California Dreamin’ Series kicks off at San Diego Yacht Club

Winner of three-leg match racing series will earn invitation to 2018 Ficker Cup.

SAN DIEGO — J/22 and Catalina 37 boats will compete against each other during portions of the 2018 California Dreamin’ Series, coming to San Diego in January before heading to San Francisco in March and Long Beach in April.

The match racing series begins at San Diego Yacht Club, where J/22s will begin competing for points and prizes, Jan. 27-28. J/22s will also race against each other at St. Francis Yacht Club, March 10-11.

Sailors return to Southern California to compete in the final leg of the California Dreamin’ Series, this time going at it on Catalina 37s at Long Beach Yacht Club, April 7-8.

Scoring of each match will be as follows: 100 points for first place, 75 for second, 55 for third, 40 for fourth, 30 for fifth, 20 for sixth, 15 for seventh and 10 for eighth.

Ties will be ranked in order of their scores at the Long Beach YC stop, according to the race committee.

Winner of the three-club match race will earn an invitation to the 2018 Ficker Cup, held April 13-15 at Long Beach YC.

Contact Summer Greene (, San Diego YC), Kirk Brown (, Long Beach YC) or Bruce Stone ( for more information.

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