Long Beach ‘Sailing Chicks’ Host Marine Swap Meet, May 12

Byline: Taylor Hill

Long Beach ‘Sailing Chicks’ Host Marine Swap Meet, May 12

LONG BEACH — Boaters interested in buying or selling marine goods can head down to Alamitos Bay from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. May 12 for the annual swap meet held by Long Beach/Los Angeles Women’s Sailing Association — perhaps better known as the “Long Beach and Los Angeles Sailing Chicks.”

This year’s event will be held at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Second Street, behind Seaport Hotel. Boaters looking to sell nautical gear and equipment can purchase a vendor space for $20.

Attendees can expect mostly marine items, with a few extras thrown in. Some great finds in years past include dinghies, anchors, brand-new line, fishing rods, stanchions, fenders and the occasional settee, organizers said. There are usually some new items, too.
“We look forward to this event,” said Vickie Curtis of Sailing Chicks. “It is a great day: It’s motivation for some spring cleaning and a chance to go shopping. Plus, proceeds will go to Seal Beach Yacht Club’s junior program, which provides an enriching, safe and enjoyable sailing experience for children ages 7 through 17.”

While there is a fee to sell at the swap meet, shopping and browsing is free. With the location in the parking lot of the marina, vendors will find it easy to clean out a dock box, lazarette or garage and bring items to the swap meet to sell, organizers said.

The Long Beach/Los Angeles Women’s Sailing Association was formed in 1992 to foster a love of sailing. Now, with more than 50 members, the Sailing Chicks spend as much time as they can on the water.

For more information, visit sailingchicks.com or email events@sailingchicks.com.

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