About the Club

The San Francisco Yacht Club is the oldest Yacht Club West of the Mississippi in North America. The Club, with its tranquil setting in Belvedere Cove and its superb harbor, is widely recognized as the premier yachting facility on the West Coast. It operates a year round facility including the harbor, a dry haul area, a full service restaurant and bar. The Club has a very active junior sailing program and all members are committed to the Corinthian traditions of yachting.

The San Francisco Yacht Club is located in beautiful Belvedere, on the shores of Belvedere Cove with a view of the San Francisco skyline. The current club facility was built in 1937 having relocated from its former facility in Sausalito. The San Francisco Yacht Club was founded in 1869 in China Basin in San Francisco. Today the club serves its very active and diverse membership needs by providing club programs, events and facilities that have earned the respect as being one of the leading Yacht Clubs in the country. In addition to the striking views offered from its clubhouse, the club has one of the finest boat anchorages on the Bay. Only club members are allowed to rent slips at the club. The clubhouse and offices are open Wednesday through Sunday although the docks and grounds are accessible at any time. Members can enjoy the many dining services offered in addition to the many formal and informal social events that the club is known for hosting. The heart and soul of any yacht club is its sailing activities. SFYC members are well known for their sailing, powerboating and rowing accomplishments. For more detailed information please review the many sections of our club website.