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 Posted On Sunday, September 01, 2019
55th Rolex Big Boat Series Guide 
82 Entries. A new Classics Class. An emphasis on going green. Famous racecourses and infamous parties. Here is what to expect at the 55th edition of Rolex Big Boat Series, your club’s signature on-water event. From September 11–15, the Club will be a hive of activity and there are plenty of ways to follow the action, spectate and enjoy.
 Posted On Wednesday, April 10, 2019
All Bullets for Breault, Courtois and Mesnil 
Day 1 World Sailing Nations Cup It was picket fences for both French teams – top-ranked Women’s skipper Pauline Courtois and Open Division skipper Maxime Mesnil, as well as defending Nations Cup Women’s Champion Nicole Breault (USA) after the first day of racing at the 2019 World Sailing Nations Cup Grand Final, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club.
 Posted On Friday, January 25, 2019
StFYC Wins St. Petersburg Master Driver Regatta 
Congratulations to Team Captain Jon Andron and crew for their win at the Master Driver Team Racing Champs at St. Petersburg Yacht Club, January 12-13, 2019. StFYC’s Andron, accompanied by drivers Dr. Craig Healy and Shawn Bennett, and crew Joe McCoy, Mike Bishop and Brett Vaughn, traveled to St. Petersburg, Florida, to compete in J/70s in two round robins over two days of racing. With a 7-2 record, StFYC triumphed over second place finishers Texas Corinthian YC and St. Petersburg YC, who took third.
 Posted On Monday, September 17, 2018
Class Winners and Dock Cred Determined at Rolex Big Boat Series 
Bright sunshine, steady breeze and flat seas greeted the 76 teams for the final day of racing at the 54th edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series (September 12-16, 2018), hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club. The race committee announced a 15-minute postponement on both the Alcatraz and Treasure Island race courses to allow the breeze to consolidate and—given the flood-tide cycle that the racers have been enjoying all week—the water to flatten-out prior to the day’s single long-form Bay Tour race. This traditional final-day course selection allowed all seven competing classes to finish this no-drop series directly in front of StFYC’s Race Deck, giving onshore spectators a fantastic view, their cheering audible from the water as winning sailors crossed the finish line in one of the sailing world’s greatest natural amphitheaters.
 Posted On Saturday, September 15, 2018
Dueling Day 3 of Rolex Big Boat Series 
Strong airs and freshening white caps greeted the third day of racing at the 54th edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club. Long uphill bashes in three to four-foot seas and 20 knots, gusting higher, were rewarded with blistering downwind runs and adrenaline-saturated kite rides juiced by a flooding tide.
 Posted On Friday, September 14, 2018
Long Beats and Fast Runs at the Rolex Big Boat Series 
What goes up must come down, but the flat, fast conditions that greeted sailors at Day One of the 54th edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California (September 12-16, 2018), continued on Day Two, following a short postponement to let the breeze gather. But once the starting guns began sounding, racers were rewarded for their pre-racing patience by a flood tide and 10 to 15 knots that built all day. The net result of westerly wind cooperating with tide was long beats juxtaposed with blistering runs, bow spray and big grins aboard the boats that gathered on San Francisco Bay to contest the West Coast’s most prestigious regatta.
 Posted On Thursday, September 13, 2018
Flat And Fast Conditions At The Rolex Big Boat Series  
It’s not often that Mother Nature’s agenda perfectly aligns with a regatta’s racing schedule, but that’s exactly what unfurled for the first day of racing in the St. Francis Yacht Club’s 54th annual Rolex Big Boat Series (September 12-16, 2018). The 76 participating teams hoisted sail in 12-15 knot breezes and flat seas for their first race of the West Coast’s most prestigious regatta. Warm sunshine and a flooding tide ensured that the good times only compounded as the day unfurled and the breeze slowly but consistently built, eventually just knocking the tops off the waves to punctuate San Francisco Bay with sporadic white caps.
 Posted On Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Preparation is About to Pay Dividends at the Rolex Big Boat Series 
In sailing, as in life, most important contests are won and lost in the days and weeks preceding the starting guns, and the St. Francis Yacht Club’s 54th annual Rolex Big Boat Series (September 12-16, 2018) is no exception. All 76 teams that have assembled ahead of the West Coast’s toughest regatta understand that winning on San Francisco Bay requires absolute top form given the impressive levels of competition, sailing talent, and tightly choreographed teamwork that will be on display once racing commences. For many of the competing teams, this internationally recognized and respected Grand Prix event is the pinnacle of their sailing season and serves as a high-octane finale that’s typically punctuated by ample breeze, challenging tides and currents, world-class racecourse management, and engaging, family-friendly evening entertainment.
 Posted On Monday, September 03, 2018
StFYC One Ups Royal Yacht Squadron 
A team representing St. Francis Yacht Club recently traveled to Cowes, England, to test their skills against the Royal Yacht Squadron across numerous disciplines, including fleet racing, 2v2 and 3v3 team racing. Led by Team Captain Sally Mace, skippers included Mace, Nicholas Dugdale and Domenic Bove, with crew Claire Dennis, Brandon Paine, McKenzie Wilson, Max Rohr, Cassidy Lynch and Sammy Steele. After three days of exciting competition, StFYC won by a single point after 21 scored races.
 Posted On Tuesday, August 28, 2018
The Future of Olympic Sailing is at StFYC this Weekend 
If you’re on the city front this weekend, you will see Laser Radials and Nacra 15s on the water, and you should know this is something special. It’s a clinic of ODP—the Olympic Development Program—dropping in on St. Francis Yacht Club. Four years ago, donations from StFYC members jumpstarted Project Pipeline, combining the talent development of regional youth programs with Olympic-level coaching from the U.S. National Team. What you’re seeing this weekend on our city front course is boots on the ground for Project Pipeline.
 Posted On Monday, August 27, 2018
Nicole Breault Wins Third U.S. Women's Match Racing Championship 
Nicole Breault (San Francisco, Calif.) ran the table at the 2018 U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club, August 24-26. Without a single loss, Breault and her St. Francis Yacht Club (StFYC) crew of Molly Carapiet (San Francisco, Calif.), Hannah Burroughs (San Francisco, Calif.) and Karen Loutzenheiser (Santa Cruz, Calif.) successfully defended their 2016 title.
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