2022 Sailing Events in San Francisco, California (2022)

Sailing Save-the-Dates for San Francisco Bay 2022

Known as a sailing mecca the world over, San Francisco is home to hundreds of sailing events every year. From community boat parades and regattas to the latest innovations in the yacht racing world, you can see it on the Bay. Check out this list and mark your calendars to experience these sensational events that bring the local sailing community out onto the Bay. Some of these event dates are "TBD" (to be determined), but we will continually update this page as event dates are announced.

To experience or participate in some of these events aboard our sailing yachts, keep an eye out for Club Sails on event dates at Sausalito's Modern Sailing and ourpartner club Inspire Sailingin Berkeley.

  • View the Modern Sailing Club Sails schedulehere.
  • Inspire Sailing members and MSC Dual Site members can accessthe Inspire Sailing Club Sail schedule in theInspire Sailing Member Portal.

Three Bridge Fiasco-Saturday, January 29, 2022

The Three Bridge Fiasco hosted by theSingle-Handed Sailing Societytakes place right outside of theSt. Francis Yacht Club. Racers compete single- or double-handed to round three buoys or temporary marks representing the three major bridges of the San Francisco Bay; the Golden Gate Bridge, East Bay Bridge, and Richmond-San Rafel Bridge. This race is an annual event regularly attracting more than 300 yachts and teams from all over the Bay Area. Due to COVID-19, last year, the race was limited to 125 single-handed yachts. This year, there are no limits on registration. MSC members can bareboat charter to witness some of the spectacle.

(Video) LIVE: 2022 Mubadala United States Sail Grand Prix | Day 1

Enjoy this video clip of Modern Sailing School & Club's owner and CEO, Captain Leigh Hunt and sailing instructor and Captain Jimmie Marquez as they attempted the 2020 socked-in, strong-ebbed regatta.

Latitude 38 Crew List Parties - Spring and Fall (September 2022)

Check for updates onLatitude 38's virtual crew list page.

These parties occur twice annually and are hosted by our favorite maritime news outlet,Latitude 38. Hosted by theGolden Gate Yacht Clubfrom 6:00 to 9:00 PM, the event is a meet and greet for Bay Area Sailors (crew and boat owners), featuring stunning views of the Bay, and a live life raft launch from Sal's Inflatable Services. $10 cash at the door or $5 for ages 25 and under with ID.Learn more.

SailGP San Francisco (F50 foiling catamaran races) - March 26 - 27, 2022

The United States Sail Grand Prix is scheduled for March 26-27 and will take place in San Francisco. SailGP’s return to The Golden City will see the final thrilling fleet racing of the campaign, before the top three teams in the season rankings go head-to-head for the Championship in the winner-takes-all Grand Final.

There are a few ways to witness the exciting action of F50 foiling catamarans zipping and splashing around the Centra Bay: (1) watch the race from shore by buying tickets from SailGP. MSC members can (2) charter a boat or (3) join a Club Sail to watch from the water.

International Ocean Film Festival-April 7 - 19 (Cowell Theatre, Fort Mason Center, SF) and April 11 - 24 (Virtual Screening)

Learn about the ocean, its inhabitants, the people who play in it, and people who work on it at the International Ocean Film Festival. Each year the IOFF aims to save the oceans one film at a time by inspiring film-goers to become the voice of Earth's largest organ. This year, the 19th Annual IOFF will take place online and in person. Check out the schedule and get your ticketshere.

(Video) LIVE: 2022 Mubadala United States SailGP | Day 2

Svendsen's Spring Fling Marine Supply Show - Saturday, April 9

Come join your friends at MSC for a fun-filled day with some of your favorite sailing vendors! Svendsen's Marine & Industrial Supply is hosting it's first annual Spring Fling Show and Modern Sailing will be there!

Receive a special once-a-year Spring Fling discount on all your sailing supplies and foul weather gear! A Gill Marine Representative will be there to help you get properly fitted for your sailing gear.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Music and raffle giveaways all day long!

Opening Day on the Bay-Sunday, April 24

Celebrate the official beginning to the San Francisco Bay sailing season with fellow sailing enthusiasts! 2021 marks the 104th annual celebration kicking off the start of the boating season in the Bay Area. From the blessing of the fleet in Racoon Straights to the parade of decorated boats, Opening Day on the Bay is one of the premier sailing events of the year.Dating back to 1917 and organized by the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association, the parade sails from the shadows of the Golden Gate Bridge to just past Pier 39. Any vessels can take part as long as they register beforehand.The procession regularly features tug boats, clean-up boats and tour boats, with visitors and spectators onboard. Judges are on hand to dish out prizes for the décor and imagination of the colorful vessels.More details to come as the 2021 Celebration planning comes together!

Remain subscribed to the Modern Sailing weekly newsletter email for Opening Day on the Bay Parade Club Sail announcements so that you can join in and participate in this spectacular event. If you're not already subscribed, subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

Jazz and Blues by the Bay- Friday Nights this Summer

Enjoy late summer nights and the smooth tunes of jazz on land or from the water. Hosted by Sausalito Parks and Recreation, Jazz by the Bay is a community event focused on park enjoyment and music appreciation. During the summer, these weekly Friday night concerts occur in Gabrielson Park overlooking Richardson Bay and the Sausalito Yacht Club mooring balls. MSC members can book a boat to enjoy the tunes and sunset, or join one of our Jazz and Blues by the Bay Club Sails.

(Video) U.S. Sail Grand Prix Set to Draw Crowds to Watch on San Francisco Bay Waters

The Master Mariners Annual Regatta (Memorial Day weekend)

Hosted by theMaster Mariners Benevolent Association, a San Francisco yacht club that dates back to 1867, the Master Mariner's Regatta is an exquisite event showcasing wooden tall ships from all over the Bay Area. In contrast to SailGP, boaters will have the opportunity to experience the historic heritage of sailing innovation at its finest.

One Ocean Film Tour onWorld Oceans Day - June 8, 2022

The One Ocean Film Tour is a world-class series of ocean-loving films focused on adventure, the aquatic environment and inspirational stories. The tour was created in 2020 with the vision to increase awareness about ocean protection and conservation by sharing films made by people who have dedicated their lives to the ocean and all her glory. One Ocean Film Tour is a spectacular visual journey in itself. Join us! Immerse yourself in the mighty power of One Ocean!

Summer Sailstice-June 18, 2022

Celebrate the year's longest day and the start of summer on the "Sailstice." Organized by Bay Area sailor John Arndt, this event is a global affair that brings sailors together to celebrate their favorite pastime - sailing. Participation in the Summer Sailstice event is free. All you have to do is slip the lines, hoist your sails, and head out to your favorite body of water on a sailboat. Modern Sailing members can participate in Summer Sailstice by chartering a boat or joining a Club Sail.Share your Sailstice plans for a chance to win epic prizes from sponsors such as North Sails, Navionics, American Sailing Association, US Sailing, and more!

Master Mariner's Wooden Boat Show at Corinthian Yacht Club - June 26, 2022

The Annual Wooden Boat Show, is back! This is one of the highlights of the San Francisco sailing season, and one of only a few West coast wooden boat shows.

Open to the public and generously hosted by the Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon, this unique event is an once a year opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful Yacht Clubs in the world, and dozens of the most elegant and delightful traditional sailing boats from the Bay and beyond.

Independence Day Celebration - Monday, July 4, 2022

Celebrate America's independence on the water! Charter a sailboat or join a Club Sail to watch the multitude of fireworks shows around the Bay Area from the water.

(Video) SailGP - San Francisco Final 2022

Rolex Big Boat Seriesand J/88 Nationals - September 15 - 19, 2022

The Rolex Big Boat Series is a four-day regatta founded by the St. Francis Yacht Club in 1964. The annual event attracts competitive racing teams and big racing boats from all over the state, nation, and world. Thousands of racers and hundreds of boats take to the Bay each day of the race, competing for first place and the Rolex watch that comes with it. MSC club members can bareboat charter or join a Club Sail to witness the excitement from the water.

Island Yacht Club Women's Sailing Seminar - September 10 - 11, 2022

IYC's 3 days of sailing, learning and fun includes in-person and streaming seminars and keynote speeches, food, drink, and no-host cocktail hours, giveaways including t-shirts and totes, and an amazing raffle drawing! Stay tuned for more details as we approach the event date.

Fleet Week-October 3 - 11, 2022

The grand finale to summer in San Francisco, Fleet Week, celebrates the United States Navy allowing civilians to tour warships while their sailors tour the city. The week begins with a parade of ships progressing to free concerts, educational events, and family fun. Fleet Week's grand finale is a two-day air show over the Bay featuring the Blue Angels of the United States Airforce, the F-35 Demo Team, a demo from United's largest airplane, and several internationally known performance flight teams. The best seat in the house for these shows is from a boat on the Bay - keep an eye out for our Club Sails that weekend.

Leukemia Cup Regatta-October 2022 (TBD)

Join Modern Sailing School, Pirates for a Cause, and hundreds of Bay Area racers on the San Francisco Bay for the Leukemia Cup Regatta. In conjunction with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and yacht clubs across America, the Leukemia Cup Regatta has raised millions of dollars to support cancer patients and help find a cure for blood cancers. In 2019, Modern Sailing and Pirates for a Cause helped raise $17,780 with the help of 54 "pirates" and eight teams!

This event has been cancelled for the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We'll keep checking back to see if the regatta will be planned for 2022.

Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade - December 10, 2022

Spark the spirit of the season with holiday lights, music and fireworks on the water! This special event is a holiday tradition in Sausalito and across the Bay Area. Every year, we enter two of our club boats in the parade and our hard-working fleet staff decorate them for our members and guests to participate in this magical experience. With the sounds of holiday music and cheering spectators, you and your guests will be dazzled by the spectacle of decorated boats and fireworks. An enchanting and memorable event to kick off the season, even the grinchiest of sailors will be unable to resist the holiday cheer. Online sign-up will open on Thursday, November 3.(MSC members only.)

(Video) Mubadala United States Sail Grand Prix Highlights | SailGP

Do you know of any other 2021 San Francisco Bay Area sailing events? Let us know and we'll add it to this list!


Where can I watch SailGP San Francisco? ›

The U.S. Grand Prix marks the final events of the SailGP season and is set to be a championship-deciding Grand Final. Fans can watch coverage for free online on SailGP's Facebook page and YouTube page. Fans can also watch TV coverage via CBS Sports Network and stream via Paramont+ and fuboTV, which has a free trial.

What is the largest sailing competition? ›

About the race. The Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other. With no previous sailing experience necessary, it's a record-breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht.

How fast do SailGP boats go? ›

The F50s are one of the fastest racing classes in history, with a predicted top speed of 52.2 knots (96.6 km/h, 60 mph); the current F50 speed record, achieved by the France SailGP Team at the Range Rover France Sail Grand Prix in 2022, stands at 53.96 knots (99.94 km/h, 62.10 mph).

How long is SailGP race? ›

SailGP fleet races last approximately 15 minutes each. A leaderboard is produced after each separate race to determine the event rankings, based upon how many points each team has been awarded in every race.

Is SailGP being televised? ›

Where can I watch it on TV? - Race Day 1 coverage is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. EST and run until 4:30 p.m. EST. Coverage will air on TV via CBS Sports Network. Race Day 2 on Sunday is also set to start at 6 p.m. EST as part of a delayed broadcast and will also air on TV via CBS Sports Network.

Who won SailGP San Francisco? ›

At the end of a crazy weekend in San Francisco, the Australia SailGP Team secured their second successive Championship title with a defeat of Japan and the United States in the Season 2 Grand Final.

What is the hardest sea to sail? ›

Irminger Sea, between southern Greenland & Iceland

The Irminger Sea is situated south of the Denmark Strait which separates Iceland from the east coast of Greenland by 250 miles of rough water. It is thought to be the windiest stretch of salt water on the globe and one of the stormiest places in the world.

What is the hardest sailing race? ›

Founded by French yachtsman Philippe Jeantot in 1989, the Vendée Globe is a single-handed non-stop round the world yacht race. More people have been into space than have finished the Vendée, earning it the reputation as the world's toughest sailing race. Since 1992, the Vendée Globe has taken place every four years.

What is the most popular sailboat in the world? ›


This is perhaps the most selling sailboat brand in the world. For over a century now, this brand has based its models in a combination of simplicity and performance.

How many miles can you sail in a day? ›

How many nautical miles can you sail in a day? On average, sailboats can sail up to 100 NM (115 miles or 185 km) in one day when they run downwind. If the engine is used at all, this distance can increase to 130 NM on longer passages. With shorter passages, 60 NM is more typical.

How much does a SailGP cost? ›

The boats, which cost about $4 million each, are identical. Larry Ellison, a two-time America's Cup winner and the founder of Oracle, is the majority owner of SailGP.

How big of a sailboat do you need to cross the ocean? ›

What's the Ideal Boat Size to Sail Around the World? The ideal sailboat size to sail around the world is between 35 and 45 feet long. This length will ensure a high enough maximum hull speed, good handling in high waves, and enough cargo capacity to carry multiple weeks of food and water.

What do you wear to a sailing race? ›

Layerd clothing is recommended. An outer layer of a light jacket that can break the wind is usually sufficient. On some winter days you might want a bit more, and in the summers a bit less… Light-soled, closed-toe shoes (that won't leave marks on the decks) are mandatory.

What do you wear to a sailboat race? ›

  • A life jacket is the most important piece of gear for anyone spending time on the water. ...
  • Spray tops, thermal tops, spandex tops, and technical shirts for sailing. ...
  • Spray pants, waterproof trousers, leggings, and shorts designed for sailors. ...
  • Hiking pants offer comfort so you can hike harder in your sailboat.

How much does a race sailboat cost? ›

There are a wide range of Racer boats for sale from popular brands like J Boats, Beneteau and Catalina with 105 new and 487 used and an average price of $101,560 with boats ranging from as little as $4,493 and $3,364,697.

Where can I watch SailGP live? ›

  • CBS Sports Network. Visit. Delayed Broadcast. Race Day 128 September7pm EDT | 6pm CDT | 4pm PDT. ...
  • SailGP App. Download. Live. Race Day 124 September10am EDT | 9am CDT | 7am PDT. ...
  • Facebook. Visit. Live. Race Day 124 September10am EDT | 9am CDT | 7am PDT. ...
  • YouTube. View. Live. ...
  • SailGP Insights. Watch Now. Live.

Who owns SailGP? ›

SailGP was founded by Sir Russell Coutts and Larry Ellison in 2018. Coutts, the league's CEO, is a champion yachtsman with an Olympic gold medal and five America's Cup trophies to his name. Ellison, the founder of Oracle, has a net worth that hovers around $100 billion.

Who won the SailGP 2022? ›

United States wins in Saint-Tropez to claim first ever event victory as New Zealand and Great Britain beaten in Final | SailGP.

How much do America's Cup boats cost? ›

In a word: Yes. The boats alone cost between $8 million to $10 million, and most teams have a backup just in case.

How fast do America's Cup sailboats go? ›

The history of America's Cup, the world's oldest sport trophy. Why raise the hull out of the water? Because doing so drastically reduces friction and significantly benefits speed. Top speeds are now around 50 knots, or almost 100 kilometers per hour.

Where can I watch SailGP live? ›

  • CBS Sports Network. Visit. Delayed Broadcast. Race Day 128 September7pm EDT | 6pm CDT | 4pm PDT. ...
  • SailGP App. Download. Live. Race Day 124 September10am EDT | 9am CDT | 7am PDT. ...
  • Facebook. Visit. Live. Race Day 124 September10am EDT | 9am CDT | 7am PDT. ...
  • YouTube. View. Live. ...
  • SailGP Insights. Watch Now. Live.

How can I watch SailGP 2022? ›

How to watch Great Britain SailGP. For those unable to make it to Plymouth to watch the action live, the Great Britain SailGP regatta will be streamed live on YouTube and will be available in most territories.

What channel is SailGP on? ›

SailGP will be available in-flight on Sport 24 and the broadcast will be streamed live on SailGP YouTube and Facebook pages where rights restrictions allow.

Is SailGP live on YouTube? ›

Watch it in the UK live or on catch-up on Sky Sports and YouTube.

Where is SailGP taking place? ›

SailGP will be back in Sydney on 18-19 February for the fourth edition of the KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix.

Who owns SailGP? ›

SailGP was founded by Sir Russell Coutts and Larry Ellison in 2018. Coutts, the league's CEO, is a champion yachtsman with an Olympic gold medal and five America's Cup trophies to his name. Ellison, the founder of Oracle, has a net worth that hovers around $100 billion.

What TV channel is MotoGP 2022 on? ›

In the USA, although NBC Sports Network was shut down at the end of 2021, NBC still has the broadcast rights for MotoGP and is showing every race of the 2022 season on NBC and CNBC.

Is SailGP app free? ›

Watch a SailGP Sydney live stream in USA

US viewers can also rely on the official SailGP app for a free live stream.

What free to air channel is MotoGP on 2022? ›

What TV channels will MotoGP be on this year? TV coverage may vary from race to race, but generally, live coverage will be shown on BT Sport, who have secured TV rights until 2024. Highlights coverage is yet to be agreed but is expected to be secured by ITV4 as per the 2021 Season.

Who won the SailGP 2022? ›

United States wins in Saint-Tropez to claim first ever event victory as New Zealand and Great Britain beaten in Final | SailGP.

Why is Japan not in SailGP? ›

After much deliberation and taking into account logistical and commercial considerations, SailGP has made the difficult decision to pause the participation of Japan SailGP Team indefinitely.

How much do SailGP boats weigh? ›

The result is a boat with a sailing weight of 2.4 tons, or 2,400kg, that sails parallel to the water's surface, quite literally flying in the air, thanks to the reduced wetted area (the immersed hull area), which results in decreased drag and higher speeds.

Can you live free on a sailboat? ›

Theoretically, it's possible to live on a boat for free. You'll need to become self-sufficient: invest in free energy and water, find free food sources, avoid taxes; you only anchor in free locations. This is also called seasteading. In practice, it will be difficult to keep your cost of living down.

What is the most popular sailing YouTube channel? ›

These sailing YouTube channels are beautiful, fun, and will teach you a thing or two about sailing.
  • Sailing La Vagabonde.
  • Sailing SV Delos.
  • Gone with the Wynns.
  • Free Range Sailing.
  • RAN Sailing.
  • Tula's Endless Summer.
  • Sailing Uma.
  • Sailing Doodles.
15 Jun 2022

How much does a live aboard catamaran cost? ›

It costs between $2,200 and $5,500 monthly for a family of four to live on a catamaran, while couples might spend between $600 and $2200. Mooring location, insurance, food, number of people living onboard, fuel, and maintenance are all included in the cost.


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