Check the forum “Race Deck” for the 25 persons who were drawn to be put on a waitlist.
The SSS is excited to be hosting a special webinar with the legendary sailor Webb Chiles this coming Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
Webb chiles has completed six circumnavigations, set two world records, and was the first American to round Cape Horn single-handed. His most recent circumnavigation was aboard his Moore 24 “Gannet.”
He is also the author of seven books about sailing and his adventures on the water.
Please join us by registering for this free webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0LrYWr8GTZGgviq31lQ-tA
Lottery for 3 Bridge Fiasco Waitlist 1/14/21 15:30
A 3 Bridge Fiasco waitlist will created using a lottery.
Email your “request to be placed on the waitlist.” In the body, include your:
-telephone contact number
Send directly to firstname.lastname@example.org thru end of day, Monday, Jan. 18th.
25 names will be randomly drawn and listed in sequential order indicating first name drawn get the first opening, second name drawn gets the second opening, etc. This will be the Waitlist.
All 25 boat names and initials will be listed on SSS Race Deck forum.
As soon as we have a cancellation, the top of the list person will be offered the spot. We will notify you by email and phone and hold that spot for 24 hrs, then move down to the list.
Membership only registration is still open for 2021 year.
Why should I join if I cannot enter the season opener? Your membership allows us to carry on with our planned races and events for this year. And, it’s still a good bang for the buck! Thank you! https://www.jibeset.net/JACKY000.php?RG=T038126744
3 Bridge Fiasco registration has reached 125 entrants cap.
Thank You All for your 125 Three Bridge Fiasco registrations. We reached the hard-stop maximum entry within the first 24 hrs.
3 Bridge Fiasco registration now open.
3 Bridge Fiasco Update
After discussing and considering the current Covid-19 situation & compliance with the Regional Stay-At-Home Order, the SSS board has decided to change the upcoming Three Bridge Fiasco race to Singlehanded-ONLY and will not have a Doublehanded division.
The decision was reached by taking into consideration the risks for the needed additional race committee personnel as well as issues with having boats race with mixed households onboard.
Additionally, there will be a limitation of 125 entries.
As we look forward to running our traditional, well attended Singlehanded and Doublehanded remaining races in 2021, no definitive decision can be made regarding DH entries in future races. That will be evaluated based on the state of COVID restrictions in place at that time.
We expect registration to open within the next couple of days. It will be announced here, across the SSS platforms and on Jibeset.
Thank you for your patience!
Meanwhile, to help prepare you for your first Singlehanded race, reach out to the SSS forum members or check the Resources link for “Thoughts, Tips, Techniques and Tactics for Singlehanded Sailing,” by Andrew Evans.
A survey has been rolled out to members & race participants. The board would like your input to help decide a few things. Primarily, it asks about powered winches and power assisted sailing. If you registered for a race or were a member in the past 2 years, you will receive an invitation from Jibeset with an embedded survey link.
If you feel you’ve been left off, check your spam, trash or “All mail” folders before contacting me.
We are pleased to announce the election of Tracy Rogers (J/120), our new treasurer and Tim Roche (J/92), our incoming Race Information Officer. We thank them for stepping up and giving their time, energy and spirit to the SSS sailing community. Please welcome them!
The 2021 Singlehanded Sailing Society calendar is here!
Get ready for another exciting year of racing in the San Francisco Bay and beyond!
2021 SSS Race Calendar
Three Bridge Fiasco – January 30th
Corinthian Race – February 27th
Round the Rocks – March 27th
Singlehanded North Bay (non points race) – April 24th
Singlehanded Farallones – May 15th
Singlehanded Trans Pacific Race– June 19th
Drakes Bay Race – August 28th & 29th
Half Moon Bay – September 11th
Vallejo 1/2 Race – October 16th & 17th
Notice of Race for Singlehanded Transpacific Race 2021 is now available on jibeset, https://www.jibeset.net/JACKY000.php?RG=T007588480
Here’s the webcam in Hanalei where we can see you arrive!
Year End Awards Presentation
Thursday, 7 p.m. December 3, 2020 via Zoom.
Links and login information to be sent by email to all season participants.
Please join us in recognizing the season championship Trophy winners, season participants, SSS board and Outgoing Commodore.
Meet the new Incoming Commodore.
Plus an update on SHTP 2021.
Standing Sailing Instructions
The Singlehanded Sailing Society
2020 race season is over but midwinter racing with local clubs are getting going.
Berkeley Yacht Club has a singlehanded division. Check it out HERE
This posting is late for entering the full series but single races are available.
Some of this may be old news, especially if you follow the Forum.
Just wanted to freshen up the page a bit.
2020-2021 Vendee Globe
The ultimate singlehanded race is underway.
SSS sailors doing big things!
Winner of the 2018 SHTP, Plans a West about solo circumnavigation aboard the Class 40 Changabang.
PJ started out 9-30-2020 but turned back after suffering boom damage after crossing the doldrums.
Whitehall Stokes, one of our alumni of the 2012 SHTP, is embarking on a single handed, non-stop, un-assisted round the world East about.
Departed SanFrancisco 11-8-2020
SSS COVID-19 Regatta Participation Guidelines
Racing will be conducted in compliance with all relevant county health orders and any additional site-specific regulations in effect at the time of each event that are detailed in the event’s Sailing Instructions (SIs).
General Procedures and Practices for Race Participants
- That exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 are directed to stay home and not participate in any activity that may risk the exposure of others.
- Should maintain a safe distance of at least 6 feet from anyone outside of their household or social bubble* before, during, and after any SSS event.
- Should wear a face covering when in public spaces.
- Are required to provide their own personal protective equipment and to carry a face covering with them at all time during events.
- Accept full responsibility for any potential exposure to COVID-19 that may result from participating in any SSS event.
- All doublehanded boats shall consist of individuals occupying a single household or social bubble.
- The Skipper is the person in-charge of a boat during an event. Skippers are responsible for their vessel and their crew’s compliance with all COVID-19 directives.
- At the time of registration, Skippers of doublehanded boats shall self-certify that they and their crew occupy the same household or social bubble.
- All Skippers of doublehanded boats not able to find crew that meet these criteria are encouraged to race singlehanded.
*Social bubbles are defined as stable groups of 12 people or less who have agreed to limit their social activities to only each other for at least three weeks.
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.
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.
Please join us for the full season. And if you have not already, please also check us out on: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
(Don’t forget to refresh this page often for new updates.)