39th ANNUAL 

bama burgee  DOUBLEHANDED FARALLONES RACE  bama burgee
Saturday, March 24, 2018 

Five Concurrent Double Handed Races

DHF - Farallones, DHWB - Weather Buoy, DHSB - Sea Buoy, DHG7 - Ship Channel G7, DHBL - Boundary Line

Change to a shorter course if desired before the start or on the course

Safety at Sea Seminar recommended but not required. Both crew required to meet Basic and Venue Education Requirements

SOLAS flares recommended and USCG flares and VDS allowed

2018 will be similar to 2017 Overview  with addition of "Sea Buoy" Course ->

 Overview 2017 SI - Doublehanded Farallones / Weather Buoy "Lane Splitter" / G7 "To The Bar" / Boundary Line "To The Sea"

 Equipment Requirements and fees based on course, improving access and affordability while ensuring safety. See 2017 news.  Comparision to NCORC  coming soon! 

Coming Soon! Discussion Forums DHF 2018

Review Sailing Anarchy 2017

Review Pressure Drop 2017

Review BAMA 2017



Skippers' Meeting Guest Speakers

Waterways Overview: VTS

US Coast Guard Command Center: DSC Demonstration

"SNAFU in the Coastal Cup!"

Story: Pressure Drop and Latitude 38

Specialist Mike Carlson VTS


Karl and Rodney ! 



2018 will be similar to 2017 shown ->   Register Online   Check your Entry Status Online too!           

2018 Race Instructions,
Entry Form,
and Waivers - Coming soon!

Course Chart

Farallones and Ocean Race Library Stories

"DSC Calling: Who's Gonna Answer?" 

DSC demo video

Kimball Livingston SF Doublehanded racing scene

Replay the 2017 race via provided GPS tracks

SmartPhone GPS Track Recording

Skippers' meeting, Wednesday March 21, 2018 7:00 p.m. at the Oakland Yacht Club. All skippers are requested to attend and bring their handheld DSC VHF radio (familiarize yourself with waypoint screen in advance). Any changes in starting procedures, course limits, division placement, etc., will be announced at this meeting. Each skipper is responsible for acquiring information of such changes. T-Shirts for 2018 at Trophy presentation.  
Doors open at 5:30 pm OYC
Final Race Entries, GPS Download / replay assistance from BAMA, MMSI information.
6:55 pm Introduction and Overview
7:00 pm VTS
7:30-8:30 pm DSC Overview and Demo (bring your handheld VHF radio)
8:30 pm Guest Speaker
9-10 pm Skipper's Meeting - changes in SI, Fleet assignments, Q&A

Perpetual Trophies:

Yacht Lowest Elapsed Time Crewmember, Dennis Madigan Perpetual Trophy

Yacht Lowest Corrected Time, Harvey Shlasky Perpetual Trophy

First Monohull,  Stewart Kett Memorial Trophy,

Yacht Club Team, Pineapple Sails Yacht Club Trophy


Link to Adobe.com 

NOAA Tidal Current Tables


EPIRB Rental   Link #1 Link#2

Replay 2011 Replay 2012 Replay 2013 Information


Previous years:

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