Join The GGYC and become a member of an active yacht club with a wide variety of sailing and club offerings available to its members.

Founded in 1939 as the Puerto de Oro Yacht Club (Port of the Golden Harbor). Our founding fathers started the club as a foundation to promote both water sports and affordable boating to our local community. This has remained our mainstay and is one of the focal points of our Club adding to our reputation of being the “Friendliest Club on the Bay” and allows for camaraderie with fellow sailors from around the Bay and beyond.

The Golden Gate Yacht Club is a fully functional yacht club with a full-time staff and nearly three hundred members. The Golden Gate Yacht Club welcomes non boaters, sail and power boaters and their crew to its membership ranks. Membership in the GGYC also affords reciprocal rights to the City Club of San Francisco, University Club and Marine’s Memorial as well as most yacht clubs worldwide.

Members enjoy social activities such as Opening Day on the Bay, our renowned Lobster Feed, Fleet Week Bar-b-Que (best view on the Bay to see the Fleet arrive and watch the Blue Angels perform), Bunny and Santa-by-Boat Brunches, San Francisco Firemen’s Toy Drive for Under Privileged Children, New Year’s Day Brunch and other themed events.

On the water, Members enjoy recreational sailing on the club’s fleet and our regatta schedule provides many racing opportunities.

The GGYC also offers bar and dining service with dazzling views of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and Marin.

Join us and enjoy:

  • First class facility on San Francisco Bay with rooms, decks and balconies that offer breathtaking panoramic Golden Gate and bay views.
  • An ideal location for small or large corporate functions and seminars. Members receive discounted rental rates
  • Recreation sailing and racing on the club’s fleet of J/22s
  • Famous Mid-Winter Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup Regatta and Friday Night Beer Can Series and other YRA regattas
  • Youth Sailing program for San Francisco High School students
  • An active Associate member program (ages 21-29)

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The Golden Gate Yacht Club is currently accepting applications. The club has various classes of membership, including Regular, Associate and Corinthian. GGYC is a member club of the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association (PICYA). Club members enjoy reciprocal visiting privileges with most recognized yacht clubs in the world.

Applicants for membership to the Club shall not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sex, political affiliation, sexual orientation, disability or any other grounds prohibited by law.

For inquiries, to talk to a member, fill out the request form on the side of this page or email

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