October 12-14, 2018

The Linda Elias Memorial Women’s One Design Challenge is the premier all-women yacht race on the Pacific Coast. Ten women’s racing teams from San Francisco to Mexico, compete on identical Catalina 37’s in a one design week-end regatta. The event is sponsored by the Long Beach Women’s Sailing Association.

The event is named after Linda Elias, one of Southern California’s most successful female sailboat racers, passed away on January 3, 2003 after a nine year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 52. As winner of the Peggy Slater “Yachtswoman of the Year Award” she raced the Transpac in 1989, 1991, 1993 and 1999 and was an active leader of the Long Beach WSA.

Regatta Information: Lisa Meier  lisakmeier2014@gmail.com  
Organizing Authority: Long Beach Yacht Club
Host Organization: Long Beach Women’s Sailing Association
Fleet Charter: Long Beach Sailing Foundation (Catalina 37 Fleet)

Link to Official Website