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PBYC - Tri-Point Anacapa Ocean Race, Ventura, CA eid# 987

August 17, 2019
All day event


August 17, 2019 

The Tri-Point Anacapa Ocean Race has a reputation for consistently good weather. The race starts at the Mandalay buoy and proceeds to take oil derrick Gina and Anacapa Island to starboard (clockwise), sometimes in a long single tack ranging from close hauled to off a beam reach. Once rounding the west end of the island, you are on a beam to broad reach nearly 20 miles back through the channel to the harbor finish. This is an exciting race for beachcats as the extended reach back to shore is across the windiest part of the channel, rife with sea creatures, and everyone is sailing basically the same tack (including the monohulls).

This race require that your beachcat be at least 18 feet long (LWL) and we suggest some offshore sailing experience. Certain personal safety gear is required, and your rigging must be recently refreshed. If you have sailed offshore, but never raced offshore, the beachcat group will help you understand the rules and best practices to have fun on the water. The Mandalay buoy is approximately 2.5 miles offshore from Ventura harbor. Some of the cat sailors from other states RV camp in the marina parking lot the night before, paying a modest fee. 

NOR is here:  http://pbyc.org/boating/racing/ 

Entry form is here:  http://pbyc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/EntryForm2019-for-print.pdf

This is the final race in the Multihull Ocean Racing Series, hosted by The Ventura Sailing Club in conjunction with the Pierpont Bay Yacht Club. There is a MORS trophy for overall dominance in three races through the Santa Barbara channel:

June 22, 2019  Frenchy’s Rum Run

July 13, 2019  The Milt Ingram Trophy Race 

August 17, 2019  The Tri-Point Anacapa Ocean R 


Ventura Marina
1500 Anchors Way
Ventura CA, 93001

Contact information:

Fee: see Entry Form

Categorized in:

  • Distance Races

Event recurrance information:

This event does not recur.

Event sharing information:

This is a public event.


  • Posted on
  • May 28, 2019 - 04:14 PM
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I have a folder of photos and two detailed stories about the race here, but you will need to cut and paste:


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Albums - Beachcats Technical - Prindle 18-2 data Klozhald -The Tri-Point Seige


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