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Stories from the San Francisco Yacht Club

San Francisco Yacht Club
98 Beach Road
Belvedere, CA 94920

(415) 435-9133

Website: www.sfyc.org


SAN FRANCISCO YACHT CLUB BECOMES NSHOF FOUNDING MEMBER

From the Commodore:

On behalf of The San Francisco Yacht Club, we are proud to become a Founding Member of the National Sailing Hall of Fame.

As a Founding Member, The San Francisco Yacht Club and its members support the efforts to preserve America's sailing legacy and to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to American Sailing.

Our members look forward to visiting this landmark for sailing enthusiasts.

Good sailing,

Robert Heller, Commodore

 


 

History

SFYC in SausalitoFounded in 1869, the San Francisco Yacht Club is the oldest club on the Pacific Coast of North America. The original anchorage and clubhouse were located in San Francisco near Mission Rock, but inadequate depth of water and increasing industrial growth in the area resulted in a move to Sausalito. Waterfront property was purchased and a new clubhouse erected, but it was subsequently destroyed by fire in 1897.

The rebuilt building is still standing and now houses a restaurant. Increasing ferry traffic and congestion contributed to a decision to move again in 1926 to its current location in Belvedere Cove.

The club has a very active junior sailing program and all members, whether they own boats or not, are committed to the Corinthian traditions of yachting.

 


 

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