There will be a memorial for Tom Baffico on Sun Nov 15 from 1pm-4pm
in the Chart Room at the StFYC. All friends and acquaintances of Tom
are welcome especially those from the Snipe, Express 27 and Open 5.7
fleets. If you have some Tom sea stories please bring them along too.
Tom started racing as a teenager on Lake Merced in San Francisco,
participated in the St Francis junior program, crewed on big boats
including for Tom Blackaller and then was on the UC Berkeley college
sailing team. He also raced a Snipe during those years. After a long
break from sailing, he started racing an Express 27 in the mid 1990s
and joined the Open 5.7 fleet in the late 2000s. During this time he
crewed on a variety of other race boats as well. One sailor had this
He was one of the best fellow competitors in the sport because you
always knew it would be a good race and back on the dock good
camaraderie no matter whether he beat you or you beat him.