We’re in our third year of reducing the length of the race instructions, which down from 72 pages, we hope by now has saved some trees! "Double" in More Ways Than One at AYC. Menu. They summarized the day: In strong NW winds beating out in the open ocean takes a lot out of you. The race will not meet current Covid-19 safety guidelines from all of*the Bay Area counties, and a permit has not been issued by the USCG. Not only is the scenery dramatic, but once you're a few miles out, the onshore world melts away and you’re immediately into offshore sailing conditions. This is "Bullet Double Handed Farallones 2018" by Laurence Baskin on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. It’s possible the best call is to drop out and go home. The slow-boat division started — and then the race committee postponed again to wait for those boats to get across the startline while a countercurrent pushed back against them. The 2020 BAMA Double Handed Farallones was held on Saturday, September 19th, nearly 6 months late, due to the Pandemic that reeked havoc on near every sailing event world wide. The afore mentioned Stan Honey, Commodore Tompkins, Dee Smith, John Kostecki, Mark Ruddiger, Billy and Melinda Erklins, Chris Corlett, Chris Watts, Rob Moore, Ian Klitza, Peter Hogg, Carl Schumacher, Jim Antrim and many I’ve failed to list have all done the race. The event, which is organized by the San Francisco Bay Area Multihull Association, begins just off of the Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) and takes the fleet of monohulls, catamarans and trimarans out and around the Southeast Farallon Islands (skippers can opt to round in either direction) and returns to a finishing line off of the GGYC. This site and its contents are Copyright © 2020 Sail-World Sail-World USA and/or the original author, photographer etc. The 37th annual Doublehanded Farallones Race on March 26 attracted 57 starters for the 58nm course beyond San Francisco Bay Gallery Doing the double around the Farallones COA 2020 Double Handed Challenge. All Rights Reserved. I checked in with Dave Wilhite, race chair of the Double Handed Farallones Race (Saturday, March 28), via email, to learn more about this year’s event. Whatever your favourite dinghy or boat may be, they all have one thing in common! No matter whether you're talking new or used, boats certainly have been a fave item in the brave new world. Author: admin March 20, 2018 0 Comments. Note the postponed racers milling about in the background. New this year were three alternate shorter courses, called the Race to the Weather Buoy (Lane Splitter),To the Bar and To the Sea. Also, any dark horses that have caught your eye? If this sounds enticing, the 58 nautical mile Double Handed Farallones Race could be the next addition to your bucket or annual to-do list of sailing events. "Mark and I also saw a lot of grungy crab pot gear in the water, looking like they had been soaking for a while, out by the weather buoy. A low-pressure front combined with an ebb can make for breaking waves over the bar, so you have to be realistic with yourself and your crew about the conditions. I think the willingness for someone to speak out in defense of a natural resource increases with exposure. The shorthanded nature of the race makes it a stepping stone towards ocean competence. relative to the course that inspires your answers? The predicted ebb was behaving strangely. Definitely the message of 2020. Archives . It's pretty special all year round, and it's also a good springboard. 2012 Double Handed Farallones; SEASTIG, Santa Cruz 40; Shawn Price & Mark Pretorius; March 31, 2012. Sports Event Kevin Morin on MarkSetBot's new RaceOS technology, David Schmidt checks in with the founder and creator to learn more. Congratulations to Nick Dugdale and Nico Colomb, Mooreserati #117 first in Moore 24 Fleet going clockwise to finish at 17:15.03! What’s the standing course record, and-looking at this year’s scratch sheet-are you seeing any potential history-book disruptors? Dougal Henshall gives us an introduction to the upcoming video series! At some point back in the past, someone sat down and drew the lines for the boat, normally with a particular purpose in mind! In the olden days, Opening Day had a more literal meaning. Nice south wind — perfect for ‘Wylie reaching’ and not so good for our spinnaker competitors. Bruzer wins 2019 Nationals. The Gulf of the Farallones is a very nutrient-dense patch of water. August 04, 2020. We know people who buy boats and learn to sail with the hopes that they’ll be confident enough in their skills to one day race the DHF. Oyster Bay, NY USA Oct 14, 2020. While this experience is magical aboard any boat and with (almost) any crew, the feeling likely compounds itself when there are just two crewmembers onboard, surrounded by the rugged California coastline, and, after some time, the wide-open Pacific Ocean. This race is a test of human and boat not to be taken lightly. Cup news, Vendee Globe update, US Sailing staff, Latest newsletter from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA. We’ll publish results in the April issue of Latitude 38; in the meantime, check them out here. The weather conditions were awesome. Or, is it the kind of race that a polished and experienced double-handed team from another part of the country (or world) could show up and win? This race has been attended by a who’s who of Bay area ocean racing. Boat: Beneteau First 30JK For folks who don't know me, I have sailed this race many times as well as many Single-handed Farallones races, LongPac races and many other offshore races here and in Europe. Rave reviews have more than doubled the turnout, with 38 boats in three classes set to compete in the second edition October 3-4, 2020. In these conditions she can leave the fleet on the horizon in short order, catch the ebb on the way out and the flood on the way in, have the boat put away before the sun goes down and not lose any energy to anxiety about the conditions. Bird Island Race. While I was there, I was surprised at how many boats had dropped out early due to a lack of wind. It's impossible not to feel sorry for Alex Thomson having to pull out of the Vendée Globe. sfbama.org/fs/Dramatic%20Rescue%20in%20DHF.pdf, news.ucsc.edu/2011/06/images/figure-1.jpg. Double Handed Farallones Race The J/111 Aeolus finished in the top three (second after time correction) of 80 boats in the Double Handed Farallones Race. At the Golden Gate Bridge, instead of going out the Gate, strong currents rushed sideways toward the San Francisco shoreline and bouncing back off it. That said, there’s enough people that fly in to do the race that this year we’ve moved the skipper’s meeting back a day, to Thursday night, to make it easier for traveling teams to attend the meeting. 9 likes. While we understand that the Doublehanded Farallones Race is mostly an offshore race, can you tell us about any steps that you and the other event organizers have taken in the last couple editions to help green-up the regatta or otherwise reduce its environmental footprint? My wife’s favorite conditions are four-foot swells every 12 seconds and seven to 12 knots of breeze from the south, since smooth, low waves and low-moderate wind reaching is super-efficient for a multihull. The course record for monohulls is Mongoose, a Santa Cruz 70 sailed by Stan Honey. Weird and wacky currents near the Golden Gate Bridge. Aug 22, 2019. Mistakes through the Golden Gate are hard to recover from. It’s not unusual to get low-pressure fronts in March, with sustained winds in the 30’s and 12-to-18-foot seas, sometimes in close period and often with more than one set. To our eye, the Challengers' Version 2 AC75's are all very similar in performance. The Farallon Islands, or Farallones (from the Spanish farallón meaning "pillar" or "sea cliff"), are a group of islands and sea stacks in the Gulf of the Farallones, off the coast of San Francisco, California, United States.The islands are also sometimes referred to by mariners as the Devil's Teeth Islands, in reference to the many treacherous underwater shoals in their vicinity. Last year’s winning skipper, Mark Eastham, sailed his F-31R Ma’s Rover with Cam Tuttle as crew. Also, there’s virtually zero chance of seasickness. 40th Annual Double-handed Farallones Race updated their profile picture. Mo Gutenkunst and Patrick Whitmarsh compete in the 2010 Double Handed Farallones Race onboard the J-125 "Double Trouble." In the fateful race of 1983 winds started from the east and as a cold front passed immediately shifted to the southwest and then veered to the south, which stranded the bulk of the fleet offshore struggling to stay off a lee shore overnight. The Doublehanded Farallones [DHF] race is a rite of passage for sailors on the Bay. Tuttle, sailing his first Farallones race, saw some whale spouts near the rockpile. Looking at the entry list, are there any teams that you have shortlisted for podium finishes? Cabbage Tree Island Race. Anyone interested in sailing the double-handed Farallones with me? Rolex Middle Sea Race. Jibeset.net Yacht Racing Information Clubs and their Regattas. The current flow through the [Golden] Gate [Bridge] and variety of wind and wave to the north and south of the shipping channel makes it tactically challenging. This year was nothing like last year’s wild and windy ride. It's pretty special all year round. Hands down, sailing out under San Francisco’s fabled Golden Gate Bridge is one of the coolest experiences that any sailor can have. Daylight and warm temperatures might be in short supply these days in most of North America, and rainfall might be abundant here in the Pacific Northwest, but that sure doesn't mean that the international sailing news cycle is in hibernation. Double-handed Farallones This has got to be the most frustrating race of the year for me ;-) We did not finish!!! January (65); February (62); March (75); April (86); May (65); June (69); July (68); August (69); September (65); October (67); November (62); 2019 The abundance of food attracts migratory marine predators from as far away as New Zealand and Indonesia (see: news.ucsc.edu/2011/06/costa-topp.html; news.ucsc.edu/2011/06/images/figure-1.jpg). The race course itself is pretty special - the Farallon Islands are part of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Singlehanded Farallones Race Postponed. Light air forced a postponement of the start of BAMA’s Doublehanded Farallones off Golden Gate Yacht Club on Saturday morning. The whole thing! Doublehanded Farallones Race 2019 Published on March 30th, 2019 The 40th edition of the Doublehanded Farallones Race saw 58 teams take on the 58 … Results . If this sounds enticing, the 58 nautical mile Double Handed Farallones Race could be the next addition to your bucket or annual to-do list of sailing events. Anything else that you’d like to add, for the record? 2019 40th Doublehanded Farallones / April 2, 2019 by Karl Robrock. Singlehanded Farallones Race Update: After discussions with the YRA and USCG, the SSS must postpone the upcoming Singlehanded Farallones race originally scheduled for 5/16/20. Also, what is it about these conditions (wind direction, wind speed, wave height, wave period, etc.) Help USA101 Swiftness also competed. The best I can tell is: The course record for multihulls is Tomcat, a Formula 40 sailed by Zan Drejes. While marijuana gradually continues to be decriminalized and quasi-legalized across the country, transporting cannabis by boat, especially in large — or massive — quantities, is still likely to land you in jail. Double Handed Offshore - Events Offshore sailing is a universal discipline that every World Sailing Member National Authority (MNA) can participate in. Following the selection of a Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat Event at Paris 2024, event numbers for double handed offshore events in One Design boats and handicap racing have increased. Surfing home in these conditions is fun, fast and challenging, although as the wave heights it’s sure to get your attention! Sailflow can deal with open water but can’t accurately predict best path close in. Skipper of the F-31: “There were rainbows in the spray over my bows almost the whole way home. 95.3k members in the sailing community. The sequence, slated to begin at 7:55 a.m., was delayed for 40 minutes. The Farallones looked like they’d been washed and rinsed clean, with green poking through and hardly any surf at all." Photographs are copyright by law. [During] one of the more lively race years, the first finisher and the last finisher came in to the club to thank the race committee. Sometimes the route and conditions you mapped the week before the race work, other times the wind isn’t where you thought it would be, or doesn’t fill in how you were expecting. Comments Off on Coast Guard and ferry work to rescue 27 youth and 6 adults from vessel taking on water BAMA has kept records but at this point we are in need of a historian to sort them out…. The trimarans Mama Tried, an Open 8.5, Hammer, a Seacart 30 and a couple of F31r’s are all capable of taking the race. [I’m] not completely sure, but I recall both finished under five hours. Sydney AUS Dec 1, 2020. How important is previous racecourse experience (read: local knowledge) in performing well in the Doublehanded Farallones Race? 2018 Double Handed Farallones: March Goes Out Like A Lamb Kurt Hoehne Racing March 27, 2018 March 27, 2018 Double handed racing 0 Comment Our friends at Pressure Drop down in San Francisco do a great job of covering Bay Area races, and (with our wholehearted support) share some of sailish.com’s stories with their audience. But better late than never, and with a bit of nostalgia mixed in, the start was relocated to Baker Baker, where the race was started from decades ago. Eastham said it was "Fun, a walk in the park, easy as could be, with 5-15 knots of wind and water flat as a pool table. The Singlehanded Sailing Society earned the Pineapple Sails Team Trophy. 2020. Malta MLT Oct 17, 2020. No tacks and only the ‘Farallon Jibe’ on the backside of the Island.". But, more importantly, the race itself connects the racers to the sea, with regular sightings of murrets, seals, sea lions, pelicans, whales and the occasional shark. Little did we know that the port hatch was leaking. Sydney AUS Oct 16, 2020. Boats are a fave item in the brave new world... Well it definitely is the message of 2020. Personally, I prefer more lively conditions, say six-to-ten-foot swells and 15-20 knots [of] breeze from the northwest. It was a reach/close reach out and a broad reach turning into a run once we were inside Lands End on the way back. If you’re borrowing a boat for this race-make sure it’s seaworthy and well-equipped with safety gear before you go, and that both of you know where your gear is and how to use it in an emergency (see for example: sfbama.org/fs/Dramatic%20Rescue%20in%20DHF.pdf). The Bay Area Multihull Association (BAMA) is excited to announce the 41st running of the classic Doublehanded Farallones Race, now re-scheduled for September 19th due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The wind and wave state can vary a lot over the course, usually with light winds in the morning building to blustery conditions by the mid-afternoon. ©2017 www.norcalsailing.com, Once racing finally got underway, the crews who stuck it out had a pleasant day on the ocean. I checked in with Kevin Morin, the founder and creator of MarkSetBot, via email, to learn more about RaceOS technology and how it can improve sailboat racing. Hobart is also a marvellous springboard from which to leap into history, culinary delights, nature's gifts of both flora and fauna, all manner of beverages, trails, bushwalking... Chatting about the Draycote Dash, Vendée Globe, America's Cup and more! Mar 2, 2020 - Racing to the Farallon Islands, March 2016. Uncategorized. 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