Around Catalina Race

MAY 25-26, 2019

39TH ANNUAL

One of the longest continuous running Regattas in Southern California, the "Around Catalina" race held over the Memorial Day Weekend is co-sponsored by the partnership of Cabrillo Beach and Dana Point Yacht Club. 

The race began when Commodore Frank Dair of Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club and Commodore Barbara McCarthy of Dana Point Yacht Club met and brainstormed the idea of a "Historic Mariners Race" (Richard Henry Dana and Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo) with both clubs participating. CBYC Rear Commodore Dave Shutte along with DPYC Rear Commodore Steve Franta pursued this plan. The first "Hostoric Mariners Race" was held over the Memorial Day Weekend in May 1981. It was a successful beginning with over 60 boats participating. After a few years, the name was changed to the "Around Catalina Race" to preclude the impression that it was an "old classic boat" race.





REIGNING TROPHY WINNERS

"AROUND CATALINA"
FIRST TO FINISH- Timeshaver, Viggo Torbensen
FIRST OVERALL- Timeshaver, Viggo Torbensen
FIRST CATALINA BOAT- Trofina 2, Anna Scharer
FIRST J BOAT- Timeshaver, Viggo Torbensen
 
CRUISING CLASS
FIRST TO FINISH- Chaos Theory, Doug Hosford
FIRST OVERALL- Chaos Theory, Doug Hosford
FIRST CATALINA BOAT- Maxwell, Tom Adamson
FIRST J BOAT- NO WINNER


PAST OVERALL WINNERS & RECORDS
Current Elapsed Time Record - 7 hrs. 26 min. 53 sec.
Set in 2006 by Taxi Dancer, Paul & Laura Sharp - NHYC


RACE HISTORY