Plans confirmed for California Offshore Race Week
Published on February 27th, 2018
The 3rd annual California Offshore Race Week brings together five yacht clubs in 2018 for a series of distance races along the state. Starting in San Francisco, with stops in Monterey and Santa Barbara before finishing in San Diego, the race includes the best coastal venues California has to offer.
Bringing the historic Spinnaker Cup (May 26-27) and a revamped Coastal Cup (May 28-29) together and joining in with the fourth running of the SoCal 300 (May 31-June 2), racers have options of completing the entire week long event, or they can join in for any of the individual races on their own.
“The California coast offers some of the best offshore racing conditions found anywhere in the world,” notes Santa Barbara Yacht Club’s Bill Guilfoyle. “The schedule provides a good a tune-up for the longer offshore races and experienced crews sailing to Hawaii or Mexico, but also offers an entry point for offshore capable boats looking for a way to gain offshore experience. Breaking the race into three segments offers something for everyone.”
After the Coastal Cup finishes in Santa Barbara, racers and their families are encouraged to spend the middle of the week to enjoy the good weather and a casual inshore race followed by a beach party with live music and food.
SPINNAKER CUP: May 26-27, 2018
San Francisco to Monterey – distance TBD
COASTAL CUP: May 28-29, 2018
Monterey to Santa Barbara – 204 nm
SOCAL 300: May 31-June 2, 2018
Santa Barbara to San Diego – 245 nm