St. Francis Yacht Club Race Director Lynn Lynch explains just how the Rolex Big Boat Series is planned an executed each year

Looking for crew for this year's Rolex Big Boat Series, or want to add your name to the list of available crew? Visit the RBBS Crew Listing Board for all the details.

Meet four boats that are doing triple duty: Transpac, Ocean Clean-Up, Rolex Big Boat Series

The competition ante has been upped for Rolex Big Boat Series this year, with regatta newcomers from far and wide preparing to take on the West Coast “big guns” on the challenging waters of San Francisco Bay.

Fifty-one years is a long time for any event to sustain its allure, and judging by the larger-than-usual list of early entries, the 2015 Rolex Big Boat Series (RBBS) is on course for another fantastic year of racing.

The Rolex Big Boat Series and the Transpac Honolulu Race showcase entirely different race formats and call for entirely different strategies, but the two regattas share one important thing: both consistently attract teams at the top of their games. Thus far, of the 35 boats registered for 2015’s Rolex Big Boat Series, at least seven will also compete in the Transpac.

Each September for the last 50 years, hundreds of sailors have flocked to the Rolex Big Boat Series in San Francisco, Calif. for some of the best racing offered in the U.S., if not the world. From this perspective, the 2015 regatta, scheduled for September 17-20 at St. Francis Yacht Club, will be no different than previous Rolex Big Boat Series, but adding poignancy will be the fact that the 51st

The year 2014 heralded the 17th edition of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship, a competition that has captivated the sailing community since its inception in 1998.

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