On behalf of the San Francisco Bay Knarr Association and the St. Francis Yacht Club we welcome you to San Francisco for the 48th International Knarr Championship! The event will take place the first week of September during our prime season in one of the world’s most beautiful cities and premier sailing venues. The renowned St. Francis Yacht Club will host the event, providing world class race management and an unsurpassed venue for the social events the IKCs delivers.
The San Francisco Bay Knarr Association is working to deliver a well-prepared fleet of twenty-five boats outfitted with aluminum spars. Our dedicated volunteers are anxiously preparing for the arrival of our European friends and competitors for an outstanding week of fierce competition with ample time for parties and enjoyment of our great city.
The International Knarr Championship is one of the premier amateur sailing events in the world. Its unique format with daily rotation of boats is the supreme test of skipper and crew. Within the series of races consistent performance matters more than luck or a fortuitous wind shift. At the end of the week, one team will have the joy of winning but all of you will have had the thrill of great competition on our beautiful San Francisco Bay and world class social events. May the best team win and may our friendships continue to flourish.
Mark Dahm, IKC Chairman
The St. Francis Yacht Club is delighted to welcome you to our beautiful club, and our wonderful city. For information on how to get here, where to stay, and the benefits of a reciprocal membership, check out the “Visiting the Club” page of our website.
Map of SF with Points of Interest on Land and at Sea
Live webcams with views of the Bay
Neighborhood map and Neighborhood information
About the Marina, the neighborhood that is home to StFYC
Ground Transportation (Amtrak, BART, Super Shuttle, Rental Cars and more)
San Francisco is a ride-sharing community, and there are three apps in particular that we recommend you download before your arrival. All are safe, simple and typically more reliable than taxi cabs.
Wind predications at Sailflow.com
Weather forecasts on NOAA
San Francisco Tide Chart and Harbor Guide