2018 West Coast Spring Series continues in San Diego

Etchells 13 Fleet to co-host Pacific Coast Championship, April 28-29, at Coronado Roads.

SAN DIEGO ¾ The Etchells Pacific Coast Championship comes to San Diego Bay during the final weekend of April, with the National Offshore One-Design (NOOD) regatta continuing the West Coast Spring Series in Southern California.

San Diego Yacht Club, in conjunction with Etchells Fleet 13 (San Diego) hosts the 2018 West Coast Spring Series event at Coronado Roads, April 28-29. The West Coast Spring Series features four individual regattas between March and May 2018; all four regattas are sailed off the waters of San Diego, south of Coronado and East of Point Loma. The entry fee for this year’s Pacific Coast Championship is $160. All registered boats of the International Etchells Class are eligible to participate in the 2018 West Coast Spring Series.

First warning is at 11:25 a.m. on April 28 and 29; up to nine races will be scheduled during the two-day regatta.

International Etchells Class Rules, such as crew weight and sail card limitations, will be in effect during the Pacific Coast Championship. All competitors must only use handheld VHF radios for communications; cell phones or other forms of electronic communication are prohibited.

Visiting competitors will be allowed to store their boats and use the boat launch ramp at San Diego YC but must contact the dockmaster’s office in advance to make arrangements; the dockmaster can be reached at or 619-758-6308. Boat storage is available on a limited, first-come first-served basis.

Check-in and weigh-in will take place between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on April 27 and 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. on April 28.

The top three skippers and crew of each regatta will receive awards; the boats with the highest scores, ranked first to third, will receive an award for the entire series. Also to be scored for each regatta and the series overall is a Corinthian class.

The four regattas in the West Coast Spring Series are NOOD/Bill Bennett Memorial Regatta, Pacific Coast Championship, Orca Bowl Regatta and Mid-Winters West Regatta. The Pacific Coast Championship and Mid-Winters West Regatta are “Sanctioned Events – Class C,” while the other two sailing events are “Open Class.”

Orca Bowl Regatta is the fourth and final event of the 2018 West Coast Spring Series; it will be held May 19-20 in San Diego.

The Bill Bennett Memorial Regatta was held March 17-18, followed by Mid-Winters West Regatta, April 6-8.

Photo credit: SDYC 

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