Santa Rosa Sailing Club

Sailing together since 1953

2019 SSS Singlehanded Farallones Race: Saturday, May 11

 

Pictures from this year’s BAMA Doublehanded Farallones Race with Dan O’Neill sharing the cockpit. For the SSS Singlehanded Race I’ll share the cockpit with “OttO” Helm.

The 2019 SSS Singlehanded Farallones Race is this coming Saturday, May 11. If things go right I’ll Start at 0815 on the SF City Front and head out the Golden Gate, around the S. E. Farallon Island 30 nm W of S.F. and then back for a total of 60 nm. There’s an 0918 (an hour after I Start)) 3.4 knot Ebb to flush me under the GG Bridge and out beyond Lands End. That joy ride looks like it will slow down however.  Both NOAA and SailFlow are predicting WSW wind at 10 knots or less for the Gulf of the Farallones.  The race often takes 9 – 10 hours, but if the wind’s on the light side this year it will take longer. You can follow the race on Jibeset.net  – or see my track after the race is completed. I’ll have a final update at the end of the week.

(Thanks again to Pat Broderick)

Spring Race Series at Spring Lake

May 5, 2019 at the starting line L to R, Gail, Joe, Bill, Mark, Bob & Shannon

 

Race schedule can be seen here at our calendar page

This series is scheduled twice a month, six Sundays from March 3 to May 19. This is usually a great time of year to sail. Hope you can make it out for some or all of the races. Note that our “races” are really low-key. They can be a fun place to learn the fundamentals of racing.

If you have a sailboat and want to try sailing, come on out to Spring Lake and join the fun! There is sometimes room for you to crew on a boat, too. Post a message on meetup and see if anyone replies.

There is a $7 park entry fee or you can purchase an annual pass. Check at the entrance station.
More info on Spring Lake park here.

Keep up on the races by checking out our meetup site here. We would also appreciate you signing up for the race on the meetup site, so we can know how many to expect.

More details on the races can be found here in the Notice of Race.
Map to Spring Lake Launch ramp here.