San Francisco Yacht Club


The San Francisco Yacht Club has a long tradition of sailing and racing excellence dating back over 150 years. Members of The SFYC have won Olympic medals and raced in all corners of the globe. Wide recognition of The Club's race management capabilities have enabled the Yacht Club to attract significant national and international championship regattas. The Race Program is supported by dedicated SFYC Members and members of the broader sailing community who volunteer more than 4,800 hours each year, enabling sailors from all over the world to sail in the world-renowned San Francisco Bay breeze and visit beautiful Marin County.


During area County "Shelter in Place" Orders most regattas are on hold, pending study of County laws and rules.  2 weeks prior to each regatta that regatta will be either cancelled or postponed, as noted below, if unable to run.

In the meantime try this "household course comparison" idea.
Check out the recorded times HERE.

March 14-15:  BAYS Winter #4 (Youth) – CANCELLED
March 21:  Rosenblum (Club Series) – CANCELLED

April 3-Return to Water: Corona Cup (Youth) 
April 4-5:  Optimist Harken #2 (Youth) – CANCELLED
April 18-19:  Resin Regatta – CANCELLED

May 2-3:  Elite Keelboat Regatta – CANCELLED
May 9:  Anniversary Cup (Club Series) – CANCELLED
May 9:  Staff Commodores Cup – POSTPONED (later date to be determined)

June 13:  Farallones Race (Full-Crewed) – CANCELLED
June 13-14:  J/105 Regatta – CANCELLED
June 20:  Independence Cup (Club Series) - CANCELLED 
June 27:  Midnight Moonlight Maritime Marathon - CANCELLED

July 4:  Fireworks Folly Pursuit Race
July 11:  Hart Nunes (Mercuries) - CANCELLED
July 11:  Belvedere Classic and Great SF Schooner Race - CANCELLED
July 25: Mitchell/Ross Regattas (Club Series) - Pending authorization
August 1-2:  SFYC Youth Regatta (was BAYS) - Pending authorization
August 8-9:  Summer Keelboat Regatta - Pending authorization
August 15:  Wosser Cup (Club Series) - Pending authorization
August 29-30: Corinthian Cup @ SFYC - CANCELLED

September 12-13: Multihull Regatta
September 26: Auxiliary Cup

October 3-4:  Fall Classic/Easom Founders Trophy
October 17:  Perkins Challenge
October 18:  Leukemia Cup Regatta
October 31:  Round the Island Race




If you’re sailing under the SFYC burgee, we want to know about it. Every Sunday, we look for regatta results from Members competing near and far to be included in the Bow Wave.

Here’s how to participate:

  1. Send your regatta results and report (100 words or less) to by 6:00pm on Sunday. If your report is longer, we reserve the right the edit it. If you didn’t register under SFYC, we unfortunately can’t report on your result.
  2. Send 2-3 photos that are high res and at least 50KB apiece. If your photos are smaller, we won’t be able to publish them.
  3. Include a link to results.
  4. Look for your results in the Bow Wave!

SFYC Race Office • • 415-789-5647



Race Committee Volunteer Sign Up

Our internationally renowned racing program would not be possible without the support of dedicated members and volunteers from the broader sailing community. Volunteering for Race Committee is a great way to give back to The Club, meet new people, learn more about racing and get acquainted with the Club if you’re hoping to apply for membership.

Signing up to volunteer is easy! Simply click below to view the schedule of upcoming regattas, indicate which regatta and which volunteer position you’re interested in, and submit the form. Volunteers can submit as many forms as they like throughout the year.

Please note: When signing up to volunteer, please assume you will be scheduled unless you hear differently from the Principle Race Officer (PRO). Each PRO is asked to confirm directly with each volunteer as soon as possible and 6 weeks and 2 weeks prior to each regatta.

If there's been a change in your availability, please contact the Race Office at 415-789-5647. Thank you for volunteering!




Since its founding in 1869, SFYC has hosted thousands of days of racing on one of the country's most celebrated bodies of water. Stored in the drawers and corners of our clubhouse are sketches of the Club's first racecourses as well as thrilling reports of our earliest regattas which were covered in detail in The Chronicle.



The SFYC Cruise Committee is excited to offer a fantastic line-up of cruises each year for our membership. It's a great way for sailors and power-boaters to spend time on the water together, enjoying each other's company!


January 29: Cruise Kick-Off Party
Terrapin Crossroads / Pier 15 /San Rafael Yacht Club Cruise – POSTPONED
Benicia Yacht Club Cruise – POSTPONED
June 12–14: Napa Cruise – CANCELED
June 26–28: South Beach Yacht Club / Giants Game / City Cruise – CANCELED
July 13–17: Delta Cruise – CANCELED
July 18: Angel Island BBQ & Fun Day – POSTPONED
July 24–26: StFYC/City Cruise – CANCELED

August 15: Family Fun Day in the Cove
September 19–20: Half Moon Bay (weather dependent) 
October 9–12: Tinsley 7-Star Cruise

Nov 14–21: "Stu's Cruise" The Commodore's Cruise in the BVI
December 12: Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade


January 30: Cruiser Kick-Off Party
March 23–24: Terrapin / San Rafael Yacht Club Cruise
May 3–5: Benicia Yacht Club
May 24-26: South Beach YC / Giants Game / City Cruise
June 7–9: Napa Cruise
June 28–30: SFYC / City Cruise
July 8–12: Delta Yacht Club Cruise
July 19–21: Commodore's Cruise Weekend on the Belvedere Riviera
August 3: Family Fun Day in the Cove
August 30–September 1: Hop, Skip, & Jump -- Angel Island / Dock Party
September 14–15: Half Moon Bay
October 11–13: Tinsley 7 Club Cruise
December 7: Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade


You don't have to own a boat to join the Cruises — when you register, simply indicate if you'd like us to try and find you a ride, or if you plan to "black-top" it and drive up to join us at cruising destination.


Select an event below or navigate using the Club's online calendar. Please sign up if you intend to join us so we can plan accordingly and so you can see who else is coming.


Please contact Cruise Committee Chairs David Jampolsky at & Camille Jampolsky at


Safety Training Workshops

SFYC Safety at Sea Training Courses are designed for racers and cruisers alike. This training is full of important curriculum including Basic Navigation, Weather, Celestial Navigation and Sea Survival. Sea Survival will be required for 30% of all offshore racers from 2018, including skippers. Classes are taught by Paul Cunningham who teaches at SFYC twice a year. Paul is a highly experienced captain with decades of worldwide experience.  

Questions? Email


To Spring 2020 Participants, posted 4/8/20:
We have had to make the decision to cancel the SFYC Safety at Sea courses that you are signed up for as a participant. As we do not wish to leave you all ‘high and dry’ without a method of gaining this qualification we have three options to give each one of you. Please send me an email back with your choice of options, to
1)      Do the US Sailing Online course 10 topics + another online course (about to be launched on another platform by US Sailing) with 5 more topics that brings you up to World Sailing course level. We would send you a log in code and the cost of those two courses would be paid for by SFYC using your registration fees already paid. At the end of the two online courses you would send us a copy of the certificates and then on 22nd October (mid-week sorry about that) at SFYC you would then do the hands on portion of the course to convert the online course into a full World Sailing course. In the meantime it is likely that any offshore races that are still going ahead this year will accept your online course as there is an understanding that the virus is stopping these courses from going ahead.
2)      Postpone your participation to our October courses choice would be 23-24th October or 25-26th October.
3)      Get a full refund for your course and find another course that works for you elsewhere when Shelter-In-Place is lifted. 
Those of you who were meant to be doing the refresher course would instead do the course in October as US Sailing are allowing you to extend even if you are outside the expiry date at that time.

US Sailing Sanctioned International Offshore Safety at Sea - Spring 2020 Course #1 (May 8-9)
2-day course
Friday 8:30am-6:00pm and Saturday 8:30am-6:00pm
Register here          Current Registrants (16 max; fees must be paid to show on this list)
No refunds after April 24

US Sailing Sanctioned International Offshore Safety at Sea - Spring 2020 Course #2 (May 10-11)

2-day course
Sunday 8:30am-6:00pm and Monday 8:30am-6:00pm.
Register here           Current Registrants (16 max; fees must be paid to show on this list)
No refunds after April 24  

1-Day Refresher for US Sailing Sanctioned International Offshore Safety at Sea - Spring 2020 (May 7)

1-day refresher course. $160.
Register Here         Current Registrants (16 max; fees must be paid to show on this list)
Additional refresher course information
No refunds after April 24

Regular Course Information


Joining Instructions (REQUIRED READING)
Video of ISAF Sea Survival in the water portion at SFYC

Syllabus Medical Form (must be printed & Signed)
Course Docs  & Videos  

Fee: $300 (includes new book) 

In 2003 ISAF introduced a standard basic syllabus for the training of safety courses in order to establish an internationally recognized qualification. The training requirements form part of the ISAF Offshore Special Regulation. These courses are run and established by ISAF Member National Authorities (MNAs) and conform to ISAF minimum standards. This certification will be required for 30% of all offshore racers, including skippers, starting in 2018.

Course topics include:


  • Emergency procedures

  • Liferaft operation and in-the-water training

  • Flare use and training

  • Fire extinguisher training

  • Preventative maintenance checklists

  • Coast Guard communications


  • sponsors