Meeting Notice | SF Marina Harbor Annual Meeting -Thursday, Feb.10, 2022

Meeting Notices

SF Marina Harbor Annual Meeting – Thursday, February 10, 2022 – 7 PM Pacific – via ZOOM
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Full agenda is at under “Latest News” – and while you are at our site, please renew your membership at $60 for three years

Harbormaster Scott Grindy will discuss dredging, security, staffing, and a wide range of topics, plus take Q&A
Kelli Rudnick, SF Rec & Park Project Manager, will outline East Harbor project

Election of Officers & Directors – Nominating Committee recommends:
President – Mark Hensley
Vice President & Treasurer – Bruce Stone
Secretary & Webmaster – Kurt Hemmingsen
Directors: Alex Mulder, Al Cavey, Risley Sams

Other nominations may be made during the meeting
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You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Feb 10, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: 2021 SF Marina Harbor Association Meeting

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West Marina Sounding Report January 5, 2022


Editors Note:

When entering West Harbor to go to the St. Francis or your own berth, there has been continued shoaling that can endanger your boat.  Since the attached photo was at +2.8 tide, well above low, the areas marked 8’ indicate only 5.2 ft depth, therefore you can hit bottom especially along the green channel markers along the south side of the channel.  Favor the red markers along the north side of the channel.  Also, you do not need to continue to the end of the “channel” as that’s not where they dredged the last two times; rather, they dredged closer to the wave organ and the channel should curve Northerly rather than a straight line going East-West.

In past decades, there was a sandpit off the end of the wave organ which then collected sand and prevented the harbor from silting in so quickly.  This sand was given away to a dredger who came in exchange for dredging it out.  That deal was dropped when the harbor was renovated, and the consequences have been dire for the harbor entrance, costing $500k or more each year for remedial dredging and even that has not been substantial enough to make solid headway against the problem, thought to come from sand off Ocean Beach and Crissy Field.

If you have an interest in learning more, and perhaps contributing to a solution, please join the SF Marina Harbor Association.  Our Annual Meeting will be on Feb 10 via ZOOM and we’ll be sending out notices soon to members.  See for how to join, just $60 for three years.  We’re also looking for another director to join our Board.


SF Marina Sounding Report July 25, 2021


On July 25, 2021 the Harbor Master’s Officer released the most recent sounding report. The soundings taken on 7/25/2021 @ 0715 at -1.2 tide. Please note that this map is not intended for navigation purposes, try to enter and exit during high tides.

SF Marina Harbor Association Annual Meeting Jan. 14th 2021 – Minutes and Video

Meeting Minutes

The association held our annual meeting via Zoom on Jan. 14th, 2021

31 members attended, in addition to outgoing board members and current and nominated board members.

Our Harbormaster, Scott Grindy was also in attendance and provided the association the annual report of accomplishments and plans for the current calendar year.

Highlights from the meeting:

  • The minutes of the last annual meeting were unanimously approved by all parties.
  • Outgoing President, Paul Manning is relocating to the East Coast and we thank him for his contributions.
  • The treasurer reports good financial standing and reminds members to renew their membership.
  • We welcome new Board Member, Director, Alex Mulder, and congratulate newly elected President, Mark Hensley
  • Harbormaster, Scott Grindy shared great progress on the $190 Million settlement agreement with PG&E to clean-up, remediate and rebuild East Harbor

View the recording of the meeting on our YouTube Channel:

SFMHA Minutes of Annual Meeting_January 27 2021 v1.4

Contact SFMHA Secretary, Kurt Hemmingsen should you have any questions.

SF Marina Harbor Annual Meeting -Thursday, Jan.14, 2021

Meeting Notices

SF Marina Harbor Annual Meeting – Thursday, January 14, 2021 – 7 PM Pacific – via ZOOM
To join the webinar please click:

Or call 1 669 900 9128
Webinar ID: 891 4393 5196

Approval of Minutes of Annual Meeting
Treasurer’s Report
Election of Officers and Directors

Establishment of working parties on:
– Docks, gates, wi-fi, bathrooms, dredging – all physical aspects of the harbor
– Review and oversight of Harbor finances; operations, capital improvements, variance analysis – Actual versus Plan
– Rules and Regulations – out of date and need to be more rational
– East Harbor Project – light a fire under it!
– Communications to and among berth holders – social media, website, email, and meetings

Harbormaster, Scott Grindy, will attend and discuss a wide range of topics, plus take Q&A – details below:
– East Harbor Renovation – Scope and Timing
– West Basin Entrance Dredging
– Repurposing former harbormaster office building – Additional bathrooms for berth holders versus chandler and yacht broker
– West Harbor Security Camera System
– Wi-Fi so berth holders can install cameras on their boats
– Parking issues – problems with commuters, RVs, and Uber/Lyft drivers – metering the parking spaces to eliminate all-day commuter parking is under discussion

Our nominating committee has proposed the following slate of officers, and we’ll take nominations from the floor:

President, Mark Hensley |
Vice President & Treasurer, Bruce Stone |
Secretary & Webmaster, Kurt Hemmingsen |
Director, Albert Wetter |
Director, Alex Mulder |
Director, Al Cavey |
Director, Risley Sams |

We post meeting minutes and archives at and you can renew your membership using PayPal at or by check – just $60 for three years!

Please share this notice with other berth-holders who might not be members. See you at the meeting via ZOOM on the 14th!

Bruce J. Stone
Acting President, SF Marina Harbor Association
917-822-4060 cellular

Marina Harbor Master Moves Offices into Historic Space

Association Notices
Marina Harbor Master Moves Offices into Historic Space
This Video highlights San Francisco’s new Marina Harbor Master office, which has been remodeled from stem to stern.
This new office was originally built as a degaussing station in 1952 and recently completed its renovation.
Learn more about the building’s history and how the Harbor Master will better serve our community with this newly renovated facility!
New Address:
San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor | 1 Marina Green Drive | San Francisco, CA 94123
Telephone Number:
(415) 831-6322

Annual Meeting 23 Jan 2020

Meeting Notices
We will hold our next Annual Meeting at 7 PM on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Golden Gate YC.
Presentation by Harbor Master Scott Grindy regarding current projects and priorities
— Dredging plans; potential extension of breakwater south from Wave Organ
— Harbor Security, Staffing, Parking, More Cameras
— Renovation of degaussing station and timing of moving the office
— East Harbor
Update from the Harbor Association
Election of officers & directors for the coming year – please contact us if you are interested
in serving, as well as any additional topics you’d like us to research before the meeting.