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February Racing Preview

Southern California

Southern California fleets get busy in February. Twenty-five clubs are gearing up to host the SCYA Midwinter Regatta on February 9-10 and 16-17. As part of that immense event, San Diego Yacht Club will host the Pac52 Midwinters on February 8-10. SDYC will also welcome the TP52 and the Beneteau First 36.7 classes. Alamitos Bay YC in Long Beach will host the Laser Masters Midwinters West on February 16-17.

On February 15-16, Newport Harbor and San Diego YC will co-host the 10th annual Islands Race, a 134-mile run from Long Beach around Catalina and San Clemente Islands to Point Loma, which some teams may use as a warm-up for the Newport to Ensenada Race on April 26-28.

three boats racing
Innocent Merriment, Horizon and Adrenalin in the Islands Race.
© 2019 Islands Race

On Friday, February 23, starting at noon, a clinic will precede that weekend’s California Laser Masters. Mission Bay YC in San Diego will host.

Northern California

In Northern California, ongoing Midwinter Series racing continues, with the Perry Cup Series for the Mercury fleet wrapping up on February 2 in Monterey. RegattaPRO Winter One Design and Berkeley YC Midwinters will conclude on the second weekend of the month. BYC will give top finishers a chance to compete to be the ‘Champion of Champions’ in a Winners Race on Sunday, February 24.

J/105 start
The J/105 fleet jockeys for position on the RegattaPRO Winter One Design start line on January 12.
© 2019 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Chris

On the weekend of February 9-10, Treasure Island Sailing Center will welcome the junior set for BAYS Winter Series #3. The Corinthian Midwinters‘ second of two weekends will be on February 16-17.

Multihulls line up for their start in Belvedere Cove at last year’s SSS Corinthian Race.
© 2019 Latitude 38 Media LLC / Chris

The SSS will present awards and shirts for the Three Bridge Fiasco at Oakland YC in Alameda on Wednesday, February 6, at 7:30 p.m. The second installment in the SSS series for singlehanded and doublehanded crews will be the Corinthian Race on February 23, a Bay tour starting and finishing off CYC in Tiburon. See you out there!

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