Celebrating a life well-lived

Published on June 11th, 2018

When Latham Bell left the sailing world unexpectantly early, the sport lost a significant contributor and competitor. If he wasn’t fitting his plus-sized body into the Naples Sabot for senior racing in Southern California, he was serving as a judge in international sailing competitions.

Latham was a teacher by trade and used that talent to introduce countless kids to sailing, and used his passion and consideration to make the sport better at his home base of Alamitos Bay Yacht Club. And now a year after his passing, the local community wants to return the favor.

On June 30th will be the first-ever “LATHAM BELL DINGHY CHALLENGE” which seeks to empty the boat racks and get as many dinghies out racing as possible. Utilizing the Portsmouth Handicap Rating system, this event offers an epic opportunity to bring together the sailing community to celebrate a life well-lived with all proceeds to benefit the ABYC Junior program.

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