Holiday Cup Regatta welcomes winter festivities at Lido Isle Yacht Club

Sailors will have the chance to race sabots, lasers, CFJ vessels and more in this annual race, held Dec. 16.

NEWPORT BEACH — Lido Isle Yacht Club (LIYC) will host the 2018 Holiday Cup Regatta, a chance for Sabot C3-A, Laser and CFJ class sailors to participate in a festive arena. The regatta will be held on Sun., Dec. 16 and will surely welcome holiday cheer from competitive boaters.

Eligible boats can enter the race by submitting a form and entry fee at the website; the deadline to enter the regatta is Dec. 15 by 5 p.m., although participants can still register with a late payment of $10.

Entry fees are $15 for sabot and laser racers and $20 to enter a CFJ vessel; all entry fees are non-refundable according to the Notice of Race (NOR). Additionally, the NOR states that additional vessels may be eligible to participate if a writer letter of request is approved by LIYC Sailing Director. In-person entries will also be accepted on the day of the race.

Prior to the first warning signal being fired off at 11 a.m., check-in meetings will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and a competitor’s meeting will take place at 10:30 a.m., just short of the race beginning. Check-in is mandatory for all competitors. Sailing instructions will be discussed at check-in and follow the Racing Rules of Sailing by the International Naples-Sabot Association.

Lunch can be purchased in advance; orders must be placed by Wed., Dec. 12. Options include a turkey sandwich, hamburger, hot dog, peanut butter and jelly sandwich or chicken tenders. Each entrée is served with chips, cookie and a drink. The snack bar will also be open during the holiday regatta.

Racing events will take place in the Lido Channel or harbor east of LIYC’s dock. Street parking for the regatta is available, but the club requests that participants do not park in front of residents’ garages or in red zones.

Trophies will be announced immediately after the races are completed.

Lido Isle Yacht Club is located at 701 Via Lido Soud in Newport Beach.

For more information or other queries, email VC Betsy Decker at or visit the website at

Photo: Lido Isle YC


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