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California Sailing

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 Alexander Lloyd This past spring break I received the privilege to sail in a college regatta in the Port of Los Angeles in sunny Southern California. The Harbor Cup, sponsored by Los Angeles Yacht Club, consisted of 10 seven man sailing teams from all over the country extending from Hawaii to Maine. The regatta was a three- day event consisting of 10 individual races. Although we did not do as well as we hoped with a 7th place overall ranking, we sailed our best against nine great teams all finishing within a pretty narrow points margin.

The accommodations for the three days were graciously provided by a host family in the area. In addition to arranging for the fleet of Catalina 37 sailboats for racing, the yacht club put on a banquet for the teams with a guest speaker who was a former winner of the America’s Cup.

Of course, I may be partial to the event as I was sailing ten minutes away from home in the waters where I grew up; however, I would have to say that this one of the most fun and well-run regattas I have competed in. Traveling home to sail in California is just one of the examples of what Coast Guard Academy sailing has to offer.

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