JOIN THE CELEBRATION | 50 Years of the Rolex Big Boat Series
JOIN THE CELEBRATION | 50 Years of the Rolex Big Boat Series
JOIN THE CELEBRATION | 50 Years of the Rolex Big Boat Series
JOIN THE CELEBRATION | 50 Years of the Rolex Big Boat Series

Regatta News


The Notice of Race for the 2014 edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series is posted and registration is open. It's not too early to make plans to join us for our 50th Anniversary!

Early Registration closes on August 20th. We look forward to seeing you in September! REGISTER NOW!

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PRESS RELEASE: Battle on the Bay
San Francisco, Calif. (September 28, 2013) – Just as the America’s Cup finals did for two weeks before it, the Rolex Big Boat Series—St. Francis Yacht Club’s signature regatta—took over San Francisco Bay for four days of spirited racing this week (Thursday through Sunday, September 25-28).
In an effort to bring large racing boats to compete in the San Francisco Bay, members of the St. Francis Yacht Club created the St. Francis Perpetual Trophy Regatta in 1964. This regatta, later known as the Big Boat Series, was not originally planned as a yearly event, but things went off so well that big boat owners spectating from the shore demanded a repeat of the regatta the following year.
ORR & HPR Rules
The St. Francis Yacht Club is pleased to announce that they will be using Offshore Racing Rule “ORR” and High Performance Rule “HPR” to score all of the handicap classes for the club’s three main events this year. The regattas to use these scoring rules are: Phyllis Kleinman Swiftsure Regatta; Aldo Alessio Regatta, and the 50th Annual Big Boat Series.

Schedule of Events


Pre-Race Preparation

Time Event Location
0800 - 2000 Regatta Store Domino Room
1000 - 1900 Registration & Check In
1200 - 1430 Lunch Main Dining Room
1200 - 1700 Media / Press Ward Room
1200 - 2100 All Day Dining Grill Room
1800 - 1930 Skippers & Navigator's Briefing
1800 - 2100 Dinner Main Dining Room
1830 - 1930 Rolex Commodore's Reception Starting Line Room

Race Day 1

Time Event Location
0800 - 2000 Regatta Store Domino Room
0900 - 1800 Media/Press Ward Room
1100 RACING BEGINS
1200 - 1430 Lunch Main Dining Room & Clippership Room
1200 - 2100 All Day Dining Grill Room (a la carte menu)
1700 - 2000 Rolex Party Starting Line Room
1800 - 2100 Dinner Main Dining Room

Race Day 2

Time Event Location
0800 - 2000 Regatta Store Domino Room
0900 - 1800 Media / Press Ward Room
1100 RACING BEGINS
1200 - 1430 Lunch Main Dining Room
1200 - 2100 All Day Dining Grill Room (a la carte menu)
1700 - 1830 Mount Gay Cocktail Party
1800 - 2100 Seafood Night Buffet Main Dining Room

Race Day 3

Time Event Location
0800 - 2000 Regatta Store Domino Room
0900 - 1800 Media / Press Ward Room
1100 RACING BEGINS
1200 - 1430 Lunch Main Dining Room
1100 - 2100 All Day Dining Grill Room
1630 - 1730 No-Host Cocktails Starting Line Room
1900 - 2100 Crew Dinner Main Dining Room

Race Day 4

Time Event Location
0800 - 2000 Regatta Store Domino Room
0900 - 1600 Media / Press Ward Room
1100 RACING BEGINS
1200 - 1430 Brunch/Lunch Main Dining Room
1100 - 2100 All Day Dining Grill Room
1600 Rolex Trophy Ceremony
1800 - 2100 Sunday Pasta Buffet Main Dining Room

Relive the 2013 Series


Day 4 - Rolex Big Boat Series - 2013

Day 3 - Rolex Big Boat Series - 2013

Day 2 - Rolex Big Boat Series - 2013