2024 A Season Schedule – Now Posted!

Here are the dates for this Season’s A Regatta Schedule:

Saturday, March 9, 2024 – Sunday, March 10, 2024: SYC March Regatta

Saturday, April 6, 2024 – Sunday, April 7, 2024: Spring Fest

Saturday, May 18, 2024 – Sunday, May 19, 2024: SFYC J/105 Invitational

Saturday, June 8, 2024 – Sunday, June 9, 2024: Encinal J/105 Regatta

Saturday, June 22, 204 – Sunday, June 23, 2024: J/Stop Regatta

Saturday, July 13, 2024 – Sunday, July 14, 2024: Sausalito One-Design Regatta

Saturday, July 27, 2024 – Sunday, July 28, 2024: Summer Keelboat Regatta

Saturday, August 17, 2024 – Sunday, August 18, 2024: Phyllis Kleinmann Swiftsure Regatta

Thursday, September 12, 2024 – Sunday, September 15, 2024: Rolex Big Boat Series

See you on the water!

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2023 Annual Awards Dinner Tickets Available Now

The 2023 annual Fleet #1 Awards Dinner will take place at the St. Francis Yacht Club on Sunday, November 19th at 5:00pm. Tickets are $30 per person.

This event always sells out, so order now to reserve your seat!

2023 Annual Fleet #1 Dinner

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Blackaller is back

Thanks to the efforts of numerous individuals and organizations, everyone’s favorite nearly invisible mark is now much easier to locate.

For those who may be new to the bay, YRA 16, otherwise known as Blackaller Buoy, is located just off of Fort Point, and is named for famed Bay Area yachtsman Tom Blackaller, who tragically passed away in 1989 at the age of 49. Tom was a larger-than-life figure in the sailing community not just in the Bay Area but worldwide. 

Blackaller cut his teeth in the Star Class, and after experiencing success locally here on the Bay, he moved into the 6 meter class where he became world champion in 1973. He worked directly with Lowell North as a sailmaker, and parlayed this success up to the pinnacle of sailing, eventually becoming tactician for Russell Long’s upstart America’s Cup campaign Clipper which gave a good run to Dennis Conner’s Freedom.

In addition to a prolific sailing career, Blackaller was a motorsports enthusiast who accomplished a great deal as an amateur race car driver. Tragically, he suffered a heart attack during a race and died.

Blackaller was known not just as a successful sailor but as a colorful personality. Anyone who knew him had a Blackaller story, and after his death a tribute was held by his friends at St. Francis, and many of those tales made their way online.

After his death, St. Francis established the mark to honor his legacy. Since that time, anyone has raced on the bay has experienced the frustration of trying to find this tiny little mark. No longer! Thanks to the efforts of the Army Corp of Engineers, Scott Easom, the St. Francis Yacht Club including Bruce Stone and others, Blackaller Buoy is now cleaner, more secure & more visible, and will continue to confound racers for years to come.

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Awards Night: 2021 is in the books…Plus, MUST SEE TV! (VIDEO)

The 2021 Season is in the books!

On November 20, the fleet gathered at St. Francis Yacht Club for an evening of merriment & a chance to congratulate all of the teams for what was truly an epic year of racing. Fleet Captain Ian Charles hosted the festivities in the Chart Room.

Special thanks to Justin Oberbauer for putting together a video year in review. Give it a watch here!

Congratulations to the season’s podium finishers and to all of the boats that sailed with the most competitive one-design fleet on the Bay!

1st Place: Tim Russell, NeNe
2nd Place: Ryan Simmons, Blackhawk
3rd Place: Ian Charles, MAVERICK
4th Place: Bruce Stone, Arbitrage
5th Place: Jeff Littfin, Mojo

Ryan Simmons shares Blackhawk’s secret to success.

2022 promises to be quite a year for Fleet 1 with the 2022 North American Championship being hosted by the San Francisco Yacht Club on the heels of Big Boat Series.

Mike DonohueAwards Night: 2021 is in the books…Plus, MUST SEE TV! (VIDEO)
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J/105 Doublehanded Winter Series: Register Now!

The J/105 Winter Doublehanded Sunday Series will be held off of the GGYC race deck by PRO Don Weineke.

Why not leave your boat rigged after Jeff Zarwell’s SYC Midwinter Series and sail with your best crew on Sundays? Way fewer sandwiches!

Dates: 11/14,12/12, 2021 & 1/9, 2/13, 2022 

Register at the link below. NOR, SI’s and the Official Notice Board can be found here also. No fee to register!


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2021 Doublehanded Valentine’s Day Rally – NOR posted!

Whether you’re looking for love or just a good time on the water, come join J/105 Fleet 1 for some doublehanded action on the cityfront for Valentine’s Day!

This will be a B level event. Either crew may drive, retrieval lines are allowed, and charter boats are A-OK.

Regatta Chair: Bruce Stone
PRO: Don Weineke – 415-332-0186

The NOR has been posted!

Please register on RegattaNetwork here!

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Save The Dates – 2020 COVID-19 Season Series

While the ordinary club-sponsored 2020 racing season was a bust, we are happy to announce that we’ll have our own regattas this year.  Thanks to the hard work of Ian Charles and Jeff Thorpe, Fleet #1 will be running a 3-weekend (B-Season) series starting in August.  Mark your calendars now, and line up your crew.

  • August 22nd & 23rd
  • September 12th & 13th
  • October 3rd & 4th

This will be for full 6-person crews and it will be the responsibility of the skippers to ensure safety guidelines are followed.  More details to follow soon via the fleet owners mailing list.


Berkeley Circle

First Starting Sequence 11:00 AM each day 

Racing (Sat & Sun)

2 Practice Starts and 3 Races each day

Full Crew


Remote debrief following each weekend (day TBD)

Entry fee

$250 per boat per weekend ($650 for 3 weekend series)

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