Rose Bowl Regatta returns to Long Beach, Jan. 6

USC sailing team and U.S. Sailing host largest college and high school regatta in the country.

LONG BEACH — Parades, football games and regattas rarely have anything in common – except during the first week of any given year, when Rose Bowl organizers present such events under its banner.

High school and college fleets will take to the waters of Long Beach, Jan. 6-7, 2018, to compete in the upcoming Rose Bowl Regatta. The competition follows the Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl Game, both held Jan. 1 in Pasadena, Calif.

University of Southern California’s sailing team and U.S. Sailing Center both host the 2018 Rose Bowl Regatta, which would feature up to 120 teams in the college (30) and high school (90) fleets.

The racing course will be in Long Beach Harbor, about 1 mile south of Belmont Memorial Pier. There will be two courses: College/High School Gold, and High School Silver/Bronze.

Trophies will be handed out to the top three winners of each fleet; the trophy presentation will be held Jan. 7 at 7 p.m.

Racing begins at 11 a.m., Jan. 6 and 7; a skippers meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. both days. A dinner and college sailing forum will be held Jan. 6 at 5 p.m.

Georgetown won the 2017 Rose Bowl Regatta, with College of Charleston and Santa Barbara City College rounding out the top three. Also participating in the 2017 regatta were U.C. Santa Barbara (sixth place), USC (15th and 16th), UCLA (19th), Cal State Long Beach (22nd), UC Irvine (28th) and UC San Diego (29th).

Newport Harbor, Point Loma and Corona Del Mar were the top three finishers in the High School Gold division.

The Rose Bowl Regatta is the country’s largest college/high school regatta.

Contact Mike Segerblom at 562-433-7939 or for more information on the regatta.

Photo credit: Rich Roberts

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