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: RBBS to Celebrate Golden Jubilee
One hundred and sixty-five years after a flood of fortune seekers headed to San Francisco in search of riches during the Gold Rush of 1849, a new generation of prospectors will be panning for treasure during the 50th anniversary "Golden Jubilee" edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series (RBBS) scheduled for September 11-14 at the St. Francis Yacht Club on the Marina.
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.
Ten years ago, Makoto Uematsu debuted his new TP52 Esmeraldaat the Rolex Big Boat Series. After the second day of racing in the 2004 Big Boat Series, Uematsu-san would later remark: “The fastest I have ever gone on a boat is 20 knots, and that was driving my powerboat.” With Ken Read calling tactics, Esmeralda, tracking at 23 knots, would go on to win the City of San Francisco Perpetual Trophy.

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