Welcome to the San Francisco Model Yacht Club

Our club is devoted to the building and sailing of model yachts, both power and sail. Whether you are a builder, sailor, or just curious about this interesting and beautiful hobby, all are welcome. 

Spreckels Lake and the San Francisco Model Yacht Club are special parts of the city's long and colorful maritime history. Established in 1898, the club is believed to be the oldest such organization in the United States. Originally conceived to "... encourage model boating [free sailing]," the club's 175 active members live across the U.S. and in Europe, and it also accommodates all types of modem, RC, power models and sponsors a wide variety of events throughout the year.

We are located in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park at the 36th Avenue and Fulton Street entrance. There we have a clubhouse and a lake, both of which are devoted to model yachting. 

Current Conditions at Spreckels Lake

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Latest Nautical News

Nautical News -- August 2018 Vol 120 No. 8

The August 2018 Nautical News (Vol 120, No. 8) is available as a PDF file. Click here to download it.

Nautical News -- July 2018 Vol 120 No. 7

The July 2018 Nautical News (Vol 120, No. 7) is available as a PDF file. Click here to download it.



To All Scale Model Tugboat Captains:

Due to Conflicting Circumstances Beyond Our Control, the SFMYC "Tug Fest" Committee is Cancelling the 2018 Event.  We Apologize For Any Inconvenience that this Decision May Cause.  Watch for Information re: 2019 Future Rescheduling.  Thankfully,  Life will Go On....

Best, Don Ciucci, Acting Committee Chair