Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Top 10 Reasons to Sail J/70 PCC’s!

J/70s sailing San Francisco Bay (San Francisco, CA)- The 2017 J/70 Pacific Coast Championships are being hosted by the world famous St Francis YC from July 14th to 16th on San Francisco Bay.  Join them in what has to be one of the most iconic sailing venues in the world- 15-25 kt winds, the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge, tons of current, and the infamous Alcatraz Island as your backdrop for the starting area!  Here are ten more reasons why you should join the J/70 PCC’s!
  1. The Golden Gate Bridge. Sailing in the presence of this iconic landmark never gets old.  San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the World. Watch this short YouTube sailing video clip here-
  2. Learn to Go Fast. Post racing debriefs and sail fast tips from sailing Pros Willem Van Waay and Victor Diaz De Leon.
  3. Picture Yourself Here on San Francisco Bay. Professional regatta photography will be provided at the PCCs.
  4. The Rolex Big Boat Series (RBBS). Come for the PCCs and leave your J/70 in San Fran for the RBBS in September.
  5. The J/70 Worlds 2018. Qualify for 2018 J/70 Worlds in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
  6. Pure Adrenaline. Short tacking up the City Front toward the Golden Gate Bridge provides challenging, exciting, and rewarding race conditions.
  7. Boat Drinks serve on the dock post-racing! Complimentary food, beer and non-alcoholic beverages on Friday and Saturday post racing with debriefs by pro sailors Willem Van Waay and Victor Diaz De Leon.
  8. Be a part of Sailing Legacy. Pro and Corinthian Team Winners awarded the perpetual trophy and take home trophies which will be framed line drawings of the J/70.  
  9. World Class Race Committee. "The St. Francis Yacht Club sets the standard for Race Committee,” says Peter Commette (a two-time Laser World Champion and Snipe World Champion).
  10. The St. Francis Yacht Club. Ranked No. 1 by Platinum Clubs of America for Top Private Clubs of Excellence with expansive facilities and professional, welcoming staff.
Sailing photo credits- Gerard Sheridan and Daniel Forster   For more J/70 Pacific Coast Championship sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.