LBYC – Working to Grow Match Racing at the Entry Level

From Scuttlebutt Sailing News:

With its fleet of 11 Catalina 37s tied up in formation in front of Long Beach Yacht Club, this Southern California venue could be considered ground zero for West Coast match racing. As home of the historic Grade 1 Congressional Cup, the club is now expanding its commitment to developing match racing at all levels

In the last year, LBYC has educated and trained 8 member umpires, and with an already deep talent pool of race management people skilled in running match race events, the club has announced a new concept to open up the opportunity for match racing to more teams……………….COMPLETE ARTICLE

2014 Annual Charity Regatta – Long Beach, CA


ABYC Classes Results

LBYC Classes Results

SlBYC Classes Results

The 28th running of one of Long Beach, California’s favorite regattas took place on Sunday, September 21, 2014, in the inner harbor of Long Beach, CA.

The event was hosted by the Yacht Clubs of Long Beach, which are:

Alamitos Bay Yacht Club
Long Beach Singles Yacht Club
Long Beach Yacht Club
Marina Yacht Club of Long Beach
Navy Yacht Club of Long Beach
Seal Beach Yacht Club
Shoreline Yacht Club
International Order of the Blue Gavel District 10

All entry and sponsorship funds raised at the regatta, as well as the benefits and proceeds from related events including a silent auction, swap meet in July and golf tournament in August, go to TCC.

For more information about the regatta and ways you can help, including sponsorship and volunteering, please contact:

Norma Clapp, Treasurer
Charity Regatta Committee
(714) 840-2902

Race Announcement: Linda Elias Memorial Women’s One Design

October 17-20, 2014 / Long Beach, CA


Linda Elias (1951 -2003)
Written by Sean Downey
Saturday, 26 July 2008 21:12
Linda Elias, one of Southern California’s most successful female sailboat racers, passed away on January 3, 2003 after a nine year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 52. As winner of the Peggy Slater Yachtswoman of the Year Award she raced the Transpac in 1989, 1991, 1993 and 1999. Her women’s sailing team is three time champion of the Women’s One Design Challenge sponsored by LB/LA Women’s Sailing Association and Long Beach Yacht Club. In memory of Linda Elias, the Long Beach Sailing Foundation, a 501c(3) established the Linda Elias Sailing Scholarship Fund.

Your generous donation will provide enhance the scholarships ability to support of those who actively demonstrate a willingness and desire to enjoy and excel in the sport of amateur sailing.

This year, it is possible to donate online or download the form on this website.  A tax deductible receipt for your gift will be provided by the Long Beach Sailing Foundation.

Long Beach Sailing Foundation
P.O. Box 3116
Long Beach, CA  90803

Federal Tax ID # 33-052897


New Race – Hot Rum Feeder Race – Newport Beach to San Diego – November 1, 2014

New this year, the first annual Rum Runner race from Newport Beach to San Diego has been established to serve as a feeder race for the popular Hot Rum Series held each winter in San Diego. With a new course layout boats will sail from Newport Beach offshore to an inflatable mark stationed on the 14 mile bank. After leaving this mark to port the fleet will continue on to San Diego and the finish line. The total course length is 75 miles.

SDYC Sail Fleet Captain David Servais says of the race “The new format will allow the boats to have a more tactical race. With the short offshore leg, having a good start will be much more important. Also getting the boats a ways offshore puts them in better breeze and opens up passing lanes on the leg to San Diego. I am really excited to participate in this years Rum Runner Race!”

This race is being held by both Balboa Yacht Club and San Diego Yacht Club.


Rum Runner Race