck) after you have arrived. Please see the Club Manager for seating (if available).
  • Upon arrival to the clubhouse, we ask that you remain outside (wearing your mask), and maintain proper social distancing of parties, until your staff member meets you at the door.  This is important for the safety of the staff as well as the member.
  • If seated on the deck, do not leave your table unless you need to use the restroom.. Drinks, including coffee, water, soda, ice, etc will only be available through your server. In this current environment, ‘helping’ by self-serving will create more work and more risk for the staff. We have increased the amount of servers and streamlined their work in order to accommodate new regulations. Each party will have a table flag to raise when it requires service.  Please use this method (with a raised flag) to request service from staff.
  • If seated (on the deck), you may remove your mask to eat and drink, however, it is important for you to wear your facemask when you leave your table for any reason and may not visit other tables while inside and/or while dining.  These requirements are in accordance with the current Monterey County Department of Public Health Guidance.
  • Member interaction, both with servers and other members is limited by design. Please have orders ready for the whole table at once. For every contact, the server will need to wash their hands. This results in a significant number of hand washings per night, per server. Every separate food and drink delivery will only add to that number.
  • Since this will be a learning experience for us all, we kindly ask for your patience as we try our best to make this happen, while keeping both the membership and staff safe.
  • Our Club Manager, Dylan Jones and/or his designated staff will assist you with information upon arrival and to answer any of your questions about these procedures. We ask that you please comply with all clubhouse procedures as we require you to follow these during your visit so that we remain in compliance with County guidance and maintain a safe and healthful environment for members and staff.

The Bar and Common Areas

  • As noted above, access to the clubhouse is limited to periods when staff are present to serve and perform their required duties.  Member access to the bar and ice machine is not allowed and will only be accessed directly by staff.  If you request a drink or ice, please make such a request through your designated server.  Access to bathrooms will be allowed during your visit (during periods when the clubhouse is open) where you will find improved features such as touchless faucets, soap dispensers, etc. to improve your safety.  Access to the clubhouse deck and dock areas is allowed under the provisions noted above.  Please remember…  Member access to all clubhouse areas will only be available when MPYC staff  personnel are present.


  • With the emphasis on social distancing appropriate racing, and the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on all boats, MPYC sponsored racing has resumed.  Please remember that this activity is a “privilege” and as such, we must do our part to comply with the rules and requirements established for such activity.
  • All boats and designated race committees are required to adhere to social distancing guidelines, and be equipped with appropriate PPE (such as face mask and face coverings) in accordance with current Monterey County Department of Public Health Guidelines.  Such guidance requires the use of face coverings while outdoors in public spaces when maintaining a physical distance of 6 feet from persons who are not members of the same household or residence is not feasible.  Hence, the use of face coverings shall apply while racing under such conditions and is a requirement of racing in any MPYC event until further notice.
  • Access into the Clubhouse following racing shall remain suspended except under the limited use conditions noted above.  
  • Please contact Race Chair Jean du Preez for further information regarding specific scheduled events.

Social Events

  • All private parties and outside events at the club remain suspended at this time until further notice. Please contact club management and/or the MPYC website calendar for further information on specific events already on the schedule.  Once private party services are restarted, a formal announcement will be distributed with access and use procedures included.

Juniors Summer Sailing

  • All junior access to within the clubhouse has been suspended until further notice.
  • A revised and limited summer sailing program (for advanced sailors only) has been developed and is currently underway.  Extensive COVID safety precautions have been developed and are in place for these current sailing program offerings.  
  • Planning is also underway for future junior activities at this time.  Contact our Junior advisor, Kate Conway, and Summer Sailing Coordinator, Dave MacEwen should be contacted for further information and status.
  • Contact our Junior advisor, Kate Conway, and/or Summer Sailing Coordinator, Dave MacEwen for further information and status.


Paddleboarding (Conditional Solo Use Allowed):

  • The docks are open for conditional solo paddle boarding use by members at this time.  Conditions include that paddle boards are only used by solo members and that the boards are cleaned and hosed down following any personal use.  
  • Please note that the clubhouse (including bathrooms and interior areas) remains closed and does not allow entry or use for such paddleboarding related activities.
  • Please check FAQ section above for further details and/or contact our Port Captain (Sharron Halvorson) or Club Manager for more information

Rowing Access (Conditional Solo Use Allowed)

  • “K” dock (located adjacent to the Club’s seawall) is open for conditional solo rowing use at this time.  Conditions include use by solo club members under the guidance of Rowing Chair Rick Rosenthal and strict implementation of COVID related use and post use disinfection procedures.
  • Please note that the clubhouse (including bathrooms and interior areas) remains closed and does not allow entry or use for such paddleboarding related activities.
  • Please check FAQ section above for further details and/or contact Rowing Chair (Rick Rosenthal) for more information

New Memberships

  • Only applications with sponsors will be accepted at this time. All instructions and forms for submitting applications and sponsor guidelines are available on the Membership Page.

Any other items not addressed should be directed to the MPYC Commodore.


Thank you all for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.

Michael Polkabla - Commodore, MPYC
Dylan Jones - MPYC Club Manager
Dan Green - Bar and Galley Chair
Lola Hogan - House Committee Chair

MPYC Board of Directors:

Jean du Preez - Vice Commodore
Scott Brubaker - Rear Commodore
Sharron Frey - Staff Commodore
Jeff Kise - Treasurer
Ryan McMillen - Recording Secretary
Dana Russell - Corresponding Secretary

MPYC Directors:

Jan Loomis
Dave MacEwen
Lola Hogan
Todd Muck