On the Horizon

On the Horizon is a summarized Notice of Race for upcoming select regattas along the Southern California Coast. This column will briefly rephrase rules, regulations, qualifications, fees and awards.


2024 Trans-Tahoe Regatta (July 12-13)


Calling all keelboats and multihulls! The 2024 Trans-Tahoe Regatta, hosted by the Tahoe Yacht Club on July 12 and 13, invites you to test your skills on a scenic course across Lake Tahoe. Boats with a length of 18 feet or greater and a valid PHRF rating from the Lake Tahoe PHRF Committee are eligible to compete. Up to four buoy races are planned for the first day, with a longer distance race following on the second. A competitors’ meeting will be held each morning before racing begins. Registration is available online until July 12, so gather your crew and prepare to be challenged by the majestic waters of Lake Tahoe.

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2024 Santa Cruz 27 Nationals Regatta (July 12-14)


The 2024 Santa Cruz 27 National Championship regatta is set to take place July 12-14 at Tahoe Yacht Club on Lake Tahoe. This prestigious event welcomes all class-legal Santa Cruz 27 sailboats, with eligibility restrictions outlined in the class constitution. It promises to be a fun-filled and competitive regatta, featuring a mix of races. Sailors can expect four buoy races on the first day, followed by a single, longer distance race on the second day. The final day will see two more buoy races to determine the overall champion. A competitors’ meeting will be held each day before racing begins, and social events are planned for both evenings to allow participants to connect and unwind. For those interested in competing, entries are open online until 10 a.m. PST July 12. For the complete Notice of Race, please visit chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/


Crew of 2 Around Catalina Yacht Race (July 13-14)


Calling all double-handed sailors! The 2024 Crew of 2 Around Catalina race, hosted by the South Shore Yacht Club on July 13 and 14, invites you to navigate the challenging yet beautiful course around Catalina Island. This event is open to boats that comply with the race organizers’ specifications (details likely in restricted area of the NOR). To participate, you’ll need a crew of exactly two and meet any necessary safety regulations (details likely restricted). The format includes races throughout both days, with specifics outlined in the full NOR. A competitors’ meeting will be held before the start to discuss rules and race details. Online registration closes before the event, so gather your sailing partner and sign up to test your skills in this exciting double-handed challenge!

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2024 Fiesta Cup (July 20-21)

The Santa Barbara Yacht Club invites sailors to participate in the 2024 Fiesta Cup on July 20-21. Racers in Harbor 20, J/70 and Melges 24 classes can compete on the scenic Santa Barbara Channel, known for its 50 miles of beauty and proximity to Channel Islands National Park. The venue offers comfortable temperatures and variable wind conditions, perfect for a July regatta. Visiting teams will find easy access from San Diego to San Francisco, with trailer storage and dockage available. When not racing, sailors and their families can enjoy the city’s attractions or relax at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club, a historic venue welcoming racers of all ages. For more information, contact the Race Office at or (805) 965-8112.

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