Farr 40 and WC70 classes to compete in 2019 Campbell Cup

Regatta comes to Long Beach Yacht Club, Oct. 19-20.

LONG BEACH—Long Beach Yacht Club will host the 2019 Campbell Cup, which features racing in two classes: Farr 40 and West Coast 70 (WC70). The regatta will be held Oct. 19 and 20.

Entry fees for sailing teams are $400 for WC 70 and $300 for Farr 40. Registration ends at noon on Oct. 15; all teams must register on www.regattanetwork.com.

The entry fee payment covers racing, post-racing food and entertainment for all participating crews.

Free coffee and muffins will be available at Long Beach YC’s Regatta Room at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 19. The Skipper’s Meeting begins at 10 a.m., also in the Regatta Room. Warning Signal for Race 1 will be at noon, followed by the signals for races 2 and 3 immediately afterwards.

Post-racing hors d’ouevres, free keg beer and poolside no-host bar will be available beginning at 4:30 p.m. on the 19th.

Coffee and muffins will be put out again at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 20, followed by Warning Signal Race 4 at noon.  Warning Signal Race 5 will be sounded shortly thereafter.

The post race reception and awards will be at 4 p.m. and held at Long Beach YC.

Sailing instructions will be available on the Long Beach YC website at noon on Oct. 17. The website is www.lbyc.org.

“The racing area will be in the Pacific Ocean, approximately one mile south of the Alamitos Bay Channel Entrance,” the Campbell Cup Notice of race stated. “Courses shall be windward/leeward with leeward gates.”

A perpetual trophy will be awarded to the winner of the WC 70 class. The Campbell Cup perpetual trophy would go to the Farr 40 class winner in the event a WC 70 class team does not compete in the regatta.

Take home trophies would also be available, depending upon the number of entries per class.

Long Beach YC’s long dock is available for berthing and trailer parking. Contact the yacht club’s waterfront director, Chase Young, at waterfront@lbyc.org or 562-598-9401.

The yacht club offers free beer to all competitors after Saturday racing. The entry fee also includes the coffee and muffin spread on Saturday and Sunday.

Contact the following people at Long Beach YC for more information about the regatta: Chair Cheri Busch, 562-533-5330 or cheribusch@gmail.com; Principal Race Officer John Busch, 562-412-1043 or johnbusch20@msn.com; or, Race Director Jess Gerry, 562-598-9401 or raceoffice@lbyc.org.

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