West Marine Hosts 28th Fun Regatta at Santa Cruz Yacht Club

Annual event for youth sailors to be held September 8 – 9

Watsonville, CA, August 30, 2018 - West Marine, the world’s premier retailer of boating, fishing, sailing and paddling gear,

will host the 28th annual West Marine Fun Regatta September 8 and 9 at the Santa Cruz Yacht Club in Santa Cruz, California.

The two-day event is open to intermediate and advanced El Toro, CFJ, C420, Laser Radial, Byte and Optimist Championship fleet sailors ages 8 to 18 and begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 8. Participants will race their boats off the Santa Cruz Wharf close to Santa Cruz Main Beach by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

“We are proud to once again sponsor the West Marine Fun Regatta at the Santa Cruz Yacht Club,” said David Ladd, West Marine Santa Cruz Store Manager. “This annual event is a great opportunity for local youth to participate in a fun race while putting their sailing skills to the test.”

Competitors are encouraged to dress appropriately for mid 50-degree temperature water and a wind range of 7 to 20 knots. The prizes supplied by West Marine will be awarded to first through third place winners during a ceremony hosted in the clubhouse after the final race on Sunday.

Interested participants are encouraged to register online. For entry rules, please visit the Santa Cruz Yacht Club Website.

About West Marine

For more than 50 years, West Marine has been the premier retailer of boating, fishing, sailing and paddling gear. With nearly 250 stores located in 38 states and Puerto Rico and an eCommerce website reaching domestic, international and professional customers, West Marine is recognized as a leading resource for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts. West Marine associates share the same love for the water as our customers and provide helpful advice on the gear and gadgets they need to be safe and have fun. To learn more about West Marine, please visit the West Marine website at westmarine.com

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