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.

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December 4, 2019
The Mystery of the Mojave Desert
Michael Ellis, Naturalist




November 20, 2019
The Mystery Man in American Yachting
Dick Carter, Author, Yacht Designer, Trim Tab Inventor, Two-Time Fastnet Winner




November 13, 2019
Step Back in Time to one of SF's Best Shops
Jim Schein, Owner and Shopkeeper, Schein and Schein Antique Maps and Prints




November 6, 2019
Which Matters Most: The Hippocratic or Juror's Oath?
Barbara Roberts, MD, Author of The Doctor Broad: A Mafia Love Story






October 30, 2019
Treasure Island Museum: A Tribute to Beauty on SF Bay
Rear Admiral Tom Andrews and Walt Bilofsky, Board Members, Treasure Island Museum
Mirian Saez, Treasure Island Development Authority




October 23, 2019
Going Where the Wind Blows with Latitude 38
John Arndt, Publisher, Latitude 38 and 'Lectronic Latitude




October 16, 2019
19th-Century American Dynasties Battled for the Tea and Opium Trades
Steven Ujifusa, Author, Barons of the Sea and A Man and His Ship




October 9, 2019
Victorian Snobbery, Rivalry, the Rise of a Young Nation:
Founding of the America's Cup
Annemarie Scholte, Author, Sparrowhawk on the Horizon




October 2, 2019
Stockton's Delta Ditch Run: The Wildest One-Way Race in America
Aaron Wangenheim, 12-time Delta Ditch Run Skipper aboard Bravo




September 25, 2019
The Delta Tunnel: Will It Make Our Great Watershed Salty and Polluted?
Michael Brodsky, Attorney, Save the California Delta Alliance




September 18, 2019
In China, The Wall Builders Are Now Erecting Towers
Morton Beebe, Internationally Recognized Master Photographer




September 11, 2019
With Over 80 Boats and a Classics Class, RBBS 2019 Is Underway
Susan Ruhne, Rolex Big Boat Series Regatta Chair; Graham Biehl, StFYC Race Director




September 4, 2019
Ship Strikes Initiative – Prevent Whale Deaths in Maritime Transport
Brandon Southall and Robert Mazurek, California Ocean Alliance




August 28, 2019
Perspectives of the 50th Transpac from Aboard the Iconic Yacht Merlin
Chip Merlin, Owner and Skipper of Merlin, and Bill Lee, Architect of Merlin




August 21, 2019
A Sailor's Story from the Great White Fleet: Teddy Roosevelt's America
Leslie Compton, Author of Dearest Minnie: A Sailor's Story




August 14, 2019
SF's New Ecotarium: Climate Resilience & Ocean Conservation Museum
George Jacob, President and CEO, Bay Ecotarium




August 7, 2019
The Making of a Bar Pilot
Allen Garfinkle, Executive Director, Board of Pilot Commissioners, San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun Bays




July 31, 2019
We Must Save the Delta, to Save San Francisco Bay
San Joaquin County Supervisor Kathy Miller and Sacramento County Supervisor Don Nottoli, Delta Counties Coalition




July 24, 2019
New Double Handed, Mixed Crew, Offshore Event for the 2024 Olympics
Stan Honey, Professional Navigator, Chairman of the World Sailing Oceanic and Offshore Committee




July 17, 2019
Because the Ocean
Sebastian Nicholls, President, Board of Directors
International Maritime Film Festival & Marine Conservation Institute



July 10, 2019
"Big Whales – Bigger Ships: Can They Co-Exist on The World’s Oceans?"
Matt Larsen, PhD, Director, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, República de Panamá




July 3, 2019
"Seeing the Greatest Navy":
Arthur Beaumont and the Art of the Sea

Geoffrey Beaumont, Author of Art of the Sea



June 26, 2019
They Came for Gold, They Stayed for the Yachting
Ron Young, Jim Allan, Nazih Fino




June 19, 2019
Who Can Win the 50th Transpac?
Bill Lee, Pioneering Yacht Designer




June 12, 2019
From a Sailing Family to an All-Out Olympic Quest
Luke Muller, US Olympic Sailing Team




June 5, 2019
Restoration of a Herreshoff Classic, NY40 MARILEE
Alison Langley & Todd French




May 29, 2019
Two Years Before the Match -- America's Cup 36
Terry Hutchinson & Tucker Thompson




May 22, 2019
To Save the Bay, We Must First Save the Delta
Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Restore the Delta




May 15, 2019
How L-36.com Grew from a Single Fleet Resource to Serving Thousands
Allen Edwards, Inventor, Coder, Website Developer of L-36.com




May 8, 2019
Herreshoff and Reliance: Innovation and the Business of Winning
Bill Lynn, Managing Director of the Herreshoff Marine Museum




May 1, 2019
Biomimetic Design: What Nature Can Teach Us About Speed
Channing Robertson, Professor Emeritus in Engineering, Stanford University




April 24, 2019
From the White House to the White Caps -- A Calligrapher's Journey
Rick Paulus: Chief Calligrapher for the White House, 1996-2004




April 17, 2019
Hannibal's Naval Legacy and the Dawn of Biological Warfare
Patrick Hunt: Professor of History at Stanford, Fellow at the Royal Geographic Society and Explorer's Club




April 10, 2019
Afloat, Aground and Around the World
Wendy Hinman: Mother, Adventurer, Circumnavigator and Award-Winning Author




April 3, 2019
Whales in Bakersfield? Mysteries of California's Prehistoric Inland Sea
Roy Leggitt: Sailor, Consulting Arborist, Bird Watcher and now Amateur Paleontologist




March 27, 2019
Celebrity Sailor Roast
Staff Commodore Terry Anderlini




March 20, 2019
Growing up in the Grill Room: StFYC in the 1940s-1950s
Don Bekins and Hank Easom




February 27, 2019
A History of Yachting in Our Beautiful and Endangered California Delta
Bill Wells, Executive Director, California Delta Chambers & Visitor's Bureau




February 20, 2019
Is Our National Security being Protected from Climate Change?
General Gordon R. Sullivan, US Army (Ret.)




February 13, 2019
Globalizing Offshore Wind
Dominique Roddier, PhD., CTO of Principle Power, Inc.




February 6, 2019
Three Olympics in a Row?
Laser Radial Sailor Paige Railey, Two-Time Olympian, Member of the US Olympic Sailing Team Targeting 2020




January 30, 2019
St. Francis Sailing Foundation: Supporting Sailors from Learn-to-Sail Beginners to Olympic Medalists
President Bill Kreysler, Past-President Carolyn Patrick and StFYC Commodore Paul Heineken




January 23, 2019
Looking Ahead to 2019 at StFYC
Commodore Paul Heineken and Director Pam Healy




January 16, 2019
The San Francisco Sailing Science Center -- An Interactive Science Museum
Jim Hancock, Founder and President




 January 9, 2019
A Paradise Bought and Built -- The Discovery and Early History of Tinsley Island
Ed Brovelli, Buz Cox, Barbara Gilmore, Joe Peatman, Judy Wall




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