The 40th edition of the Doublehanded Farallones Race saw 58 teams take on the 58 nm course that starts and finishes inside San Francisco Bay alongside the Golden Gate Yacht Club and takes the fleet out the Golden Gate … The shorthanded nature of the race makes it a stepping stone towards ocean competence. Annapolis Yacht Club (AYC) organizers were thrilled the inaugural Double Handed Race in 2019 attracted 17 entries in two classes. As a group, BAMA members are open to share information in the spirit of camaraderie. 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. ", Skipper of the Cal 20: “Twenty-foot boat, twenty-foot square waves... Not a good idea.”. This is "Bullet Double Handed Farallones 2018" by Laurence Baskin on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. 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. 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. Mistakes through the Golden Gate are hard to recover from. You have to pace yourself and stay aware of the conditions, not just the wind and wave state, but also stay self-aware of your comfort level on the boat, and communicate with your crew to make sure you are taking enough little breaks to stay in top shape all day. ©2017 www.norcalsailing.com, Once racing finally got underway, the crews who stuck it out had a pleasant day on the ocean. All courses had takers. 40th Annual Double-handed Farallones Race updated their profile picture. It helps to have some local knowledge, for sure, since the best track through the [Golden] Gate [Bridge] depends so heavily on what the current and wind are doing at any given time, and a handful of the locals know all the tricks. The course record for monohulls is Mongoose, a Santa Cruz 70 sailed by Stan Honey. Team Barely Legal Racing's plans for the 2021 R2AK, An interview with tbe team about their plans to take on the 2021 R2AK. 2012 Double Handed Farallones; SEASTIG, Santa Cruz 40; Shawn Price & Mark Pretorius; March 31, 2012. Photos ----- Join us for a short double handed race at the Southern side of Hong Kong Island, and enjoy a free lunch with limited F&B 3 Divisions : Men / Mixed / Ladies . The Gulf of the Farallones is a very nutrient-dense patch of water. We are giving [reusable] water bottles this year as our swag. Whatever your favourite dinghy or boat may be, they all have one thing in common! The Doublehanded Farallones [DHF] race is a rite of passage for sailors on the Bay. 40th Annual Double-handed Farallones Race. What are the best-case and worst-case scenarios in terms of weather? We just opened registration so not yet, but I will say the Moore 24 and Express 27 fleets bring out some really good competition [in the] One Design [classes] where finishers are [sometimes] overlapped after 11 hours of racing! [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. Comments Off on Coast Guard and ferry work to rescue 27 youth and 6 adults from vessel taking on water Mark Jardine chats with Andy about the Draycote Dash, which would be taking place this weekend if it weren't for Lockdown 2.0, the Seldén Sailjuice Winter Series, the Vendée Globe, the build-up to the 36th America's Cup and his 'Road to Gold' series. I checked in with Team Barely Legal Racing, via email, to learn more about their plans to take on the 2021 Race to Alaska with a youthful team of talented sailors. It's impossible not to feel sorry for Alex Thomson having to pull out of the Vendée Globe. Advertising; Distribution & Subscriptions; Store; About; Facebook Twitter Instagram Rss The race course itself is pretty special - the Farallon Islands are part of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Sydney AUS Nov 6, 2020. 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. No tacks and only the ‘Farallon Jibe’ on the backside of the Island.". This race has been attended by a who’s who of Bay area ocean racing. Oakcliff Double Handed Distance Race 2020. Jibeset.net Yacht Racing Information Clubs and their Regattas. It’s like we’re growing our own little pocket of, uh, kelp huggers. 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. 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. Congratulations to Nick Dugdale and Nico Colomb, Mooreserati #117 first in Moore 24 Fleet going clockwise to finish at 17:15.03! *Dialogue is ongoing to reschedule in June. Anyone interested in sailing the double-handed Farallones with me? > BAMA Double Handed Farallones Race Update- Tuesday, March 20 - Archived. Can you explain the race’s culture to the uninitiated? Feb 3, 2020. double-handed resistance editor August 4, 2020 Just when the organisers of the Sydney-Hobart race were about to formalise their decision to exclude entrants in the new short-handed division from winning the overall handicap prize, the ‘two-up’ brigade have launched a counter-attack. © PICYA Archives 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! Nice swell and great training for me. COA 2020 Double Handed Challenge. 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. Definitely the message of 2020. And then, for the experienced ocean veterans in the fleet, it gives them a chance to stretch their legs at the beginning of the season. 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. The sequence, slated to begin at 7:55 a.m., was delayed for 40 minutes. Sailflow can deal with open water but can’t accurately predict best path close in. Boat is equipped with all required safety gear for the coming LongPac this summer. We’ll publish results in the April issue of Latitude 38; in the meantime, check them out here. 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. 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. 95.3k members in the sailing community. Bird Island Race. 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. The predicted ebb was behaving strangely. Light air forced a postponement of the start of BAMA’s Doublehanded Farallones off Golden Gate Yacht Club on Saturday morning. sfbama.org/fs/Dramatic%20Rescue%20in%20DHF.pdf, news.ucsc.edu/2011/06/images/figure-1.jpg. It's pretty special all year round, and it's also a good springboard. While I was there, I was surprised at how many boats had dropped out early due to a lack of wind. Oyster Bay, NY USA Oct 14, 2020. It’s possible the best call is to drop out and go home. Note the postponed racers milling about in the background. He cut a dejected figure in the cockpit of his Hugo Boss IMOCA as he made his way towards Cape Town following the damage to his starboard rudder. Receive emails when 'Lectronic Latitude is updated. 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. 2019 40th Doublehanded Farallones / April 2, 2019 by Karl Robrock. Posting the fastest corrected time for the full Farallones course were Greg Nelsen and Randy Miller on Nelson’s Azzura 310 Outsider. Looking at the entry list, are there any teams that you have shortlisted for podium finishes? In strong NW winds beating out in the open ocean takes a lot out of you. As we have said in a couple of the Rialto stories, the Challengers' Version 2 AC75's are all very similar in performance - and to our eye don't look like they are any quicker than Emirates Team New Zealand's Version 1 AC75, Te Aihe. 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. ... Feb 3, 2020. Regatta Message Board: [Post new message] No current messages. New this year were three alternate shorter courses, called the Race to the Weather Buoy (Lane Splitter),To the Bar and To the Sea. To our eye, the Challengers' Version 2 AC75's are all very similar in performance. 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. Double Handed Offshore - Events Offshore sailing is a universal discipline that every World Sailing Member National Authority (MNA) can participate in. 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. 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. Mar 2, 2020 - Racing to the Farallon Islands, March 2016. 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. The Double Handed Farallones Race . PS contributor Skip Allan, who has raced in both the single-handed and double-handed Farallones races, offered his take on Saturday’s accident: "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. Help All Rights Reserved. /r/Sailing is a place to ask about, share, show, and enjoy all about sailing, sail boat racing, and … Cup news, Vendee Globe update, US Sailing staff, Latest newsletter from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA. Last year’s winning skipper, Mark Eastham, sailed his F-31R Ma’s Rover with Cam Tuttle as crew. 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. This year was nothing like last year’s wild and windy ride. relative to the course that inspires your answers? No current messages. 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 Patra. Boats are a fave item in the brave new world... Well it definitely is the message of 2020. 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. Anything else that you’d like to add, for the record? Doublehanded Farallones Race 2019: . Dougal Henshall gives us an introduction to the upcoming video series! Nice south wind — perfect for ‘Wylie reaching’ and not so good for our spinnaker competitors. Patra GRE Oct 24, 2020. Malta MLT Oct 17, 2020. Given that the race is held annually in the early days of spring, skippers and crews must be prepared for conditions ranging from light zephyrs to heavy airs and accompanying seas. In April 1917 Woodrow Wilson decided it would be a good idea to join the ‘war to end all wars’. 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! 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. BAMA has kept records but at this point we are in need of a historian to sort them out…. Bruzer wins 2019 Nationals. Fortunately, weather forecasting has improved over the last decade, and it’s possible to see (and visualize) with pretty good accuracy what the conditions will be about three days before the race. Author: admin March 20, 2018 0 Comments. Also, any dark horses that have caught your eye? 2020 Double Handed Farallones Race September 19, 2020 From the start inside San Francisco Bay alongside the Golden Gate Yacht Club, the fleet heads out to sea and around the Southeast Farallone Island, and then to the finish. 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. USA101 Swiftness also competed. August 04, 2020. Both pairs of crew were equally pale and soaked through with saltwater. Little did we know that the port hatch was leaking. How important is previous racecourse experience (read: local knowledge) in performing well in the Doublehanded Farallones Race? What’s the standing course record, and-looking at this year’s scratch sheet-are you seeing any potential history-book disruptors? 2020. It's pretty special all year round. Newcastle Bass Island Race. The whole thing! Kevin Morin on MarkSetBot's new RaceOS technology, David Schmidt checks in with the founder and creator to learn more. [I’m] not completely sure, but I recall both finished under five hours. 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. 9 likes. This race is a test of human and boat not to be taken lightly. Uncategorized. I checked in with Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea, via email, about their campaign to represent the USA in the 49erFX at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics amidst a pandemic that has complicated travel and typical Olympic preparations. Surfing home in these conditions is fun, fast and challenging, although as the wave heights it’s sure to get your attention! At some point back in the past, someone sat down and drew the lines for the boat, normally with a particular purpose in mind! The Farallones marine sanctuary is home to at least 25 endangered species (see: farallones.noaa.gov/about). The Singlehanded Sailing Society earned the Pineapple Sails Team Trophy. No matter whether you're talking new or used, boats certainly have been a fave item in the brave new world. Personally, I prefer more lively conditions, say six-to-ten-foot swells and 15-20 knots [of] breeze from the northwest. 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. Also, what is it about these conditions (wind direction, wind speed, wave height, wave period, etc.) An interview with Dave Wilhite about the 2020 Double Handed Farallones Race by David Schmidt 27 Mar 08:00 PDT March 28, 2020. It’s a safe bet that the first finisher will be a multihull. The weather conditions were awesome. 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. January (65); February (62); March (75); April (86); May (65); June (69); July (68); August (69); September (65); October (67); November (62); 2019 The best I can tell is: The course record for multihulls is Tomcat, a Formula 40 sailed by Zan Drejes. 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 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. Hands down, sailing out under San Francisco’s fabled Golden Gate Bridge is one of the coolest experiences that any sailor can have. Cabbage Tree Island Race. Skipper of the F-31: “There were rainbows in the spray over my bows almost the whole way home. Results . 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. 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? Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea talk to David Schmidt in the build-up to the Tokyo 2021 Olympics. Race is scheduled for Saturday, March 24 Tuesday, March 20. 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). 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. Rolex Middle Sea Race. (If this is starting to sound like a great doublehanded adventure, you’re on the correct tack.). 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