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  • 40th Annual Double Handed Farallones: Saturday March 30thth

    BAMA's 40th annual Double Handed Farallones Race is just around the corner......

    When: Saturday March 30th, 2019

    For this year's 40th edition, the DHF will be returning to it's original, simple format. Start at the Golden Gate Yacht Club, Leave SE Farllone Island to Port, Return to the GGYC.

    There will be PHRF and One Design divisions, as well as several specialty awards, including first All Female crew.

    Unlike in years past, no entries will be accepted after 9:00pm Wednesday March 27, the day of the Skippers Meeting. Also, the early registration discount ends on Wednesday March 20, do don't wait!!!!

    Details and Updates: https://wp.sfbama.org/dhf-2019/

    Registration: https://www.jibeset.net/BAMA000.php?RG=T005274533

    -3D

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    Reminder: The early registration discount for the DHF ends at 11:59pm this Wednesday 3/20, so it's time to sign up!!! Also, registration for the event closes after the Skippers Meeting on Wednesday 3/27, so don't delay!!!

    Details and Updates: https://wp.sfbama.org/dhf-2019/

    Registration: https://www.jibeset.net/BAMA000.php?RG=T005274533

    -3D

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    • #3
      44 boats already registered.

      Tonight is your last opportunity to take advantage of the early registration discount.

      Also remember that NO registrations will be accepted after the Skippers Meeting on Wednesday 3/27, so don't delay!!!

      Registration: https://www.jibeset.net/BAMA000.php?RG=T005274533

      Details and Updates: https://wp.sfbama.org/dhf-2019/

      -3D


      Originally posted by 3D View Post
      BAMA's 40th annual Double Handed Farallones Race is just around the corner......

      When: Saturday March 30th, 2019

      For this year's 40th edition, the DHF will be returning to it's original, simple format. Start at the Golden Gate Yacht Club, Leave SE Farllone Island to Port, Return to the GGYC.

      There will be PHRF and One Design divisions, as well as several specialty awards, including first All Female crew.

      Unlike in years past, no entries will be accepted after 9:00pm Wednesday March 27, the day of the Skippers Meeting. Also, the early registration discount ends on Wednesday March 20, do don't wait!!!!

      Details and Updates: https://wp.sfbama.org/dhf-2019/

      Registration: https://www.jibeset.net/BAMA000.php?RG=T005274533

      -3D

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      • #4
        The fine deadline for registering for this year's 40th running of the Double Handed Faralllones Race is 9:00pm tomorrow, Wednesday 3/27. *Unlike years past, not entires will be accepted after tomorrow night's skippers meeting.

        We currently have 57 entries as of their afternoon, with more expected soon.

        This morning's NOAA forecast for Saturday is looking pretty darn good!!!

        *SAT NW winds 10 to 20 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 3 to 5 ft.*

        Soooo, if you've been holding off to watch the weather before committing, it time to register!!!

        Registration: https://www.jibeset.net/BAMA000.php?RG=T005274533

        Details and Updates: https://wp.sfbama.org/dhf-2019/

        Originally posted by 3D View Post
        44 boats already registered.

        Tonight is your last opportunity to take advantage of the early registration discount.

        Also remember that NO registrations will be accepted after the Skippers Meeting on Wednesday 3/27, so don't delay!!!

        Registration: https://www.jibeset.net/BAMA000.php?RG=T005274533

        Details and Updates: https://wp.sfbama.org/dhf-2019/

        -3D

        -3D

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        • #5
          Looks like a good turnout!

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          • #6
            Results are posted

            Pics uploading
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            • #7

              Randy Miller / Colin Dunphy aboard Mama Tried setting the pace on Saturdays
              BAMA Double Handed Farallones. The completed the lap du Stinkee Rocks @ 15:58:24,
              the only boat to finish before 4:00 PM. An extremely light start with generous ebb pushed the fleet
              out the channel where a light NW breeze slowly climbed in low teens until 14:00 when it reached the 20 knot range.

              Manageable seas in the 5-6 foot range and wall to wall sunshine made this year's offshore opener an enjoyable
              venture even if it wasn't particularly a swift one.



              Rafi Yahalom / David Kuettel aboard Looking Good looking good by the Point Bonita Light House




              Mark Zimmer / Mark Lewis on Khimara were the 2nd boat past Bonita but went too north to avoid the current
              and gave Looking Good and Ma's Rover a generous passing lane. Mark Eastham / Darren Doud on Ma's Rover
              would nip Khimaira by nine second at the finish to take 2nd finisher and then correct out with room to spare for Multihull
              division win!




              Andrew Scott / Gordon Nash on Papillon would correct out 3rd in Multis.
              Who knew Gordie could tri?




              The 1st Mono to enter the strait, was Buzz Blackett and Jim Antrim on Condor.
              They looked really good until...




              Point Diablo provided team Condor with some much undesirable devilish antics.
              Condor wrestle with the devil for quite some time until they we able to get the tack line loose and free
              the kite.

              Buzz weighs in:
              All was very well, until we rounded down, jibing, slamming the main against the now-leeward runner, and pinning the boat for about a minute at what seemed to be about 80ยบ. The cause was the steering totally locking up. I originally thought it was a sea lion or seal hitting one of the rudders. But there was no give, either way, and nothing dynamic about the lock up. So we now think it was the auto pilot, which was on stand-by, seizing the tiller pivot post. The auto pilot shut down immediately after the round-down (freeing up the steering) and will not even turn on now.



              Anyway, Scott Easom stood by while we sorted things out, which relieved a lot of my initial anxiety. The only damage we know about are a broken batten and two damaged batten adjusters. Very lucky under the circumstances.


              Despite the trauma, Condor would be the 1st monohull by some 45 minutes and hang on to
              7 minutes plus corrected time victory in Div 2 over Nathalie Criou / Annelise Taine aboard Envolee



              Rufus Sjoberg / Dylan Benjamin on the evil clown boat aka Rufless measuring up to the Princess Cruise Liner
              Rufless was 1st boat in the ULDB division and corrected out for a 21 minutes and change win as well!





              Sean Mulvihill / Jeff Mulvihill, the father and son team on Jamani would win the J-120 division by near 5 minutes over
              Michael O Callaghan / John Verdoia aboard Peregrine.





              Timo Bruck / Elaine Scott on J-120 Twist get a close up of Mile Rock and a 3rd place ribbon in division!

              More pics to follow, but FTR twas time to hoof it out from my super secret location up through the wilds and homeless camps
              which is the Lands End area of the GGNRA these days... But the wild flowers were raging!

              RESULTS
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              • #8


                A few images from Express 27 Motorcycle Irene. Will Paxton and Zachary Anderson won the 6 boat E-27 fleet after reeling in
                Ray Lotto and Steve Carroll near the Islands then managed to put 20 minutes on them for the W and 4th overall.

                John Kernot and Andy Schwenk took corrected overall title aboard the Moore 24 Banditos, with Karl Robrock and Steve McCarthy on Moore 24 Snafu 2nd on corrected
                and Moore 24 Mooretician with Peter Schoen / Roe Patterson pulling strings for 3rd overall. A 1-2-3 Corrected sweep for the Mighty Moores!








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                • #9


                  Jon Verdoia and Michael O'Callaghan sailed Mikes J-120 Peregrine to a 2nd place finish in the J-120 Division, John writes:






                  "The Doublehanded Farallones (40th!) enjoyed a spectacular weather day - sun and unlimited visibility from the start to finish. Congrats to our buddies in the Moore 24 fleet for taking all the top spots - what an amazing and lasting design. Mike and I took the J-120 Peregrine for the third time - and we continue to learn what it takes to shorthand a big boat. The building breeze on the way back in provided a fast trip, until a snuffer for the A2 decided to stay at the top of the mast... We ended up 2nd in class - a few minutes behind Jumanji, who sailed an awesome race."







                  "It never ceases to amaze me what nature can provide - a whale off the starting line early in the morning, and another surfacing between the bridge and Bonita. The islands themselves seemed greener than I can remember, but maybe it was just the glorious conditions."



                  "Mike and I have done this together perhaps 20 times, mostly in the Moore. I always approach it with respect and some degree of trepidation... But afterwards, I come away having gained something, learned something, and experienced something valuable. Till next year."
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                  • #10
                    That Andy Schwenk guy gets around!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by El Capitan View Post
                      That Andy Schwenk guy gets around!
                      Ringer Extraordinaire

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                      • #12


                        Moore 24 Banditos crew for the day, Andy Schwenk gives us some insight on the day with John Kernot (Pic above)


                        "For the amount of good natured repartee and even some serious hassling I have heard mono hullers give multi hullers at the YC bar over the years I think it is very cordial of the BAMA to invite the lead bellied crowd to their annual circumnavigation of the Farallones. Now in it's 40th year the DH Farallones Race has a reputation of being 58 miles of some of the best ocean sailing on the West Coast. Now in it's 40th edition the sleepy blue Pacific whale pasture served up a gorgeous treat for the 63 vessels brave enough to challenge the required minimum equipment list. Speedy boats , the multis of course, started first in a building ebb in practically no breeze. It was a challenge to hide out for a few moments off the city front without the iron genny before nosing into the current and being swept towards the Golden Gate."


                        "The starts were separated by a few moments to avoid congestion and a few boats struggled to restart but about an hour later all fleets were underway and the breeze began to fill. Sunglasses and light foulies were the apparel of the day and a large right shift favored the vessels that started West early and were gradually lifted to the layline. Either a large crew mate or a large keel was required to hold onto a genoa, most of these shorthanded crews were eventually require to make the headsail change as the breeze built to a surprisingly solid 20 or so. The sea was fairly flat and even if you forgot to dog the front hatch there was hardly enough in the bilge at the end of the day to fill a sturdy 2 gallon bucket with lanyard, let alone two."

                        "The fleet was all mixed up due to the light air at the start and as the fleet converged on the island everybody was dueling to the line limiting closest approach.
                        Soon sheets were eased, a toast was raised, and the sprint home was underway. Commercial shipping, flogging spinnakers, a real live Sunfish (mola mola) with a body weight of 500-2,000 lbs that dorsal fin can grab your attention when sailing a small boat offshore. Many yachts were blown South of that Golden span on the way home and reset white, or black or even some old school Kevlar sails to find their way home. If you ever wanted to see a leg that favored an A kite over an S kite this was it. Maybe some of the One design classes will begin to consider this option for ocean races. A few sailors opted to sail high early and then make a run for the bridge in a building flood and it gave concern to those approaching from a more Southerly direction as they saw kites begin to blossom along Pt. Bonita like tulips after a spring rain. Photos showed it got lively under the bridge but the South Tower demon mostly took the day off and I'm pretty certain everyone got home safe and mostly before dark."

                        "In the end those pesky Moore 24's took all the space on the podium. It is interesting to note the variety of vessels in this fleet, conditions from drifting to full on planning and somehow the PHRF formula results in close deltas in the results."

                        "Come on out next year, the water is warm!"
                        " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella"



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                        • #13
                          Mola-Mola can be tasty if properly prepared.

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                          • #14
                            Dragging a 1,500 lb Mola round the Farallones would be slow though.

                            Especially with a Moore.

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                            • #15
                              Could be interesting if you are at the right trolling speed though!

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