Coyote Point Yacht Club History and Background
Coyote Point Yacht Club has been an integral part of the Bay Area’s boating community since 1941. The marina was built in the 1940’s, when it served as a US Merchant Marine Cadet School. It later became the first home to the College of San Mateo before becoming a park serving the surrounding community. Friends have been gathering at Coyote Point Yacht Club since it was formed on July 20, 1941. The burgee design we fly today was that of the Palo Alto Yacht Club, accepted by both clubs and symbolized the merging of our clubs on June 17, 1997. We are especially proud that the union of these two clubs continue the legacy as the oldest yacht club on the San Mateo peninsula.

Coyote Point is a shining jewel on the San Francisco Bay.
This 670 acre complex offers a wide diversity of landscape and activity. Easy to recognize from the water as a hilly tree-covered point jutting out into the bay, its playgrounds,picnic areas,beaches and lawns,marina,museum and golf course provide many land-based options for mariners visiting Coyote Point Yacht Club. There are numerous sheltered pathways for hiking and biking to stretch out one’s legs.

“The art of the sailor is to leave nothing to chance.”

-Annie Van De Wiele

3 Responses to History

  1. Meredith Pitcher Hystad says:

    My father, John Pitcher, and I shared many happy hours at Coyote Point Yacht Club and harbor, and I enjoyed crewing for him. I am dismayed to see that the John Pitcher Regatta was held last week. I thought it had usually been held in June and then April. My sister and I would very much like to know when this race is held so that we and his four grandchildren can see it. Sailing was his passion, and Coyote Point his favorite place. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the new club house. We would like our children to experience that important part of his life. As you may remember, he died suddenly on his boat during a race there. It was difficult to lose him so young, but he surely was doing what he loved most.
    Meredith Pitcher Hystad & Joni Pitcher Derickson

    • Meredith,

      The club racing schedule is published on the website, very early in the year. I know because I did the update, I’m sorry you missed it this year, expect it to be around the same time next year.

      Best Regards,

      Jim Manishin

  2. Meredith Pitcher Hystad says:

    Thank you so much, Jim. This is a part of our father’s life that we will love to share with his grandchildren.

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