Cal Maritime wins Harbor Cup
Published on March 12th, 2017
San Pedro, CA (March 12, 2017) – Cal Maritime logged their sixth win in the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup regatta, unseating defending champion College of Charleston and holding off an enthusiastic challenge by University of South Florida.
After two days, Cal Maritime had a three-point lead over College of Charleston and University of South Florida, who were tied for second. But when thick fog and light winds forced the cancellation of racing today, the results stood based on the previous two days of racing.
Now in its 10th edition, the prestigious intercollegiate invitational regatta pits ten of the top sailing teams from across the US and – for the first time this year – Europe. Team Ireland debuted as the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup’s first international team: they finished seventh overall.
Conditions over the three-day regatta were alternately breezy, light winds, with the fleet playing cat-and-mouse with the fog, before being closed out on the final day.
Background: Held March 10 to 12, the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup is hosted by the Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Yacht Club, and the California State University Maritime Academy. Sailed in the Long Beach Sailing Foundation’s fleet of identical Catalina 37 sailboats, it provides a level platform that tests the skills and strategies of the seven crew members. Founded in 2008, the event seeks to encourage young men and women to enjoy the benefits of competitive offshore big boat sailing.
Source: Betsy Crowfoot