GGYC club sailing is postponed due to Covid-19.  We hope to be back on the water in the Fall. 

Upcoming Sailing Events:

GGYC Midwinters: TBD

Friday Night Beer Can series: TBD
2nd Sunday Club Sail: TBD
Interclub Racing: TBD

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, Cal25, RS Fevas, 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.

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Brett Bastien is the GGYC waterfront director, 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.

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.


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.