SAN DIEGO — San Diego Yacht Club’s signature spring regatta, Yachting Cup, is just around the corner and many prominent sailors are eagerly awaiting and training for the event. There are more than 40 boats registered from more than a dozen yacht clubs, and there is still room on the registration list for participants to sign-up as nearly 100 entries are expected.
Many of those registered for the 2016 Yachting Cup have a history with the event, including Curt Johnson from California Yacht Club, skipper of the J/80, Avet.
“This is probably our 10th or 12th Yachting Cup we’ve competed in,” Johnson said.”The spring conditions in San Diego, in addition to the stellar competition and race management, make it a ‘must do’ event for us. San Diego YC often adds a new element to keep the regatta fresh and interesting, whether it’s a new format for Friday racing or a new social activity. This all adds up to a terrific experience that keeps us coming back year after year.”
The 2016 Yachting Cup takes place April 29-May 1, and features three days of racing scheduled both in the bay and out on the ocean. After each day of racing, competitors will be invited to return to San Diego YC for post-race activities and socializing.
Skippers can continue to register their boats until 5p.m. on April 25 at yachting.com. There are a variety of classes this year with boat types ranging from J/70s to Farr40s to a Transpac 52.
Victor Wild’s brand new Botin TP52, Fox, has just arrived from the builder, Cookson Boats in New Zealand, and is being commissioned in San Diego in preparation for Yachting Cup. Wild will defend his 2015 Yachting Cup title which he won with his older TP52, Bud.
The awards ceremony will be held at San Diego YC after the completion of races on May 1 where prizes will be awarded by class.
For more information contact Emily Willhoftat at 619-758-6316