ROLEX BIG BOAT SERIES NEWS
The waters of San Francisco Bay will be churned by more than strong winds and tidal currents next month when a record-size fleet of 112 boats lines up for the 52nd Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted September 15-18 by the St. Francis Yacht Club.
The early entry deadline is less than one month away for the 52nd Rolex Big Boat Series hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club. Of the 46 boats currently entered to race September 15–18, there is a strong showing of emerging one-design classes including the J/70 Class and the C&C 30 Class, which have nine and six boats registered, respectively.
The 2016 Rolex Big Boat Series hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club is scheduled for Sept. 15-18 and, with three months to go, the early entrant list features several class champions from recent years.
The Notice of Race for the 2016 Rolex Big Boat Series has been posted and registration is open for the 52nd anniversary of this premiere West Coast regatta. “The Rolex Big Boat Series is one of the few regattas in the U.S. that was big 50 years ago and continues to be big today,” says regatta chair Susan Ruhne, member of St. Francis Yacht Club (StFYC). “We take that reputation seriously and work
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These aren’t just any regatta trophies. They are the oldest of the St. Francis Yacht Club’s six most important perpetual awards presented each year at the Rolex Big Boat Series, which on Sunday completed its 51st edition on San Francisco Bay.
All photos © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo
It’s an amazing visual: the 70-foot trimaran Orion cutting through the water with its windward hull high in the air, three sailors perched atop it, looking like tiny toy soldiers dressed in white with black helmets to match the colossal multihull’s paint job.