Long Beach Yacht Club’s Catalina Island Series nears completion

Back half of 2019 series will play out in late September and early October.

LONG BEACH—Sailors are invited to participate in the latest iteration of Long Beach Yacht Club’s Catalina Island Series, as the Isthmus Cove race takes place Sept. 20-22.

The three-day race is included to anyone who registered at the beginning of the series or during any of the six regattas between May 18 and July 14. The Isthmus Cove race will start in Long Beach, head to the Isthmus, continue to Catalina Island’s West End and return to Long Beach. Warning signals are at 11 a.m. on Sept. 20 (Long Beach to Isthmus), 1 p.m. on Sept. 21 (Isthmus to West End) and noon on Sept. 22 (West End to Long Beach).

Sailing Instructions for the Isthmus Cove race will be available one week prior to the regatta. Included in the Sailing Instructions: the course for Isthmus Cove.

Those competing in individual races will compete for take home trophies. There will also be a Catalina Island Series perpetual trophy, where winners of individual classes and overall categories will have their names engraved.

Docking is available for this race at Long Beach YC Long Dock; call 562-598-9401, ext. 113, or email

Race Director Jess Gerry can also be contacted at 562-598-9401 or David Weil serves as the series chair; he can be contacted at 562-233-7146 or

Long Beach YC’s Catalina Island Series concludes in October, with sailors navigating to Long Point and back on Oct. 5 and 6. The series is open to any boat with a valid 2019 PHRF (Southern California) rating. Also eligible to race in the series are ORCA and XS Racing rated boats (with valid certificates).

Those who have not yet registered for the series but still want to participate must register for the Isthmus Cove or Long Point race by 4 p.m. on the Friday before the scheduled regatta.

The yacht club is located at 5201 Appian Way in Long Beach. Visit for club and event information.

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