Celebrating Camaraderie, Sportsmanship, Tradition & Maritime History

The St. Francis Yacht Club is one of the esteemed yacht clubs of the world, steeped in tradition but known for innovation. Our members are sailors, racers, cruisers and stewards of the sea. With a clubhouse on the shores of San Francisco Bay and a private island in the Sacramento Delta, our members enjoy on-water activity and camaraderie year-round.

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Each year, StFYC’s top race management team hosts 130 days of competition or more, including national and international sailing championships for everything from classics to kiteboards. The height of the season is the annual Rolex Big Boat Series. 

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The Membership

Membership opens the door to the San Francisco clubhouse, Tinsley Island, reciprocity with clubs around the world and a community of individuals who share a passion for the water. Our Club is a place for family, friends, community and camaraderie. 

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Rolex Big Boat Series 

Since 1964, St. Francis Yacht Club has hosted the premier regatta of the west coast, the Rolex Big Boat Series. We have welcomed the best fleets and the finest sailors to enjoy excellent racing and unforgettable shoreside activity.

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Our Story

St. Francis Yacht Club was founded in 1927 by 21 sailors who shared a vision of a club in a city that hadn’t had its own yacht club in 50 years. They chose a site alongside the harbor created for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. By 1930, the burgee had circled the globe. It has since been carried by Olympians, World Champions, America’s Cup contenders and generations of junior sailors insisting, “I’m not cold; let me try it one more time.” 

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St. Francis Yacht Club

700 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, California
P: 415-563-6363
F: 415-563-8670


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