From the Commodore

150 Years on the Bay and Beyond


Founded in 1869, The San Francisco Yacht Club is the oldest yacht club on the Pacific Coast, celebrating its sesquicentennial anniversary this year. Located in Belvedere, California the Club has approximately 1,400 members who share a common passion of boating, including sailing, racing, cruising, youth training and social activities.

The Board of Directors, Flag Officers, Women’s Auxiliary, Standing Committees and many other member volunteers are active in supporting the Club’s operations. This includes maintaining our financial stability, our harbor facilities and our buildings. To meet our member’s diverse needs, the Club recently broke ground on the new Cove House facility, due to be completed in fall of 2019. We are also fortunate to have a great management team and staff that work hard to provide a quality membership and guest experience.

The San Francisco Yacht Club operates year-round and is open Wednesday through Sunday each week. The harbor facilities include member and guest docks adjacent to the clubhouse deck, 190 slips, and dry storage that recently underwent the addition of SUP racks.

The Corinthian Deck overlooks our harbor and the tranquil Belvedere Cove. This is a favorite spot for anyone seeking a warm spot in the sun after a breezy day on the Bay. Off in the distance, one can often see the San Francisco skyline and the city’s famous fog, evidence of a much chillier environment just across the Bay. The fog arrives thanks to a wind tunnel that streams through the Golden Gate – 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 enjoying our much-loved beach that has been enjoyed by generations of members and their families.

The San Francisco Yacht Club is a special place, enjoyed by generations of members from around the world. As we look back on and celebrate the past 150 years, we are proud to be well positioned for the next 150 years on the Bay and beyond!


Commodore Andrew Fromm



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

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