LONG BEACH — The Congressional Cup, which is known as the grandfather of modern match racing, will feature a roster of top ISAF-ranked skippers during the 2016 series hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club, April 5-10.
NEWPORT BEACH — The first of 12 new Governor’ s Cup 22 sloops was christened and sailed for the first time in the waters of Newport Beach on Jan. 16.
Organizers of the SoCal 300 have announced a new circuit to the race series: California Offshore Race Week.
Participating clubs will hold the 2016 Southern California Yachting Association’s (SCYA) Midwinter Regatta on Feb 13-14, and Feb 20-21.
LONG BEACH — On a day that dawned with only a whisper of a breeze, the Long Beach Yacht Club race committee was able to pull off the 2016 Two Gates Pursuit Race with skipper Lisa Meier taking first overall and first in Class A on Bob Lane’s Andrews 63, Medicine Man, in this annual first-of-the-year race hosted by Long Beach YC.
NEWPORT BEACH — Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club will launch the beginning of the 2016 race season with the Doug Mills Series in February.
LONG BEACH — More than 29 college sailing teams and 60 high school teams competed in the annual Rose Bowl Regatta held in Long Beach, Jan. 2-3 off Belmont Memorial Pier.
NEWPORT BEACH — Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club’s annual Hot Rum Series will come to an end on Jan. 17 as racers sail the last of a three-part race series in Newport Bay.
LONG BEACH — Keith Ives of Alamitos Bay Yacht Club won Long Beach Yacht Club’s 2015 Cal 20 Fun Run, Dec. 12, in a closely fought regatta where only five points separated the first to fourth place finishers.
Mission Bay YC gets kids out on the water during annual Sail Day.
REDONDO BEACH — Could the Pacific Ocean double as the Fountain of Youth? Not necessarily, but Dick Reinhardt still manages to sail Southern California waters once a week at age 89.
LONG BEACH — The traditional Two Gates Pursuit Race will once again jumpstart Long Beach Yacht Club’s racing season on Jan. 10.
MARINA DEL REY — Nineteen sailors got some racing in before the busy holiday season during Del Rey Yacht Club’s annual Drumstick Regatta, Nov. 21.
MARINA DEL REY — Del Rey Yacht Club’s annual Berger/Stein Series kicks off Jan. 2, 2016; organizers invite racers to join in the competition.
The Newport Ocean Sailing Association has announced an optional Short Course for Cruising and smaller PHRF racers.