Yacht Clubs to Host Annual Island Race

The San Diego Yacht Club and Newport Harbor Yacht Club are California are co-hosting the 10th annual Island Race, February 15 to 16. Approximately 25 boats will start from Long Beach Harbor and travel 134 nautical miles around Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands to finish in Point Loma. The race is the first of the 2019 Offshore Racing Calendar and helps prepare sailors for the 800 nautical mile Cabo Race later in the spring.

A pre-race social will be held at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club on February 14. After the race an awards ceremony will be held at the San Diego Yacht Club on February 16. The co-chairs for the Islands Race are Wayne Terry (SDYC) and Grant Edgcomb (NHYC).