LONG BEACH — On a day that dawned with only a whisper of a breeze, the Long Beach Yacht Club race committee was able to pull off the 2016 Two Gates Pursuit Race with skipper Lisa Meier taking first overall and first in Class A on Bob Lane’s Andrews 63, Medicine Man, in this annual first-of-the-year race hosted by Long Beach YC.
NEWPORT BEACH — Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club will launch the beginning of the 2016 race season with the Doug Mills Series in February.
LONG BEACH — More than 29 college sailing teams and 60 high school teams competed in the annual Rose Bowl Regatta held in Long Beach, Jan. 2-3 off Belmont Memorial Pier.
NEWPORT BEACH — Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club’s annual Hot Rum Series will come to an end on Jan. 17 as racers sail the last of a three-part race series in Newport Bay.
LONG BEACH — Keith Ives of Alamitos Bay Yacht Club won Long Beach Yacht Club’s 2015 Cal 20 Fun Run, Dec. 12, in a closely fought regatta where only five points separated the first to fourth place finishers.
Mission Bay YC gets kids out on the water during annual Sail Day.
REDONDO BEACH — Could the Pacific Ocean double as the Fountain of Youth? Not necessarily, but Dick Reinhardt still manages to sail Southern California waters once a week at age 89.
LONG BEACH — The traditional Two Gates Pursuit Race will once again jumpstart Long Beach Yacht Club’s racing season on Jan. 10.
MARINA DEL REY — Nineteen sailors got some racing in before the busy holiday season during Del Rey Yacht Club’s annual Drumstick Regatta, Nov. 21.
MARINA DEL REY — Del Rey Yacht Club’s annual Berger/Stein Series kicks off Jan. 2, 2016; organizers invite racers to join in the competition.
The Newport Ocean Sailing Association has announced an optional Short Course for Cruising and smaller PHRF racers.
LOS ANGELES — Wooden hull boat owners participated in the annual Ray Wallace Iron Man Regatta held in Los Angeles Harbor on Nov. 7.
LONG BEACH — On a weekend that ran the gamut of wispy breeze to gale force warnings, Will “Bill” Durant and his Long Beach Yacht Club team won the 2015 Butler Cup match race Nov. 15. The team competed in the Long Beach Sailing Foundation’s Catalina 37s in the regatta hosted by Long Beach YC.
REDONDO BEACH — King Harbor Yacht Club member Brian McMartin has a history of successful sailing. Recently he and the Groovederci team won the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship.