Racing in the San Francisco Bay and Offshore

The San Francisco Bay is known throughout the world as a mecca for sailboat racing. Year round sailing,  challenging and exhilarating wind and water conditions and a venue of unparalleled beauty makes racing in the San Francisco Bay phenomenal. If you are a multihull owner who wants to start racing, BAMA is here to help you get started.

BAMA's Premier Annual Event: The Double Handed Farallones Race

The Double Handed Farallones Race is BAMA's signature annual mixed-fleet race event. Click here for a full webpage describing the race's history, information about the course, and recent race results.

The course has racers starting in the early morning off Baker Beach, rounding the Farallones in either direction, and then finishing off the Golden Gate Yacht Club race deck. Covering a total distance of 54nm, the conditions for the DHF can be challenging, testing a double handed crews stamina and seamanship. The race requires that participating boats meet the NCORC's offshore safety requirements, and requires that participating sailors study offshore safety topic and practice person overboard recovery prior to the race.

ANNUAL TROPHIES AWARDED BY BAMA

The BAMA CUP Perpetual Trophy

The BAMA Cup is BAMA's perpetual trophy awarded for the best yearly performance across a lengthy, diverse list of regattas. The scoring typically takes the best 7 of 10 races, covering courses both long and short, inshore and offshore. The complete list of races in the BAMA Cup for 2024, plus the scoring scheme can be found here

The BAMA Racetrack Perpetual Trophy

The BAMA Racetrack is BAMA's race any time, self-timed course on the central bay. Racers may race this course any time, and as many times as they want. Send your times and your GPS tracks to racechair@sfbama.org to be automatically entered into this annual race. The full race description and instructions are here.

2024 BAMA CUP STANDINGS

BOATSKIPPERCurrent PositionTotal BAMA Cup Points3 Bridge Finish3 Bridge PointsCor. FinishCor. Points
PEGASUS 3Adrew Pitcairn114.446.837.6
CALIENTETruls Myklebust214.018.076.0
HULLABALOOJonathan Kaplan214.037.256.8
WATER WINGSTodd Olsen412.627.685.0
PAPILLONAndrew Scott512.275.047.2
FLUXJeremy Boyette69.0DNF1.028.0
BOTTLE ROCKETDavid Schumann78.018.0
TRI JOLIERafi Yahalom87.4DNF1.066.4
GREYHOUNDEvan McDonald97.066.0RAF1.0
MA'S ROVERMark Eastham106.456.4
SEA++Michal Kuklik116.0102.094.0
KOKE HONURick Elkins124.084.0
ADRENALINEWilliam Erkelens124.0DNF1.0103.0
SEA BIRDRichard Holden143.093.0

How to Start Racing your Multihull

  • Get your RATING from BAMA (see below)
  • Learn the basics of the Racing Rules of Sailing
  • Crew on another Multihull in a race
  • Sign up for a beer-can race at a local yacht club and become comfortable with the starting line
  • Sign up for a larger Regatta and race with more competitive fleets (See our Calendar)

Getting your Multihull Rating from BAMA

2024 BAMA Ratings

Sail NumberBoatSkipperBoat ModelOMRPHRFProvisional Certificate
KA-1RainbowClifford ShawCrowther 100.597252CERT
226GreyhoundEvan McDonaldFarrier F-220.73278CERT
70StingrayStephen ClarkeCorsair 24 Mk I0.73478CERT
359Koke HonuRick ElkinsCorsair 24 Mk II0.7572CERT
V48PrestoJoe DazeyChris White Voyager 480.75172CERT
61674Pegasus 3Andrew PitcairnFarrier F22R0.78857CERT
277PapillonAndrew ScottF-270.79654CERT
212QuixoticTanguy LeborgneDash 750 mk II0.80151CERT
TBDSea++Michael KuklikSprint 750 mkI0.80651CERT
247Peregrine FalconMarc LaRhetteF-270.80848CERT
266Wind TravelerTerry SmithC-28 Center Cockpit0.81545CERT
38066Speed SpiritCarlos Elena-LenzF28 RS Sport Cruiser Aft Cockpit0.81645CERT
880Tri JolieRafi yahalomC-880 Standard0.82542CERT
27061Sea BirdRichard HoldenF-270.83933CERT
367Triple PlayRichard KellerCorsair 310.84827CERT
27031HullabalooJonathan KaplanF-31R0.85921CERT
7MA'S ROVERMark EasthamCorsair 31-R0.86221CERT
38139CalienteTruls MyklebustWhite Explorer 440.8920CERT
20KhimairaRumen DeyanovFarrier F-25C0.903-9CERT
173WATERWINGSTodd OlsenCorsair 31-RS0.923-21CERT
1Round MidnightRick WaltonsmithWhite Explorer 440.948-39CERT
USA3001Bottle RocketDavid SchumannSeacart 301.011-78CERT
USA 11FLUXJeremy BoyetteSeacart 301.03-87CERT
USA 1HMB Boys & Girls ClubAlan O'DriscollCustom 32' Catamaran1.062-96CERT
44AdrenalineWilliam ErkelensD Class1.189-120CERT