Alamitos Bay YC invited participants for Labor Day Regatta

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LONG BEACH—Labor Day Regatta, hosted by Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, will be returning for the holiday weekend from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1. This regatta will kick off the first of Southern California Youth Yacht Racing Association (SCYYRA) 2019-2020 Ullman and Frost Series.

Regatta competitors will compete in two classes: Ocean Course Classes and Bay Course Classes. Ocean Course Classes include 29er, 5-0-5, A-Cat, C-15, Cal 20, Etchells, Finn, Formula 18, Hobie 16, I-14, Laser Standard, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, Mercury 18, Nacra 15, Open Bic-Ocean, Optimist, Portsmouth (monohull and multihull), Shields, Snipe, Tempest, Thistle and Viper 640. Bay Course Classes are comprised of Naples Sabot (Senior, Junior A, B, C1, C2, C3), Lido 14 (A, B), Open Bic-Bay, RS Tera, and Optimist Green. Based on the number of entries and classes, additional one-design classes may be accepted at the discretion of the regatta chair. Those racing Laser are required to enter separately to qualify.

Bay Class participants will sail in nine races with the warning shot being fired at 11:57 a.m., while Ocean Classes are scheduled to compete in seven races. No races will be scheduled after 3 p.m. on the final day of the regatta.

Any sailors “in good standing” with a US Sailing affiliated yacht club or sailing authority is invited to compete. Sailors who enter will also be able to enjoy a breakfast and bagged lunch each day from the Galley.

Prizes will be awarded according to a schedule posted in the Notice of Race (NoR), including Fiesta de la Playa Perpetual for largest fleet, Senior Sabot Labor Day Perpetual for Naples Sabot and more.

Fees to join the race are as follow: Ocean Classes $60; Bay Classes $50. SCYYRA charges an additional fee for $10 and a refundable coach and support boats fee is $10. Entrants under the age of 18 receive a $5 reduction from standard entry and US Sailing members receive a $3 additional discount.  Further discounts are offered for early entry when registering before Aug. 25.

Alamitos Bay YC is located at 7201 E. Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach. For more information, call 562-434-9955 or visit the website at abyc.org to learn more.

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