Long Beach Yacht Club to host 2018 Farr 40 North American Championship

Regatta for class title will be held May 10-13.

LONG BEACH — The 2018 Farr 40 North American Championship will be held off the coast of Long Beach, May 10-13, with Long Beach Yacht Club serving as the regatta’s host.

The regatta is open to all Farr 40 Class yachts. Registration and weigh-in will be held May 8-9, followed by four days of racing, May 10-13. The entry fee is $1,750.

The racing committee stated it would hold as many as three races daily (and up to 11 total). The course will be windward/leeward on the Pacific Ocean or along Long Beach’s outer harbor. Each yacht will be scored by the sum of all races it participates in, with no discards; four races must be completed to constitute a series, according to the Notice of Race.

Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place winners overall, as well as the top three finishers for Corinthian boats.

Participating boats are allowed to dock at Long Beach YC from 5 p.m., May 7, until the end of the regatta. Dockage can be arranged by contacting Long Beach YC Waterfront Director Rick Roberts at 562-493-5173 or rroberts@lbyc.org.

A welcome reception and tactician’s briefing will be held at 6 p.m. on May 9, followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres each day after racing, May 10-12. An awards party will be held after racing on May 13.

Contact brady@staggyachts.com or visit farr40.org for more information about the Farr 40 Class,

Long Beach YC is located at 6201 E. Appian Way in Long Beach.

Photo credit: Sharon Green

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