Wednesday Yachting Luncheons

The Wednesday Yachting Luncheons continue a 51-year tradition of relevant topics, friendly fun, and good food in a relaxed, informal setting.

The buffet lunch service begins at 11:45am. The program begins at 12:30pm sharp. Presentations and Q&A usually wrap up by 1:30pm and guest speakers often linger for conversation with our knowledgeable audience. All members of recognized yacht clubs are welcome at the Wednesday Yachting Luncheon. First-time guests are asked to please visit our Front Desk for a guest card and a smile. We hope you enjoy our luncheon fare, fabulous view and sailor’s hospitality.

Do you have a great idea for a guest speaker? Please contact Wednesday Yachting Luncheon chairman Ron Young at

Learn about the origins of StFYC's Yachting Luncheons HERE


December 20: 3,000 miles, 35 Days, 28ft Boat, 4 Rowers—A Guinness World Record
Matthew Brown, US National Champion Rower for Yale and Oxford, Guinness World Record Holder
In 2017, Matthew Brown and his Latitude 35 teammates broke the Guinness World Record for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean—in their unassisted 28-foot American Spirit with no resupplies, nearby support, escort boat or sails! More people have climbed Mt. Everest or traveled in outer space than have rowed across an ocean. Winning the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, Matt and three teammates finished just 11 hours ahead of a world record that held reign for 13 years, to record the fastest four-man crossing since rowboats started crossing oceans in 1896. They endured harrowing storms, severe weight loss and critical equipment failures to row the 3,000 miles in 35 days, 14 hours, and 3 minutes.

December 27: Traditional Father-Son Christmas Luncheon
San Francisco Boy's Chorus, SOTS and a Caricature Artist to Help you Remember the Day
Bring your son, grandson, dad, granddad, and hopefully your great-granddad to StFYC’s annual tribute to paternity. We will acknowledge our youngest, newest, oldest and most tenured members and the multi-generational families at our club. Our caricature artist can turn the humor hidden in your chin or hairline into a framable memento of the day. The SOTS and the Grammy Award winning San Francisco Boy’s Chorus will fill the air with the sounds of Christmas while we enjoy a delicious seasonal meal. We will raise money for Junior Sailing with our traditional bowline-tying contest—where your son will have a chance to show you up, or knot.

January 3: StFYC is Closed, no Wednesday Yachting Luncheon

January 10: Saving the World, One Ocean at a Time
World Sailor and Storytelller David Thoreson with Ocean Advocate Joseph Robertson
Explorers Club Fellow David Thoreson was the first American to sail the Northwest Passage in both directions. His 65,000 ocean sailing miles include below the Antarctic Circle, twice around Cape Horn, three Transatlantic crossings, six times over the Arctic Circle and a 28,000-mile circumnavigation of North and South America. His documentary of that voyage was nominated for an Emmy and published in the photo book, One Island, One Ocean. He’s spoken at the World Science Festival, TED Talks and the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. Joseph Robertson is Founder of the Geoversiv Foundation and Global Strategy Director of the Citizens' Climate Lobby. He and David work together in global efforts to preserve our oceans and the planet.

January 3: StFYC is Closed, no Wednesday Yachting Luncheon 

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