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Sally

Honey

Sally

1944

A two-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year (1973 and 1974) Sally Lindsay Honey is a dinghy sailor with extensive offshore experience. For two decades she raced Thistles, Fireballs, 470s and Dragons and campaigned a 505 internationally. In 1972, Honey opened her own loft and was widely known for designing spinnakers and trapeze harnesses.

A two-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year (1973 and 1974) Sally Lindsay Honey is a dinghy sailor with extensive offshore experience. For two decades she raced Thistles, Fireballs, 470s and Dragons and campaigned a 505 internationally. In 1972, Honey opened her own loft and was widely known for designing spinnakers and trapeze harnesses. Her over 38,000 offshore miles include a Transatlantic crossing, a passage from Hawaii to Vancouver Island and another from Glacier Bay to San Francisco.

Sally also helped develop SailMail and for over a decade served as director and administrator of the SailMail Association, a non‐profit which provides its more than 3,000 yacht owners with a worldwide email communications system.

Accomplishments and Honors

  • 1973, 1974, Martini and Rossi (Now Rolex) Yachtswoman of the Year

International 505

From 1970 to 1990, campaigned 505s in many international championships, including seven World Championships (Santa Cruz, Bermuda, France, Denmark, Australia, San Francisco, France) generally finishing in the top 20 and always the top woman; and including two Pacific Championships, in Hong Kong and Japan, finishing 3rd

Year(s) Places(s) Event
1978 1st North American 505 Championships, skipper
1974 1st Canadian Olympic Regatta at Kingston, 505, skipper
1973, 1974, 1976, 1977 1st Bermuda International Race Week, 505, skipper
1973 Champion East Coast 505
1972, 1973, 1974 1st New England Seasonal 505 Championship

Other Small Boat Racing

From 1970 to 1990 Many regional, national, and international regattas in Thistles (1st crew Nationals and Mid-winters), Fireballs (2nd skipper Nationals), 470s, Dragons as skipper and crew

Year(s) Places(s) Event
1979 1st Memorial Adams Cup, crew
1975 1st Memorial Adams Cup, skipper
1972 1st Adams Cup, Women’s North American Sailing Champion, skipper

Offshore Big Boat Racing

Year(s) Places(s) Event
2013 1st overall Doublehanded Farallones race
2010 3rd in class, 8th overall Bermuda Race, Cal 40 Gone With the Wind, navigator
2005 2nd in class TransPac, Cal 40 Illusion, skipper-navigator
2003 1st in class, 3rd overall TransPac, Cal 40 Illusion, co-skipper
2002 Antigua Race Week, Pyewacket
1998 Antigua Race Week, Sayonara
1990-1998 Doublehanded Farallones, SF Lightship, Vallejo races, etc., many 1st, 2nds
1996 Pacific Cup, First Overall, First Doublehanded, Fastest Correct Time any race, Cal 40
1994 2nd in class Pacific Cup, fully-crewed, Express 37, Melange, crew
1993 Long Beach-Cabo Race, Heart of Gold, watch captain
1993 1st Doublehanded Ocean Series, San Francisco Bay
1992 2nd Pacific Cup, fully-crewed, Schumacher 50, Heart of Gold, crew
1990 Doublehanded Pacific Cup, San Francisco-Hawaii, Cal 40, co-skipper
1970 Bermuda Race, NY 32, Proton
1969 Block Island Race Week, NY 32, Proton, foredeck boss
1962, 1964 Annapolis Newport Race, NY 32, Proton, crew

Inshore Big Boat Racing

Year(s) Places(s) Event
2009 Big Boat series, Express 37, Golden Moon
2008 Chicago – Mac, Beneteau 44.7, Indecision, watch captain
2008 Big Boat Series, Schumacher 46, Surprise
2007 2nd Big Boat Series, Santa Cruz 52, Winnetou
2002 San Francisco HDA (Handicap) Season Championship, Cal 40, Illusion
2001 San Francisco OYRA (ocean series) Season Championship, Cal 40, Illusion

 

 

 

Offshore Delivery/Cruising History

Year(s) Delivery / Destinations
2015, 2016 Doublehanded cruising in the Sea of Cortez, Cal 40 Illusion
2014 Doublehanded cruise from San Francisco to Los Angeles, Cal 40 Illusion
2003 Doublehanded delivery, Hawaii to San Francisco, Cal 40, Illusion, co-skipper
2001 PlayStation, Morrelli-Melvin Catamaran, delivery Philadelphia to New York City, crew
1997 July-October, Cruise Anacortes to Glacier Bay to San Francisco
1996 July-October, doublehanded passage: Hawaii – Vancouver Island, British Columbia
1993 Week-long instructional cruise, Maine coast, C&C 40, instructor
1991 Delivery, Hawaii to San Francisco, Cal 40, Illusion, co-skipper
1973 Two-week cruise, Camden to Rocque Island, 36’ catamaran
1970-1974 Multiple week-long cruises, Maine coast, Amphibicon 26
1971 January-June, Live aboard and maintain the 45’ NY 32, Proton, English Harbor, Antigua
1970 December, Transatlantic crossing, Canary Islands to Antigua, Proton, watch captain
1968 Delivery, Bermuda to Annapolis, 45’ New York 32, Proton
1966 July and August, charter crew, 48’ Alden schooner, Olad, St. Thomas, V.I.
1956 Ten days cruising Cape Cod on the 48’ eight-metre, Proton
1954-1968 Many weekend cruises on the Chesapeake Bay, Proton

Service

Year(s) Service
2016 Safety At Sea Core Topics Handbook, editor, published by US Sailing
2013 America’s Cup Safety Review Panel following the Artemis tragedy
2012-2013 Cruising Club of America, local station safety officer, Safety at Sea committee
2012 US Sailing Full Crew Farallones Independent Investigation, chair
2011-2015 US Sailing, Safety At Sea Committee
2011-2012 Pacific Cup Offshore Academy, organization and moderator
2002-2004 Pacific Cup Board of Directors for 2004 race, SAS seminars
1995-2005 Coach for various women’s sailing clinics
1996-1997 Sailing World Boat of theYear Panelist
1994, 1995 Sailing World Boat of the Year Panelist
1994 Pacific Cup Board of Directors, Seminar organization, including SAS seminars
1981 American Section President, International 505 Class
1972 505 Fleet 6, fleet captain

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