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Sequoia Sunset Race Series

About the Series:

The Sunset Race Series is a 2 division, pursuit race format that is hosted by Sequoia Yacht Club in Redwood City, CA. Please check in with the race captain prior to the race. Sailing Rules Dinner is on Wednesday April 10th.

Start Date/Times: First race start times are on Wednesday April 17th at ~6pm. Start times for each course are available as a PDF or online at this link.

Fleets:  Sub-fleets are are available as a PDF or online at this link.

Waivers: Crew Forms/Skipper Forms can be filled out in the club or scanned, signed, and sent to Waivers are required to participate in all racing activities at Sequoia Yacht Club.

Registration: Be sure to register at Jibeset before your first race.  

Standings: Current standings can be viewed here.

Sequoia Race Coverage

We encourage all to use RaceQs to track and replay the races in the clubhouse. Tracks are simply recorded with any smart phone on the boat running the RaceQ’s app. A page has been created with detailed instructions.  It’s a great learning tool that will inspire plenty of colorful lounge commentary.


There are several communication channels for the Sunset Race Series.

  • - Email/text list with general notices and race day course/information.  To add your email or mobile turn in your skipper/crew waiver or  contact the fleet captain.
  • VHF Channel 69 - for safety and race communications on specified Wednesdays.

To send a note or ask questions, email or call the Race Can Fleet Captain


Our number one rule is to be safe. All Racers must wear PFD’s at all times during the race. Know the rules, race responsibly and always yield to prevent collisions or running aground. Any skipper calling for sea-room at or beyond a straight line between channel markers shall be given room, however, may be subject to protest per RRS rule 19.

Report all significant injuries or medical emergencies to the fleet via VHF and call 911 via mobile phone.  Capable racers within the vicinity should provide assistance as safety permits. 

Presentation from 2019 Kick off Dinner

Kick Off Dinner Presentation

Notes for 2019 about Merit Fleet

Starts: Merits will start at Marker 18 and at 17:25:00 in April and then 17:55:00 from May onward.

Courses: Merits set courses so that they return to the channel mouth with the current.  So on an ebb they try to return from the Dumbarton direction and on a flood from the San Mateo direction.

Finishes: Merits finish at M20, so they're still racing on the way back in! Please keep clear and let them sail their best races.

Boundaries: They operate a race area boundary between nav markers in the channel as none of the boats have sounders. They must stay inside markers and treat the lines between channel markers as continuing obstructions. As a courtesty, please don't push them out of bounds.

The Racing Rules of Sailing

Use the link below to read and review The Racing Rules of Sailing.

The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017 - 2020