Standing Sailing Instructions 


What: End of Year Season Champions Awards Meeting

Where: Encinal Yacht Club, Regatta Room.

When: Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, 2-5 p.m. Regatta Room downstairs.
(date corrected)

Why: To pat the winners on the back and see your “kin” folk.

RSVP?: Not needed.

Other Awards?: Yes, we will have flags and shirts from other races if you have not picked them up.

What do I do with my 2022 perpetual award?: Let know immediately so we can have it engraved with the new winners.

Additional questions?:

Thank you and we plan on sharing the results from the survey that should be in your email box soon.

SSS Board


2023 Race schedule.
Registration for TBF will open on Jibeset soon!

  • Three Bridge Fiasco – January 28

  • Corinthian Race – February 25

  • Round the Rocks – March 18

  • No Trophy North Bay – April 22

  • SH Farallones – May 13

  • SHTP – June 25

  • Drakes Bay – August 19/20

  • Half Moon Bay – September 9

  • Vallejo 1-2 – October 7/8



Be sure to check out the latest installment of Latitude 38’s Good Jibes with special guest David Herrigel to chat all things Singlehanded Transpacific Race. David is Chair of the 2023 SHTP, has been Commodore of the Singlehanded Sailing Society and is a two-time veteran of the SHTP himself!

And be sure to mark your calendar for the 23rd Singlehanded Transpacific Yacht Race – 

San Francisco to Hanalei Bay that starts on Sunday June 25th, 2023!

There are currently 15 boats registered to race!!

Register and get the race documents HERE.
Hanalei Bay SHTP 2018
The anchorage at Hanalei Bay.

Mark your Dec. calendar for an in-person end of year awards ceremony on Sat. Dec. 17, 2-5 p.m. at Encinal Yacht Club’s regatta room. A separate announcement to come.

If you have a 2021 perpetual trophy, please contact so we can get names engraved. The idea is to have you present the trophy to the 2022 season winner.

If you haven’t received the Zoom link, please contact Comodore Joe at,

Thank you!

2022 Season Standings

Chris Jordan and The Pork Chop Express, Singlehanded Monohull

David Scott and O Mar, Doublehanded Monohull

Evan McDonald and Greyhound, Singlehanded Multi-hull

David Schumann and Bottle Rocket, Doublehanded Multi-hull

The 2021 Singlehanded Trans Pacific Yacht Race
Is completed. 

Start getting ready for 2023!!

The incredible singlehanded sailors!
2021 SHTP AwardsBack row L-R, Falk Meissner, John Wilkerson, Jamey Wylly, Brendan Huffman
Front L-R, Will Lee, Robb Walker, Bill Stange, Cliff Shaw, Jim Quanci
Not pictured, Kyle Vanderspek, Reed Bernhard



The June 19 start of the 2021 Singlehanded Trans Pacific Yacht Race is rapidly approaching. 

Boats are arriving at Richmond Yacht Club.
Final preparations being completed.
Trackers and communications being tested.

Here’s the webcam in Hanalei where we can see you arrive!

Standing Sailing Instructions

SSS COVID-19 Regatta Participation Guidelines

Revised 7/22/20

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

All 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.

Doublehanded Participants:

  • 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.

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: FacebookInstagram and Twitter

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