Two-time America’s Cup-winning skipper Jimmy Spithill is experiencing what many athletes in mainstream sports go through: free agency.
The last and most popular of Alamitos Bay YC’s four annual holiday regattas is right on schedule, regardless of the current demolition, dredging and reconstruction in the yacht basin adjacent to the club.
Jeff Janov earned his third consecutive win in the Farr 40 class, while Roy P. Disney’s Andrews 68 dominated the West Coast 70 class.
Among 42 boats in 10 classes, Lynsie Gibbons of Southwestern YC led the C37 class, normally raced by some of the blokes who were grinding out the days at America’s Cup, with 2 firsts and 1 second.
The sponsoring organization, Point Loma’s Southwestern Yacht Club, expects 100 boat entries this year, with the post-race party drawing more than 500 participants from the yachting community.
Teams composed of six sailors, ages 19 to 24, competed in the same fast wing-sail AC45 catamarans used in America’s Cup World Series racing from 2011 to 2013.
Liveaboards can prove their floating homes are more than residences, when they untie their lines and compete in the 14th annual Glen Burnes Memorial Race Your Home event, Aug. 31.
Boating enthusiasts and health care professionals will join in on-the-water competition and shoreside activities at the 11th annual Sharp HospiceCare Benefit Dinner and Regatta, Aug. 23-24.
Sam Gilmour and his team from Australia’s Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club won the second, third and fourth races for “best of five” in the finals, taking first place in the 47th annual Governor’s Cup regatta hosted by Balboa Yacht Club July 16-21.
A total of 78 of the nation’s top young women sailors competed June 22-27 in the U.S. Junior Women’s Doublehanded Championship for the Ida Lewis Trophy, hosted by Bahia Corinthian YC.
Tritium Racing/Lending Club was first to finish the Transpacific Yacht Race from Long Beach to Honolulu -- at 9:52 p.m. July 18, covering more than 2,225 nautical miles in five days, 11 hours, 52 minutes and 33 seconds.
Although the Louis Vuitton Cup challenger series started July 7 off San Francisco, it was not until July 13 that two of the three challengers for the America’s Cup were actually on the race course together.
Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week brought broken hearts to some, but a happy daze to others in a wild windup to the West Coast’s largest keelboat regatta June 30, co-hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club and Alamitos Bay Yacht Club.
The first of three staggered starts for the 47th biennial Transpacific Yacht Race, better known as Transpac, began at 1 p.m. July 8 off Point Fermin.
The 34th America’s Cup has established the inaugural Red Bull Youth America’s Cup series to help racers ages 19-24 get on the path to America’s Cup competition, with 10 participating teams.