ON THE WATER: Long Beach to Host William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup (The Long Beach Gazette)

Starting July 31, Long Beach will host the William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup featuring a weeklong sailing competition using Flying Junior (FJ) sailboats crewed by two Sea Scouts. The 1992 America’s Cup winner, Koch created the regatta to foster the lessons born out of the Sea Scout program. . . . . Read the entire article here:  ON THE WATER: Long Beach to Host William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup (The Long Beach Gazette)

Practice Day to be held 1 August

The first Skipper’s meeting will take place at 1000 on August 1 at the Long Beach Sea Base followed by practice races for the entire fleet.

Participating race crews will be divided into two (2) equal number fleets for the practice and coaching days.   Fleet division assignments for both the practice and coaching days and the preliminary day shall be determined by random draw.

Fleet divisions for the WIK Sea Scout Cup and Kiwi Cup shall be based upon the scores from the preliminary race day (August 2, 2016). The top one half (1/2) crews from each division on the preliminary race day shall be put in the W.I. Koch Fleet and the lower one half (1/2) crews from each division on the preliminary race day shall be placed in the Kiwi Fleet. Ranking will be determined by the low point scoring system. First place = 1 point, Second place=2 points, etc. Sum total low points for the day of racing will determine placement. No consideration will be given for the practice day.