Sailing Instructions Standing Sailing Instructions
Registrations for the Vallejo 1-2 Regatta on October 17-18 are now open on Jibeset.
- Should very similar to previous years’ races
- Traditional start/finish lines at the Berkeley Circle / Vallejo YC and Vallejo YC / Richmond YC for day 1 and 2, respectively
- The Vallejo YC harbor and club are not available this year for berthing or socializing
- Free overnight berthing will be available for all racers at the nearby Vallejo Municipal Marina (see below)
- The VMM has been dredged recently to a depth of 10′ on the north side of the guest dock
- Overnight berthing at the VMM will require advanced electronic submission of boat registration and insurance information (see below)
- Due to skeleton crew on the race deck, all finishers are required to record and report their finish times for both races
From the SIs:
OVERNIGHT BERTHING IN THE VALLEJO MUNICIPAL MARINA
Unlike previous years, the Vallejo Yacht Club Harbor WILL NOT be available for overnight berthing, nor will the Vallejo YC be available for social interactions.
Overnight berthing will be available free of charge for all registered racers at the guest dock of the Vallejo Municipal Marina (see maps in the Appendix I). Individual racers who plan to use the Vallejo Municipal Marina must provide marina personnel with electronic copies of their boat registration and proof of insurance. VMM contact information: 707-648-4370 ext 8603 and firstname.lastname@example.org. For email, please use “SSS Vallejo Race” in the subject header and CC email@example.com. Marina staff will provide key code for guest dock access.
ALL BOATS MUST PROVIDE REQUIRED INFORMATION TO THE VALLEJO MUNICIPAL MARINA OR WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE GUEST DOCK.
Note that the entrance channel and north side of the guest dock has been dredged recently to a depth of 10’ and any deep-draft vessels are encouraged to use this side of the dock. Note also that boats will be allowed to raft up max. two-deep on both sides of the guest dock.
All overnight guests are required to exercise safe social distancing practices while on Vallejo Municipal Marina property.
SSS COVID-19 Regatta Participation Guidelines
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
- 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.
- 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.
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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