Small boat sailors compete in the Outlook Trophy Race

One of Marina del Rey’s oldest sailing races is scheduled for Aug. 20.

MARINA DEL REY ― The 81st running of the 2017 Outlook Trophy Race features small sailboats in one of the oldest sailing races in Marina del Rey. The 12.8-mile race is scheduled for Aug. 20 and hosted by South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club (SCCYC), one of the oldest yacht clubs in Southern California.

Sailors with centerboard sailboats and catamarans smaller than 21 feet in length are invited to participate in the Outlook Trophy Race. Keelboats are not eligible to compete in this race.

“The race is staged as a pursuit race, that is the slower boats start first and the first boat to finish is the winner,” Outlook Trophy Race Chair Bruce Fleck wrote in an email to The Log.

The course starts near the detached breakwater and finishes just inside the south entrance, Fleck relayed.

A party ensues following the race and is open to the public at 13723 Fiji Way in Fisherman’s Village, SCCYC’s temporary location in Marina del Rey.

“You can attend the party to meet and congratulate the intrepid small boat sailors,” Fleck said.

The entry fee for boats crewed with two or more is $30; the fee for singlehanded boats is $15. Registration must be completed by 9 a.m. on Aug. 20. The race starts at 1 p.m.

The notice of race, sailing instructions and online registration are available online at

The Outlook Trophy Race was named after the Evening Outlook newspaper, Santa Monica’s daily news publication which ran for 123 years from 1875 to 1998.

SCCYC photo


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