San Diego Yacht Club hosts 2019 Beneteau Cup

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 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

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,
  • Barrett Canfield, South Coast Yachts,
  • Rick Day, South Coast Yachts,
  • Jeff Johnson, San Diego YC, 619-758-6310,
  • Ty Olsen, San Diego YC Dockmaster, 619-758-6308,

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