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2016 Coastal Cup
Monterey to Santa Barbara

May 29th through June 1st

Race Entry Deadline

Entries Accepted starting February 1, 2016
Early Registration with Discounted Entry Fee Ends May 1, 2016
Late Registration Deadline May 15, 2016

Coastal Cup Race Description

The 24th running of the classic Coastal Cup Ocean Race will take the fleet from a start line off Monterey to a finish line off the beautiful Santa Barbara Yacht Club. The Santa Barbara Yacht Club is partnering with Encinal Yacht Club to host this exciting and challenging race. Why Monterey? Keep reading!

The race is open to both monohulls and multihulls. Several starts will be conducted off Monterey, CA starting on Sunday, May 29th. It is recognized by the Race Committee that winds can become light overnight in the Santa Barbara Channel, hence the Race Committee intends to time fleet starts so that all boats arrive at the western end of the Santa Barbara Channel on Tuesday morning, thereby finishing Tuesday afternoon off the beautiful Santa Barbara Yacht Club race deck. Relax and enjoy refreshing beverages on the SBYC patio while enjoying the camaraderie of your fellow racers.

On Wednesday afternoon you are invited to join an in-port race around Santa Barbara, where you can shed your wet foul weather gear and race in shorts and t-shirts. Finish along with the Santa Barbara Yacht Club weekly beercan racers, then join in with their festive events at the club that evening.

The Spinnaker Cup, Coastal Cup, In-port race, and the SoCal 300 Ocean Race will, together, comprise the inaugural California Offshore Race Week.

Trailerable boats outfitted for ocean racing are strongly encouraged to participate. Boats wishing to enter the first two legs can be hoisted out of the water in Santa Barbara and trailered home for Saturday's Delta Ditch Run, or they may continue to San Diego and be hoisted from the water there. In 2015, Moore 24 Mas! won the Coastal Cup, both in Elapsed Time as well as in Corrected Time, sailing the 280 mile course from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in under 44 hours. Moore 24 SNAFU finished an hour and a half later to take second place overall, then trailered their boat home to race in the Delta Ditch Run the next day to finish overlapped with the lead boat. Well done guys!

The Coastal Cup Ocean Race will be scored using Time-on-Time handicapping based on Northern California downwind PHRF ratings. This race will use the US Sailing Safety Equipment Requirements (USSER) at the Coastal Level, with very few modifications as will be outlined in the Notice of Race. USSER includes a Safety at Sea requirement for this race, so participants should plan accordingly. Encinal Yacht Club will host a two-day Safety at Sea Seminar on May 14th and 15th, 2016.

2016 California Offshore Race Week
San Francisco to San Diego

New for 2016, Encinal Yacht Club, San Francisco Yacht Club, Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club, Santa Barbara Yacht Club, and San Diego Yacht Club are joining forces and races to provide you and your family with an exceptional offshore race week that will take ocean-rated boats from San Francisco to San Diego, with stops in Monterey and Santa Barbara. Races may be joined individually, or enter the entire series to be eligible for the overall series trophy, which will be presented on Sunday, June 5th, at the San Diego Yacht Club. US Sailing is pleased to endorse this series as a major West Coast Regatta.

Spinnaker Cup Ocean Race

May 27th through May 28th

The Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club and the San Francisco Yacht Club invite you to join their classic coastal race from San Francisco Bay to beautiful Monterey. Bring the family along and spend the weekend enjoying all that Monterey has to offer.

Coastal Cup Ocean Race

May 29th through June 1st

The ocean racing picks up again on Sunday, when the Encinal Yacht Club and the Santa Barbara Yacht Club invite you to join the classic coastal race from Monterey Bay to the beautiful beach town of Santa Barbara. Move the family down the stunning Big Sur coast to spend a few days enjoying all that Santa Barbara has to offer.

Santa Barbara In-port Race

June 1st

On Wednesday join the fleet in a half-day in-port race around Santa Barbara. Experience Southern California racing in the land of shorts and t-shirts, then finish in the afternoon with the weekly beer can racers and join the party at the SBYC clubhouse.

SoCal 300 Ocean Race

June 3rd through June 5th

Ocean racing picks up again on Friday, when the Santa Barbara Yacht Club and the San Diego Yacht Club invite you to join the second running of the SoCal 300 Ocean Race. Move the family down the coast to spend the last few days of the week enjoying beautiful San Diego.

The 2016 SoCal 300 will be scored using ORR ratings, and at this point the Race Committees envision scoring the entire series using ORR ratings. Since it is recognized that many boats do not have ORR ratings, we are working on a US Sailing-approved method of assigning ORR ratings to smaller boats that do not have such a rating. We hope to have an answer soon. Note that the Spinnaker Cup, Coastal Cup, and SoCal 300 will be scored as individual races, but all will be rescored for purposes of calculating a boat’s overall standing in the California Offshore Race Week.

For more information on the Spinnaker Cup Ocean Race, visit the San Francisco Yacht Club website http://www.sfyc.org or the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club website http://www.mpyc.org, or email spinnakercup@mpyc.org.

For more information on the SoCal 300 Ocean Race, visit http://www.socal300.com.

For more information on the 2016 California Offshore Race Week, visit http://www.offshoreraceweek.com.

Encinal Yacht Club, San Francisco Yacht Club, Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club, Santa Barbara Yacht Club, and the San Diego Yacht Club look forward to hosting these events. Please consider joining.

For further information, please contact Vice Commodore Doug Perry vicecommodore@encinal.org. or Commodore Jim Vickers commodore@encinal.org

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NOR Coastal Cup

Safety Requirements

Sailing Instructions

Fleet Tracker



Spinnaker Cup Results

California Offshore Week Results

(Includes Coastal Cup Results)