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10 Years of Summer Sailstice Regattas

March 14, 2023 by Heather Breaux
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The 2023 Doublehanded Farallones Race is on the books this year. It's an infamously challenging location to sail but the fearless San Francisco Bay sailors will be at it again this summer. It's the 44th running of the classic Doublehanded Farallones Race on Sailstice, on one of the longest days of the year!  The race start will be off Baker Beach, just outside the Golden Gate Bridge, and the course takes you out and around Southeast Farallon Island and back to San Francisco Bay, finishing at the Golden Gate Yacht Club.


The Summer Sailstice gets all kinds of sailors out, for fun and sometimes for good ol' competition! These Summer Sailstice participants can get competitive - check out 10 years of Sailstice racing excitement below.


2001: Dan Krier of Marine Service Center in the SF Bay Area has participated in all 15 Summer Sailstice celebrations starting in 2001 with their very first Pacific Northwest Jeanneau Rendezvous. 

2002: Hampton Yacht Club Summer Sailstice racing in Virginia.

2013: Sir Francis Chichester Race Around Alameda in Northern California resurrects a Laser regatta!

capsize recovery
Laser capsize recovery by Simon Bell
Naples Sabot regatta
Naples Sabot regatta in Mission Bay, San Diego.

2014: Newport Harbor Sabot Regatta in Newport Beach!

2015: Spirit of Admiralty Race, the longest inland water race on the west coast of North America, was sponsored by SouthEast Alaska Sailing (SEAS)

2016: 100 boats registered for the Cock Island Race in Portsmouth, Virginia

2017: Annual Trans Winnebago sailboat race starting from the bottom of the lake at Fond du Lac or the top of the lake at Menasha

2018: Summer Sailstice small boat racing (snipes, mercuries, etc.) at Encinal Yacht Club in Alameda, CA

2019: Rose City Yacht Club hosts Medium Distance Race

2020: SV Bacchanal Joins the Sandy Bay YC Ocean Race in Rockport, MA

2022: Doublehanded Farallones Race by the Golden Gate YC of San Francisco, CA

SV Pearl Jem
SV Pearl Jam in the PC Jeanneau Rendezvous


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