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 Premiere 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 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.

2022 BAMA CUP STANDINGS

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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

2022 BAMA PHRF Ratings

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