2020 Double Handed Farallones Race
Confirmed Date: September 19, 2020

August 04, 2020

The Double Handed Farallones Race

The Bay Area Multihull Association (BAMA) is excited to announce the 41st running of the classic Doublehanded Farallones Race, now re-scheduled for September 19th due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The course starts West of Baker Beach, rounds the SE Farallon Island in either direction, and returns to the Golden Gate Yacht Club, through the Golden Gate. Conditions can range from light and variable to gale force winds with accompanying sea state.

Entries can be submitted on Jibeset.

Because of COVID 19 restrictions we are required to maintain social distancing and presently we are capped to only 60 participants, However we are currently seeking clarification on this matter as this restriction seems to apply to soccer players and the like. 

In accordance with the purpose of the race and Covid-19 considerations, those sections of the RRS, which prohibit practices or equipment that are or may prove useful to the short-handed ocean sailor, may be waived at the discretion of the Race Committee.

Specifically the following will be allowed:

  • Twin headsails set on two poles for downwind sailing.
  • A whisker pole of suitable size for the largest rated headsail may be carried without penalty, but may not be used with the spinnaker.
  • Self-steering and autopilots.

For any questions, please send email to dhf41@sfbama.org, or call us at +1 (650) 394-6343. Stay healthy, everyone!

The BAMA Race Committee