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Game Time Approaches for Long Beach Race Week

Published on June 19th, 2016

Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week (LBRW) is ramping up for racing June 24 through 26 in what is forecast to be a warm and breezy weekend in Long Beach, CA. Entries close 6pm PDT on June 21.

In addition to a plethora of trophies for excellence on-the-water, LBRW now offers more ways to win without even donning your foulies.

Hashtag and win a bag: win a duffle bag in a new photo contest of memorable moments. Use #UllmanLBRW to post your Top Shot of the Day. In addition, title sponsor Ullman Sails has announced one lucky team will randomly receive a ‘Golden Ticket’ – bags and shirts for the entire team! See the Facebook page or the skippers packet for details.

Champions on the water will also score a victory for their youth sailors. Ullman Sails will donate a set of sails to the Junior Sailing programs at the registered yacht clubs of PHRF Boat of the Week, and One Design Boat of the Week.

Bruce Golison won the latter title last year, and returns as defending champion aboard Midlife Crisis in the larger-than-ever J/70 fleet, while LBYC commodore Dave Hood will battle to protect his title in the Catalina 37 class.

All told there are expected to be at least seven one-design fleets including Viper 640, Schock 35, J/70, J/80, J/105, J/109 and J/120, in addition to intense PHRF racing on both windward/leeward and random leg courses.

Initial forecasts are for a hot and heated weekend, with temperatures into the 80s and idyllic 10 knot breezes.

Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week had its origins in 1980 with its focus on competition, warm hospitably, and parties. Ullman Sails LBRW is hosted by neighboring Long Beach Yacht Club and Alamitos Bay Yacht Club.

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