FIRST THINGS FIRST: Fill out the online registration form!

Friday, August 2
5:30 The Bar at Monterey Yacht Club opens


Most participants arrive Monterey today, park in the trailer section by the ramp, pay for slip assignment and parking at harbormaster's office, and launch.  

There will be NO PRE-RESERVED PARKING THIS YEAR, so you should arrive early or after 9pm. 25 Parking spaces in the harbor lot are designated for trailers from midnight-9am, but single cars don't always pay attention. You can use the public parking kiosk or pay in Harbormaster's office for any available spots. (Need Parking Options in Monterey? Click here)

Several boats are expected to launch and sail down from Moss Landing, but not as an official part of Cruiser Challenge.   Shuttling cars/trailers if not sailing back Sunday would have to be worked out by the individuals.

5:30 pm: Happy Hour at Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club.

Happy Hour is for MPYC members & guests, so it's not officially a Cruiser Challenge thing.

Saturday, August 3
Before 8:00 am: Rig and Launch



Arrive before 8:00 am and park, rig and launch at the Monterey Yacht Harbor.

The parking lot fills up early and single cars will unknowingly make the double-length spaces unusable.
If you're just arriving this morning, pay your berth fees and parking at Harbormaster's Office
If you prefer, you can use the kiosk to purchase a parking ticket.

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. at the
Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club

Event Registration. Sign in and complete the required liability waivers.

9:00 am: Skipper's meeting at MPYC
We will pass out course maps and explain the starting sequence.
11:30. Start of the first race, followed by lunch on the water.
Click here for a description of the format for this race and of the awards for the participants. Pack a lunch to eat on your boat after the first race. Also click here for the Eligibility and Regatta Rules
1:00 pm: Start of second race.   Conditions permitting, a third race will follow.

The racing continues.  Click here for more information.  If you decide to drop out and head for the bar at the yacht club, you won't have far to sail!

Click here for the Eligibility and Regatta Rules.

4:00 pm  Bar opens at MPYC The cash bar at Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club opens.
5:00 p.m. or as soon as race results are compiled The Awards Ceremony begins!  Dinner will be served at MPYC immediately following the awards ceremony.

Sunday, August 4



Whale watching flotilla and/or cruise/race back to Moss Landing for those returning there.

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