Zongo Yachting Cup celebrates 10th annual race

Regatta is open to monohulls, multihulls, cruising class and standup paddleboards.

MORRO BAY — Sail, power and paddle will all be on display along the Central California Coast during the second weekend of August, as Morro Bay Yacht Club hosts its 10th annual Zongo Yachting Cup, Aug. 11.

The 20-mile offshore race will begin in Morro Bay and head south to Avila Beach. Monohull sailboats, multihulls and standup paddleboards are eligible to participate in the race. A cruising class will be open to all vessels (human powered, power, sail).

Racing begins at 11 a.m. on Aug. 11 and continues until 5 p.m. An awards ceremony would be held at San Luis Yacht Club at 6 p.m., Aug. 11. Boats are invited to arrive at Morro Bay on Aug. 10 and check-in throughout the day. Morro Bay YC will host a happy hour at 6 p.m. and a reception party at 7:45 p.m.

Trophies will be awarded to PHRF winners (first, second and third), Cruising Class (first), Multihull (first), Outrigger (first) and SUP (first).

Dock space and up to six guest moorings will be available for visiting vessels at Morro Bay YC (first-come, first-served). A free anchorage is available between Avila Beach Pier and Cal Poly Pier for up to seven nights.

The entry fee is $30 per vessel in advance and $40 the day of the race.

Contact Race Director Paul Irving at 805-441-3344 for more information.

Morro Bay YC s located at 541 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.


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