Boating and Yacht Safety for Persons of All Ages

Northern California Sailing Calendar and YRA Master Schedule

Capsize (and righting) of Oracle AC45 on San Francisco Bay:

Norcal Sailing presents photos and articles of sailing interest around the Bay Area. In the past they have done articles on our Tomales Fall Series, and have announced our regattas on their pages:

Sailing Anarchy is a world wide  sailing news page with articles, blogs and forums on all things sailing:

USSailing is the home of sailing organization for the US. News, information, etc. Please support this organization

Pressure Drop is another sailing/racing news page, with emphasis on the west coast:

SFSailing is the page to sailing resources around the bay. With many links to commercial and other sailing pages. Also if you want to try crewing on the bay racing or cruising, their ‘crew list’ is the place to start.


This is the best weather page.
Check out the satellite, radar, and especially the ‘forecast discussion links.
NWS Forecast

Spring Lake and Lake Ralphine weather forecast (NWS)
Spring Lake and Lake Ralphine weather forecast (Wunderground)

Marshall (Tomales Bay) forecast (NWS)
Marshall (Tomales Bay) forecast (Wunderground)

Tomales Bay State Park (The Weather Channel)
Marconi Cove (Tomales Bay) forecast (NWS)

Sail Flow focuses on the weather for sports enthusiasts. Here is the link to the home page and a link for local weather:

This link is from the Bodega Marine Lab with weather info and up to date photos and conditions on our coast:

Maps and Charts

Chart, Tomales Bay and Bodega Bay

Map to Marconi Cove launch ramp (Tomales Bay)

Map to Miller Park launch ramp (Nick’s Cove, Tomales Bay)

Map to Marshall Beach (Tomales Bay)

Information about Spring Lake.
Map to Spring Lake launch ramp

Information about Lake Ralphine
Map to Lake Ralphine

Chart of San Pablo Bay, Petaluma River, Napa River

Petaluma Turning Basin map

Upper Petaluma River Chart (Turning Basin to Lakeville)


Racing Rules of Sailing pdf 2013-1016

Check out this “Beginners Racing Guide” for tips you need to know or have forgotten.

Tables of D-PN handicaps (2017)

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  1. Tom Fitzgerald

    I have a Hobie Tandem Island.
    Do you still have sailing club events.
    I live in Santa Rosa, CA

    1. admin (Post author)


      Not surprisingly, all our sailing events are on hold right now. Look at our calendar page for an idea of what events we typically have. Do you sail at Spring Lake? I’m pretty sure your Hobie would fit right in. (No pedal assist, though) 🙂

  2. Rob Fowler

    I’m interested in joining your club. I’ve sailed for years (including crewing on a sailboat delivery from Mexico to Australia in the 80’s) and owned several sailboats. Right now I own a 16-foot aluminum outboard, but I’m investigating SF Pelicans, and looking into building a 12-footer. I see that a couple of members own one. Is there any chance you could pass along my contact information so that I could get some advice?
    Rob Fowler

  3. Keith Bridges

    I have a clean, complete Vagabond/Holder 17 overnighter I would like to sell to a local sailor for a great price.
    Boat is in Santa Rosa.

  4. Sacha


    I have a sailboat and trailer that say it was made in Santa Rosa by Edson and Son? Does anyone have any info on a vintage sailboat like this? The trailer say Edson also. Thanks for any help

  5. Ed Kane

    I have a flying junior sailboat and trailer that I would like to donate to someone. It’s ready to sail and comes with 2 sets of sails. Boat and trailer have current registration. Sailed and raced with SRSC in past years. Great fun on the local lakes and Tomales Bay.


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