Club Boats

St. Francis Yacht Club has a fleet of 10 equally matched J/22s and 1 J/80 that serve a multitude of purposes supporting learn to sail, member racing, and high profile competitions.

The fleet resides in impressive fashion on our waterfront, allowing local sailors to hone their team and match racing skills in regular practice and regattas, while also allowing the Club to host great regattas. Recognizing the J/22 fleet is an incredible resource for the St. Francis Yacht Club and its sailing community, we aim to increase opportunities for the fleet's use.

A J/80 was added in 2020 to meet the demands of the adult learn to sail program, and we look forward to getting more members on the water!


Dates Event
January 25 3 Bridge Fiasco
March 18, 25 & April 1, 8, 15  J/22 Spring Series
July 8, 15, 22, 29 J/22 Summer Series
November 1, 8, 15, 22 J/22 Fall Series

J/22 & J/80 Programs

Dates Event Boat
February 28, 29, March 1 Dave Perry Youth Match Race Clinic @ SFYC Youth J/22
March 6, 7, 20, 21 Learn to Sail J/80
April 3, 4, 17 Learn to Sail J/80
May 8, 9, 22, 23 Learn to Sail J/80
June 5, 6, 19, 20 Learn to Sail J/80
July 10, 11, 24, 25 Learn to Sail J/80
August 7, 8, 21, 22 Learn to Sail J/80
September 4, 5, 25 Learn to Sail J/80
September 26-27 Get Your Feet Wet J/22
October 2, 3, 16, 17 Learn to Sail J/80
  • Who can sail the J/80?

    • The J/80 is our newest addition to the club boats fleet, and was purchased in winter 2019 with the aim of introducing it as a learn to sail platform in 2020. The J/80 is perfect for introductory level instruction with a large cockpit, tons of room, and lifelines. The boat also is rigged for an asymmetric spinnaker meaning there is no limit to what you can learn. 

      Sign up for instruction today!

  • Who can sail the J/22?

    • J/22s are available primarily through StFYC-organized racing, instruction and related practices. “Related practices” on J/22s are (a) built into an event schedule and/or authorized by official race documents, or (b) special training for team members preparing to represent StFYC at an upcoming challenge. All practice sessions must be arranged in advance through the Race Office and have an approved practice plan.   

      Special arrangements may be made through the Race Office to charter a boat for use in a non-StFYC event. Unfortunately, J/22s are not available for pleasure sailing on windy SF Bay.

      Charter fees associated with StFYC-organized events are either incorporated into overall entry fees or, in some cases, kept separate for administrative purposes.

  • Fleet Racing

    • In 2018, we will host three J/22 fleet racing series. In the spirit of friendly competition and learning, each evening of racing will involve three or four short courses raced right off the Clubhouse race deck in the golden light of the day. Your team can commit to a complete series or just a single day of racing. Volunteer coaches provide J/22-specific tips and optional advice on tactical situations or rules questions. Racing is open to all. Skippers must be StFYC members in good standing. 

      Dates Event
      November 3, 10, 17, 24 J/22 Fall Series
  • Team Racing

    • Throughout the year, the StFYC Team Race program travels around the country to compete in various invitational and team-race events. The program routinely organizes Intro to Team Racing clinics and practices for members interested in upping their team race game. This program caters to any and all levels of team racing experience from novice to expert. For more information regarding the StFYC Team Racing Program, or to be put on the team racing mailing list, please email [email protected].
      Dates Event Location Team Captain
      March 2-4 Nichols Cup SYC Jon Andron
      March 24-25 Texas Shootout TCYC Bill Dana
      April 12-14 Baldwin Cup NHYC Mateo Vargas
      August 3-5 Morgan Cup NYYC Michael Menninger
      August 17-19 Hinman Master's Trophy NYYC Steve Marsh
      August 24-26 Grandmaster's Team Race NYYC Jon Andron
      August 30- Sep 2 Royal Yacht Squadron Challenge RYS Sally Mace
  • Match Racing
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