Byline: The Log Staff
NEWPORT BEACH — Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club has released details of this year’s Around the Islands Race, scheduled for June 8-10.
Now in its third year, the Around the Islands Race is a 125-nautical-mile bluewater race that begins upwind and ends with a downwind leg, giving racers an opportunity to demonstrate a broad array of seamanship skills. All racing boats are put on an even basis, with upwind and downwind boats equally favored.
This “Newport Beach-to-Newport Beach” race has its start and finish off the Balboa Pier, with racers taking Santa Barbara Island and Santa Catalina Island to port.
“We expect the trip out and around Santa Barbra Island to be a thrill,” said race chairman Paul DeCapua. “Our course offers tacticians and navigators a different set of challenges to contend with and should sharpen their skills for future races.”
Seminars on the race are scheduled to include Maxi, ORCA, PHRF, non-spinnaker cruising and all-female crew classes. The race’s trophy presentation will be held at 2 p.m. June 10 for Maxi, ORCA, PHRF, non-Spinnaker cruising classes, the first all-female crew to finish, and the best corrected time and best elapsed time overall.
Free moorage for racers will be provided in Newport Beach by Bahia Corinthian YC for up to one week before and after the race.
For more information, call Susie Brodrick at (949) 644-9530 or visit bcyc.org.