Rolex Big Boat Series
May’s flowers might be just arriving after April’s showers, but serious owners are already finalizing their racing calendars for what promises to be sailing’s most competitive racing season in years.
For West Coast sailors and traveling teams, few regattas rival the annual Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California, this year scheduled for September 14-18, 2022. While StFYC organizes more than 130 on-the-water days of racing annually, Rolex Big Boat Series is the club’s signature event and has a 56-year history of delivering some of the country’s best keelboat racing. The NOR went live in late February, and all interested skippers are encouraged to register early to lock in preferred pricing and join StFYC in creating the best-possible event.
While part of the regatta’s storied reputation comes from San Francisco Bay’s breeze-on September conditions, the event also attracts competitors seeking to compete for an StFYC perpetual trophy and—for select classes—a coveted Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Chronometer timepiece. Factor in the Bay’s iconic setting, StFYC’s world-class racecourse management and the renowned post-racing socials, and it’s no surprise that the Rolex Big Boat Series is a bucket list event for so many.
For all teams, signing up early also encourages more practice time, which could put a class win within reach.
More information about the 2022 Rolex Big Boat Series, including the Notice of Race, the current entry list and the online entry form, visit rolexbigboatseries.com