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 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 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.
 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.
 Posted On Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Nations Cup Grand Final Heads to San Francisco in April 2019 
St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, USA has been selected by World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, to host the 2019 Nations Cup Grand Final April 9-14, 2019 and will use its matched fleet of J/22s. St. Francis Yacht Club previously hosted in 1995 using J/24s.
 Posted On Monday, January 07, 2019
USA Sweeps the Podium at the 505 Worlds 
Ninety of the top 505 sailors on the planet came together to enjoy the solid wind and warm water of Fremantle, Australia during the 2019 SAP 505 World Championships. Despite the stacked fleet with Olympic Medalists, America's Cup sailors and 10 previous World Champions, the Americans stole the show taking four of the top five places on the leaderboard. The 2019 title went to now four-time 505 World Champion Mike Martin and now two-time 505 World Champion Adam Lowry of St. Francis Yacht Club. Runner-up was the team of two-time previous World Champions Mike Holt from Santa Cruz, CA and Carl Smit from Annapolis, MD. Finishing off the podium was the team of Parker Shinn and Eric Anderson, both from San Francisco.
 Posted On Thursday, December 27, 2018
The City (Front) That Never Sleeps 
A panel of 12 college sailors answering burning questions from high school students and parents, St. Ignatius Prep grads Will Paulsen (USC) and Claire Mohun (Georgetown) winning our first-ever College Homecoming Regatta, Rose Bowl practice – all that and more kept the Junior wing humming this holiday season. Staff Commodore Kimball Livingston brings us the Homecoming Regatta in words and pictures.
 Posted On Monday, December 10, 2018
Members Receive Top Honors at PICYA Awards  
St. Francis members Tom Ehman and Ron Young were honored at the PICYA’s 53rd Annual Awards Dinner at the Encinal Yacht Club on Monday, November 5, 2018.
 Posted On Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Paula LeRoy – a Grand Dame of StFYC  
We've lost a Grand Dame of St. Francis Yacht Club with the passing of Paula LeRoy. Paula was the dynamic “Commodora” of StFYC in 1992 alongside her beloved husband and soulmate Bill during his tenure as Commodore. In 1993, Paula was honored as StFYC Yachtswoman of the Year.
 Posted On Tuesday, November 27, 2018
The Party Planners 
Behind the Scenes with the Entertainment Committee As we roll into the holiday season, there’s no better time to check in with your Entertainment Committee.
 Posted On Friday, November 09, 2018
What's the Story with Your Boat's Name? 
Some sterns just beg the question: what's the story with your boat's name? Our Commodore and a few members share their tales.
'Tis the Season for Champagne 
The holidays are nearly upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with great champagne? We thought this to be the perfect time to remind you of some of the wonderful champagnes we have at the Club, including some exciting new opportunities coming this month!
 Posted On Friday, October 26, 2018
Yes, Sailing Heals 
It’s a piece of cake to recruit boats and skippers for that day each year when we host cancer patients and caregivers, and there’s a reason for that – everyone has been touched by cancer. We are touched in turn by those who come to us for a few hours of peace and forgetfulness, removed from the grind of chemo and radiotherapy. It took our Joan Burleigh a while to coax this young mother (Stage 4) out of the shelter of the dodger, but it was worth it.
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