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9/15/2020

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Half Moon Bay Race Update

We are rescheduling the 2020 Half Moon Bay race for Saturday Sept. 26th.  There will be no major changes to the race format or SIs.  First start will be at 10:00 off the Golden Gate YC.  
Racers who registered for the Sept.12th race will not be required to re-register.  Registration will be opened on Jibset for additional entrants.  If you registered for the Sept 12th race and do not wish to register for the Sept. 26 rescheduled race, please email the RC at raceinfo@sfbaysss.org.  There will be a Zoom skippers’ meeting on Thursday Sept. 24th at 7:30 PM.  
We anticipate some level of access to the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club outdoor facilities on Saturday night, details to follow.





SSS COVID-19 Regatta Participation Guidelines

Revised 7/22/20

Racing will be conducted in compliance with all relevant county health orders and any additional site-specific regulations in effect at the time of each event that are detailed in the event’s Sailing Instructions (SIs).

General Procedures and Practices for Race Participants

All Participants:

  • That exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 are directed to stay home and not participate in any activity that may risk the exposure of others.
  • Should maintain a safe distance of at least 6 feet from anyone outside of their household or social bubble* before, during, and after any SSS event.
  • Should wear a face covering when in public spaces.
  • Are required to provide their own personal protective equipment and to carry a face covering with them at all time during events.
  • Accept full responsibility for any potential exposure to COVID-19 that may result from participating in any SSS event.

Doublehanded Participants:

  • All doublehanded boats shall consist of individuals occupying a single household or social bubble.
  • The Skipper is the person in-charge of a boat during an event.  Skippers are responsible for their vessel and their crew’s compliance with all COVID-19 directives.
  • At the time of registration, Skippers of doublehanded boats shall self-certify that they and their crew occupy the same household or social bubble.  
  • All Skippers of doublehanded boats not able to find crew that meet these criteria are encouraged to race singlehanded.

*Social bubbles are defined as stable groups of 12 people or less who have agreed to limit their social activities to only each other for at least three weeks.


Singlehanded TransPacific Yacht Race Update:

Given the gravity of the recent Covid-19 outbreak, the Singlehanded Sailing Society and registered skippers have concluded that the solo race from San Francisco’s Corinthian Yacht Club to Hanalei Bay in Kauai, with events at Nawiliwili Yacht Club, will be delayed until 2021. Factors playing heavily on the minds of the group included the need to not spread infection, the strain the pandemic has already placed on facilities in both locations, plus consideration of the risk of virus exposure to United States Coast Guard personnel in an emergency. The SSS is moving forward to offer an exciting event in 2021 for the singlehanded race to Hawaii.

Regards,
Singlehanded Sailing Society 




2020 Racing schedule. 

2019 Start DateEventLocationOcean RaceRace Deck (If Needed)Preferred Radio Channel
Saturday, January 25, 2020SSS 3 Bridge FiascoCentral BayNo GGYC71/72
Saturday, February 29, 2020SSS Corinthian RaceCentral BayNo CYC72
Postponed
Saturday, April 11, 2020
SSS Round the RocksCentral BayNo NA72
Postponed
Saturday, May 16, 2020
SSS Single Handed FarallonesOceanYESGGYC69
Postponed
Saturday, June 27, 2020
SSS Singlehanded Trans Pacific RaceOceanYESCYC69
Saturday, August 22,2020SSS Drake’s Bay w/ OYRA    
Suunday, August 23,2020SSS Drake’s Bay w/ OYRA    
Saturday, September 12, 2020SSS Half Moon Bay OceanYESGGYC69
Saturday, October 17, 2020SSS Vallejo 1Central BayNo NA72
Sunday, October 8, 2020SSS Vallejo 2Central BayNo RYC-finish72

Commodore’s Welcome Letter

Welcome! The San Francisco SSS offers events where singlehanded and short-handed sailors can share knowledge, gain experience, and find a structured environment to expand their horizons. The SSS encompasses everyone from a first-time, double-handed sailor to veterans of the Singlehanded TransPacific (SHTP) yacht race. We are always learning and always sharing knowledge.
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