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File #: 22-0644    Version: 1 Name: PRM - Fee waiver for Alamitos Bay Yacht Club and LB Yacht Club for the 2022 Ullman Sails Race Week
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/31/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/14/2022 Final action: 6/14/2022
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to approve a fee waiver for the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club and the Long Beach Yacht Club, in a total amount not to exceed $15,000, for use of dock space in Alamitos Bay Marina for visiting and participating vessels during the 2022 Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week, from June 23 through June 26, 2022. (District 3)
Sponsors: Parks, Recreation and Marine
Attachments: 1. 061422-C-20sr.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to approve a fee waiver for the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club and the Long Beach Yacht Club, in a total amount not to exceed $15,000, for use of dock space in Alamitos Bay Marina for visiting and participating vessels during the 2022 Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week, from June 23 through June 26, 2022. (District 3)

DISCUSSION
Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week (LBRW) is a four-day event, co-hosted by the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club (ABYC) and the Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC), from June 23 through June 26, 2022. It is an annual world-class sailing regatta for keelboats and ocean racing catamarans. It is the final leg of the major Southern California regattas, which include the Ahmanson Cup, the Yachting Cup, and Cal Race Week. During this week, various races will take place including the Catalina 37 National Championship, the Schock 35 Pacific Coat Championship, and various J-Class races, which are part of the Southern California High Point Series. This event is expected to attract up to 120 teams with nearly 1,500 boating enthusiasts including sailors, support teams, families, and friends. Regional participants including sailing teams from the states of Washington, Arizona, and California will compete for the top prizes.

Like years past, ABYC and LBYC are requesting a fee waiver for docking fees traditionally assessed to visiting vessels, in a total amount not to exceed $15,000, for the LBRW four-day event from June 23 through June 26, 2022. ABYC and LBYC are currently adhering to all directives and guidelines regarding COVID-19. ABYC and LBYC will continue to cancel/postpone any and all scheduled club events in accordance with COVID-19 community response and Health Order parameters. This sailing event attracts State and regional media attention for the City and spotlights the sport of sailboat racing and our marinas. The event also generates additional revenue for local businesses such as hotels, restaurant...

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