After a morning of practice ten teams were ready to compete in the Port of LA Harbor Cup off San Perdo. The breeze was 10-15 knots out of the Southwest. LAYC race committee ran three races. Cal Maritime took the first and third race, Hawaii won the second race, Navy was consistent with a 3,2,2.
The breeze was light in the morning and built to about ten knots by the fifth race under sunny skies. The racing was very close making for exciting mark roundings. The day belonged to USC winning three of the races and finishing second to Cal Maritime in a really close finish. LAYC race committee kept the racing going and the course perfect.
The last day of the Harbor Cup looked like there might not be a race. The waters of the pacific were glassy so teams from the cold east coast soaked up the sun and went swimming. After two hours of waiting the Postponement flag came down with 4-5 knots of breeze from more southerly than the previous days. Cal Maritime came out of the blocks fast and led the whole way. USC and Navy did not have good races so CMA went into the last race with an 8 point lead. The breeze was going right as it filled in to about 10 knots. CMA was OCS in the final race and forced to jibe back to the start line and hit the right side of the course. To everyone's surprise the were first to windward mark of the three lap course. USC and Navy kept the pressure on but would end up second and third in the tenth race and in the regatta. Cal Maritime won their fourth Harbor Cup. Thanks to the amazing folks at LAYC especially regatta chair Terry Brown, PRO Tom Trujillo and scorer Carol Armitage. Thanks to the Port of LA and Community Bank and all the other sponsors.
|1||California Maritime Academy||Keelhaulers||23||23|
|2||University of Southern California||Trojans||32||32|
|3||U. S. Naval Academy||Midshipmen||41||41|
|4||University of Hawaii||Rainbows||44||44|
|5||College of Charleston||Cougars||54||54|
|6||Massachusetts Maritime Academy||Buccaneers||63||63|
|7||SUNY Maritime College||Privateers||67||67|
|8||Maine Maritime Academy||Mariners||71||71|
|9||California State University Long Beach||49ers||74||74|
|10||University of California at Irvine||Anteaters||77||77|
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