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Registration is closed until further notice: They Came for the Gold, They Stayed for the Yachting

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Wed, April 22, 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Fort Mason, Building C, Room C205
2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco CA 94123
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Price: $15. for Stanford Womens Club of San Francisco members and their guests, and for young alumni (Classes of 2009-2019). $20. for non-members
Ms. Kathy Trafton

The California Gold Rush attracted 300,000 fortune seekers from around the world—half sailed through the Golden Gate on square-riggers. These sea-hardened 49ers transformed a sleepy village of 200 into a brawling boomtown of 150,000. As gold nuggets rolled through the dance halls of San Francisco, some who struck it rich overnight began building, betting on, and racing boats that they couldn’t have afforded a few years earlier. Our speaker Ron Young, Pacific Inter-Club Yachting Club's 2019 Historian of the Year, researched and will recount the Wild West origins of racing on San Francisco Bay. Ron has produced over 750 nautical talks from “The History of Yachting” to the pioneering women who in 1961, founded “Save The Bay” at The St. Francis Yacht Club.

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