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San Francisco Bay is ringed with yacht clubs, which provide a collegial atmosphere to relax with fellow boaters. Many sponsor races and cruises and have both sail and power events.
Aeolian Yacht Club
Phone: 510 523-2586
Founded in 1906, Aeolian Yacht Club is an all volunteer club that features deep water berths, guest dock, club sailboats and dinghies, wood workshop, and a clubhouse with a bar, kitchen, and dance hal…
Alameda Yacht Club
Ballena Bay Yacht Club
Bay View Boat Club
Founded in 1961; indirectly connected to the long-running Allemand Brothers boat yard. Public launch ramp….
Bay Area Multi-Hull Association
Founded in 1978 to promote multi-hull sailing. The association does not have its own clubhouse but organizes multihull races, cruises, and social events….
Bel-Marin Keys Yacht Club
Berkeley Yacht Club
Founded in 1929. Sponsors Friday night race series all summer….
Cal Sailing Club
Sailing cooperative for small-boat sailors and windsurfers. Not a traditional yacht club, but a non-profit sailing cooperative that owns a fleet of 23 sailboats from 14 to 26 feet. Lessons, cruises, a…
Classic Yacht Association
Founded in 1969 for owners of pre-1943 boats, primarily motoryachts. Does not have its own clubhouse but organizes participation in parades, cruises, and social events. Northern California chapter of …
Corinthian Yacht Club
Founded in 1886 to promote small-boat yachting, only the San Francisco Yacht Club predates the Corinthian on the Pacific Coast. The Corinthian’s large clubhouse with its Colonial Revival facade is one…
Coyote Point Yacht Club
Coyote Point Yacht Club is one of the oldest clubs on the bay, with over 150 members. The clubhouse has great bay views, and the marina has a fuel dock. Fly your Burgee & members of Reciprocal clu…
Emeryville Yacht Club
Phone: (510) 428-0505
Encinal Yacht Club
The oldest club in the east bay, founded in 1890. Extensive racing program and host to many events….
Golden Gate Yacht Club
Island Yacht Club
Loch Lomond Yacht Club
Marin Yacht Club
Founded 1935. Has its own marina….
Marina Bay Yacht Club
Mariposa Hunters Point Yacht Club
Master Mariners Benevolent Association
Association for wooden sailboat owners. A revitalization of an organization originally founded in 1867 by owners of working sailboats on the bay. Now sponsors the annual Master Mariners Race and an an…
Metropolitan Yacht Club
Napa Valley Yacht Club
Phone: (707) 252-3342
North Bay Yacht Club
Oakland Yacht Club
Point San Pablo Yacht Club
Presidio Yacht Club
Founded 1959. The Presidio Yacht Club is a social organization under the sponsorship of 60th Services Squadron, Travis Air Force Base. Membership was previously limited to active duty & reserve mi…
Richardson Bay Yacht Club
Richmond Yacht Club
San Rafael Yacht Club
San Francisco Yacht Club
Phone: 415 435 9133
The oldest yacht club on the Pacific Coast (organized 1869), the San Francisco Yacht Club is also one of the most exclusive on the bay. It is located in Belvedere and has its own 190-slip marina. As t…
Sausalito Yacht Club
Sausalito Cruising Club
The Sausalito Cruising Club was founded in 1949 as a boating and social club. The club facility is a refurbished WWII ammunition barge docked at Dunphy Park within walking distance of beautiful downto…
Sequoia Yacht Club
Phone: 650 361 9472
Visitors are welcome. Drop-in lunch on Wednesdays, and dinner on Fridays. Wednesday evening "Beer Can" race with burgers following. Sailors who would like to crew for these races can always …
Sierra Point Yacht Club
Club based at the Brisbane Marina. Sponsors beer-can races during the summer, and weekend cruises to other yacht clubs. Established 1984….
Single Sailors Association
Does not have a clubhouse of its own; monthly gatherings at Ballena Bay Yacht Club….
South Beach Yacht Club
Phone: (415) 495-2295
St. Francis Yacht Club
San Francisco’s premier yacht club, founded 1927. The most prestigious yacht club in San Francisco, and the one closest to the Golden Gate Bridge….
Tiburon Yacht Club
Founded 1965. Note that the clubhouse is on the east side of the Tiburon peninsula, not in the town of Tiburon….
Tradewinds Sailing School and Club
Phone: 510 232 7999
Sailing school and sailboat rentals, 22 to 65 feet. Based at Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond. Club program available allowing unlimited use of the fleet. (Not a PICYA club.)…
Treasure Island Yacht Club
The TIYC was founded as a military-only club but is now open to all. Founded 1966….
Vallejo Yacht Club
Phone: 707 643-1254
The Vallejo Yacht Club dates back to 1900. It has its own 124-slip marina, adjacent to the Vallejo Municipal Marina. The club offers a large clubhouse with frequent activities, and a year-round sailbo…