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.


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 2023, 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 to be automatically entered into this annual race. The full race description and instructions are here.


BOATSKIPPERCurrent PositionTotal BAMA Cup Points3 Bridge Finish3 Bridge PointsCorinthian FinishCorinthian PointsRTR FinishRTR PointsSBBS #1 FinishSBBS #1 PointsGVR FinishGVR Points
GREYHOUNDEvan McDonald224.
MA'S ROVERJohn Donovan124.637.225.0DNF1.026.425.0
BOTTLE ROCKETDavid Schumann315.018.016.0DNF1.0
CALIENTETruls Myklebust414.846.8DNF1.0DNF1.036.0
LOOKIN GOOD 3Rafi Yahalom512.0DNF1.0DNF1.0DNF1.045.034.0
FLUXJeremy Boyette67.627.6
SEA BIRDRichard Holden76.456.4
PAPILLONAndrew Scott95.075.0
OCEALUS 3Fred Bouju104.084.0
QUIXOTICTanguy Leborgne104.054.0
KOKE HONURick Elkins123.093.0
PEREGRINE FALCONMarc Larhette123.063.0
BIRD OF PREYGlen Murray152.0102.0
MAGIC HAPPENSGary Helms152.072.0
PEGASUS 3Adrew Pitcairn171.0DNF1.0
ADRENALINEWilliam Erkelens171.0DNF1.0
ROUND MIDNIGHTRick Waltonsmith86.016.0
CARLAJohnathan Kaplan123.043.0

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

2023 BAMA PHRF Ratings

Sail NumberNameSkipperModelPHRFTCFCert Link
USA 011FluxBoyette, JeremySeaCart 30 GP-631.052BAMA Cert
61433Bottle RocketSchumann, DavidSeacart 30 GP+-511.019BAMA Cert
1Round MidnightWaltonsmith, RickWhite Explorer 44-390.948BAMA Cert
USA 2Ocealys 3Bouju, FredDiam 24 OD-150.949BAMA Cert
173WATERWINGSOlsen, ToddCorsair F-31 RS-150.923BAMA Cert
38139CalienteMyklebust, TrulsWhite Explorer 44-90.92BAMA Cert
7MA'S ROVEREastham, MarkCorsair F-31R120.873BAMA Cert
367Triple PlayKeller, RichardCorsair F-31240.857BAMA Cert
277PapillonScott, AndrewCorsair F-27420.823BAMA Cert
74WingitWells, AmyCorsair F-27420.821BAMA Cert
28Lookin Good 3Yahalom, RafiCorsair F-28R420.837BAMA Cert
30KokomoSmith, TerryCorsair F-31450.837BAMA Cert
27061Sea BirdHolden, RichardCorsair F-27450.807BAMA Cert
28557Bird of PreyMurray, GlenCorsair F-27630.787BAMA Cert
359Koke HonuElkins, RickCorsair F-24 Mkll750.77BAMA Cert
226GreyhoundMcDonald, EvanFarrier F-22840.755BAMA Cert
277RainbowShaw, CliffordCrowther 10M2550.516BAMA Cert
266Wind TravelerFerree, FrankTBDTBD
212QuixoticLeborgne, TanguyCorsair Dash 750TBDTBD
61674PegasusPitcairn, AndrewF22R60TBDBAMA Cert