Widely regarded as the West Coast’s premier regatta, the Rolex Big Boat Series attracts world-caliber competitors for four days of buoy racing on San Francisco Bay. This is St. Francis Yacht Club’s signature event, featuring racing under ORR, HPR, and BAMA (multihull) handicaps plus multiple one-design classes. Spectators have a ringside view.
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Three regattas in to the inaugural season and the Pac 52's have seen three different winners. The latest event in the 5 regatta itinerary, Long Beach Race Week, which saw greater pressure on and off the course, and glorious sun and excellent sea conditions. As the season has progressed, the crews and boats have gone through a rapid learning curve, with some crew and gear changes, some lucky breaks and some very unlucky ones.
The Pac 52's were in a 4 boat dog fight by race end on Friday which continued into Saturday Morning. Manouch Mosheyedi had enlisted the talents of Chris Larson to call the shots on Rio and was well in the hunt until some unfortunate structural issues developed in bow involving the jib lead ring and they were once again force to pull out of competition.
With just 3 boats on the course, it came down to a shootout between Bad Pak and Invisible Hand, which was all tied up 10-10 after 6 races with one race to go. Something had to give...
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