Because of major construction under way in and around the Marina, parking (for boats and cars) and launching facilities are going to be somewhat restricted during these events. Please take note of these special conditions in planning for the regatta.
Getting to the St Francis Yacht Club and parking:
Reconstruction of the approach to the Golden Gate Bridge will limit the usually ample parking around the St. Francis Yacht Club and in adjacent Crissy Field. The situation is fluid and there are likely to be days on which the nearest available parking is as much as one kilometer from the boat park.
If you can’t stay within walking distance of the club (click on “Venue Info” for a list of nearby hotels), then public transport or car-pooling is strongly recommended. Carpools will be allowed to drop sailors and gear near the boats before parking off-site. For public transport, visit the SF Muni website; bus lines 30 and 22 terminate near the club.
Launching and retrieving boats:
The construction of new ramps and docks in the Marina will limit traffic flow around the club docks, where the Laser 4.7s will be launched. There are also restrictions on how much space the club can occupy on the public beach at Crissy Field, where the Laser Masters will be launched. Competitors are forewarned that strict time windows will be assigned to each fleet for launching, with priority given to boats in the assigned fleet during those windows. A competitor who arrives before or after their assigned window, or who shows up at the ramp/beach unprepared to launch and go, will be taking a chance on whether space and assistance is available to launch.
Upon return from racing, competitors will be assisted in retrieving dollies and hosing down boats and equipment.