Sail San Francisco

Sails and Adventurous Sports


Menu Of Programs In Sail San Francisco

Triennial Tall Ship Event : An event bridging maritime history and multi-culturalism; featuring international tall ships and sail training vessels, children’s activities, and multi-cultural music and dance.

Hosting Visiting Tall Ships and Navy Training Ships : Welcome, host and support ships while visiting the port of San Francisco, as well as all others. Working with maritime agencies and volunteers to secure gratis services. discounts and to provide signage, ship liaisons, public relations, protocol support, and more.

Maritime Career Festival : This annual festival is designed to inspire youth involvement in maritime careers and environmental stewardship. It is a hands-on event incorporating a wide spectrum of maritime professionals, as well as tours of working vessels.

Kids on the Bay! : Ongoing education program tailored to underserved Bay Area youth. Programs focus on visiting ships, and take one of two directions. For visiting national ships, students go on three-hour sail-training cruises. Visiting foreign ships give kids hour-long hands-on tours. Both  experience incorporate lessons about maritime sciences, nautical history, and cultural exchange.

Sail San Francisco Mission

Pacific Rim Foundation / Sail San Francisco is 501(c)3 non-profit organisation established in 1999, Our mission is to foster international friendships and goodwill and to educate and  enrich youth of all ages through sail-training and waterfront cultural festivals.

Through tall ship events and sail training, participants learn about team building, leadership and creative thinking, exposing their minds to the ideas and ways of thinking of world cultures.

“Only by knowing and understanding each other’s experiences can we find common ground on which we can examine and resolve our differences. As the world becomes more and more interdependent, such mutual understanding becomes increasingly vital.”

– President Jimmy Carter, on international exchanges

Volunteer Program of Sailsanfrancisco


Come join us! There are three ways to let us know you’d like
to volunteer.

Submit your information using our volunteer form on this page.

Print this page, and mail it, (with any accompanying document)
to our address or fax it to (415) 447-7320.

Our number is (415)376-6691.
Office hours are M-F 9-5.