A unique local race called the English Bay Scramble is coming up August 14th.
It may be the only race where it pays to take a different course than your competitors, because there is no set course! You can sail around any two marks in any order, then through the start/finish, then around the rest. The winner is usually determined by their strategy, rather than having a good handicap rating. The race has been won by little boats like Cal 20's or M242's or on windy years by bigger cruisers.
It's all up in the air after the start gun, with boats dispersing all over the bay, coming together at the marks, then scattering again. Makes for a very chaotic day. Totally un spectator friendly, but cool and really fun for the racers.
See the link below for info: