Long Beach Olympic Classes Regatta

Published on July 11th, 2021

Long Beach, CA (July 11, 2021) – The final day at the 2021 Long Beach Olympic Classes Regatta had the lightest winds for the 124 sailors competing at the fifth stage of the West Marine US Open Sailing Series.

Quotes of the Day:
Sammie Gardner (San Diego, CA) – Winning 29er skipper with Alice Schmid on their win: “It’s great to see our hard work pay off in our results.”

Tommy Kraak (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) – Winning ILCA 6 sailor on the conditions: “Light wind is not my kind of conditions, but I was able to get the wind.” Noting the confidence a win has on his training, Kraak looks ahead at Youth Worlds in Lake Garda, Italy. “This event was huge to prepare me for it.”

Markus Edegran (West Palm Beach, FL) – Winning Kite Foil sailor: “It felt really good after the last US Open Series down in Florida to put this together and come away with a win.”

PRO Bill Stump: “This is the first time we ever ran Kiteboard and iQFoil races. It was great fun, but don’t blink – the races are over fast. Jeff Johnson from SDYC told me I’d really like running races for Kites and Foils. I’m now a total fan of super-fast racing and enthusiastic sailors.”

US Open informationEvent detailsResults

Organized by US Sailing and host yacht clubs at venues in Florida and California, the inaugural 6-stage West Marine US Open Sailing Series seeks to fulfill demand for a racing and training platform based in the United States to provide a path to the Olympic Games for prospective athletes.

2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series:
January 15-18: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
January 21-24: Miami, Florida
February 4-7: Clearwater, Florida
June 11-13: San Diego, California
July 9-11: Long Beach, California
August 13-15: San Francisco, California

Source: US Sailing

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