Nacra 15 Midwinter’s West to set final tone for title bout

Regatta is the second qualifier series for 2018 Youth Sailing World Championship.

LONG BEACH — Alamitos Bay Yacht Club will host the Nacra 15 Midwinter’s (West) in Long Beach, March 29-31. The competition is the second of two qualifying regattas for the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championship.

All boats in the Nacra 15 class are eligible to compete in the regatta. The entry fee is $275 before Feb. 28 and $375 after.

The regatta will feature 11 races between March 29 and 31; all raced will take place on the Pacific Ocean, just off Long Beach. Three races must be completed to constitute a series, according to the Notice of Race. The top five finishers will earn prizes.

Nacra 15 Midwinter’s East, held Jan. 1-4 at Clearwater Community Sailing Center in Florida, was the first regatta in the two-race qualifying event; a team representing South Carolina and Atlanta yacht clubs finished first in that regatta.

Southern California yacht clubs represented at Nacra 15 Midwinter’s East included Alamitos Bay YC, Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, Mission Bay Yacht Club and San Diego Yacht Club.

Teams ultimately selected for the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championship must meet U.S. Sailing and World Sailing eligibility criteria.

The championship will be held at Corpus Christi, Texas, July 14-21. All participants must be born after Dec. 31, 1999 and be a member of U.S. Sailing.

Visit or email or cal 562-434-9955 for more information about the Narca 15 Midwinter’s West and Youth World Qualifier Regatta.

Alamitos Bay YC is at 7201 East Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach.

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