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SSS 3 Bridge Fiasco SH/DH

Central Bay

An annual favorite in the bay, the SSS Three Bridge Fiasco is the biggest yacht race in the US west of the Mississippi River, with 300+ boats every year.  The race is a pursuit race (slowest boats start first), starts and finishes on the city front at the Golden Gate Yacht Club, and the course…

SSS Corinthian Race SH/DH

Central Bay

The SSS Corinthian starts and finishes at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon, and features a course going past Alcatraz to the Blossom Rock buoy, up the cityfront to Alcatraz, down to Southampton Shoal, and then back to Tiburon via Harding Rock.  In addition to what are often challenging starts and finishes, the race involves…

SSS Round the Rocks SH/DH

Central Bay

One of the bigger races in the bay, with 100+ entrants, the SSS Round the Rocks race is a bay tour race going around some of the prominent "Rocks" in the bay.  From a start on the Berkeley Circle, the race goes around Alcatraz, Harding Rock, the Brothers and Red Rock to a finish by…

BAMA Emergency Steering Clinic

South/Central Bay

Are you ready to deploy an emergency means of steering and sail your boat if your rudder becomes inoperable? Join BAMA on May 8th for an on the water emergency steering clinic. More details to follow, but the plan is for participating boats to gather in the south basin and sail an out and back…

SSS Single Handed Farallones

Ocean

The ultimate singlehanded challenge here locally in the Bay Area, the SSS Singlehanded Farallones Race tests skipper and boat offshore out and around Southeast Farallon Island and back to the bay.  Conditions can vary widely from gentle to quite rough.  Total race distance: 58 NM.

Delta Ditch Run

North Bay / Delta

One of the most popular races of the year, the Delta Ditch Run is a long, almost-all-downwind, race from Richmond to Stockton.  You can usually fly the spinnaker almost the whole way, except for one bend in the river just past Antioch.  Enjoy the change in scenery and finish in nice and warm temperatures in…

SSS Half Moon Bay SH/DH

Ocean

A mostly downwind one-way race from the bay to Half Moon Bay, this race involves beating out through the Golden Gate, often has a beam reach or a broad reach down along coast past Land's End, and finishes by spinnaker down in Half Moon Bay, going around the famous Maverick's big wave surf break.  The…

SSS Vallejo 1 SH

Central Bay

A unique two-day race, featuring a singlehanded race downwind from the Berkeley Circle to Vallejo on Saturday, and a doublehanded race back from Vallejo to Richmond Yacht Club on Sunday (but you can sail singlehanded both days if you want).  This race runs late in the season, usually in lighter winds, and there's always a…

SSS Vallejo 2 SH/DH

Central Bay

A unique two-day race, featuring a singlehanded race downwind from the Berkeley Circle to Vallejo on Saturday, and a doublehanded race back from Vallejo to Richmond Yacht Club on Sunday (but you can sail singlehanded both days if you want).  This race runs late in the season, usually in lighter winds, and there's always a…