The GGYC Welcomes new members to the “Friendliest Club on the Bay”

Membership Chair: Anna Quillen

For inquiries email:

Membership Application

Corinthian Verification Form

There has never been a better time to join GGYC and become a member of an active yacht club with a wide variety of 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. Over three hundred members strong, the Golden Gate Yacht Club welcomes non boat owners, 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 club worldwide.

Members enjoy an active race schedule in addition to 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; annual holiday toy drive benefiting the San Francisco Firemen’s Toy Drive for Under Privileged Children, New Year's Day Brunch and other themed events. 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
  • Boat owner receive 4 nights of free berthing per month alongside the clubhouse
  • Famous Mid-Winter Manuel Fagundes Seaweed Soup Regatta and Friday Night Beer Can Series and other YRA regattas
  • The ability to sign in guests to enjoy the facilities.
  • Cal25, J22 and dinghy sailing: lessons and member boat rental available
  • Associate member program (ages 21-29)
  • Youth Sailing program for San Francisco High School students
Membership Chair: Anna Quillen

For inquiries email:

House Rules



The Golden Gate Yacht Club is currently accepting applications. Boat ownership is not required to be a member. The 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.

The club has various classes of membership, including Regular, Associate and Corinthian. Initiation fees and monthly dues vary depending age and type of membership.

A membership application in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF) may be download from this site. For inquiries, email Applications for Corinthian membership must include attached Corinthian Verification Form.

Membership Application

Corinthian Verification Form

The completed application should be returned to the following address or emailed to

Golden Gate Yacht Club
Attn: Membership Committee Chair
One Yacht Road
San Francisco, CA 94123

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.

Golden Gate Yacht Club
  • 1 Yacht Road    San Francisco, CA 94123