Oceanside, Southwestern yacht clubs co-host ocean yacht race

Memorial Day Weekend regatta will cover 45-50 nautical miles off San Diego coast.

SAN DIEGO — The final weekend of May will feature ocean racing boats competing against each other along the San Diego County coastline, as Oceanside Yacht Club and Southwestern Yacht Club co-host the Oceanside-to-San Diego Race on May 27.

Teams will gather at Oceanside Pier on the Sunday before Memorial Day and navigate 45-50 nautical miles due south to San Diego Bay, where the finish line is expected to be near Southwest YC or Zuniga Jetty.

All teams must register by 5 p.m. on May 24; a regatta dinner will be held May 26 at 5 p.m., followed by a breakfast at Jolly Roger at 7:30 a.m., May 27. The first warning signal goes off at 10:55 a.m. on May 27.

The entry fee is $45, which also covers slip fees at Oceanside Harbor for Saturday evening (May 26).

A breakfast will be held at Southwestern YC at 8 a.m. on May 28, followed by an awards ceremony at 11 a.m. the same day. Take-home trophies will be based upon the number of entries received; seven perpetual trophies will also be up for grabs, such as the First PHRF (class-corrected time), Mayor of San Diego (first place boat, corrected time), Mayor of Oceanside (first boat to finish), First PHRF for Oceanside YC and First PHRF for Southwestern YC.

Sailing instructions will be available online at by 4 p.m. on May 24.

Contact Ian Trotter (Southwestern YC) at 619-200-2440 or Mark Mallaby (Oceanside YC) at 858-382-1934 for more information.

The race is open to all ocean racing boats of 20 feet (LOA) or greater and whose skipper is a member of any club or organization affiliated with U.S. Sailing or World Sailing.

Racing classes will be organized into PHRF, J/120, all ratings of Southwestern YC race fleet and Open.

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