Past Events

StFYC live-streams Wednesday Yachting Luncheons to Facebook. A Facebook account is not required to watch a replay -- just click an image below:

December 5, 2018
When Hearts Collide: The Haunting Story of Love, Deception and World War II
Christie Nelson, Author 




November 28, 2018
Extraordinary Experiences that Help Veterans
Mikhail Venikov, Founder of Ranger Road




November 21, 2018
Misfits, Merchants, and Mayhem
Author, journalist and historian Lee Bruno. 




November 14, 2018
Trade, Tariffs and Trump: Free Trade or Tariffs – What’s Best for the USA?
Bob Heller, Retired Governor of the Federal Reserve Board




November 7, 2018
The Treasure Trove of Historical Records on San Francisco Bay Yachting
Gina Bardi and John Muir of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park




October 31, 2018
How Member Support Yields Club Victories
Russ Silvestri, Challenge Committee Chair




October 24, 2018
Provisioning For Distance Racing and Multi-Day Cruising
30 Knot Gourmet Founders Landon Steele and Tony Day




October 17, 2018
Shipping Operations on our Busy Bay
Captain Craig Thomas, President of Agile Marine




October 10, 2018
Deep Dive: Submarines for Personal Exploration
Adam Wright, DeepFlight Submarines




October 3, 2018
Sailors and Sharks: Voyagers Who Cross the Pacific
David McGuire, Founder of Shark Stewards




September 26, 2018
The Care and Feeding Of San Francisco's Eco-Friendly Tourist Fleet
Captain Joe Burgard, Executive VP of Red and White Fleet




September 19, 2018
Saving Coral Reefs in the Era of Climate Change
Dr. Michael Webster, Executive Director of Coral Reef Alliance




September 12, 2018
48 Years of Yachting Photography
Daniel Forster




September 5, 2018
Public Access Sailing
Rich Jepsen, Co-Founder Olympic Circle Sailing Club




August 22, 2018
Cleaning up Deep Sea Munitions
Chris Welsh, Diver




August 15, 2018
Zero Emissions Vessels on SF Bay
Joe Pratt, CEO of Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine




August 8, 2018
Travels in Africa
Michael Ellis, Naturalist and Founder of Footloose Forays




August 1, 2018
Another Day in Paradise: Weathering Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Cristine Perakis, Author




July 25, 2018
Scientific Support for Environmentally Responsible Maritime Business Decisions
Brandon Southall, Research Associate UC Santa Cruz




July 18, 2018
Photography and Travels in Africa
Encore Presentation by Chris Ray and Kim Jones




July 11, 2018
Speed Sailing
Matt Reynolds, CEO Extreme Sailing San Diego




June 27, 2018
From Lima to the Golden Gate Bridge -- One Engineer's Story
Jorge Lee, Architectural Engineer, Golden Gate Bridge District




June 20, 2018
StFYC Celebrity Sailor Roast – Please Check Your Glass Jaws At the Front Desk
Jim Cascino, Staff Commodore, Sailor, Auctioneer Extraordinaire, Breeder of a Frisbee Champion




June 13, 2018
San Francisco’s Auto Racing Past – On the Marina and in Golden Gate Park
Bob Devlin, StFYC Member, Automotive Historian, Author of Two Books




June 6, 2018
From Norway to Iceland the Hard Way—An Arctic Rowing Expedition & Adventure
Carlo Facchino, Endurance Athlete: Ironman, Ultramarathon Runner, Cyclist, Survivalist, Ocean Rower




May 30, 2018
Sail Cowabunga! A Family’s Ten Years at Sea
Janis Couvreux, Sailor, Award-Winning Writer, Travel and Adventure Addict, Mom and Grandma



May 23, 2018
Go Faster—With 3D Molding, Automated Fiber Placement & Flexible Membranes
Bill Pearson, Head of 3Di Advanced Technology Department, North Sails




May 16, 2018
2018 -- Eleven Olympic Sailors in Seven Classes vs. 1,000 Competitors from 50 Countries
Malcolm Page, Chief of Olympic Sailing 




May 9, 2018
All The Oceans -- Designing by the Seat of My Pants
Ron Holland, Famed Naval Architect and Author 




May 2, 2018
Higher and Faster—The Origin of The America’s Cup
Steve Tsuchiya, Historian, Author, Chairman, Selection Committee America’s Cup Hall of Fame 




April 25, 2018
How Can Hybrid Vessels Help the Bluest of Oceans Go Green?
Charlie Walther, CEO, Walther Engineering Services 




April 18, 2018
Engaging Women Through Sailing—StFYC Female Stars Tell Us How It’s Done
Pamela Healy, Olympic Medalist and World Champion & Nicole Breault, National and Match Racing Champion 




April 11, 2018
The Capture of the U-505 -- A Legion of Heroes
Bob McLaughlin, Author 




April 4, 2018
The Film Icarus and Why it Matters—Stopping Russia’s National Policy of Cheating
Jim Swartz, Venture Capitalist, Grand Prix Sailor, Emmy, Peabody and Oscar Winning Producer 




March 28, 2018
A Conversation with Jocelyn Nash—Pioneering, Legendary Sailor
Jocelyn Nash, Mallory Club Winner, Boat Builder, Sailmaker, Champion and Mother of Champions 




March 21, 2018
A Proper Yachting History of the St. Francis Yacht Club
RC Keefe, StFYC Historian and Senior Staff Commodore




March 14, 2018
Man vs. Sea—Winslow Homer Depicts the American Hero
Philip Eliasoph, PhD, Professor of Art History, Fairfield University, Connecticut




March 7, 2018
Swimming from Catalina to the Mainland and More Night Train Adventures 
David Holscher, Ocean Swimming Champion and President, Night Train Swimming Team 





February 28, 2018
Exploring Maritime Art through the Life & Work of John Steven Dews 
John Steven Dews (via Skype from New Zealand) and Zachary Hall, Director, Trinity House Paintings 



February 21, 2018
Why We Dynamited the Junior Program and are Not Looking Back 
Kimball Livingston, Staff Commodore, 2018 Chair of the StFYC Junior Committee  





February 14, 2018
America’s Cup Update—What’s Next and New for the Oldest Game in Sport? 
Tom Ehman, StFYC Member; Veteran of Twelve AC Campaigns; Founder and Editor of Sailing Illustrated 





February 7, 2018
The Challenges Facing the New Chair of the Federal Reserve System
Robert Heller, Former Governor of the Federal Reserve System, Former CEO of VISA






January 31, 2018 
The Fascinating Return of Whales, Porpoises and Dolphins to SF Bay
Bill Keener, Marine Biologist





 

January 24, 2018
The Care and Feeding of Peace-time Drones
Anthony Scopazzi, Drone Pilot


 



January 17, 2018
Encore Presentation: Tales of the Yankee
Staff Commodore John McNeill 






January 10, 2018
Saving the World One Ocean at a Time 
David Thoreson
 





November 30, 2017
On the History of Yachting and the America's Cup
John Rousmaniere



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