Fleet and Racing Information
The cornerstone of ABYC is its fleets, groups of people with
similar boats or interests organized for social, racing and service
purposes. In return for service to the Club, members of in-house
fleets are invited to every ABYC regatta.
Many fleets are based on ownership and racing in one-design boats.
Dinghy fleets include Naples Sabots (both Junior and Senior),
Lido 14, Coronado 15, Laser, Snipe and 505. The one-design keelboat
fleets are the Cal 20 and Etchells.
Keelboats wishing to race under the PHRF handicap rule are in
the PHRF Fleet. Keelboats wishing to enjoy less serious racing,
and more cruising and social events, join the Keelboat fleet,
one of our most active fleets. A Small Boat Arbitrary Fleet is
under development for dinghy classes who wish to race under Portsmouth
The Olympic Classes Fleet members own and race Tornado catamarans,
Stars, Europe dinghies, 470's and the newest Olympic Class, the
ABYC has been called "the home of
one-design yacht racing in Southern California." ABYC maintains
an active racing schedule for a variety of skill levels. Many
of our one-design fleets schedule one day regattas monthly. Sabots,
Lido 14's and Lasers enjoy twilight series in the summer months
on weekday evenings. The club also hosts many invitational regattas
that bring sailors from all over Southern California.
The mainstay of ABYC'S racing calendar is our Holiday Series.
Four two-day invitational regattas linked to Memorial Day, the
Fourth of July, Labor Day and Thanksgiving holidays bring hundreds
of sailors in dozens of classes to race in Long Beach Harbor
and Alamitos Bay.
Our Olympic Classes Regatta is a premier event for ABYC and for
those Olympic hopefuls who come to compete. Nearly every American
Olympian has sailed at ABYC and the U.S. Olympic Sailing Teams
have used ABYC as a training center for more than a decade.
ABYC hosts the SCYA Manning Series for dinghies, a Multihull
Invitational for the Multihill set and serves as a host site
of the SCYA Midwinter Regatta. Nearly every year ABYC hosts at
least one major national or international championship regatta.