MMBA Membership Information

The MMBA is a non-profit California Corporation. Our stated purpose is ''to foster participation in yachting and the preservation of well designed, properly constructed and well maintained classic and traditional wooden sailing craft...'' The MMBA was originally founded in 1867 and continues to be one of San Francisco’s premier yacht associations. To accomplish this goal, the MMBA sponsors annual events listed in the calendar. If you have a traditionally designed wooden sailboat, built with traditional methods and materials, you may be eligible to join the MMBA. To help members stay informed about coming events, the MMBA publishes a newsletter The Shellback. Members are encouraged to participate in any and all events; however, you need not sail your boat to every event to participate. With so many activities, volunteering at events is an excellent way to meet some good people with like interests and become part of San Francisco’s history. We are members of the PICYA and qualifying boats are also eligible to apply for a favorable member discount boat insurance policy through Hackworth & Co. Insurance.

The membership process includes: Filling out an application form, submitting a current photo of your boat under sail, paying the application fee, inspection of your boat by a Board member or delegate, and the approval of the MMBA Board. If you are interested in finding out more about joining the MMBA, please contact our Membership Chairman, Jeff Stokes, and he will send you an application form.

(Membership application is available here in a Microsoft [IBM compatible] Word 97 or Word Ver. 6.0 file. Save and print the file. I apologize, I do not have access to an Apple/MacIntosh for alternate versions.)

Listed below is the type of information we will need:

Vessel Name
Designer, Builder
Year Built
Boat Description
Gaff or Marconi
Berth Location
Sail No.* *
Hull Material
Spar Material
Sail Area: working, max
Keel Configuration
Renovation Projects

* * If you do not have a sail number, one will be assigned.

Of course, we will also need to know how to contact you so we will need your name, address, home and work phone numbers, fax number, and email address.

Membership fees are reasonable and are for the calendar year. Membership renewal fees are due on March 1st (after that there is a late charge).

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