by Chuck Lantz
Some San Francisco sailors swear that the water temperature on the bay was still a few degrees warmer than normal after being sliced and diced for months by the America's Cup boats, but everything else was back to normal on day two of the 49th annual Rolex Big Boat Series, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club. With 107 boats registered, and over 600 sailors competing in seven classes, the Rolex BBS is the premiere annual yacht racing event on the SF bay.
J-Boats heading towards the finish in race four on day two - Rolex Big Boat Series
Action sports photographer Chuck Lantz, one of Sail-World's America's Cup photo team members, caught the action on the second day of this four-day event. First of two photo galleries from Chuck.
Bent Dietrich's Melges 24, Kleine Rainbow - Rolex Big Boat Series
Late afternoon light makes shooting on the bay easy - Rolex Big Boat Series
The better way to do it. Bora Gulari's Melges 24, fifth place after four races. - Rolex Big Boat Series
Hiking hard giveth what foot-dragging taketh away - Rolex Big Boat Series
If they bump, there will be plenty of witnesses - Rolex Big Boat Series
TP 52 "Beecom", IRC Division A - Rolex Big Boat Series
No, that is not one of Larry Ellison's yachts in the background. - Rolex Big Boat Series