We are very proud to include the Congressional
Cup as an official stage of the World Match Racing
Tour, the Tour’s only stage on the West Coast of
the USA. The event has long been a favourite of
the world’s top skippers and teams from Olympic
and World Champions to multiple America’s Cup
It is a testimony to the reputation of the Long
Beach Yacht Club that so many sailors return year
after year to the Congressional Cup. The hospitality
that the club members provide to the teams, as
well as the high quality of race management and
organisation is simply world class.
This year, the Congressional Cup hosts the second
stage of the World Match Racing Tour after the
season opener in Perth, Australia. As always,
Long Beach promises to deliver world-class match
racing off the end of Belmont Pier, and I urge
everyone to come to the pier, meet the teams and
enjoy all the action close up!
Our thanks to the Long Beach Yacht Club and
all the members, sponsors and volunteers for
welcoming the World Match Racing Tour again in
Enjoy the week and the very best of luck to all the
World Match Racing Tour
CITY OF LONG BEACH
562.570.6801 |firstname.lastname@example.org |
333 West Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, C
Dear sailors, crew and race fans,
On behalf of the City of LongBeach,my thanks to our friends at LongBeachYacht Club
for continuing to hostthis iconic, exciting event, which has become one of the premier
sailing competitions in the world.
Long Beach is California’s 7
largest city and Southern California’s newest coastal
destination. With our unmatched blend of big city convenience with the friendly and
relaxed atmosphere of an ocean side community, the largest public marina in the
country, one of the world's biggest man-made harbors, and the phenomenal
Aquarium of the Pacific, it's easy to see why so many people come to Long Beach to
With international cuisine to meet everytaste, trendyshopping that includes national
brands and so many unique local favorites, and numerous arts and entertainment
options, including severaleclectic museums, the iconic Queen Mary, Shoreline Village,
Belmont Shore, Long Beach’s very own canals, The Pike at RainbowHarbor, and Pine
Avenue, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Long Beach.
We are proud and thrilled about the opportunity to host the Congressional Cup, one
of the oldest and most prestigious Match Racing Events in the world, and as always,
Long Beach looks forward to offering all Congressional Cup participants and visitors
the warmhospitality and personal attention for which our city is known.
Thank you again for visiting Long Beach, and I wish all of you good luck in the 53nd
Go Long Beach!
Mayor Robert Garcia
City of Long Beach
On behalf of the
World Match Racing Tour
I am delighted to welcome all
the participants and partners to
the Congressional Cup here in
Long Beach, California.