Over the course of the fall, Club Librarian John Harrington assiduously organized the entire Club Library collection, dividing it into sections that are now clearly marked on shelves around the room
On January 10, 2017, Commodore Kimball Livingston stood before a captive audience in the Main Dining Room to announce the winners of the Club’s 2016 perpetual trophies. These winners represent the best of our esteemed membership, and range from an enthusiastic youngster learning to sail at Tinsley Island to a World Champion earning his third international title.
The new year brings with it a new Board of Directors. Beginning their watch are Directors Pamela Healy, Dick Watts and Dave Wilson, Jr., along with newly appointed Rear Commodore Paul Heineken. Here, each of these leaders provide an introduction, giving us some insight into their life at the Club as well as their vision for 2017.
In Commodore Kiriakis’ first column at the helm, he thanks the 2016 leadership and warmly welcomes those who will be leading with him in 2017. The Commodore also lays out his vision for the year, which includes getting more members on the water and welcoming more new members by referral.
At the 2016 Annual General Meeting, Chairman Robin Driscoll announced the Board of Director’s five major focuses for 2017, which are: capital reserves and cash management; membership development, retention and affordability; sponsorship development; junior and outreach programs and operational efficiencies.
Kathleen Kiriakis is excited to chair the Women’s Committee and, alongside Commodore Kiriakis, announces that her “theme” will be, simply, nautical. She shares plans to get more members on the water and to provide the Women’s Committee with plenty of fun ways to get involved.
Bill Kreysler has been involved in sailing philanthropy since the mid-1970s. Along the way, he has been a pillar of leadership and mentorship in Bay-Area sailing. As he takes the helm of the Sailing Foundation, Bill shares his story and enumerates the Foundation’s recent charitable activity.
It’s never too early to plan your trips to Tinsley Island, our beloved outstation up the Sacramento Delta. This year’s dates have been posted for member Cruises and Toiler Weekends. Tinsley Chairperson Milt Werner shares these dates, plus several important Tinsley updates and reminders.
As Brendan Bradley takes on his new role of Chairperson of Membership Development, he announces his Committee’s plans for the year, including the dates of prospective member events. He also discusses new member recruitment and the importance of sharing a club you love.
Registration opens today for the 2017 J/111 Worlds hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, CA from August 22–27, 2017. The Notice of Race includes two days of measurement followed by four days of racing on San Francisco Bay.
This week, US Sailing announced that IKA Formula Kite World Champion Daniela Moroz and Olympic Bronze Medalist Caleb Paine are the 2016 US Sailing Rolex Yachtswoman and Yachtsman of the Year.
It’s a new year, which means new opportunities for all of us to learn and sharpen our team racing skills! We want to start this team racing season off with a bang by offering a two-day Team Racing 101 event to get team racers of all levels ready for a busy year of scrimmages and regattas.
After one of the most busy and successful regatta schedules ever this past year, we are poised to repeat. Our slate is chockfull with our regular weekly and weekend events along with some additional major visiting regattas. Here are just a few highlights to keep on your radar.
“The next time we meet, I will probably be dressed as a ‘civilian.’ Do say hello, if you recognize me. I used to be the Commodore, and yes, it was the experience of a lifetime. I especially liked the good parts.”
As we enter a new year of enjoying life at St. Francis Yacht Club, members of the Wine Committee and Dining Committee came together to talk about some of their favorite appetizers, entrees and beverages at the Club. Learn what they are eating and drinking in 2017!
Head sailing coach Adam Corpuz-Lahne looks back on the Junior sailors’ highlights of the past year, including a trip to Sweden, placing at the Club 420 North American Championship, and winning the Area G Sears Cup, Area G Smythe and Women’s Formula Kite World Championship.
You may recognize Hannah as the woman who tied up your boat, launched your J/22 or managed the dock plan for your favorite regatta in 2016. Now, get to know our Waterfront Director behind the scenes, including her hobbies and interests and her personal sailing history.
Lawson Willard Jr. started sailing at age six and went through the ranks of Bay Area sailing, competing in Optis for several years before jumping into a Laser, only to discover his true passion. He is now racing for the College of Charleston. Learn about Lawson’s sailing journey, sailing role models and future sailing goals.
As we wrap up 2016, Chairman Robin Driscoll provides a financial update and discusses changes in capital dues. He thanks the Commodore, Directors and Appointed Officers who supported him through a successful year. Finally, he provides the membership with a taste of what’s in store for 2017.
Acting General Manager Paul Koojoolian looks back on the holiday season at StFYC when hundreds of joyous members enjoyed their Club. As we enter 2017, he also provides the membership with an update on all of the “house cleaning” projects scheduled this January.
2015 Kite Foil Gold Cup