The Saint Francis Sailing Foundation: Expanding the Sailing Experience By Brodie Cobb
January 5, 2013 § Leave a comment
Now in its 85th year, the St. Francis Yacht Club offers a setting for building camaraderie among San Francisco-area residents who share interests in sailing sports and maritime history. The roster of this nonprofit organization includes over 2,300 members who participate in club-sponsored racing competitions, sailboarding, cruising, water-skiing, kiteboarding, and other activities. The club hosts over 40 regattas annually in San Francisco Bay, including major national and international events. This group hosted the 2000 Olympic Sailing Trials.
One of the best features of this organization is the Saint Francis Sailing Foundation, which was created to promote opportunities for sailing. Recipients of grant awards include members of the Olympic sailing teams, Olympic hopefuls, disabled sailors, and junior competitors.
The Saint Francis Sailing Foundation raises funds through various sources. The foundation solicits individual contributions and sells donated boats. This charitable organization holds an annual auction, a well-attended event whose proceeds are awarded to various beneficiaries.
About the Author: A member of the St. Francis Yacht Club, Brodie Cobb has won several sailing competitions. Mr. Cobb is Managing Director, CEO, and founder of The Presidio Group, LLC, a wealth advisory and private equity company based in San Francisco.