Santa Barbara to King Harbor Race 2018
Published on July 28th, 2018
One hundred teams competed in the 46th annual Santa Barbara to King Harbor Race which extends 81nm along the Southern California coast from Santa Barbara to Redondo Beach.
Starting on July 27, the fleet must pass offshore of Anacapa Island before turning to the southeast and the long downwind leg to the finish.
Competitors from over thirty different yacht clubs were grouped into eleven fleets which included a Cruising fleet as well as a Multihull fleet.
The first boats to finish began arriving at around 11 pm on July 27 and the last boat finished just before noon on the next day.
The first boat to finish, with the lowest elapsed time, was the Andrews 63, Medicine Man, owned by Robert Lane, from Long Beach Yacht Club.
The overall winner, with the lowest corrected time, was the Andrews 40, Fast Exit, skippered by John Raymont, from Balboa Yacht Club.
The first multihull [ORCA] to finish was the Gunboat 62, Chim Chim, skippered by John Gallagher, from Mission Bay Yacht Club.
The overall multihull [ORCA] winner, with the lowest corrected time, was Mental Floss, skippered by Jeff Cohen, from Alamitos Bay Yacht Club.