Racing Luna Sea

  • A Slow Start

    Luna Sea races in and around San Francisco Bay. Our racing program began in 2006. After finishing DFL in every race for the first three years we are happy to report that now-a-days we are doing a bit better.

    Into her 10th racing season, Luna Sea is very well equipped and has now won many races in San Francisco Bay.

  • Recent Seasons Results

    • 2016 2nd Half Opener
    • 2016 Westpoint Regatta
      (Fifth in Class)
    • 2016 Great Vallejo Race
      (Third in Class)
    • 2016 Three Bridge Fiasco (DNF)
    • 2015 Weekend Regattas
      Finished 3-4-DNC-RAF-1-RAF-8
    • 2015 Three Bridge Fiasco (DNF)
    • 2014 Party Circuit
      Finished 1-1-3-1-9-2
    • 2014 Second Half Opener
      (Third and First in Class)
    • 2014 The Great Vallejo Race
      (First in Class Up and Back)
    • 2014 CYC SSS Race
      (First in Class)
  • Rounding a Mark

    Mark Rounding

2018 Calendar YRA/Club Regattas

Luna Sea will be racing in the YRA party circuit and Club regattas. She is now racing PHRF as the racing fleet is dwindling. While the Islander-36 cruising fleet is strong, sadly, for many regattas there are not enough boats racing for a one-design class.

Islander-36 PHRF Rating 144 seconds per mile

Luna Sea rates 144 seconds per mile with a spinnaker. Her PHRF certificate is available at this link: YRA PHRF Certificate

US Sailing Member Member # 654731Q

Dan Knox is a member of the US Sailing Organization.

Crew Blog Just another WordPress site

Dan has started a crew wordpress blog for Luna Sea Racing. It's in its fldgling stage, but he hopes to update it soon for crew use. The link is:

International Code Flags

International Code Flags

International code flags are used to signal between two ships or between ship and shore. Also called signaling flags, they are a set of flags of different colors, shapes and markings which used singly or in combination have different meanings. The flags include 26 square flags which depict the letters of the alphabet, ten numeral penants, one answering penant, and three substituters or repeaters.

Only a few colors can be readily distinguished at sea. These are: red, blue, yellow, black, and white; and these cannot be mixed indiscriminately. You will notice, for clarity, the flags shown are either red and white, yellow and blue, blue and white, or black and white; besides plain red, white, and blue.

Sail races are governed with flags and sound signals to indicate flag changes. The flags used are taken from the International maritime signal flag set. During a race and for any signal concerning the race, these flags are defined in the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing but the signal can be modified by the Sailing Instructions. The raising (hoisting) or removing of a visual signal is accompanied by the emission of a sound signal to draw attention to the new signal. The type of the sound signal (one short sound, two short sounds, one long sound, etc.) is described by the rule according to the type of signal.

Approching the mark

2013 Islander 36 Internationals