Sailors Fun Race & Raft Up Every Friday in the San Diego Bay

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Are you ready to set sail around the San Diego Bay every Friday night? Join us for an adrenaline fueled pursuit style FUN sailing race followed by a raft up afterparty! ​

Register Your Duck

Join the flock and make Some Wake
All registrants get a FREE sail inspection from Doyle Sails, discounts on sails and repairs, and a 45-day free sea trial at Point Loma Yacht Club.
Registration Form

Rules & Regulations

Rule 1: Adhere to COLREGS Section II, Rule 12

  • Starboard Tack has Right of Way

  • Windward gives way to Leeward (if both on Starboard)

  • Follow the Rules of the (Nautical) Road aka COLREGS

Rule 2No hitting one-another (with or without boats)
Rule 3: Take all marks to PORT 
Rule 4: No hitting one-another
Rule 5Bribing the committee is against the rules (while anyone is looking)
Rule 6No hitting one-another
Rule 7There is no rule number 7
Rule 8: No hitting one-another
Rule 9Follow all the rules
Rule 10No hitting one-another
Rule 11: Never make a duck change its course

How-to Guide

HowFill out the form above to receive your start time. On the day, sail by the committee boat (on starboard) before the start and call out your sail number. Make sure the committee acknowledges you, then sail away from the area.

Where: The start will be in front of Tom Hams Lighthouse on Harbor Island.
When: Every Friday evening at 6:00 pm
Race TypePursuit Race
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This event pays homage to the Seattle Duck Dodge for creating these important rules of con(duck)t.

#1 The Long Course

Start – 15 – 21 – FM19 – Finish
6 Miles

The Course

Start – 19 – 18 – 21 – FM19 – Finish
3.5 Miles

Contenders & Start Times

Keep your eyes peeled every Friday as we update our list of contenders. Newcomers, sign up early so we can assign you a start time. And don't miss the final positions, which we'll reveal right here. Get ready to make wake!

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Plus, if you're looking to join a boat crew or have a boat that needs some extra hands, you'll find plenty of like-minded enthusiasts eager to jump on board. So what are you waiting for? Come on in and join the flock!

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The San Diego Duck Derby

Alright, listen up, folks. We’re about to tell you about the coolest event in the bay – the San Diego Duck Derby. This one-of-a-kind event brings together sailors from all over the galaxy… but mostly from San Diego.

Basically, the San Diego Duck Derby is a fun pursuit style sail race around the bay, where the slowpokes start first and the speed demons start later. It’s a game of duck, duck, goose but on the water! And don’t worry about your skill level – this race is open to anyone who wants to have some fun. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a newbie, you’re welcome to join us. We don’t discriminate here.

Oh, and did we mention the after-party? Yeah, we’re gonna have one of those, too. We’ll be hanging out, drinking, and having a good time. If you’re lucky, you might get a trophy, but it won’t be cool.

So, if you want to be part of the coolest event in San Diego, mark your calendar and join us. But if you’re not interested, then that’s cool, too. We’ll just be over here, having a blast without you.