The Santa Rosa Sailing Club is based in Santa Rosa, California, 50 miles north of the Golden Gate. We have been an active, family oriented club since 1953, and membership is open to anyone interested in sailing. For 2017, we've scheduled over 30 days of sailing events, throughout the year. Our members' boats range in size from the 8' El Toro to 36' bay racer/cruisers. Some of our members are always looking for crew, so you don't need to own a boat to participate. And, during the Summer Twilight Series, the club has arranged for rental boats through the City of Santa Rosa. We sail on lakes large (Clear Lake) and small (Spring Lake), Tomales Bay, the Petaluma River, and San Francisco Bay. We have non-racing, racing, and mixed events throughout the year.

Current Club Events

Monthly Meeting (NEW)
Thursday, JANUARY 19
6 pm Dinner and/or social time
6:30 pm Club Business

Location: Pizza Gourmet
1415 Fulton Road, Santa Rosa, CA

All are welcome to attend to share ideas and stories

We had to cancel the annual banquet because of low signup. We have added this meeting to have a chance to get together. Hope you can attend.

October minutes

November minutes

Upcoming Club Events

Annual Banquet/Meeting

Spring Lake Winter Series
Sundays, 2pm
Dec 11, Jan 22, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 9

Meet at the Boat Ramp. There is now a $4 charge to launch a boat with a trailer in addition to the normal entrance fee or pass.

Notice of Race

Detailed Race Results

Past Events

Petaluma River Cruise
Saturday, October 29, 10 am
departing from
Petaluma Marina

Cruise Report

Tomales Bay Fall Race Series
Sundays, 11 am
Sep 25, Oct 9, Oct 23
at the Marconi Cove launching area

Final Order of Finishers
1 Emilio Castelli
2 Doug Howson
3 Paul Zeni

4 Steve Sarsfield
5 Robert Chivvis
6 Bill Folk
7 Wallace Whiting
8 Neil van der Plas
9 David Gray
10 Charlie Dotti
11 Steve Kay

FINAL Race Detailed Results


Spring Lake Summer Series
Sundays, 2pm
May 22, June 12, July 17, Aug 21, Sep 18

Final Order of Finishers
1 Wallace Whiting
2 Bill Folk
3 Bill Daniel

4 Gail Cafferata
5 Robert Chivvis
6 Steve Sarsfield
7 David Gray
8 Mark Alarie
9 Steve Kay
10 Joe Duri
11 Isaac Shirley
12 Bob Pierce
13 Chris Watt

FINAL Race Detailed Results


San Rafael Creek Cruise & Lunch
Saturday, Sep 17


We began our adventure at the docks at the launching ramp at Loch Lomond Marina. With all 7 boats in the water, we departed at about 11:00 A.M., the sailboats tacking out the marina entrance channel and then turning to starboard to take the Green “5” daymark off our port sides, while the SEA power boat escorted us...Read More

More photos on Meetup


Labor Day Regatta
Saturday, September 3 through Monday, September 5


On a sunlit Friday morning, our 14’ Vagabond nearly overran the beach where the Santa Rosa Sailing Club would soon gather for the Annual Labor Day Regatta. Having left early to evade higher winds, we were surprised by a long, smooth run across Tomales Bay to Marshall Beach. By evening, four keelboats, a Laser, a Lido 14, a Force 5, a Pelican, and the Vagabond with their eager sailors, families, and friends spanned the sandy shore. Regatta Chair Bill Daniel and Mark Madigan inflated the marks, defined Race Committee space, and laid out details for Saturday morning Registration as the first beach fire warmed the wide circle of friends.

Race Committee Chair Steve Sarsfield arrived Saturday morning as the marks were set. Two more keelboats, including a ketch with a bright spinnaker, arrived before Bob Cafferata sounded the horn and the boats were off, first keelboats, then centerboards. Winds were surprisingly gusty and fluky for the bay, so race courses were shorter than usual but full of excitement.

On Saturday evening, we gathered for hearty appetizers and a bonfire under a starry sky that brought quite a chill to the air. The winds on Sunday were again more powerful than usual, and while a Pelican raced well Sunday morning, the afternoon races were daunting for many, with several capsizes to which the Race Committee and others responded. Thankfully, there were no injuries or boat damages. We enjoyed a long afternoon on the beach before dinner and gathering around the campfire, where Mike Kesler (Race Committee statistician) thanked everyone for coming and announced the winners:

1 Mark Madigan and crew
2 Mark Peters and crew
3 Ed Kane and crew.

1 Kevin McGregor in the Laser
2 Tom Dost and Mike Kesler in the Lido 14 (2)
3 Chuck Herzog in his West Wight Potter

Thanks to everyone who helped make this another memorable Club Regatta!

-story by Gail Cafferata, results by Mike Kesler

Final Race Results

Get more Details at the Regatta page.


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SRSC Members Sailing to victory in Non-Club Events

    Activities include:

Sailboat racing at Spring Lake, Lake Ralphine and Tomales Bay

Cruises on Petaluma River, Russian River, and Lake Sonoma

Share Charters on San Francisco Bay

Annual Labor Day Regatta at Tomales Bay

Club cruises in Clear Lake and San Francisco Bay

Membership Meetings

For more information on our races, or just to check out pictures and standings, visit the sail races section and/or the regatta section.

Come join the fun by becoming a member! Check out our upcoming events on our calendar's page to see what you could be a part of by becoming a member! The membership fee is a modest $55 per year with no initiation fee. Click here to access the membership application form. Print it out, fill it out, and send it with a check for $55 to the address below or use SRSC WebPay.

The Santa Rosa Sailing Club
P.O. Box 3184,
Santa Rosa, CA 95402-3184

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Last Revised: Nov 22, 2016
Santa Rosa Sailing Club
P.O. Box 3184, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-3184

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