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NEXT EVENT: 2018 Rolex Big Boat Series | Sep 13-16, 2018 | St. Francis Yacht Club

The St. Francis Yacht Club’s Rolex Big Boat Series (September 12-16, 2018) is widely considered to be the Left Coast’s most competitive regatta—a reputation that’s burnished each September by San Francisco Bay’s usually plentiful breeze, the StFYC’s world-class racecourse management and an always-impressive entry list.

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Announcing the 2019 Pac52 Class Schedule

By Julie Servais, Class Manager | August 02, 2018

The Pac52 Class is pleased to announce our Official Class Schedule for the 2019 Season. This comes following an Owners meeting and an e-mail poll among the owners which gathered a consensus.

The 2019 Schedule is purpose built to avoid conflicts with other major races and to take advantage of the best sailing opportunities that California has to offer. The Spring racing will be held in Southern California, and the Fall racing will be held in Northern California, specifically San Francisco Bay. The season has an intermission during the summer which was put in place to allow some of the teams to compete in offshore races such as the Transpac, while other teams may use the opportunity to do some racing on the East Coast. With more teams planning to join we are looking forward to a great 2019 season!


A Chamber of Commerce Finish For LBRW

By Erik Simonson, Pac52 Media | June 25, 2018

The PAC 52 Class wrapped up the SoCal portion of the 2018 West Coast Grand Prix Tour on Sunday in spectacular fashion. The heavy overcast and potato patch conditions of the prior day were erased with a broad brush of sweet California sunshine, intermixed with a warm mid-range southerly breeze served on a manageable aqua substrate, with a dash of pending regatta victors to be determined.

The racing in the first 5 races had resulted in 4 bullets on 4 different boats, a testament to the level play of the boats when one critical leg can make or break a boats placement. At the start of play on this glorious Sunday, Frank Slootman’s Invisible Hand (9) held a narrow 1 point advantage over David Team’s Vesper (10) and 5 points over Austin Fragomen’s Interlodge (14). Just off the pace, Manouch Moshayedi’s Rio (20) and Tom Holthus’s BadPak (22) both awaited a change in fortunes and upgrade in standings after few disappointing races left them with burning desire to turn the worm.


Taking Their Lumps In Long Beach

By Erik Simonson, Pac52 Media | June 24, 2018

Day 2 at the 2018 Long Beach Race Week put a little mustard on the race track with winds ramping up over night as a low pressure system rolled in from the south, bringing a thick high stratus, winds in the mid teens and to near 20knots and a rambunctious sea state guaranteed to give your backside bruises and neck and back a wonderful workout.

By the time the 1st gun sounded and the crews set off on their 1st uphill leg, it was certain that today was not going to be like Friday’s mellow presentation. Interlodge would take an early lead to the right side then extend their lead to the top. Crews all lamented that port tack was considerably less painful than starboard and that was a big deciding factor in routing. At the 1st weather mark, Interlodge would lead Vesper by a few boat lengths, followed closely by BadPak, Invisible Hand and RIO. The fleet would spread across the course before rejoining at the gate then returning back in the right side. Interlodge would maintain lead position with Vesper in second, but a hiccup on their set cost the Green Machine precious seconds, an opportunity that The Hand was glad to use to their advantage. Vesper would recover fast enough to quelch that opportunity a continue their position down the course.


Rio and Invisible Hand Draw 1st Blood In Long Beach

June 22, 2018

Southern California’s centerpiece regatta, The Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week began the 1st full Summer Day of 2018 in ideal summer like pattern. The fog that persisted during the prior couple days burned back by midday, leaving behind ideal warm, sunny conditions over a bed of flat warm blue sea. Joining the annual celebration this year for their second straight year, the PAC52 class, wrapping up the SoCal Portion of their 5 stop West Coast Grand Prix Tour.

The same contingent which enjoyed very tight racing just a few weeks prior at the California Yacht Club’s Cal Race Week up the coast a piece, were in attendance. Local boats, David Team’s Vesper and Manouch Moshayedi’s Rio, along with Tom Holthus’s San Diego based BadPak, Frank Slootman’s San Francisco based Invisible Hand and all the way from the Jersey area, Austin and Gwen Fragomen’s Interlodge. Interlodge’s owner was back at the helm after last regatta’s health issues and all were glad to see him.



Road Trippin
- Source:, February 17, 2017
The Hand Gets Loaded
- Source:, February 02, 2017
Pacific Evolution: Taking cues from the TP52s in the Med, California’s Pac 52s build up for a busy new year
- Source: Kimball Livingston, Sailing World, February 01, 2017
Hall Spars NZ rig all three new Pac 52’s with next generation mast
- Source: Annaleis Shearer, Marine Business World, January 31, 2017
RBBS Wraps Up with a Beautiful Day on San Francisco Bay
- Source: Sean McNeill, Rolex Big Boat Series, September 18, 2016

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Pac52 Class at Long Beach Race Week Full Recap

By Eddie Frank, Pac52 Class Media Team | July 03, 2018


Pac52 Class at Long Beach Race Week Day #2

By | June 24, 2018


Pac52 Class Full Recap of Cal Cup at California Yacht Club

By | June 11, 2018

May 4-6, 2018
June 1-3, 2018
June 22-24, 2018
Sept 13-16, 2018
PAC 52
Sept 28 - 30, 2018
INVISIBLE HAND 57 17 23 17 0 0
INTERLODGE 63 24 22 17 0 0
RIO 90 27 35 28 0 0
BAD PAK 92 36 27 29 0 0
VESPER 97 60 23 14 0 0
FOX 127 37 48 42 0 0
GLADIATOR 150 60 48 42 0 0