The Islands Race hits its 10th year in 2019! Newport Harbor Yacht Club and San Diego Yacht Club are proud to host the 130nm offshore race on February 15-16, 2019 to kick off the offshore racing season. Following the Islands Race west coast racers can look forward to the NHYC Cabo Race in March, the May-June CA Offshore Race Week from San Francisco to San Diego, the 50th running of the Transpac Race in July and more.
The Islands Race brings San Diego Yacht Club and Newport Harbor Yacht Club together when the race starts in Long Beach Harbor. From there, competitors will head west of the Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands before finishing in Point Loma. This scenic course showcases Southern California’s gratifying sea breezes and profound ocean swells.
SDYC Staff Commodore Wayne Terry and Daniel Geissmann from NHYC will again co-chair the 2019 running of the event. SDYC will host the award ceremony on the clubhouse main deck on Saturday, February 16 with food and drinks for competitors in the afternoon. Friends, family, and the sailing community can follow the race by tuning in to the YB Tracking feed.