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. We also have a “Friend” level membership for people who don’t currently have a traditional boat but would like to support and participate in the Master Mariners‘ activities. If you are interested in finding out more about joining the MMBA, please contact us and we will send you an application form or you can download it below and mail it with a check to our Membership Chair, Mike Proudfoot (his address is on the form). Membership can be paid through the mail with the forms, or payment options will also be available online soon through our new MMBA Store at this link: MMBA Store
CURRENT MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE: 2017 Membership Renewals are now due. Mike Proudfoot will be mailing renewal forms in early January. late membership renewals after March 31st are subject to an additional late fee of $15 which will total $100 instead of $85 if paid on time.