General Information

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. 

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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

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M-Class Race 1 Rescheduled (posted March 28, 2010).

Race 1 has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 15.  (Note that Race 1 will now take place after Race 2.) There was no wind on it's originally scheduled day, March 27.  Mike Stobbe, FSO




SFMYC is located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park 36th Avenue and Fulton St.

On Google maps, the SFMYC clubhouse is located in the following coordinates: 37.7699974,-122.4948569,17z


Join the SFMYC

Membership in the San Francisco Model Yacht Club is open to anyone interested in Model Yachting both sail and power. You do not need to be local to the San Francisco Bay Area, we have members from across the United States.

Membership benefits:

    • Receive monthly newsletter, the Nautical News
    • Participate in club sponsored yacht racing and power boat competitions
    • Access to the members only section of the SFMYC website 

Download and print the application. Fill out the application and mail the application with a check for the appropriate amount to:

S.F. Model Yacht Club

450 Taraval St. PMB235

San Francisco, CA 94116


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Reimbursement Form for Members (pdf)