Knarr Racing

The Knarr was designed to be a day sailer in Norway in 1943 but in reality it is a thorougbred race machine that has been a permanent fixture on the San Francisco bay since the early 1960's.  Knarr, isn't just a boat, it's a lifestyle.  Racing is the glue that holds us together.    


We race both here in San Francisco and abroad in Norway and Denmark during our International Knarr Championships.  Locally, we compete as a one Design Class in the following:


  • We compete in many invitational regattas like the Spring One Design, The Elite Keel, The Fall Classic and of course the St.FYC's fabled "Woodies" regatta. 

  • We are a WBRA Fleet

  • We race in the St.FYC's Wednesday Night Woodies Series

  • We  compete in the GGYC's Midwinters


All in all, that comes out to nearly 60 races a year! It is a fun schedule and a wonderful way to enjoy the bay.



Over 50 Years of Friendship -Great Boats, Great Racing, Great Friends!


                              KNARR -It's not just a boat, it's a lifestyle                    

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