GGYC sailing is currently postponed due to Covid-19. We hope to be sailing again in August.

Upcoming Sailing Events:
Friday Night Beer Can series:  (cancelled)
2nd Sunday Club Sail: postponed.
Interclub Racing: J22 Lipton Cup, Aug 7-9. (cancelled)

GGYC’s certified instructors and coaches host monthly ClubSails for youth members, reciprocal club members and member sponsored guests. No sponsor, no problem. Just email the waterfront director your name, sailing experience and the ClubSail you’d like to attend and we’ll get you on the crew list.  Experienced skippers and dinghy sailors are always welcome, if that’s you, come on over to the club and share your passion, knowledge, and sailing experience with our newest bay area sailors.  ClubSails provide opportunities to sail and race on J/22s, J/24, Cal25, RS Fevas, C420s, CFJs, Optis, Lasers.

ClubSails are held the 2nd Sunday of each month from 10-3pm. Youth member ClubSails are Jan, Apr, Jul and Oct. GGYC extends sailing privileges to all PICYA club members and to our reciprocal club members at University Club, City Club of San Francisco and Marines’ Memorial Club.

Follow us at facebook.com/ggycwaterfront for the most update sailing information and ClubSail signups.


INSTRUCTORS

Christopher Johnson is the Waterfront Director and a certified US Sailing Instructor. He was raised in Detroit and learned to sail on the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay.  He has a decade of racing experience on J105s and races now on a Farr 395, Olson 40, Moore 24, and J/22.  He’s competed in the Rolex Big Boat Series, Chicago to Mackinac Race, OYRA Offshore Series, Annapolis Race Week, and two J105 North American Championships.  Off the water, Christopher is a Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility at Bank of the West and also an avid oenophile. He holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a Masters in International Affairs from George Washington University. 

Brett Bastien is a certified US Sailing Instructor and lifelong sailor. Growing up in Connecticut, he began fleet racing at age 12 and was a varsity sailor in high school. Brett has racing experience on Lasers, FJs, 420s and a variety of keel boats. He has been racing in the Bay for three years as a bowman on a Farr 395, Farr 40, J/105, C&C 115, participating in the Rolex Big Boat Series and OYRA Offshore Series. A graduate of Fairfield University, Brett is an Enterprise Account Manager at Square. Off the water, Brett enjoys spending time with friends in the Marina District.

Mills Forni is a certified US Sailing Instructor, lifelong sailor and triathlete. Growing up in Michigan, he learned to sail on Lake St. Clair, racing Optis, Lasers, FJs, 420s and J24s at Crescent Sail Yacht Club and on his high school sailing team. A graduate of Michigan State University, Mills was Captain on the sailing team. During the summers, Mills coached junior sailing at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. Mills is a Vice President with Axicom, U.S. in San Francisco, prior to that, he worked in Washington, D.C. These days, Mills spends his time biking, swimming, running and sailing. He races Farr 395s, Express 27s, dinghies and a variety of other classes.

Henry Pease is a certified US Sailing Instructor who enjoys just getting out sailing. Henry started sailing seriously in college and fell in love with racing FJs and 420s. He was Commodore of the Princeton Sailing Team his junior year and loved teaching new sailors and recruiting more people into the sport. After getting his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and spending a year on the East Coast, he found himself working in the Bay Area as a software engineer for BMW. He now enjoys building his big boat experience and racing in as many regattas as possible. Off of the water, Henry is an avid skier, golfer, and runner.

Alberto Rivera is a certified U.S. Sailing Instructor who learnt to sail at a young age from his father in Puerto Rico. In college, Alberto was the Captain of the Syracuse University Sailing Team. Alberto polished his sailing skills racing FJs, 420s, Lightnings and J24s around the East Coast. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, Alberto moved to the San Francisco and began crewing on a Cal25 where he quickly learned the challenges of the SF bay. Alberto enjoys coaching the high school sailing team, teaching club members and racing in regattas. Outside of sailing, Alberto worked as a Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company and is now building his own startup.

Alex Salogub is a certified U.S. Sailing Instructor who loves flying, running and mentoring youth. Alex grew up boating on Long Island, NY and has been sailing in San Francisco for 20+ years.  He has ASA certifications in basic keel-boat, coastal cruising, bare-boat cruising and International Safety at Sea. He’s an active coach for the club’s Opti, C420, FJ, J/22, Cal25 programs and races on a Farr40, Farr395 and Moore 24. He’s competed in the Rolex Big Boat Series, Moore 24 Nationals, Pacific Cup Championships and California Coastal Cup. Alex graduated from Southern Illinois University, earned an MBA from St. Mary’s College and is a pilot for Southwest Airlines and the U.S. Air Force.


COACHES

Brett Davis is an avid sailor who learned to sail on Lake George in Upstate New York. He sailed at the University of Virginia and actively raced out of Itahca Yacht Club on J/24s, competing at 2012 World Championships, all whilst earning his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at Cornell University.  Following his graduate work, Brett moved with now wife, Sarah Clement, to San Francisco. He joined the GGYC  in 2015 and now leads the J/22 racing program. Brett has racing experience on Express 27s, J88s and Melges 24s. In 2016 Brett competed in the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac earning a 3rd place in section. Brett is on the Board of Directors and hopes to foster more club sailing.

Sarah Davis is a lover of the outdoors. If she’s not out sailing, you can find her hiking, running, or taking pictures of nature. Sarah grew up in Ohio and Michigan sailing the family Sunfish on the Great Lakes. During her ten summers at Camp Birchwood, an all-girls summer camp in Northern Minnesota, Sarah learned how to sail X Boats, C Scows, and Ynglings. While at Cornell University, Sarah returned to Camp Birchwood for two summers as a Sailing Counselor and Director. Sarah has a B.S. in Civil Engineering and a Masters in Environmental Engineering. Sarah actively competes on the J/22, J/88, J/105 and Express 27 and is the GGYC Membership Chair.