California Dreamin’ Series makes final stop for 2019

Long Beach Yacht Club will host third and final racing event of statewide series.

LONG BEACH—The third and final racing event of the 2019 California Dreamin’ Series will make its stop in Long Beach, Nov. 2-3. Long Beach Yacht Club will host the event, which will be slated as a World Sailing Grade 3 race.

The previous two races were held in San Francisco (March 9-10) and San Diego (Oct. 5-6). Catalina 37 boats will be used in the Long Beach stop of the series; the previous two stops featured J/22 type boats. Each Catalina 37 will be provided by Long Beach YC; provided with each boat will be a mainsail, Genoa, jib and spinnaker.

“Boats will be allocated by draw, either daily or for each round as decided by the Race Committee,” according to the Notice of Race.

Eight skippers are invited to participate in the race. Each skipper shall have onboard another five or six crewmembers. The total onboard weight of the skipper and crew must be no more than 1,156 pounds (determined at registration).

The Long Beach stop of the California Dreamin’ Series will be a double round robin race. Teams will race in a windward/leeward course, with starboard rounding and finishing downwind.

“The intended course area will be off Belmont Memorial Pier on the Congressional Cup Stadium Course,” according to the Notice of Race.

The top three finishing crews will be awarded trophies after the race.

All three races will be scored collectively. The skipper with the highest series score, based on the best two of three races, will win the 2019 California Dreamin’ Series.

The race office opens at 9 a.m. on Nov. 1; crew weighing will take place from 9-11 a.m. on Nov. 1 and 8-9 a.m. on Nov. 2. Teams will be able to practice between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Nov. 1.

First briefing takes place at 9 a.m. on Nov. 2, followed by a meeting with the umpires.

Racing will begin at 11:30 a.m. on both race days (Nov. 2 and 3). A daily briefing will be held at 9 a.m. on Nov. 3. An awards ceremony will take place immediately after racing on Nov. 3.

Contacts for the California Dreamin’ Series are David Stotler and Jess Gerry. Stotler, the event chair, can be reached at dstotler1@outlook.com while Gerry, the race director, can be reached at raceoffice@lbyc.org or 562-598-9401.

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