During Congressional Cup week, which is open to the public for viewing, you can see the Catalina 37s in the hands of the best sailors and skippers in the world. In the months following Congressional Cup you’ll be able to see the “37s” being skippered and crewed by both young people, and older “youth” from all over Long Beach and points beyond.
In promoting youth sailing, the Foundation has been able to introduce area teenagers, who may never have been near a boat, to the excitement of competitive sailing, as they crew on Wednesday evening races throughout the summer, participate in the Marcedes Lewis Boys & Girls Club Regatta, participate in our middle school STEM program, or just have a one day introduction through the LULAC Regatta.
None of these activities would be possible without our youth and community outreach partners, the Long Beach Yacht Club and its members, the US Sailing Center and Boys & Girls Clubs. These partners and dozens of sailor volunteers are also critical to our other community outreach activities throughout the year -- Sailing Academy for our neighbors, the Heroes Regatta for local police officers and firefighters, the Patriot Regatta for active duty military members and Sea Gals, a women's sailing program that introduces women to sailing and helps them develop as sailors.