Long Beach approves fee waiver for Seal Beach Yacht Club regattas

Seal Beach Yacht Club was granted a fee waiver for the use of dock space at Alamitos Bay Marina for two regattas planned for this summer.

The Long Beach City Council approved a consent calendar item, April 3, to waive up to $2,500 in fees for visiting vessels to use dock space during the Seal Beach to Dana Point Race (July 7) and Marina del Rey to Alamitos Bay Regatta (Sept. 1).

“These sailing events attract visitors and spectators, and bring attention to the sport of sailboat racing in the City of Long Beach and the Alamitos Bay Marina. They also generate additional tourism revenue for local businesses, such as hotels, restaurants, grocery and boating supply stores, as well as other retail establishments,” city staff stated in a report to council members. “These events are consistent with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine’s partnering policy to support organizations that provide a service to the community and its residents by promoting the Long Beach marinas.”

Docking fees will be waived for both regattas; $1,250 would be applied to the Seal Beach to Dana Point Race and another $1,250 in fee waivers will be available for Marina del Rey to Alamitos Bay Regatta.

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