Saturday, March 11, 2017

Big Daddy Regatta Preview

Richmond YC Big Daddy Regatta (Point Richmond, CA)- The first major offshore event on San Francisco Bay will be taking place this weekend, the incredibly fun Big Daddy Regatta hosted by Richmond YC on the northeastern part of the Bay.  The format is enjoyed by many sailors, with a random leg buoys race on Saturday followed by a PHRF handicapped “pursuit race” on Sunday.

Eleven J’s (about 1/3 of the fleet) from across all points of the compass on the Bay are looking forward to the start of their 2017 offshore season!  Sailing in the PHRF Racing class is a quartet of J/88s that can’t wait to get wet!  Those teams include Gary Panariello’s COURAGEOUS from Sausalito YC, Jimi Hopp’s WHITE SHADOW from the San Francisco Singlehanded Society, Marc McMorri’s J/88, and Steven Gordon’s INCONCEIVABLE. 

Joining them on the race track are a broad range of J’s, such as Richard Stockdale’s J/24 FROG LIPS, Alex Huang’s J/29 L20, Chris Boome’s J/32 RHAPSODY, Robert George’s J/35 KIRI, Dick Maclay’s J/105 YELLOWFIN, Brian Richards’ J/109 LA VIAJERA, and Jack Clapper’s J/44 PHANTOM.

For Sunday’s Pursuit Race, the PHRF fleet will see the addition of Robert Hrubes’ J/30 PREPARATION J.
For more Big Daddy Regatta sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.