Season Racing Update:

Two updates from the SSS 2020 season race committee:

1) We have tentative approval from the USCG to run the rescheduled 2020 Singlehanded Farallones race on Saturday June 27th. Please note that we do not yet have final approval, but we wanted to give skippers as much time ahead of the race as possible to allow for boat preparations and compliance with safety requirements. We will share final USCG approval as soon as it is confirmed.

We are planning a Zoom-based skipper’s meeting on Thursday June 25th at 7:00 PM

2) We are currently planning to run the rescheduled 2020 Round The Rocks race on Saturday July 11th. We will confirm this date at the earliest possible opportunity.

An updated 2020 season NOR will be posted to the SSS website detailing the revised schedule and providing guidance regarding relevant social distancing practices.

There should be only a few changes to the standard SH Farallones SIs, most notably the requirement for skippers to record their own finish times as a back-up to the race committee record. We are planning a Zoom-based skipper’s meeting on Thursday June 25th at 7:00 PM to review the SHF SIs and to answer any questions. Log-in details will be published on the SSS Forum and on Jibeset.

Depending on the relevant social distancing regulations in place in mid-July, there may be more substantive changes to the standard Round The Rocks SIs, designed to enable appropriate social distancing for the race committee. We endeavor to share these modifications to the standard racing format as soon as possible.


Singlehanded TransPacific Yacht Race Update:

Given the gravity of the recent Covid-19 outbreak, the Singlehanded Sailing Society and registered skippers have concluded that the solo race from San Francisco’s Corinthian Yacht Club to Hanalei Bay in Kauai, with events at Nawiliwili Yacht Club, will be delayed until 2021. Factors playing heavily on the minds of the group included the need to not spread infection, the strain the pandemic has already placed on facilities in both locations, plus consideration of the risk of virus exposure to United States Coast Guard personnel in an emergency. The SSS is moving forward to offer an exciting event in 2021 for the singlehanded race to Hawaii.

Singlehanded Sailing Society 

2020 Racing schedule. 

2019 Start DateEventLocationOcean RaceRace Deck (If Needed)Preferred Radio Channel
Saturday, January 25, 2020SSS 3 Bridge FiascoCentral BayNo GGYC71/72
Saturday, February 29, 2020SSS Corinthian RaceCentral BayNo CYC72
Saturday, April 11, 2020
SSS Round the RocksCentral BayNo NA72
Saturday, May 16, 2020
SSS Single Handed FarallonesOceanYESGGYC69
Saturday, June 27, 2020
SSS Singlehanded Trans Pacific RaceOceanYESCYC69
Saturday, August 22,2020SSS Drake’s Bay w/ OYRA    
Suunday, August 23,2020SSS Drake’s Bay w/ OYRA    
Saturday, September 12, 2020SSS Half Moon Bay OceanYESGGYC69
Saturday, October 17, 2020SSS Vallejo 1Central BayNo NA72
Sunday, October 8, 2020SSS Vallejo 2Central BayNo RYC-finish72

Commodore’s Welcome Letter

Welcome! The San Francisco SSS offers events where singlehanded and short-handed sailors can share knowledge, gain experience, and find a structured environment to expand their horizons. The SSS encompasses everyone from a first-time, double-handed sailor to veterans of the Singlehanded TransPacific (SHTP) yacht race. We are always learning and always sharing knowledge.
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