Thursday, 1/14/2021
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:
-full name
-boat name
-sail number
-telephone contact number

Send directly to 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.
Thank you.

Thursday, 1/14/2021
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!

Tuesday, 1/12/2021
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.

Sunday, 1/10/2021
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.

Thank you,


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

SHTP Update
Notice of Race for Singlehanded Transpacific Race 2021 is now available on jibeset,

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!

Philippe Jammotte
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

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.

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.
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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