Coastal races added to next year’s schedule, which runs May 4-Sept. 30.
STATEWIDE — Short “Coastal Races” and Windward/Leeward Buoy Racing format will be new features of the 2018 Pac52 Class season, it was recently announced. The new format would help simplify organization of next year’s races, while coastal races are expected to keep Pac52’s sailors on their toes with some added variables.
Each of the five Pac52 regattas would dedicate one day to Coastal Races and two to three days to Windward/Leeward Buoy Racing. Coastal Races would be scored heavier and factored into the final results of each regatta.
The Pac52 Class is made up of five boats– Fox, Invisible Hand, BadPak, Rio and Beau Geste.
San Diego Yacht Club will kick off the 2018 season with the Yachting Cup, May 4-6. Cal Race Week, hosted by Cal Yacht Club, will be held June 1-3, followed by Long Beach Race Week (Long Beach Yacht Club), June 22-24.
The season finishes with Rolex Big Boat Series, Sept. 13-16, and Pac52 Cup, Sept. 28-30; St. Francis Yacht Club hosts both events.
More information on the Pac52 Class is available online at pac52class.com.