(Apply to every race,)
See the other Stuff You Should Know below the calendar.
For 2018 Calendar Preview, see the Home page.
SSS Season in BOLD, other races of interest for your information. See Jibeset for Additional Sailing Instructions for each race and results. See also the YRA’s Shorthanded Circuit and the YRA Master Calendar. Ocean races with additional safety requirements are indicated with an asterix (*). Consult ASIs and NOR for entry details.
|January||28||SSS Three Bridge Fiasco|
Skipper's: Jan 25
Awards: Feb 8
|March||11||OYC Rites of Spring||OYC/Central Bay|
|18||DH Farallones* (BAMA)||GGYC|
|25||SSS Corinthian Race|
Skipper's: Mar 22
Awards: April 12
|15||SSS Round the Rocks|
Skipper's: Apr 12
Awards: April 26
|May||20||SSS Singlehanded Farallones*|
Skipper's: May 17
Awards: May 31
|26||California Offshore Race Week||SF - MRY - Santa Barbara - SDYC|
|July||5||Great Longitudinal Pacific Race (LongPac)*|
Skipper's: TBA Awards: TBA
|August||12 - 13||SSS/ORYA Drakes Bay Races*|
Skipper's: Aug 9
Awards: Aug 23
|26 - 27||SSS Cruise-Out||Sequoia YC, non-counter|
|September||???||Windjammers* (SF to Santa Cruz)||StFYC/SCYC|
|16||SSS Half Moon Bay*|
Skipper's: Sep 13
Awards: at race finish
|October||21 - 22||SSS Vallejo 1-2|
Skipper's: Oct 18
Awards & Season Awards: Nov TBA
Stuff You Should KnowRemember, you MUST register for every race individually via jibeset.
Archive of past-season race results is HERE.
2016 Restricted Areas (Apply to every race. Stay OUT.)
From NOR 13(b): Boats shall not pass between the following buoys or landmarks and the nearest point on the specified shore.
- Vertical ‘H’ beam just west of St. Francis Yacht Club – and the San Francisco shore
- Anita Rock and any buoy marking same – and the San Francisco shore
- South Tower of Golden Gate Bridge – and the San Francisco shore
- Buoy GR BELL marking Little Alcatraz Rock – and Alcatraz Island
- Buoy G “3” Q G – and Pt. Blunt, Angel Island
- Daymark Fl R 4s 15ft 4M “2” at the outer end of the Berkeley Pier – and the Berkeley shore
- Buoy R “2CR” Fl R 4s marking Castro Rocks- and the Richmond shore
- The Richmond Long Wharf vicinity such that a boat may not go between the Wharf and a line connecting buoy R “2CR” Fl R 4s marking Castro Rocks , buoy R “2” Q R (1/2 nm west of the Long Wharf), buoy G “3” FL G 4s (1/3 nm south of the Long Wharf) and the Richmond shore northeast of G “3”.
Racing FAQ [still somewhat under construction for 2017]
Just one page of sailing instructions for each race?
No way! Each of our races has a unique course and other rules, so it has its own Additional Sailing Instructions. But you also need to familiarize yourself with the 4-page Notice of Race and Standing Sailing Instructions. In general, our races operate a little differently from what you may be used to, and most of those differences are spelled out in the NOR/SSI.
Do I need a PHRF certificate?
Short answer: Yes. Yes, you do.
My emergency contact is my mother, and she lives in Costa Rica. That’s cool, right?
Give us a break! We aren’t asking whom we should send flowers to if you drown. We want someone who can help us track you down. That means somebody who lives with you … who has access to your marina … who knows your favorite hangouts … who has phone numbers of most of your friends … or as much of the above as possible.
I’m chasing Doublehanded season points. I’ve entered the upcoming race, but my crew got sick / broke up with me / is in jail. Can I sail by myself and still be scored as Doublehanded?
Yes, but just once per season, not including Vallejo 2. See the NOR for new rules.
I’d like to help on race committee / organize a cruise-in / give a presentation at a meeting. Whom should I talk to?Why, bless your heart! For race committee, contact the Race Chair. For anything else, the Commodore is probably your best bet. Really, any member of the Board will steer you in the right direction. See the Contact page.
Per the season NOR, sportboats are monohulls with displacement‐to‐length ratio of ≤ 112 per the formula: DWL = D/(2.24x(LWL*10)^3) and LWL is ≤ 32′ where D is displacement in pounds and LWL is waterline length in feet. The DWL number is found on your PHRF certificate for your convenience.
Examples of sportboats include but are not limited to:
Flying Tiger 10M
Santa Cruz 27