Colleges to face off against each other in 2019 Harbor Cup

UCLA, USC and UC Santa Barbara are among those competing in regatta.

SAN PEDRO—Ten collegiate sailing teams – and three alternates – have been invited to compete in this year’s Harbor Cup, a three-day regatta jointly hosted by Cal Maritime Academy, Los Angeles Yacht Club and the Port of Los Angeles. This year’s Harbor Cub will be held March 8-10 in San Pedro.

Teams invited to the Harbor Cup are: Cal Maritime Academy, College of Charleston, Cork Institute of Technology (Ireland), State University of New York, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, USC, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and U.S. Naval Academy. The three alternate attendees are Hampton University (first alternate), Massachusetts Maritime Academy (second alternate) and University of Hawai’i (third alternate).

Each school will compete against each other in Catalina 37s, provided by Long Beach Sailing Association.

“The racing area will be outside Los Angeles Harbor, with the starting area approximately one nautical mile SW of the Los Angeles Harbor Entrance,” the regatta’s notice of race stated. “Courses will be windward- leeward as diagramed in the Sailing Instructions. Trophies for first through third place shall be awarded. The Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup Perpetual Trophy shall be awarded to the first place team.”

The Harbor Cup was founded in 2008 to provide an one-design, offshore sailboat racing experiences.

The U.S. Naval Academy won the 2018 Harbor Cup, with UC Santa Barbara and University of South Florida rounding out the top three.

Cal Maritime Academy was in the fourth slot and USC finished in eighth place.

Official headquarters for the 2019 Harbor Cup will be at Los Angeles YC, which is located at 285 Whaler’s Walk in San Pedro. Contact the yacht club’s race chair at 310-831-1203 or harborcupchair@LAYC.org. The contact for the Port of Los Angeles is Media Relations Director Phillip Sanfield; his contact is 310-732-3569 or psanfield@portla.org.

The contacts at Cal Maritime Academy are Tyler Wolk and Erin Sprague. Wolk can be reached at twolk@csum.edu or 949-351-4071; Sprague’s contact is esprague@csum.edu or 707-654-1053.

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