Harry Wood Memorial Regatta 3/15/2020-POSTPONED

Harry Wood Memorial Regatta participants,
Thoughtful consideration by Balboa Yacht Club's leadership, with input from Lido 14 Fleet 1, has led to the decision to postpone the Harry Wood Memorial regatta scheduled for this Sunday.  We look forward to sailing this event at the soonest opportunity; we’ll keep you posted.
If you have any questions about your entry into this event, please contact me directly at: (949) 673-3515 x133 or via email toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Becky Lenhart
BYC Sailing Director
Becky Lenhart
Sailing Director
1801 Bayside Drive
Corona del Mar, California 92625
949.673.3515, ext. 133
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The Legend of Harry Wood

Harry Wood was a lifelong lifeguard with the city of Long Beach starting in the 1940s; he was inducted into the Long Beach Lifeguard Hall of Fame in 1996.  He was also an equally long-time dinghy sailor and, in the Lido 14 Class, he was a legend – he won the Class Championships 3 times (1962, 1965, 1967) amongst countless other titles and victories.

In 1978, Harry was very ill and his Lido 14 friends in Newport Beach decided that it was appropriate to hold a regatta in his honor.  Harry supported this event by not only participating but by donating perpetual trophies to the cause - in some cases, trophies that he had won at past events.  In a sense, this was a "win the trophy back" from Harry event.  With a great sigh of relief, Harry healed from his illness and lived a good life for many more years - which meant that the regatta was in his name, rather than the Harry Wood Memorial that it is known by today.

The 42nd running of this event is being held at Balboa Yacht Club on March 15th.  Both BYC and and Lido 14 Fleet 1 (Newport Beach) encourage all Lido 14 Class members to come and celebrate the spirit of Harry by racing in this event.

Registration for the regatta is now open. Visit the event website to register.

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