Monday, March 14, 2016

J/70 Worlds San Francisco- Open for Entries!

(San Francisco, CA)- The St. Francis Yacht Club has a long history of hosting World Championship for a wide variety of classes of sailboats.  In 2016, the club is excited to be hosting the J/70 Class for its third World Championship event from September 24th- October 1st.  As of the end of January,  there are already 20 boats from 7 nations registered!

The StFYC committee and the local fleet are busy working on the planning for logistics, measurement, on the water racing and shoreside events.  No event at StFYC is done when you get to the docks; you can look forward to cold beer upon arrival, and fun parties post-racing.  From the Opening Ceremony & Parade of Flags, to evening socials and wrapping up with the Trophy Ceremony on Saturday night,  you and your teams will enjoy camaraderie with the other sailors.

The StFYC Committee are working on more surprises to make it a great week for all.  StFYC is a full service yacht club, with a bar open daily, three dining rooms, locker rooms, and more.  They are planning to provide reusable water bottles, and encourage you to plan to use these instead of single-use water bottles each day.  Both ice and a bottle-filling station will be located at the top of the ramp to the guest docks.

One week before the Worlds is the Rolex Big Boat Series, which the J/70’s are invited to sail in.  With 100+ boats and racing on a variety of courses around the bay, it’s a great opportunity to get used to the San Francisco Bay, the courses that the Worlds will be raced on, and the local conditions.  The NOR is posted and registration is open.  August 1st is the deadline for entries for RBBS- register here:

For your housing logistics, San Francisco offers a variety of housing options, please check the Worlds website for the link to local options. There are motels within walking distance, higher end hotels a short Uber/Taxi ride or car ride away. You cannot go wrong with picking restaurants in San Francisco either.  Plus, San Francisco is the hometown of both Uber and AirBNB!  For your boat logistics, the club does not have the space to store boats before the regatta, so you are encouraged to make plans to keep your boat at a local boat yard.  The Committee is gathering info and contact details, watch the website for these links.   For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the J/70 Worlds Regatta Chair- Susan Ruhne- email-  For more J/70 World Championship sailing information