Malibu and Return Race is set for Jan. 6.
MARINA DEL REY - Del Rey Yacht Club will kick off the new 2008 racing season with the first event in the popular Berger/Stein Series of point-to-point day races. This first challenge for Berger competitors, the Malibu and Return Race, will start at 11 a.m. Jan. 6.
Billed as the "premier point-to-point day race event in Southern California," this regatta attracted more than 125 starters in 2007. Many of these entrants were among the best-known sail racers in the region, who were using the race as a tune-up for the Newport-to-Ensenada Race and other upcoming events.
In 2008 competition, trophies will be awarded at the finish of each race instead of at the end of the series. Participants will gather at Del Rey YC after the finish of each event to enjoy a post-race celebration.
The first awards presentation event will be sponsored by the Del Rey YC Puerto Vallarta 2009 Race Committee and will have a Mexico theme, with Mariachi music, Mexican-style appetizers and appropriate beverages.
For Berger/Stein Series entry forms, race notices and sailing instructions, visit www.dryc.org.