Beer Can Challenge in September

On Monday, ‘Lectronic Latitude brought you a report and some fab photos of Sausalito Yacht Club’s Tuesday night race. That unusual choice of a weeknight is a key component in making Latitude 38’s Beer Can Challenge possible.

A VYC Wednesday night beer can race on the Mare Island Strait.

© Martha Blanchfield

"Well, it looks like there are only two weeks in September that the Beer Can Races line up to be able to race five Beer Cans in five consecutive days at five different yacht clubs," writes reigning King of the Beer Cans, Roger Ruud. "Bay View Boat Club is the only one to race on Monday (San Francisco, 9/4 and 9/18); Sausalito YC is the only one to race on Tuesday (9/5 and 9/19); on Wednesday, it’s Richmond YC  or Vallejo YC (9/6 and 9/20); Benicia YC has the only Thursday race (9/7 and 9/21). On Friday, Berkeley YC is the only cub to race (9/8 and 9/22)."

Robert Ruud, his dad Roger, and skipper Chuck Hooper are the reigning Kings of the Beer Cans. They completed the challenge in Hooper’s Benicia-based Contessa 33 Warwhoop, but we don’t require that you sail all five races on the same boat.

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Do you have what it takes to complete the Beer Can Challenge? Let us know; there’s a Latitude 38 T-shirt in it for you, as well as 15 minutes of fame in recognition of your accomplishment.

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