Founded in 1869, The San Francisco Yacht Club, located in Belvedere, California, is the oldest Yacht Club on the Pacific Coast of North America. As we approach our 150th year, we are reminded of the many traditions of yacht racing, cruising and camaraderie that The Club has fostered over the years, all of which we still cherish today. We launched the first regatta on San Francisco Bay in 1869 from our original Clubhouse on Long Wharf in San Francisco, and we’ve never stopped. From our home of nearly 90 years on sunny Belvedere Cove, we continue to maintain old traditions and to meet the diverse and changing needs of our approximately 1,400 members.
The Board of Directors, Flag Officers, Auxiliary and Standing Committees, and our professional staff actively support The Club’s operations, our financial stability, and our plans for the future. This year marks the beginning of significant shoreside construction at The Club involving a new Sailing Center and support building, as well as ongoing improvements to our harbor. We continue to take a leading role in safety training and education for the sailing community, hosting local, national and international regattas, and organizing speaker events and a wide range of cruising, racing and social events for members of all ages. Our youth sailing program hosts over 400 youth annually and supports four high school sailing teams. The Club’s management team and staff are some of the best in the industry, and are eager to ensure a first rate experience for members and their guests.
The San Francisco Yacht Club operates year round, seven days a week, and our Clubhouse is open Wednesday through Sunday. The harbor facilities include member and guest docks adjacent to the Clubhouse deck, 190 slips, plus dry storage and SUP racks. The Corinthian Deck overlooks our harbor and the tranquil Belvedere Cove, with the San Francisco skyline beyond, and is a favorite spot for anyone seeking a warm spot in the sun after a breezy day on the Bay. The fog we see streaming through the Golden Gate and across the bay is part of the wind machine that is mother nature’s gift to the Bay Area sailing community! To the west of our Clubhouse deck, you will often find members with their children on our much-loved beach and lawn that have been enjoyed by generations of members and their families.
The San Francisco Yacht Club is a west coast gem enjoyed by our members and the yachting community from all parts of the world. Now in our 149th year, our future is as bright as our past.
The San Francisco Yacht Club is a private membership organization with a Sec. 501(c)(7) Federal tax exemption. The facilities of the club are for the sole use of members and their guests. This website public access information shall not be construed as an invitation to the general public. We invite those with an active interest in racing, recreational sailing or yachting who wish to inquire about membership, to visit the “About the Club” section of this website.