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Welcome to the 53rd running of the

“Grandfather of Modern Match Racing”

Congressional Cup!

Our regatta continues to be a premier international event with

champion sailors and umpires from around the world.

Thanks to the dedication of over three hundred volunteers, we look

forward to a week of great fun and memorable competition.

Let the Good Times Roll!

COMMODORE DAVID WESTERFIELD

Long Beach Yacht Club

Long Beach

Yacht Club

We welcome you all back to the Long Beach Yacht Club’s 53rd

Congressional Cup Match Race Regatta. Since 1965, LBYC has

been hosting the only world match race regatta run totally by

volunteers and, to all of you I say, “thank-you” with a tip of the hat.

The past 5 years of moving up the ranks of the Congressional Cup

Executive Committee have been a gratifying experience; steeped

with the history of world match racing, clubs, regattas, skippers,

crews and all the amazing volunteers, Club members, sponsors

and spectators who have given their dedication, knowledge and

friendship — I am forever grateful to all of you.

This year, as in the past two years, we have again teamed with the

World Match Race Tour as the 2nd stop on the World Tour. We

have an amazing line up with three returning Crimson Blazers

and a young new addition to the world scene from Australia.

Three of our teams sailed into Congressional Cup by winning

the 2017 Ficker Cup or 2016 Grand Slam Series. We are also

fortunate to have an incredible international team of umpires

from five countries; six America’s Cup umpires and two Olympic

umpires.

Due to limitations with the Belmont Veteran’s Memorial Pier this

year, we are encouraging spectator boats to join us on the water

for up-close excitement as well as public viewing from the pier.

We invite you to Long Beach Yacht Club to watch the live filmed

racing and hear detailed commentary from the Clubhouse

every day. If you’re unable to be on the water or at the pier,

join your Club family at lunch and catch up on the racing

results or join us after the races for our entertaining press

conferences and camaraderie. You can also follow it live online

with video and audio at

www.thecongressionalcup.com

or on

Facebook at

www.facebook.com/CongressionalCup

, Twitter at

@LBYCConCup

and Instagram at

lbycconcup

. Both the website

and this program include a great deal of history, information

and fun facts, including stories on the world of match racing,

umpiring, skippers, race committee and lots more.

Our Club members are excited to have the opportunity to share

our hospitality which this event is so famous for. The hallmark

of this month is to re-unite with old friends and make new ones.

Come join the fun!

CHAIRMAN JOE SEIBERT

2017 Congressional Cup

facebook.com/CongressionalCup

@LBYCConCup lbycconcup