The 2017 J/111 World Championships will be held in San Francisco, August 23-27. We have the makings of a fantastic event here in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge. The renowned St. Francis Yacht Club is running and hosting the event. The StFYC has an unmatched history of superb race management – and knows how to throw a great party too!
Of course, the most distinctive assets for the 2017 Worlds in San Francisco are our iconic venue and unrivalled sailing conditions. The Bay is the scene of numerous World Championships year after year, with outstanding turnouts and unforgettable racing. Many J/111 teams from around the world have already commented that racing for a major championship on San Francisco Bay is on their sailing “bucket list”. We look forward to a truly memorable event and a tremendous experience for all that participate.
In addition to the Worlds, there will be a series of professionally run one-design regattas on the Bay for the J/111 fleet. The action begins in March and continues through mid-September, concluding with the world-class Rolex Big Boat Series. These are outstanding events in their own right, and offer opportunities for teams to get to know the Bay and train in our local conditions. We encourage all J/111 Worlds participants to join us for some or all of these regattas.
|Spring Keel||March 4-5||StFYC||5||Traditional racing season kickoff|
|JFest||April 1-2||StFYC||5||J/Boats classes converge for great racing and a lively social scene|
|J/Fleet Series Stop||May 13-14||StFYC||5||Featuring the J/111 and J/105 fleets|
|June Invitational||June TBD||SFYC||5||A welcome visit to the balmy climes of Tiburon|
|July Sportboat Regatta||July 15-16||StFYC||5||Includes the J/70 Pacific Coast Championship|
|Summer Keel||Aug 5-6||SFYC||5||The run-up to the Worlds begins in earnest|
|Aldo/Swiftsure||Aug 18-20||StFYC||5||Designated as the J/111 Pre-Worlds regatta|
|J111 Worlds*||Aug 23-27||StFYC||The year's centerpiece event|
|Rolex Big Boat Series||Sept 14-17||StFYC||7||The West Coast's premier regatta, since 1964|