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130 Boats Registered for SSS Round The Rocks!

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  • 130 Boats Registered for SSS Round The Rocks!

    CLASSES There will be Singlehanded and Doublehanded divisions in this race, divided into the classes listed below

    COURSE From the Start, to Alcatraz Island (“The ROCK”), leaving it to starboard,
    then to Harding ROCK buoy (RG “HR” Fl (2+1) R 6s) leaving it to starboard,
    In addition, buoy R “2”(Q R,approx.. 4/10 nm SW of the Richmond Long Wharf) is a mark of the course and must be left to the East, this is not a rounding mark per the RRS,
    then to Red ROCK, leaving it to starboard, (Red Rock shall not be considered a rounding mark per the RRS)
    then to The Brothers (ROCKS), leaving them to Starboard, then to Red ROCK,
    leaving it to port, then to the Finish.

    RACE DISTANCE Approx. 19.3 nautical miles.

    " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella" Photo Gallery

  • #2
    More boats signing up for short handed sailing events than fully crewed.



    • #3

      132 Starters, 45 Finishers...
      " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella" Photo Gallery


      • #4
        2017 SSS Round The Rocks: An Easterly For Easter

        The 2017 SSS Round The Rocks, an 19.3 nm Bay Tour, beginning on the Berkeley Circle,
        Rounds Alcatraz, Harding, The Bothers and Red Rocks before finishing at the RYC race platform in
        Potrero Reach.

        Starting in a 4-5 knot Zephyr, the 132 boats hoisted kites began the journey with high hopes.
        An underlying ebb with a boost from another round of large releases from Oroville Dam push the fleet in the right general
        direction towards Alcatraz.

        Greg Nelsen singlehanding his Azzura 310 Outsider would be only one of 4 single handed sailors to finish and took his division
        by bundles...

        But the saying "Never trust a Zephyr" held true and what little wind there was, all but evaporated as the fleet rounded Alcatraz.
        Even the early starter in the multi fleet and ultra lights were struggling to gain traction as the flood began to build.

        The current relief of Alcatraz was counter set by the windshadow it created. The waters between Blossom and Alcatraz a confused mess
        as the old ebb grabbed some boats and propelled them into the flood and on a southbound conveyor belt.

        Bobby and The Pacemakers... Bobby Hydes behind his mask, hoping nobody recognizes him.
        Sailing with C Harvey on Mojo, they led the fleet past Harding and would be the 1st Multi to finish at 15:38:22

        Becalmed in the shipping channel is never a fun thing.

        Amy Well's and David Wilhite refuse to quit, and were rewarded with 2nd in the DH Multi Division


        Buzz Blackett checks the charts before heading over to Raccoon Strait, where a nice flood awaited.
        Brent Draney tugs on strings to Keep Condor moving. Condo would end up as the 1st boat to finish,
        Crossing the line at 15:26:29

        Fred Bouju & Erwan Menard on the Diam 24 OD, the 1st one on the West Coast. Will certainly
        be a threat for some of the upcoming races like Vallejo and Ditch Run!

        3 hours after starting, the vast majority of boats were still trying to get over Alcatraz and over to Harding.
        The wind would slowly build from the west and give the dedicated crews home to finish before the 06:30 cut off time.

        Others knew when it was time to pull the plug. And if you get offered a tow back to the harbor by a couple lovely lasses, you dont turn it down!

        " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella"

 Photo Gallery


        • #5
          The Diam 24 looks like fun in certain conditions.

          Upwind in 4 foot ebb chop not being one of them.