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Visiting the Club


The St. Francis Yacht Club welcomes hundreds of guests each year as racing competitors, reciprocal members and attendees of the many private functions that are hosted at the Club. We pride ourselves on creating a positive experience for all visitors who pass through our doors and treating them to the warm hospitality that the Club is known for. The City Clubhouse is in a prime location on the shore of San Francisco Bay, adjacent to the Golden Gate Bridge with dramatic views of the Golden Gate, Alcatraz and the Marin Headlands. Whether enjoying a Club function or sponsored private party, members and guests are favored with an extraordinary amphitheatre, enhancing excellent & varied dining experiences with plenty of parking. The Club is busy year-round with a wide range of events and activities, offering something for members and guests of every style. 

Guests should note that the Club is open all days of the week, but observes ‘quiet days’ on Monday and Tuesday of each week, when dining services are not offered and bar service is limited. 

Non-members should note they 
will be subject to a 15% guest fee for all purchases made at the Club and a 20% service fee on all food and beverage purchases.


  • Getting to the Club
    • The Club's physical address is 99 Yacht Road, San Francisco, CA 94123 and this is the address to be used when getting directions online or through your GPS. 

      Click HERE 

      for a Google map of the Club's location, and directions.
  • Guests of Current Members in Good Standing
    • All guests admitted into the Club must be accompanied by a current member in good standing or, if unaccompanied, must have had a guest card pre-arranged for them by a member in good standing. Regular, Non-resident, Special Associate, and Honorary Members are allowed to arrange guest cards. All unaccompanied guests must register at the Front Desk immediately upon entering the Club to receive their guest card, which grants them access to the Club and the ability to purchase items. Members may offer their guests a white guest card or a blue guest card. A white guest card entitles the guest to privileges at the Club with the understanding that they will pay for anything purchased at the Club on their credit card. Guests with a white guest card are also subject to a 15% guest fee for all purchases made at the Club as well as a 20% service fee on all Food & Beverage purchases. A blue guest card allows the guest to charge their items to the account of the member who has requested their guest privileges. Members who wish to set up a blue or white guest card must contact the Front Desk at +1 415.563.6363 or
  • Reciprocal Club Members
    • The St. Francis Yacht Club has reciprocal relationships with most accredited yacht clubs and is happy to host their visiting members. The Club does employ a 50 Mile Guest Privilege Limitation Statute, which limits guest privileges only to reciprocal members whose yacht club or residence is located outside of a 50 mile radius from the San Francisco Clubhouse or Tinsley Island. Reciprocal members whose yacht club or place of residence falls within 50 statute miles of the City Clubhouse or Tinsley Island may be granted reciprocal privileges ONLY if they arrive via boat and register at the City Clubhouse docks. When reciprocal members wish to visit the Club, a letter of introduction must be sent on their behalf from their primary yacht club which confirms that they are a member in good standing and are eligible to be granted guest privileges. The Club will require that reciprocal members settle their accounts on a credit card prior to leaving the Club.
  • Attendees of Private Functions
    • Any guest visiting the Club for the purpose of attending a private party is welcome to enjoy the room(s) or area where the private event is being held. However, non-member attendees of private parties may not purchase items or dine at the Club unless a sponsoring member has set up a guest card in advance for the purpose. 
  • Guest Privilege Limitations
    • Restricted Use Days - Guest privileges will be limited on restricted use days. Restricted use days include Opening Day On The Bay, 4th of July, Memorial Day, Big Boat Race days, Fleet Weekend, America's Cup and any other period designated by the Chair of the House Committee or the Board of Directors as a restricted use day. On restricted use days no guest will be admitted without an accompanying member and the number of guests that may accompany each member is limited to four (4).

      Refusal of Admission - The Board of Directors reserves the right to refuse admission to the San Francisco Clubhouse to any person.

      Persons Under Eighteen Years Old - A person under eighteen (18) years old, other than a member, shall be allowed entry to rooms in the Clubhouse only when accompanied by and kept under the close supervision of a responsible adult. The length of time and the places that may be occupied in the Clubhouse by these persons shall be left to the discretion of the House Committee. 

      Dress Codes - Members are responsible for informing their guests about the Club's dress code, and for encouraging their compliance. Guests are expected to adhere to the same dress code followed by members. Dress becomes more formal later in the day; those who use the Clubhouse after 1800 hours are strongly encouraged to wear jackets (ladies wear equivalent dress). During the day, jackets and long trousers are generally appropriate; a shirt must be worn at all times. 

      Never permitted anywhere in the Clubhouse except en route to and in the locker rooms are: tank tops, cut-offs, wet suits, foul weather gear, soiled work clothing, bathing suits or wet clothing. The wearing of hats is not permitted in the Clubhouse. Please visit the dining room pages to see the dress code for those rooms.

      Cell Phones and Other Electronic Devices: The use of these devices is not permitted in the Clubhouse.