Christmas Regatta anchors King Harbor YC’s 2019 sailing calendar

PHRF classes will compete in Redondo Beach's final racing event of the decade.

REDONO BEACH—Sailors in PHRF classes will have an opportunity to compete against each other while also participating in the holiday spirit, as King Harbor Yacht Club will host its Christmas Regatta in Redondo Beach, Dec. 7. It is King Harbor YC’s final race of 2019.

Members of Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA) affiliate yacht clubs who hold a current PHRF certificate are eligible to compete in the Christmas Regatta. The entry fee is $20 (a $5 late fee will be assessed for those who register on race day).

Divisions are as follows: PHRF A (129 rating and lower); PHRF B (130 rating and higher); and, PHRF V (136 rating and higher).

The Christmas Regatta will feature three scheduled races, between 2 and 7 nautical miles each. One race constitutes a regatta and there will be no throw-outs, according to the Notice of Race.

The race area will be based on the King Harbor YC Race Mark Guide, Sailing Instructions and Course Chart (to be made available at the registration desk on race day).

Boats will start between a flag on the port side of the racing committee boat and a flag in the water, off the port side of the racing committee boat. First warning will be at 11:55 a.m. on Dec. 7; subsequent starts will take place in five-minute intervals.

The finish line, according to the Notice of Race, “will be between the flag on the starboard side of the [race committee] boat and a flag, in the water, off the starboard side of the [race committee] boat.”

Trophies will be awarded after the race; the crew showing the most holiday spirit will also receive a prize. The awards ceremony will be held at King Harbor YC.

Competitors may use the club’s facilities before and after the race. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Contact Race Chair Dorian Harris at or 310-259-1040 for more information about the Christmas Regatta.

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