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  • Bringing The BIG back to Rolex Big Boat Series

    After 50 years of Big Boat Series the StFYC is hoping to bring "Big" back to the event. New event co-chairs Dennis George and Susan Ruhne working with Seadon Wijsen, John Collins and a few others are looking for ways to increase participation for the 51st series with more boats and larger boats. New courses and new divisions are being created and efforts are underway to make the shoreside events more unique and fun. The Rolex Big Boat Series is the premiere event on the West Coast and the St Francis YC would like to see more participation of sailors and boats both locally and from all over the world.

    "We have made a few changes to this years BBS in hopes of bringing bigger boats and more boats. One of the changes is the introduction of PHRF for boats in the 32'-38' range with a NorCal rating between 45 and 90. There will be some exceptions on the maximum size range depending on who signs up.

    The other PHRF class will be a 28' to 36' Sport Boat class. I have heard of a lot of interest in this class from SF and the Pacific Northwest. This class would include: Farr 36OD, Henderson 30, Melges 30, Melges 32, Synergy 1000, Esse 850, J/88, 1D35 Sprit, C&C30, Soto 30, J/90, etc.

    We plan to have a SC50/West Coast 50 class which should include all four active SC50's on the Bay. Hopefully we can get SC50's from LA and the Northwest to join. We are looking to possibly add the SC52's and similar type boats to this class.

    We hope to attract a true A Division for TP52's and larger. We have received interest from a few boats that are larger than 60'.

    We also hope to attract the Sleds back to sail in their own division. We have received interest from three boats so far.

    The HPR class should be quite good with a possible six J/125's, Tai Kuai, Farr 400, Rogers 46, etc.

    We also expect a solid ORR class which already has a DK 46 signed up and should include a number of good boats.

    We anticipate a strong turnout from the J/105 class as it is their NA's. The J/120, J/111 and Express 37 will have classes and the Melges 24 is making a big push to get to the required 15 boat minimum."

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  • #2
    Things are looking up!


    • #3
      Chicks dig the Big Boat


      • #4
        Sounds like a plan, there has to be a number of older TP52's looking for some action.

        They might be a tad weathered but still have a trip or two around the buoys left in them?


        • #5