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 Posted On Thursday, May 23, 2019
SDYC Team Wins USMRC Qualifier 
Chris Nesbitt and his San Diego Yacht Club teammates Parker Mitchell, Michael Nicoletti and Kara Voss just missed a picket fence performance at the US Match Racing Qualifiers hosted by StFYC May 18-19, 2019.
Classics Class Announced for the 2019 Rolex Big Boat Series 
The July 31 deadline to enter Rolex Big Boat Series is fast approaching, and a whole new class of boat is now invited to attend. The crown jewel of St. Francis Yacht Club’s racing calendar since its inaugural 1964 event, this year fans and participants will witness boats racing on San Francisco Bay that are older than the regatta.
 Posted On Friday, May 03, 2019
Elvstrom-Zellerbach Regatta Celebrates the Best of Small Boat Sailing 
Seven classes of small boats are invited to race in the Elvstrom-Zellerbach Regatta at St. Francis Yacht Club, May 11-12, 2019, and registration is still open for last-minute sailors looking to test their skills on the City Front course in San Francisco Bay.
 Posted On Sunday, April 14, 2019
French Sweep Nations Cup Grand Final 
Nations Cup Grand Final Pauline Courtois (FRA) and Maxime Mesnil (FRA) took top honors respectively in the Women’s and Open Divisions at World Sailing’s Nations Cup Grand Final, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, CA.
Nations Cup Finals: Breault v. Courtois, Haddad v. Mesnil 
Nations Cup Day 5: Finals The battle for first and second place at World Sailing Nation’s Cup Grand Final will be between Nicole Breault (USA) and Pauline Courtois (FRA) in the Women’s Division and Henrique Haddad (BRA) up against Maxime Mesnil (FRA) in the Open Division. Anna Östling (SWE) and Juliana Senfft (BRA) will duke it out for third and fourth in the Women’s Division, and James Hodgson (AUS) will scrap with Pearson Potts (USA), in a petit-final.
 Posted On Saturday, April 13, 2019
Courtois and Potts Score 2-0 in Semifinals 
Nations Cup Day 4; Semifinals Pauline Courtois (FRA) and Pearson Potts (USA) lead the Women’s and Open division after two flights sailed in the semifinals at World Sailing’s Nations Cup, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, CA. The first to score three wins in each division will advance to the finals.
 Posted On Friday, April 12, 2019
Courtois Leads Women, Anyone’s Game in Open  
Nations Cup: Day 3, Stage 3 Pauline Courtois (FRA) ran a picket fence during Day 3 of racing at World Sailing’s Nations Cup at St. Francis Yacht Club. Nicole Breault (USA), went into the day’s racing undefeated, but suffered a loss to Anna Östling (SWE) in the first match, going on to win against Allie Blecher (USA), Juliana Senfft (BRA) and Clare Costanzo (AUS). The two leaders then faced off in the day’s final flight, with Courtois besting Breault.
Down Under Finishes on Top of Stage 2 Nations Cup 
Nations Cup: Day 3, Stage 2 Day 3 dawned with a repechage for four Open Division teams and five Women’s teams, all competing for the chance to continue racing in the World Sailing’s Nations Cup Grand Final. Those two coveted spots were taken by Clare Costanzo (AUS) in the Women’s Division and Nick Egnot-Johnson (NZ) in the Open Division.
 Posted On Thursday, April 11, 2019
Mesnil Leads Open, Breault Remains Undefeated in Women’s Division 
Nations Cup: Day Two Maxime Mesnil (FRA) dominated the Open Division during the second day of racing at the 2019 World Sailing Nations Cup Grand Final. In the Women’s Division Nicole Breault (USA) and Pauline Courtois (FRA) continued to rack up wins through the afternoon, sailing into a late afternoon face-off with seven wins each; the eighth was Breault’s.
 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 Monday, April 01, 2019
THE EARTH-LOVERS: StFYC Partners with Kanaloa Seafood to Serve up Sustainability 
Dining/Entertainment Chair Karen Growney and Executive Chef Aaron Johnson are committed to improving the sustainability of the foods sourced and served on the St. Francis menus. As such, your club has partnered with Kanaloa Seafood—now our sole provider of seafood. Kanaloa Seafood, a family-run business, was the first certified sustainable seafood company in the United States and has been supplying fresh, delicious and sustainable seafood for over 30 years.
THE ISLAND-KEEPERS: Scenes from the Toiling Season (Thus Far…)  
It’s hard to fully appreciate the uniqueness of our outstation, especially when you consider members have built and maintained it from the ground, up. Every tree in the soil, every brick in the sidewalk and every piling on the docks was placed there by members, and it is through the generous spirit of our Toilers that our Island continues to be a pristine getaway. Toiling season is about half over, and the Toilers have plenty of photos and stories to share.
THE FUND-RAISERS: How the 2019 St. Francis Sailing Foundation Auction Broke Records 
A new wine tasting event during the silent auction, a new auctioneer and a dynamic honorary chair duo—Pam Rorke Levy and Matt Brooks—resulted in a phenomenal evening at the St. Francis Sailing Foundation’s 15th annual “Night with the Stars” auction. Professional auctioneer John Curley kept the paddles flying, so much so that Matt Brooks doubled down on his donation of an all-expenses-paid trip to Cabo San Lucas. When all was said and done, the organization raised a record-breaking $260,000.
THE HOPE-BRINGERS: When the Fires Raged in Paradise, These Members Rallied  
In November 2018, the Paradise Camp Fires swept through Northern California, obliterating the homes and livelihoods of hundreds of residents. Giselle Sutter Sponholtz’s family home was among the wreckage, but her focus was elsewhere: on helping other families rebuild. Bolstered by the generous donations and support of StFYC members, Giselle was able to help one family fully rebuild and, importantly, rediscover a sense of hope. Women’s Committee Chair Janet Heineken tells Giselle’s story.
 Posted On Sunday, March 24, 2019
Sutter and Versavel Win Nacra 15 Youth World Qualifier 
Jack Sutter and Charlotte Versavel bested the fleet of seven competitors to win the second and final stage of the Nacra 15 Youth World Qualifier at St. Francis Yacht Club, March 22-24, 2019.
 Posted On Monday, March 11, 2019
Vela Racing Wins First Stop of California Dreamin' 
The first stop of the annual California Dreamin’ Series, March 9-10 at St. Francis Yacht Club, had racers dreaming of the settled conditions classic to San Francisco Bay sailing. However, two days of rain, variable wind, squalls, lightning and squirrely current didn’t deter local match racing champion Nicole Breault and her team of Molly Carapiet, Karen Loutzenheiser and Hannah Burroughs. The four women, known as Vela Racing, bested the fleet of eight, scoring 11 bullets in 12 races – losing just once to Breault’s husband, Bruce Stone, and his team of Spencer Paulsen, Stephanie Wondolleck and Halsey Richartz, who finished third overall. Second place was nabbed by Chris Nesbitt, sailing with Drew Guay, Michael Nicoletti and Kara Voss.
 Posted On Friday, February 15, 2019
Toiling in 2019  
About this time each year the Chairman of the Tinsley Committee and the Head Toiler send a plea for contributions so that the Toilers have sufficient materials for Island improvements that directly benefit members. In the past your generosity has been great and impactful – the Toilers have been able to meaningfully improve the Island every year. This year will see much of the same. However, we are asking for a slight change in the object of your generosity.
 Posted On Friday, February 08, 2019
Don’t Wait — Join Race Committee!  
My fellow StFYC members, we welcome 2019 with enthusiasm in the hopes of another fun-filled year within our Club and on the water! Let me first introduce myself: I am Gerard Sheridan, a sailor, racer and an active and proud member of our great club. I am the new Chairman of our Executive Race Committee (ERC) which works in close cooperation with our Race Office staff to plan and execute over 140 days of racing each year.
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