PHRF, One-Design and Cruising classes to compete in Santa Barbara to King Harbor Race

The 47th annual regatta, hosted by Santa Barbara and King Harbor yacht clubs, will take place on July 26.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA—Sailors with a valid Southern California PHRF rating certificate, One-Design vessel, ORCA catamaran or Cruising Class boat are invited to compete in the 47th annual Santa Barbara to King Harbor Race, which takes place on July 26.

The race is organized by the Santa Barbara and King Harbor yacht clubs. All entries, including rating certificates and payment, must be complete by July 17. The online entry form is available at

Boats 50 feet in length or longer (LOA) must pay an entry fee of $200. The fee is $150 for boats smaller than 50 feet (LOA).

Berthing and dockage is available at Santa Barbara Yacht Club for pre-registered boats; the fee is $1.05 per foot per night (boats 70 feet or smaller) or $1.58 per foot per night (boats larger than 70 feet).

Sailors who need guest berthing at King Harbor Yacht Club will be met there by a docking committee. Members of the committee will escort requesting boats to a mooring location; committee members will also be monitoring Channel 78.

A barbecue will be held at Santa Barbara YC on July 24 (no entry fee). Registration for the race begins at 1 p.m. on July 25; a cocktail party with live band and dancing on the beach also takes place at 5 p.m. on the 25th. A barbecue and buffet will be held one hour later at Santa Barbara YC.

The registration desk opens again at 8 a.m. on July 26, followed by a Competitor Briefing at 9 a.m.; the briefing will be held at the beach adjacent to Santa Barbara YC. The yacht club will host a racers breakfast from 7:30-10 a.m.

The first warning signal is at 11:55 a.m. on the 26th; King Harbor YC will be open for post-race snacks as boats arrive in Redondo Beach.

King Harbor YC will host a trophy presentation on July 27. Appetizers and music will be offered at 3 p.m., followed by the trophy presentation and shrimp feed at 4 p.m. Contact the King Harbor YC club manager at 310-376-2459 for reservations. Tickets are $22, with first seating beginning at 5:30 p.m.; the second seating is scheduled for 7 p.m.

“The race course will start in Santa Barbara, California, round Anacapa Island to port, and finish inside the breakwater of King Harbor in Redondo Beach, California. The rated distance is 81 nautical miles,” the Notice of Race stated. “Prizes will be awarded at the King Harbor Yacht Club on Saturday, July 27 at 1600 hours. Classes will be awarded take home trophies based upon the number of entrants.”

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