Regattas

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.

Tell us your Regatta Results!

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 (100 words or less) to commodore@sfyc.org or forrest@sfyc.org by 6:00 p.m. 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 • race@sfyc.org • 415-789-5647


2019 SFYC REGATTA SCHEDULE

March 16–17: BAYS Winter Youth #4
March 23: Rosenblum Regatta (Club Series)
March 30–31: SF Cup @ SFYC

April 6–7: Optimist Harken #2 (Youth)
April 13–14: Resin Regatta
April 27: Anniversary Cup (Club Series)
April 27: Staff Commodores Cup (after Anniversary Cup)

May 18–19: Elite Keel Regatta

June 1–2: Knarr and J/105 Regatta
June 8: Farallones Race (Full-Crewed)
June 22: Independence Cup (Club Series)

July 4: Fireworks Folly Pursuit Race
July 6: Hart Nunes (Mercuries)
July 13: Belvedere Classic Regatta and Great SF Schooner Race
July 20: Midnight Moonlight Maritime Marathon
July 27: Mitchell and Ross Regattas (Club Series)

August 3–4: Summer BAYS #3 (Youth)
August 10–11: Summer Keel
August 16–18: Melges 24 West Coast Championship
August 24–25: USODA (Optimist) Pacific Coast Championship

September 6–14: International Knarr Championship
September 21: Wosser Cup (Club Series)
September 28: Auxiliary Cup
September 28–29: Multihull Regatta

October 5–6: Fall Classic/Easom Founders Trophy
October 12: Round the Island
October 19: Perkins Challenge


ADDITIONAL REGATTAS

  • Upcoming Major Regattas at SFYC
    • 2019

      International Knarr Championship
      On September 6-14, 2019 the Knarr fleets of the USA, Denmark and Norway will come together at The San Francisco Yacht Club to enter its 6th decade of international Corinthian competition and friendship. The event rotates annually between the three countries, and every other visit to San Francisco is hosted by SFYC.

      While the San Francisco fleet was originally formed in 1960, the event, known as the IKC, was the vision of the San Francisco Bay fleet founder, Knud Wibroe (USA 120), to bring the USA fleet together with our European counterparts in Norway and Denmark for an annual international competition. In 1968 the IKC was born and the first competition was held here on San Francisco Bay and a long tradition of high-level competition coupled together with unique sense of camaraderie was born. Local sailing journalist, Kimball Livingston once wrote, “If this fleet could bottle and sell the secret sauce that draws and inspires its people, every fleet everywhere would pony up to buy some”. The IKCs are meant to be a special experience for not only the competitors, but to all involved. We welcome Club members to share in the experience.

  • SFYC Away Regattas
    • Team SFYC Sailor Regatta Availability Form

      If you are interested in being a part of any of the regattas listed below please fill out this FORM.

      The San Francisco Cup vs. St. Francis Yacht Club

      March 30–31, 2019 @ SFYC

      San Francisco Lipton Cup

      June 14–16, 2019 @ Richmond Yacht Club
      All racing in J/22s. Friday is a distance race from St. Francis to RYC with a female skipper. Saturday is seven fleet races.  Sunday is a distance race from RYC to the St. Francis with a skipper over 60 years old.

      Sailing Teams: 

           Open Division: Matt Sessions
           Women’s Division: Cassidy Lynch
           Over-60 Division: Vicki Sodaro

      Corinthian Cup vs. Annapolis YC

      August 24-25 @ Annapolis YC

      LEMWOD Women's Regatta

      October 11-13 @ Long Beach YC

      San Diego Lipton Cup

      October 25-27 @ San Diego YC



  • SFYC Regatta Support Fund
    • SFYC Regatta Support Fund

      The San Francisco Yacht Club financially supports its members who race at the national and international level. Please click HERE for the Regatta Support Fund Grant Request Form and Guidelines.

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