1996 Schedule of Women's Races

The San Francisco Bay YRA is currently finalizing the schedule of events for 1996. One of our goals is to ensure the quality of competitive women's racing on the Bay and we hope to achieve that by helping yacht clubs and organizations promote their events. 1995 saw several schedule conflicts for major women's events and we are working with YRA to prevent that from happening again, if possible.

This is not a final list of events. Dates will be posted as they are available.

Upcoming Races

March 24 -- Rites of Spring: Sponsored by Oakland Yacht Club, this PHRF fleet race has an all women's division, both crew and drivers must be women. Last year's winner was Jabiru (J-35). Contact Oakland YC for information.

July 13 -- Adam's Cup Hosted by San Francisco Yacht Club, Adam's Cup is the Area G elemination for the US Sailing women's championship. Races will be conducted in Santana 22s with women drivers and crews. The winning team agrees to represent Area G in Sonars in the finals. Contact Jodi Lee.

October 11-13 -- Regatta in Paradise Sponsored by Tiburon Yacht Club, this two-day one design event draws the top women from all over the area to crew and skipper Melges 24's. Great fun! Incredible racing with women crews and skippers. This regatta features the best spectator fleet all year. Contact Alison Dimick for information.

Other Events to Watch For in 1996

Shellenberger Regatta (SFYC) -- (women crews and drivers, PHRF)
Adam's Cup Area G (USSailing)(SFYC) -- (women crews and drivers in Santana 22s)
Champagne and Lace (OPYC) -- (women drivers, PHRF)
One Design Challenge (LBYC) -- (women crews and drivers, one design)
Joan Storer Regatta (TYC) -- (women crews and drivers, PHRF)
Women's Invitational (BYC) -- (mixed crews and women drivers, PHRF)
Gracie and George (EYC) -- (mixed doubles with woman driver, PHRF)
Jack and Jill + One (IYC) -- (mixed triples with woman driver, PHRF)

This is not a complete list. If you have any additions or changes, please email Renee Wilmeth. We will make frequent updates.