Marin Yacht Club
24 Summit Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
Marin Yacht Club started as a Yachting annex of the Marin Golf and Country Club on September 29, 1929. F. Somers Peterson and his wife Helen, founders of the Country Club, with its 9-hole Golf Course, had in reality, little interest in playing golf. They both were fascinated by the water and nurtured a great love for sailing.
Difference of interests between the golfers and the boaters finally led to a separation of activities, and as a final act the Yachting Annex was separated from Marin Golf and Country Club. In March 1934, the nineteen members of the Yachting Annex drew up their own “declaration of independence.” The Marin Yacht Club was formally incorporated on October 25, 1935 Thus, this date marks the birthday of Marin Yacht Club in San Rafael, California.
Through the years, the club officers and directors have held to the ideals set forth by the founding members and the Marin Yacht Club has succeeded in living up to these principles. By actively promoting youth sailing education, the Club has assisted many young people in achieving dreams of taking the helm of a sailing or motor vessel.
The Marin Yacht Club’s Mission is to offer its discerning members and their guests of all ages an attractive facility and excellent services for their enjoyment.