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

Article courtesy of Quantum Sails | Quantum sails swept five of the top six positions in the 2015 J/105 North Americans at St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. We checked in with the top skippers to find out what it took to win.

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.

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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.

The events of Day 3 at Rolex Big Boat Series broken down into a bite size portion to get you ready for the final day.

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A no-nonsense summary of all the happenings on the water at Rolex Big Boat Series Day 2.

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