Countdown for Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week

Published on June 20th, 2013

Long Beach, CA (June 20, 2013) – Online entry for Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week ends Tuesday at 6 p.m. PDT, with three days of racing scheduled Friday through Sunday June 28-30.

After Tuesday anyone else aiming to join the inshore racing and nightly parties in the West Coast’s largest keelboat regatta will have to do it the old-fashioned way by signing up in person at the Long Beach Yacht Club on Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. or Friday from 8 until 10 a.m.

The regatta is co-hosted by the adjacent LBYC and Alamitos Bay Yacht Clubs.

At this report there were 145 entries in 14 classes, including 12 of last year’s class winners. Prominent are the aggressive Farr 40s led by Jeff Janov’s Dark Star, the three-time West Coast class champion; ocean racers like Peter Tong’s OEX, a Santa Cruz 68, and Bob Lane’s Medicine Man, an Andrews 63, in the Random Leg distance class, and feisty small-boat groups of 25 Vipers and a dozen Open 5.70s.

Several new 22.75-foot J/70s, including Tom Jenkins’ DFZ from Mission Bay YC, also will make their debut in the event among a current list of 46 JBoats in various classes. Jenkins won the Sport+2 class in this month’s Delta Ditch Run, a 67.5-mile romp up a river shipping channel in Northern California.

One-design classes not having six entries by Wednesday shall be automatically registered in a PHRF class, if applicable, unless permitted otherwise by the principal race officer.

Racing will be on three courses set inside and outside the port’s Federal breakwater. Each day’s competition will be followed by onshore parties hosted by the yacht clubs with free shuttle boat service across Alamitos Bay between the two clubs. Parties will be at ABYC Friday night and LBYC the next two nights.

Free mooring assignments are available for out-of-town boats. Onshore accommodations, including event sponsor Ayres Hotel in adjacent Seal Beach, may be booked with special Race Week rates.

Regatta website

Any questions? See Notice of Race

Current entry list

Alamitos Bay Marina aerial guide

Ullman Sails Inshore Championship

2012 class winners
(7 races; no discards)

CATALINA 37 (9 boats)—Team ABYC*, Chuck Clay, ABYC, 1-3-4-1-2-4-3, 18 points.
FARR 40 (7)—Dark Star*, Jeff Janov, California YC, 1-1-1-1-1-2-1, 8.
J/105 (12)—Current Obsession*, Gary Mozer, LBYC, 2-2-2-1-1-3-1, 13.
J/120 (8)—Caper*, John Laun, San Diego YC, 1-2-1-1-1, 6.
J/80 (6)—Avet*, Curt Johnson, California YC, 3-1-3-1-1-1-1, 11.
OLSON 30 (8)—Blue Star*, Larry Spencer, Pacific Corinthian YC, 1-1-1-1-1-1-1, 7.
OPEN 5.70 (21)—Mor Shenanigans*, Tracey Kenney, South Coast Corinthian YC, 3-1-5-2-1-1-1, 14.
PHRF-1 (6)—Margaritavillle (Custom 52)*, Jay Steinbeck, Shoreline YC, 1-2-1-1-1-2-2, 10.
PHRF-2 (5)—Derivative (J/125)*, Mark Surber, Coronado YC, 1-1-1-1-1-1-1, 7.
PHRF-3 (8)—eXigent (Columbia 32)*, 1-6-1-1-1-4-1, 15.
PHRF-4 (8)—Tie between Lugano (40.7)*, Mark Stratton, South Bay Yacht Racing Club, 2-1-3-1-1-2-1, 11 (won tiebreaker vs. Rival (J/35)*, Dick Velthoen/David Boatner, Ventura YC, 1-2-1-2-2-1-2, 8).
PHRF-5 (8)—Sugar (J/109), Steven C. Crooke, LBYC, 1-3-1-1-1-4-1, 12.
VIPER 640 (15)—The F.N.G.*, James Sears, ABYC, 1-4-1-3-2-2-2, 15.
RANDOM LEG 1 (7)—Gladstone’s Long Beach (Morelli ProSail 40 catamaran), John Sangmeister, California YC, 1-1-1, 3.
RANDOM LEG 2 (5)—Victoire (40.7 monohull), Robert Atkins, LBYC, 1-2-1, 4.
*—Re-entered this year.

Complete 2012 results
2012 Race Week action
2012 awards photos

Ullman Sails LBRW is again associated with the Sailors for the Sea program for Clean Regattas.  Sailors for the Sea, based in Newport, R.I., is the only ocean conservation nonprofit focused on the sailing and boating community.  Its program assists and certifies yacht clubs and regatta organizers as providing clean events that minimize impacts upon our oceans.

Ullman Sails mission statement: For over 40 years, Ullman Sails has been devoted to helping our customers reach their sailing goals. Whether you aspire to win an Olympic medal, dominate local fleet racing or spend your summer cruising, we provide the highest quality sails and service to make it happen. The Ullman Sails group is proudly unique, bringing together individual sail lofts from all over the world that specialize in serving their local markets. With a rich combination of skilled designers and master sailmakers, we work together to ensure every Ullman Sails customer benefits from our international collaboration. Ullman Sails was founded in 1968 by David Ullman, one of the world’s greatest competitive sailors and still an integral part of the Ullman Sails group. Serving as president of Ullman Sails International, he also directs the Ullman design team—a select group of sailors with equally impressive credentials.

Other sponsors and supporters are Swinerton Renewable Energy. Trimble Water, West Marine, Team Campbell Logistics, Beneteau Yachts, Anchor Sailing Gloves, Ayres Hotel Seal Beach, Mount Gay Rum, Naples Rib Co., Gelson’s Supermarket, Pirates Lair, Z Blok sunscreen and the Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Dept.


Rich Roberts
Press officer
cell 310.766.6547

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