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 Posted On Friday, August 24, 2018
Buoys Back in Business 
For several months, two popular San Francisco Bay buoys often used as racing marks have been high and dry, sitting next to the Club’s Mark Shed. They're afloat once more thanks to some assistance from the US Army Corps of Engineers.
 Posted On Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Lucky Duck Prevails over Hunters 
With five regattas over three days, featuring three ORR classes, a robust fleet of J/105s and one-design Express 27s, plus the J/70s Pacific Coast Championship and the Melges 24 Cal Cup, not to mention a Friday night Windsurf Slalom, August 17-19 was a busy weekend at the Club.
Final Call for Entries in the Rolex Big Boat Series 
When it comes to determining the fastest sailors in the West, the Rolex Big Boat Series (September 12-16, 2018), hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, offers a once-a-year opportunity for teams to race against some of the world’s most accomplished teams on San Francisco’s tide- and wind-riven waters provided, of course, that they register for the event by August 31, 2018.
 Posted On Friday, July 20, 2018
Juniors Launch Into a Summer of Serious Racing 
As I write this, the conditions on the City Front are the same as they’ve been all month. The shrouds are howling, the halyards are clanging and sand is whirling down from Crissy Field. That all must mean that summer is here! Here’s what the StFYC Junior Sailing Program will be up to for the next couple of months...
 Posted On Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Lasers All Day on SF Bay 
The Laser Slalom and Laser Masters North American Championship return to St. Francis Yacht Club’s waters this week, July 18-22, 2018. Last sailed at this location in 2011, the racing will be on the Club’s City Front, making for spectacular viewing at the Grill Room, Clippership Bar or Race Deck. “The Slalom is really meant to be as much an event for the spectators as for the sailors with the race course entirely in front of the St. Francis, between A and B buoys and extending upwind only about 150 yards,” said the Regatta Chair Tracy Usher. With just under 20 participants, “We have a smaller field than previous years but there is plenty of talent! Our plan is to run through the double elimination all in one day, Wednesday July 18. My estimate is that we’ll start getting into the quarter and semi-final rounds sometime around 4:00pm with the aim to have the finals somewhere around 6:00pm.”
One Design Entries Stack Up Ahead of the 2018 Rolex Big Boat Series 
It’s hard to find a purer form of sailing than a lineup of polished teams on identical platforms, all with an equal shot at racecourse glory. This is precisely what makes One Design racing the heart and soul of the St. Francis Yacht Club’s annual Rolex Big Boat Series. From September 12-16, top teams will race in at least seven different One Design fleets, as well as several highly-competitive handicap fleets, making this the West Coast’s most competitive regatta. J/88s, J/105s, J/111s, Express 37s, J/120s, Farr 40s and Pac 52s have all met the NOR requirement of six or more entrants. Other classes that register by the upcoming July 31 deadline will be eligible for their own start – and beat the late entry fee.
Camaraderie and Competition at SF Classic/UN Challenge 
Once upon a time, the Bay Classic was a windsurfing race from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Berkeley Pier. Then everybody loaded into (and onto) cars and drove home because nobody could sail back upwind. As equipment improved, the outlook changed. Today, with foiling kitesurfers and windsurfers, the Bay Classic remains a distance race – with a challenging twist.
 Posted On Friday, July 13, 2018
Juniors Test Pyewacket Sails 
Overcast with a light breeze may not be everyone’s idea of perfect sailing, but for testing new sails it was perfection. This was great news for Roy Disney, his crew and six junior sailors from StFYC on Wednesday as they ventured out to trial a new main, Code Zero, and #3 jib on Disney’s 68-foot Pyewacket.
 Posted On Tuesday, July 03, 2018
SF Perpetual Challenge Cup Returns to StFYC 
It’s the second oldest perpetual trophy in North America – and it’s back at St. Francis Yacht Club! After 25 years in the hands of other clubs and several heartbreaking efforts to win it back, Russ Silvestri and his team of Tom Ducharme, Phillips Perkins, Domenic Bove, John Collins and Joe McCoy won the San Francisco Perpetual Challenge Cup in a two-boat match race with Long Beach Yacht Club on June 30.
 Posted On Tuesday, June 26, 2018
StFYC Sweeps Woodies Invitational 
Three fleets of the classic yachts kept crews and spectators entertained last weekend, June 22-24, in the Woodies Invitational hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club – and won by StFYC in every fleet.
 Posted On Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Like Father, Like Daughter 
Tony Pohl, Clipper Round the World racer and owner of Farr 40 Twisted, which has podiumed several times at Rolex Big Boat Series and finished second last year, “fell in love with sailing right from the beginning,” helming Lasers in Lake Ontario. Years later, his daughter Krysia would have a similar love-at-first-gybe experience.
Cruising: It’s How We Make Friends! 
The StFYC Cruisers’ Group is more than just cruising—we are a group that enjoys socializing together both on and off the water. Big boat, small boat, no boat, sail, power, we are members with all of these.
 Posted On Tuesday, June 19, 2018
This One’s on the House 
The House Committee has been working hard on a number of projects that will noticeably improve your Club in the near future. A team including Sarah Dreyer, Nancy Glenn and Sham Sinawai has produced a design for the Trophy Lounge and Lobby that includes new tables, chairs, couches and trophy cases, providing a sophisticated and updated look.
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