Please select your home edition
Edition
Naiad/Oracle Supplier

Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup all set + Video

by Rich Roberts on 8 Feb 2012
Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup 2011 Rich Roberts © http://www.UnderTheSunPhotos.com
The fifth edition of the Harbor Cup and Cal Maritime Invitational Intercollegiate Regattas are set to take place from 9-11 March and will welcome a nationwide fleet of ten teams to Los Angeles Harbor, being led by the winners of the first four editions.

The Port of Los Angeles---the nation's busiest---has continued its sponsorship of the event that will see many of its participants advance into the maritime industry from some of the world's leading nautical institutions.

'The Port of Los Angeles is proud to sponsor and host this exciting event for the fifth consecutive year,' said Port Executive Director Geraldine Knatz. 'This world-class regatta promotes environmental awareness, stewardship and teambuilding, while instilling in our youth an appreciation for the land and sea.'

The Los Angeles Yacht Club is the organizing authority and California Maritime Academy of Vallejo is the inviting school. Charlie Arms is CMA's director of sailing. She was recently honored as California Boating Educator of the Year 2011 by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.

As many as 10 races are scheduled over three days on windward-leeward courses set west of the harbor entrance within view from Point Fermin Park high on a nearby bluff. Racing is scheduled to start at 3 o'clock Friday and at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, conditions permitting.



All will sail Catalina 37 sloops chartered from the Long Beach Sailing Foundation---the same boats to be used in the 48th Congressional Cup match racing classic at Long Beach later in the month.

The entries include Maine Maritime Academy, the winner the first two years; 2010 winner USC, based in nearby Long Beach, and defending champion Cal Maritime Academy's Keelhaulers from Vallejo.

One of their strongest threats is expected to be the U.S. Naval Academy team from Annapolis, Md., which last November against similar competition won the John F. Kennedy Cup---unofficially known as the intercollegiate Big Boat National Championship---on its home waters.

The Midshipmen finished second to Cal Maritime in last year's Harbor Cup. Another of this year's entries---Cal State Channel Islands from Camarillo, Calif.---was third overall.


Other previous competitors are the U.S. Coast Guard Academy from New London, Conn., and SUNY Maritime Academy of New York. Newcomers are Massachusetts Maritime, UC Berkeley and the University of Michigan.

Stan Honey, director of technology for the 34th America's Cup at San Francisco next year, will be the featured speaker for a regatta dinner Saturday night. Honey, co-founder of Sportvision Inc. in Palo Alto, Calif., was America's Rolex Yachtsman of the Year for 2010 after navigating the trimaran Groupama 3 to a Jules Verne Trophy global record. Relevant to mainstream sports fans, he also developed the electronic yellow first-down line for football on television.

2011 results - (10 races; no discards):

1. Cal Maritime, 1-4-2-1-1-1-5-2-3-4, 22 points.
2. Navy, DNS-1-3-3-2-4-1-5-2-3, 34.
3. Cal State Channel Islands, 7-2-4-7-4-3-2-4-4-2, 39.
4. Univ. of Hawaii, 2-3-6-2-6-8-4-1-8-1, 41.
5. USC, 5-6-1-6-3-2-6-9-106, 45.
6. U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 3-8-7-5-DNF-5-7-3-5-5, 57.
7. SUNY Maritime Academy, 4-5-5-8-8-5-9-8-8-7-7, 66.
8. Maine Maritime Academy, 8-7-8-4-7-7-5-6-6-9, 67.
9. UC Santa Cruz, 6-9-9-8-8-6-9-7-9-8, 80.

Barz Optics - Melanin LensesPredictWind.com 2014Zhik Dinghy 660x82

Related Articles

JJ Giltinan Trophy - Waka wall helps Yamaha to Hat-Trick in Race 1
A group of 20 wakas paddling across the course for the opening race helped New Zealand's Yamaha to win A group of 20 wakas paddling across the course for the opening race of the JJ Giltinan Trophy helped New Zealand's Yamaha to win the first race of the seven race series. 'The wakas were massive,' said Yamaha skipper Dave McDiarmid. 'We couldn't get to the bottom mark. They were in a solid line - about four deep - there was no gap.
Posted today at 10:56 am
Heerema delayed by Biscay lows, Groundhog Day for Destremau
With 16 boats now finished, eighth edition of the Vendée Globe becomes the race with greatest ever number of finishers. With 16 boats now finished, the eighth edition of the Vendée Globe becomes the race with greatest ever number of finishers. Until now it was the 2000-2001 edition, with 24 starters and 15 finishers, which saw the biggest number of starters reach the end of their race at the legendary South Nouch buoy.
Posted today at 10:24 am
JJ Giltinan 18fters - Yamaha wins first race in rain and murk
New Zealand champion Yamaha came from behind to score a brilliant win in race one of JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship New Zealand champion Yamaha came from behind to score a brilliant win in race one of the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by The winning Group, on Sydney Harbour today.
Posted today at 8:16 am
Bella Mente Racing starts 2017 season with major victory at RORC C600
Bella Mente Racing starts 2017 season off with major victory at RORC Caribbean 600 Bella Mente Racing, led by owner/driver Hap Fauth, launched its 2017 campaign season with a major victory this week, winning IRC Overall, CSA Overall and CSA 1 at the RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua; The team took home coveted RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy for the IRC win as well as the Bella Mente Trophy, the team’s namesake award, for being first IRC yacht to finish that is wholly manually powered.
Posted today at 4:54 am
Cool drone footage of Dongfeng Race Team on the water
Dongfeng is back in the water and training is well underway for the returning Chinese campaign. Dongfeng is back in the water and training is well underway for the returning Chinese campaign. Stunning drone footage of the re-fitted Volvo Ocean 65 has been released as the team hit the water off the coast of Lisbon.
Posted today at 3:52 am
49th Transpac early entry deadline approaches on March 1st
Planning for the 49th edition of the Los Angeles-Honolulu Transpacific Yacht Race is well underway Planning for the 49th edition of the Los Angeles-Honolulu Transpacific Yacht Race presented by the Los Angeles Times and organized by the Transpacific Yacht Club is well underway, with 52 monohull and multihull entries from nine nations already signed up for this biennial 2225-mile ocean race, one of the world's oldest having first been sailed in 1905.
Posted today at 3:36 am
18ft Skiffs - JJ Giltinan Trophy - Replay coverage - Race 1
Live coverage of Race 1 of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs from Sydney harbour - sailing in the wind and rain Replay of Race 1 of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs from Sydney harbour - sailing in the wind and rain
Posted today at 3:25 am
Hat-trick all around for Phaedo^3 in this year Caribbean 600
Lloyd Thornburg and crew of Phaedo^3 have gained not only line honours each time but also three wins in their class. Lloyd Thornburg and the crew of his MOD70 Phaedo^3 for the last three editions of the RORC Caribbean 600 have gained not only line honours each time but also three wins in their class.
Posted today at 3:16 am
Vendee Globe - Conrad Colman's thoughts on his incredible performance
Colman was the first boat in the history of the race to finish using only natural energy, no fossil fuels After finishing 16th in the Vendee Globe, crossing the finish line under the jury rig which had carried him the final 720 miles of his race since he was dismasted, Conrad Colman was greeted by a hero's welcome into Les Sables d'Olone. The first New Zealander to complete the race he was also the first boat in the history of the race to finish using only natural energy, no fossil fuels.
Posted on 24 Feb
More winners announced in RORC Caribbean 600
As dawn broke on day five, crews who had finished the race were beginning to arrive back in Antigua. At Dawn on the fifth day, the leading Class40s were approaching the finish. Throughout the race, the battle in the class had been intense, with three yachts taking the lead at various points along the course.
Posted on 24 Feb