Club Sailing for Members

GGYC’s certified instructors and coaches host monthly Club Sailing for our members on our club’s two J/22 sailboats. Club Sailing is generally held the 2nd Sunday of each month from 10-3pm.

GGYC also provides access to crew opportunities with our experienced sailors when our club boats participate in select regattas.

Members should visit the #waterfront channel in our member Slack workspace for details on all club sailing opportunities.


Do you have boats available for rent?

Unfortunately, at this time we are not able to rent our club boats to members. Please consider joining us for hosted sailing opportunities through our Club Sailing program.

Do you have a racing program?

While many of our members race their own boats or crew with other racers throughout the bay, the club itself does not have a racing team. We encourage members to network with each other as many boat owners are always looking for crew!

Do you offer sailing classes such as the ASA Certifications?

Golden Gate Yacht Club does not offer certification courses, however, we recommend visiting the ASA or US Sailing websites for a list of schools and classes in the area.


Transient slip reservations are available to members of GGYC and members of reciprocal clubs. All persons interested in reserving a GGYC slip should email GGYC Slip Reservations.

3x 50ft Slips

2x 30ft Slips


Brett Bastien serves as both our Rear Commodore and as the GGYC Waterfront Director, 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 on the Bay for five years as a bowman on a J/88, 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 Strategic Account Manager at Square. Off the water, Brett enjoys spending time with friends in the Marina District.

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.


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.