South Beach YC offers some of Northern California's finest year-round racing. We hit the Bay's racing scene with style in 1989 with a challenge for a Labor Day Weekend race that became our annual Jazz Cup. Our racing has grown ever since.

There's nothing like finishing a race to the roar of the crowd under bright stadium lights at a home game of World Series winning SF Giants. Always a thrill when national TV pans down to our finish line and catches our sails.

Today our racing calendar consists of our mid-winter and summer race series, regional races, and select regattas that we host or provide race committee. For an exportable version, see this Google Calendar.

You can find all of our current races and an archive of past results on our Regattas & Results site.

To sign up for Race Committee for any of our races, please visit the SBYC Volunteer site.

Looking for crew or a boat to race on? Check out our crew finder.

Friday Night Series

Starting in April and concluding in August. Over 45 boats compete in several divisions Skippers looking for Crew and Crew looking for Skippers? Show up at the yacht club at 5 pm ready to rumble.

Jazz Cup Regatta

The Jazz Cup is a 26 mile downwind race from San Francisco to Benicia. Enjoy the warm weather and great wind. Raft up at Benicia afterwards and stay for the party and awards. The race is the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend.

“It ain’t over til it’s over” Midwinters

This five race series is held monthly on the South and Central water of San Francisco Bay from November through March.

Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors

We support BAADS for its active training and racing program, which includes the annual Herb Meyer Regatta. BAADS offers full accessibility for sailors with mild to severe physical disability with an impressive fleet of Access and Liberty dinghies, some of which are equipped with servo steering and sheeting.

YRA Races

SBYC hosts or provides race committee for selected races of the Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco Bay.