SAN DIEGO – The 2014 Butler Invitational is ready for its annual run beginning, May 24. The race features a day of racing and a party at Oceanside Yacht Club. Racers then have the option of racing to Southwestern Yacht Club in a second race held, May 25.
Sponsored by Southwestern and Oceanside yacht clubs, the invitational consists of a 22 mile course that takes racers from the Mission Bay breakwater to end of the Oceanside Pier.
Sailboats — with plenty of 40 footers and some as large as 60 feet – are welcome to join in the upwind race, which had a roster of closer to 100 sailors last year.
David Albert, port captain for Oceanside YC, anticipates the club will help approximately 40 racers find a place to tie up at the end of I Dock in the harbor. Racers are then invited to join in the Caribbean-themed festivities hosted by the yacht club, which includes good food, music, librations and an award ceremony.
Competitors are welcome to participate in the Oceanside to Southwestern race on May 25. The 30 mile course starts at the Oceanside Pier and ends at Southerwestern YC where an award ceremony takes place the following day.
For more information on the Butler Invitational, visit southwesternyc.org, oceansideyc.net or mbyc.org.