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Founded in 1886, Corinthian Yacht Club is more vital today than ever!

We maintain an active race schedule, a monthly cruise schedule, and a varied and imaginative entertainment schedule. We're pleased to provide fine and casual dining for members and visitors and happily host a full schedule of cruise-ins to our harbor. Located at the foot of Main Street in scenic Tiburon, the Clubhouse is also the site of weddings and other private events through the separate Corinthian Catering and Dining company.

Club Membership

We have a widely-varied membership. Sailboaters, powerboaters, paddlers, and some non-boaters as well. Ages range from six to ninety-six. While most of our members are local, our non-residents live across the country. A good portion of our membership is off cruising at this very moment.

Our members enjoy many benefits including over 35 planned social events each year, such as the New Year's Eve Ball, the Clambake, and the unique Cooks and Waiters dinner. (To get an idea of the vibrant club atmosphere, we invite you to browse our club newsletter). Cruising and racing are two more pillars of the club. Our sailing instruction program introduces new fans to the sport every year. The Member's Dining Room provides truly elegant dining with unmatched on-the-water views, exclusively for Club members and their guests. A wide variety of membership categories is available, all reasonably priced. See our Membership page for more details.


From our MidWinter season opener in January and February to our April-to-September Friday Night Races, to our Season Closer One-Design weekend, we're proud to support our sport by offering great races with an accent on fun and competition. Our members participate in competition from the club level to international and ocean racing, always with an unflagging Corinthian spirit of sportsmanship!

The Clubhouse

The Corinthian Yacht Club, est. 1886


Located on San Francisco Bay, the Corinthian Yacht Club is one of California's oldest landmarks. With a glorious "Colonial Revival" facade and majestic corinthian columns, the club has a breathtaking panoramic view of the city by the bay.


Colonial Revival Facade



The Clubhouse dining room is the perfect setting for the Corinthian's fine cuisine. Members savor delicious meals at reasonable prices, while enjoying the panoramic waterfront view. There's no better place to enjoy a relaxing meal by the Bay. Rich in history and yachting achievement, the Corinthian Yacht Club still flourishes today.


The Corinthian was founded in 1886 by a group of high-spirited young yachtsmen who wanted to promote amateur small boat yachting in the Bay Area. The word "Corinthian" is taken in the sailing world to mean "amateur" and is derived from the Corinthian games in ancient Greece, contemporary to the Olympic games and took place on the isthmus of Corinth. The Colonial Revival clubhouse-the oldest on the West Coast-was built in 1911, and offers a spectacular unobstructed view of San Francisco Bay. Arguably constructed as a folly, the clubhouse features massive Corinthian columns to tie its name to its design. See historical photos from the turn of the century (1900, not 2000)  Also, read about the restoration of Freda, our turn-of-the-century flagship.

We're proud of our history. Now in our third century, we're having more fun than ever and invite you to join us!



The Corinthian's primary concern has always been yachting. Originally founded to unite small boat owners, the Corinthian now accommodates all types of yachts. Always at the forefront of sailing tradition in the Bay Area, the Corinthian founded such popular traditions as Opening Day on the Bay, The Blessing of the Fleet, and the Midwinter races. The Corinthian encourages the sailors of the future by offering affordable memberships to younger enthusiasts.

Club Location

43 Main Street,
Tiburon California 94920
tel 415-435-4771
fax 415-435-5101

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