Registration for the 2016 Islands Race Is Open

Welcome to the 7th annual Islands Race, co-hosted by Newport Harbor Yacht Club and San Diego Yacht Club. 2016 is an exciting year for offshore racing with many opportunities to compete against boats from up and down the west coast. The Islands Race is a staple in the offshore racing circuit for boats of all sizes. Register today!

ISLANDS RACE NEWS

Similar to 2015, the Islands Race will be SDYC’s first (US based) offshore regatta to be followed by the SoCal 300 in May and the Rum Runner regatta in October. Islands Race competitors will start in Long Beach Harbor and sail around Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands prior to completing the race in Point Loma, San Diego. This event is consistently well-attended by over 30 boats ranging from 25-100 feet in length. I’m thrilled to be serving as chairman of this picturesque race again this year and am excited for another great event.
San Diego Yacht Club has a chartered bus with seats available to take sailors from San Diego to various locations around Long Beach where you can meet up with your boats prior to the starts on Friday March 11th. Seats are $25/person. Reserve online today!
The 2015 Islands Race was unlike any other in the 6 year history of the event. With summer-like conditions on the west coast this March, all 34 boats finished (1 retiring after finish), and HL Enloe's Orma 60 trimaran demolished the course record by 3 hours, 19 minutes and 46 seconds.
Since its introduction in the late 1980s, the ORMA 60 trimaran has seduced the best sailors in the world, especially the solo-sailing cowboys from France. Capable of sustained speeds few powerboats can match, it’s not the sort of boat one would expect your average 78-year-old Texan to campaign, but then again, owner Howard Enloe isn’t your average Texan.
Matt Anderson aboard the Columbia 30SY Habanero, created this video of Habanero's race where they finished 3rd place in class.
The 2015 Islands Race was unlike any other in the 6 year history of the event. With summer-like conditions on the west coast this March, all 34 boats finished (1 retiring after finish), and HL Enloe's Orma 60 trimaran demolished the course record by 3 hours, 19 minutes and 46 seconds.
Chris Hemans' Rogers 46 Varuna is the overall winner of the 6th annual Islands Race, correcting out over fellow PHRF 1 boat the TP52 Bolt.
The Fast 50 Class is a new fleet in Southern California which saw its first season last year. The membership consists of roughly 50-foot race yachts (the smallest being 46’ and the biggest 52′, currently), who formed together to create a class with an annual championship circuit of the top regattas in the Southern California region.

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