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 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, Dick Wrenn (his address is on the form).

MMBA Membership Application

Vessel Spec Form

2011 Member Survey for Regular voting members (vessels)

Dick Wrenn, Membership Chair:  membership (at)


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Calendar of Events - Spring Potluck - Regatta - Wooden Boat Show
MMBA/SWBC BBQ - Offshore Cruise - Jessica Cup

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