Thursday, June 2, 2016

Cal Race Week Preview

Cal Race Week poster (Marina del Rey, CA)- According to Paula Cameron, Chair of the Cal Race Week hosted by California YC in Marina del Rey, CA, “to date we have sixty boats registered, of which 21 are J/Boats! The second largest class is the J/70 and we expect more participants in the J/24, J/80 and J/109 classes!”

“We are having a sprit boat coaching session on Friday, June 3, sponsored by Ullman Sails and coached by Bruce Cooper and colleagues,” commented Paul. “We have Mount Gay Rum returning as a sponsor, with Z-Blok serious sunscreen also on board as sponsor. One of the highlights for racers after they finish racing each day is the Mount Gay Rum tasting on the docks!  We’re confident that will be popular with the sailors!”

The J/70 class has several top California teams attending, including Shawn Bennett & Bruce Cooper on USA 32, Jeff Janov on MINOR THREAT, Craig Tallman on JAYA and the dynamic duo of Dale Williams & Chris Raab on SUGOI.

Mt Gay Rum sponsorThe J/80s will see the return of Curt Johnson’s AVET to defend their crown from last year.  And, the J/24s will see home-town woman skipper Susan Taylor lead here TAKE FIVE team on the water to what they hope will be another podium finish.  Finally, the J/109 class will have a number of strong teams sporting local talent, such as Tom Brott’s ELECTRA team from Seal Beach YC and two crews from the host club- Alice Leahey’s GRACE O’MALLEY team and Bryce Benjamin’s PERSISTENCE.

There is still time to participate and register for the regatta!  Please contact Paula Cameron, Cal Race Week Regatta Chair, for more details- ph# 626-422-6513 or email-

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