Burgees flutter and spectra halyards slap against carbon-fiber and aluminum masts on 89 highly tuned raceboats assembled at the St. Francis Yacht Club for the 53rd edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series (September 13-17, 2017).
There’s an old adage that it’s best to have a comfortable seat when the music stops. While nobody is overly concerned with creature comforts at an athletic competition, all teams wishing to secure their spot on the starting line of the Rolex Big Boat Series (September 14-17, 2017), hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club, are kindly reminded that the entry-deadline music officially stops on September 6, 2017. Given that St. Francis Yacht Club is expecting 100 teams from around the world, this hard-and-fast entry deadline ensures that the Race Committee can properly execute the west coast’s premier regatta.
Six of 11 class winners honored with Rolex watch and perpetual trophy
Veteran racers rely on local knowledge while others rely on outright boatspeed
San Francisco Bay serves up classic conditions for veteran racers
Seven class leaders post 1-1 scorelines in a tricky day on San Francisco Bay
Learn about the roots of this rating system as well as its potential future
Rolex Big Boat Series draws 2016 U.S. calendar to a close with record-size fleet
St. Francis Yacht Club Commodore Announces Six Classes to Win Rolex Timepieces
Since it began in 1964, the Big Boat Series has been widely recognized as the premier West Coast regatta. Never content to rest on its laurels, it’s no surprise that—in its 52nd edition—this will be the largest Big Boat Series ever, with a record-setting 127 entries. The next largest fleet raced in 2013, with 104 boats.
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