Another Successful Regatta!
52 shells entered the 2015 Open Ocean Regatta; 32 on the Pt. Diablo Course (7.6nm, including a leg under the Golden Gate Bridge to Pt. Diablo) and 20 on the more protected, Strawberry Course (5.34nm inside Richardson Bay). Conditions were challenging on the long course, even for some very experienced open water scullers; SW winds at 6 kts, gusting to 10, and a SW swell combined with the tide rip at the Gate, created the most exciting water of the morning. There were tales to tell after the finish! Open Ocean 2015 Results.
Our thanks to all the volunteers who made this event happen; parking control, dockmasters, timers, safety boat crews and of course all the chefs who contributed to the all-important post-regatta BBQ!