LONG BEACH, CA - September 26, 2004 -- The 18th running of one of Long Beach, California's favorite regattas was held Sunday, September 26th, in the inner harbor. Over 50 boats ranging from 50 foot racing yachts to sabots enjoyed the Long Beach sailing conditions.
Who's Yo Daddy's bowman calls the line at the start of race one. Photo © Sean Downey / YachtRacing.com
The first race kicked-off with 5-7 knots of breeze which saw the fleet slowly making their way around the course. However, towards the end of the race, the wind had built to 10-12 knots and a second race was run.
Most of the action of the day was held inside the marina where the junior sabots spun around in tight circles along a small course. There were quite a few close calls and bumps but true to the sport, not a shout was uttered in protest. In fact, one young racer broke out in a round of "Take me out to the ball game.".
The overall winners of the day were the crew of "Who's Yo Daddy" a Nelson Merrick 45 skippered by Davin Palitz. The crew with the most family aboard was "Whiplash" a Schock 35 owned by Ray Godwin. There were trophies for the standard finishers, as well as an all-female crew and a newly created "crew challenge" perpetual for the crew that raised the most money.
Sabots, sabots everywhere and not a one did sink! Photo © Sean Downey / YachtRacing.com
This year's event was blessed with the return of corporate sponsorship as well as private and higher racer participation. All in all the regatta which wraps up a three-event series (including a Pancake Breakfast/Silent Auction and Golf Tournament), will have raised over $10,000 for the Clinic. The final number will be forthcoming.
The event is hosted by: Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Cerritos Bahia Yacht Club, Little Ships Fleet Yacht Club, Long Beach Yacht Club, Navy Yacht Club, Seal Beach Yacht Club and Shoreline Yacht Club of Long Beach.
The organizers would like to thank the sponsors for their generous contributions to this wonderful organization:
Benefactor Level - NISSAN, Champion Chiropractic, Lane-Aire Manufacturing Corporation.
Sponsor Level - American Air Tool, HYUNDAI, Screen Gems Silkscreening Co., Avery Dennison Office Products, Marina Sailing, Smith Paint & Supply, Bank of Orange County, Murphy Industrial Coatings, Dimension Printing Inc., H&M Terminal Transportation, Inc., SailingProShop.com, and finally YachtRacing.com.
Steve Murphy - 562/427-7720
Norma Clapp - 714/840-2902
Blast Reach Communications
The Children's Clinic, Serving Children and Their Families (TCC), founded in 1939 by a group of local physicians and community leaders, is an independent non-profit licensed community clinic dedicated to providing comprehensive health care in a culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate manner to medically underserved, low-income and high-risk populations in Long Beach and surrounding communities.
WHO DO THEY SERVE?
TCC provides care for the most underserved in the community. To be eligible for services, a child or adult must be uninsured, underinsured, or a Medi-Cal recipient. Families are asked to contribute to their care according to a sliding fee scale, yet no one is refused care because of an inability to pay.
WHAT DO THEY PROVIDE?
The Children's Clinic provides medical care and counseling for well-child visits; acute and chronic care; community outreach and education; immunizations; laboratory testing; prescribed medications; linkage to community resources; evening and Saturday morning hours; and an Adult Clinic. TCC continues to serve as a true medical home with 24- hour telephone accessibility to staff pediatricians and care to children who are hospitalized. For the 2001 fiscal year, TCC provided:
35,630 General and primary care visits - an estimated 100,000 encounters
1,809 Specialty care visits including pediatric ophthalmology, neurology, allergy, and car, nose and throat
21,800 Medications and prescriptions
Brighter Tomorrows at International Elementary School, a partnership with TCC, the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD), YMCA, Greater Long Beach Child Guidance Center, and the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS), which provides on-site health care, health education, physical fitness and mental health services to students and siblings.
Reach Out and Read, a collaborative with TCC, Beach Cities Reading Association and AmeriCorp, which provides literacy activities for children six months to five years of age.
Knight Foundation Immunization Awareness Project, a partnership with TCC, the LBDHHS and the LBUSD designed to increase immunization awareness in the community through creating public relations and health education materials in English, Spanish and Khmer.