International Optimist Dinghy class boats to compete in Sanguinetti Dinghy Regatta

California Yacht Club to host sailing competition in Marina del Rey, Sept. 28-29.

MARINA DEL REY—Nine teams have been invited to compete in the Sanguinetti Dinghy Regatta, which takes place on Sept. 28 and 29 in Marina del Rey. California Yacht Club is the Organizing Authority and the invited teams will be sailing International Optimist Dinghy class boats.

Those who wanted to be considered for an invitation had to submit their respective interests to the regatta chair by Aug. 1. Teams granted an official invitation were required to accept the invites by Aug. 30. Each team is made up of four or five people. The entry fee is $200.

The regatta format is invitational, umpired, team racing and four versus four.

Competitors’ check-in takes place from 8:39-9:30 a.m. on Sept. 28, followed by a 15-minute briefing at the California YC pool patio. First warning signal will be at 11:30 a.m.

Day 2 of racing will be on Sept. 29, with the morning briefing starting at 9 a.m. (yacht club’s pool patio). First warning signal for Day 2 of racing will be at 11 a.m. An awards presentation will take place after racing. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishing teams.

Two complete round-robin tournaments are scheduled for this regatta, according to the Notice of Race. Sailing Instructions will be posted on the regatta website on Sept. 25. The exact racing course will be outlined in the Sailing Instructions.

“The racing area will be inside Marina del Rey Harbor,” according to the Notice of Race. “Parents and friends are encouraged to [watch] from the adjacent docks and Burton Chace Park.”

Contact Hunter Gorog, the regatta chair, at 310-499-8601 or for more information. California YC Dockmaster Evan Davis can assist with boat launching, berthing and trailer storage. Davis can be reached at 310-823-4567 or

The Racing Rules of Sailing and 2019 International Optimist Class Rules will govern this regatta.

Each sailor will be required to sign a parental consent form and waiver before being allowed to compete.



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