Regatta will feature two fleets – First Series and Cruising Division – based upon handicap.
SAN DIEGO—Beneteau owners are invited to participate in the 2019 Beneteau Cup Regatta, which comes to San Diego Yacht Club, Sept. 21-22. The regatta is open to all Beneteaus and is broken up into two fleets: First Series and Cruising Division. A class for One-Designs could be set up upon request and at least five boats register as a One-Design.
A seminar on sail trim and basic racing will be held on Sept. 20, 6-9 p.m.; the seminar will be held inside the Jessop Room at San Diego YC and presented by South Coast Yachts.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Sept. 21, with the Skippers Meeting happening at 9 a.m.; both registration and the meeting will take place at the Official Regatta Notice Board.
The first warning signal will be at noon; Race 2 will follow shortly thereafter. All racing begins at Coronado Roads. Competitors can enjoy live music, dinner, drinks and a raffle at San Diego YC’s Spinnaker Deck after the first day of racing is complete; the evening festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. and are expected to continue until 9:30 p.m.
Racing continues on Sept. 21, with yachts launching into competition at 11:30 a.m. Awards will be presented to winners on the front deck from 4 p.m. onwards.
“The racing area will be in the Coronado Roads on Saturday. Courses will likely be W/L or Triangle configuration around inflatable marks. The racing area will be in San Diego Bay on Sunday. The course will be a random leg course,” the Notice of Race stated. “For One Design fleets, and if the wind direction accommodates, the Sunday course will be W/L in the Bay, and the Race Committee will attempt 3-4 races. Start times and exact start locations will be provided in the Sailing Instructions and fleet breaks.”
All eligible yachts must register by Sept. 18 at 4 p.m.; the entry form is available online at www.sdyc.org/beneteaucup. Questions and comments about registration and the regatta in general are to be directed to the San Diego YC Sailing office’s email address, which is email@example.com.
Entrants seeking to register after the Sept. 18, 4 p.m. deadline are requested to contact South Coast Yachts for instructions.
The entry fee, which includes a dinner and Saturday night party, is $95; members of the boat’s crew are invited to party, with payment of the entry fee.
San Diego YC will have slips available for visiting yachts; the club will also host an overnight raft-up.
Contact the following people for more information about the 2019 Beneteau Cup Regatta:
- Chelsea Acker, South Coast Yachts, 619-224-7784, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Barrett Canfield, South Coast Yachts, email@example.com
- Rick Day, South Coast Yachts, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jeff Johnson, San Diego YC, 619-758-6310, email@example.com
- Ty Olsen, San Diego YC Dockmaster, 619-758-6308, firstname.lastname@example.org.