Current ArticlesArchive
DateTitle - Author / Summary
 Posted On Friday, September 30, 2016
Endurance Sailing at Day Four of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds Hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club 
Sailors are a hearty type, but even hearty bodies get tired, especially when exposed to world-class competition that requires A-game performances for several days in a row. Such is the game at the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club...
 Posted On Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Building Conditions at Day Two of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds Hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club 
San Francisco has a storied reputation as a world-class venue during the summer and early fall, and Day Two of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, did not disappoint.
 Posted On Monday, March 21, 2016
SFYC Retains SF Cup, 11-10 
This Saturday marked the 45th San Francisco Cup, a classic hometown rivalry that has been fought between St. Francis and San Francisco Yacht Clubs since 1967. Three teams competed in three classes (Open, Women’s and Juniors) in a battle to be the first to accumulate 11 points. SFYC won by one point.
Small Boats, Big Racing at Spring Dinghy 
After two weeks of relentless rain, sailors took to the Bay en masse on Saturday ready to harness the great breeze and momentary break in the drizzle. At the Spring Dinghy Regatta, 60 entries from five dinghy fleets made for dynamic racing. F18s zipped around the course heeling dramatically at high speeds, followed by a stampede of 505s, a hyper-competitive fleet of Lasers and Laser Radials, an adventurous bunch of Weta trimarans and a vigorous group of juniors in Club 420s
 Posted On Monday, February 01, 2016
Announcing: Dave Perry Week at StFYC 
Dave Perry is coming to San Francisco, and making St. Francis Yacht Club his home base! A well-known author, coach, sailor and rules expert, Dave is famous from coast to coast for his ability to bring the Racing Rules of Sailing to life. During the first week of March, he will spend time offering lectures, coaching our Juniors and coaching the J/105 fleet of SF.
From the Commodore: Call me in November 
Commodore Kimball Livingston steps into his position at the helm with a playful and excited look at the months ahead. Read why he chose the Willie model to adorn the Grill Room mantel, learn about his favorite times of the year, and discover his plan for getting more Juniors out sailing with him…so long as they serve on Race Committee too.
 Posted On Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Sacramento to SFYC: The Cruisers' Group in Autumn 
Our Cruisers’ Group is as active as ever! They recently completed a fun cruise from Tinsley to Sacramento, including various on-shore tours and two nights’ stay on the historic Delta King. Looking forward they are planning a cruise to Tomales Bay in October, to San Francisco Yacht Club in November and to our own StFYC in December.
 Posted On Saturday, August 01, 2015
Top Talent Moves on to Finals in Kite Foil Gold Cup 
Following two days of tight racing in the qualifying rounds of Kite Foil Gold Cup, 35 racers move on to the Gold Fleet while 34 will race in the Silver Fleet. Conditions have been superb for the event, big breezes up to 25 knots, and race committee is counting on more of the same.
 Posted On Thursday, July 09, 2015
Tideline Water Taxi Provides Transportation Alternative During Doyle Drive Closure  
With Doyle Drive closed for construction through Monday, Tideline Water Taxi is offering expanded cross-Bay transportation.
 Posted On Friday, May 01, 2015
The Hines Family: Four Generations of StFYC Sailors  
When the earthquake hit San Francisco in 1989, Dewey Hines was in the Club, meeting with Chef Karl. “We were in the oldest part of the building—the area with a foundation of beams resting on sand,” Dewey recalls. Just as that day has become an inextricable part of StFYC history, so too has the Hines family.
 Posted On Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Photos: IntraClub Regatta Awards 
 Posted On Thursday, March 19, 2015
Announcing the Winners of 2014 Junior Sailing Awards 
On January 30th Junior Sailors from our Summer Camps, Spring and Fall Sailing, High School Sailing Team, and Junior Race Team, along with their parents, gathered for the 2014 Junior Awards Banquet.
 Posted On Monday, March 16, 2015
Slow Start, Big Turnout at Spring One Design Regatta 
On the first day of the Spring One Design regatta, it seemed everyone was there—80 boats, 300 sailors, 8 fleets—everyone, that is, but the wind. Early season conditions prevailed and the lack of breeze resulted in a string of postponements with, ultimately, no racing.
 Posted On Thursday, February 12, 2015
Gathering Tales of the Willie 
On Opening Day 2015, the StFYC will christen a model of our beloved W.L. Stewart, III. In preparation, we are gathering tales for a Willie anthology and will publish selections in the April issue of the Mainsheet. 
 Posted On Tuesday, February 10, 2015
St. Francis Sailing Foundation–Supporting Sailing and its Athletes 
The St. Francis Sailing Foundation (StFSF) has a busy year ahead, as lifelong Olympic dreams come into focus for many of the Foundation’s grant recipients while community sailing programs continue to grow the sport in the Bay Area.
 Posted On Sunday, February 08, 2015
The San Francisco Cup - a History of our Friendly Competition with SFYC 
The San Francisco Cup, conceived as a friendly annual contest between the St. Francis Yacht Club and the San Francisco Yacht Club, was first held 47 years ago in April of 1967.
 Posted On Friday, August 29, 2014
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Race Day Four 
Skip McCormack spoke for all competitors after Friday's fourth day of the 13th annual 18' Skiff International Regatta hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club...
 Posted On Thursday, August 28, 2014
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Race Day Three 
Early every day at Crissy Field hundreds of San Francisco's hardiest citizens and their dogs can be found running, biking or walking briskly along the wind-swept Bay, where some may even be sailing later...
 Posted On Tuesday, August 26, 2014
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Race Day Two 
After Tuesday's wild racing in the 13th annual 18' Skiff International Regatta, it was apparent that old boats aren't necessarily a problem as long as you keep them upright...
 Posted On Monday, August 25, 2014
2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Race Day One 
Runaway wins on the first day of the 13th annual 18' Skiff International Regatta Monday may have resembled the lopsided racing in the 34th America's Cup on these same tricky waters a year ago, but this time the tide turned at the starting line...