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 Posted On Saturday, February 01, 2020
New Year, New Decade, New Leadership 
On January 14, 2020, members flocked to the Clubhouse for the Annual General Meeting and awards ceremony. Now, meet your new leadership and read about the 2019 award winners
 Posted On Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Stanford Varsity, Four Cal Alumni Squads Win 16th Big Sail 
At St. Francis Yacht Club, the Stanford varsity captured The Big Sail title for the 15th consecutive year, while crews representing Cal won the other four fleets. With the two schools' marching bands and cheer teams duking it out on the Race Deck, the Bay cooperated with conditions beckoning the best from these highly experienced sailors.
 Posted On Sunday, October 06, 2019
No Wind and No Racing on the Final Day; Potts Is USMRC Champion Again 
With no significant winds to permit the start of semifinal racing, Sunday at St. Francis Yacht Club turned into a “lay day” that nobody wanted. Not even Pearson Potts, the chief beneficiary of the cancellation. Potts, who sailed to a 12-2 record over the Friday and Saturday sessions to take first place in the round-robin, thus successfully defended his national championship.
 Posted On Saturday, October 05, 2019
The Field of Eight Is Down to Four at the 2019 Kilroy Realty U.S. Match Racing Championship 
After a spirited Second Round Robin that kept the race umpires busy, four sailors advanced to Sunday’s knockout stage of the 52nd USMRC: Peter Holz, Jeffrey Petersen, Nicole Breault and defending champion Pearson Potts.
 Posted On Friday, October 04, 2019
Defending Champion Potts Leads After 1st Round Robin of Kilroy Realty U.S. Match Racing Championship 
Patience was a virtue: When racing began at midday Friday in San Francisco Bay after a two-hour delay, Team Potts posted six victories from seven matches, returning to the docks of host St. Francis Yacht Club with the lead after Day 1.
 Posted On Sunday, September 15, 2019
Fastest Guns in the West Decided at the Rolex Big Boat Series 
Cool onshore temperatures, ebbing fog, flooding waters and a gathering sea breeze greeted the 79 teams gathered on San Francisco Bay to contest the final day of racing at the 55th edition of the St. Francis Yacht Club’s annual Rolex Big Boat Series (September 11-15, 2019). Despite a slow start to the regatta, courtesy of higher-than-usual onshore temperatures earlier in the week, today’s longer-form Bay Tour course gave teams a chance to whip their horses around the West Coast’s most competitive racecourse one last time. Better still, the day’s course selection allowed all teams to strut their big-air skills while enjoying a stadium-style finish in front of cheering fans ashore on StFYC’s Race Deck.
 Posted On Saturday, September 14, 2019
The Breeze Is Back at the Third Day of the 2019 Rolex Big Boat Series 
After two days of light-air racing, Mother Nature finally flipped the fun switch on day three of the 2019 Rolex Big Boat Series, giving all 79 competing teams the kinds of big-air grins that make San Francisco Bay a truly world-class sailing venue.
 Posted On Friday, September 13, 2019
Inauspicious Racing at the Second Day of 2019 Rolex Big Boat Series 
The morning dawned bright, blue and warm, with barely a cat’s paw aggravating the Bay. While this certainly wasn’t the lucky start that many competitors were hoping for at a regatta that does not drop races, the day’s silver lining was a weather forecast that promised breeze by mid-afternoon. The AP flag remained hoisted with sailors idling ashore until 1400 hours when enough sea breeze arrived to allow the race committee to score a single race.
 Posted On Thursday, September 12, 2019
Practicing Patience and Anticipating Breeze at the 2019 Rolex Big Boat Series 
Unfortunately for these sailors, today delivered one of the Bay’s rare, windless mornings forcing the StFYC’s Race Committee to make the difficult decision to downshift from the day’s two planned races to a single afternoon race, allowing the fleet to press gang the gathering sea breeze into service while dodging the unseasonably warm onshore temperatures enshrouding the city.
 Posted On Sunday, September 01, 2019
55th Rolex Big Boat Series Guide 
82 Entries. A new Classics Class. An emphasis on going green. Famous racecourses and infamous parties. Here is what to expect at the 55th edition of Rolex Big Boat Series, your club’s signature on-water event. From September 11–15, the Club will be a hive of activity and there are plenty of ways to follow the action, spectate and enjoy.
 Posted On Wednesday, April 10, 2019
All Bullets for Breault, Courtois and Mesnil 
Day 1 World Sailing Nations Cup It was picket fences for both French teams – top-ranked Women’s skipper Pauline Courtois and Open Division skipper Maxime Mesnil, as well as defending Nations Cup Women’s Champion Nicole Breault (USA) after the first day of racing at the 2019 World Sailing Nations Cup Grand Final, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club.
 Posted On Friday, March 01, 2019
The Year Ahead in Entertainment, Events, Wine and Dining  
As Karen Growney kicks off her year as chair of the Entertainment/Dining Committee, she presents a lively schedule of events and entertainment for members this year. From traditional favorites like Opening Day to brand-new events like a Junior Social, there are many events you won’t want to miss.
StFSF Reveals Top Auction Lots for March 12 Event  
Want to go on an all-expense-included fishing trip to Cabo San Lucas? How about a private charter on the brigantine Matthew Turner? Read about these Auction Lots and more, all of which will be up for bidding at the Night with the Stars Auction on March 12.
 Posted On Friday, January 25, 2019
StFYC Wins St. Petersburg Master Driver Regatta 
Congratulations to Team Captain Jon Andron and crew for their win at the Master Driver Team Racing Champs at St. Petersburg Yacht Club, January 12-13, 2019. StFYC’s Andron, accompanied by drivers Dr. Craig Healy and Shawn Bennett, and crew Joe McCoy, Mike Bishop and Brett Vaughn, traveled to St. Petersburg, Florida, to compete in J/70s in two round robins over two days of racing. With a 7-2 record, StFYC triumphed over second place finishers Texas Corinthian YC and St. Petersburg YC, who took third.
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