In 1932 a group of Richmond locals joined forces to form the Richmond Yacht Club. United by a common desire to promote affordable sailing, they built their own boats, sewed their own sails, constructed their own club house, and ran their own races. 80 years later RYC continues these traditions as a volunteer yacht club and has grown into a major force in the Bay Area sailing scene.
RYC is a club dedicated to serious sailing while at the same time having tremendous fun. Club members actively race all manner and size of boats--monohulls, multihulls, dinghies and skiffs.
Our Point Richmond location and excellent harbor facilities make it easy for us to hold both small boat and big boat regattas, and RYC has a proud tradition of hosting world class championships as well as a multitude of regattas for Bay Area racers, junior and youth boaters, and RYC members.
Our cruising group has monthly cruise outs and welcomes cruise-ins, and you will find many RYC members on boats along the California coast, in the South Pacific, British Columbia, Mexico and the Caribbean.
RYC offers a great learn-to-sail program for kids from October to April and during the summer, and coached sailing programs for older youth year round. Our social calendar is full of activities tied to our regattas along with many fun special events and weekend club dinners.