The Long Beach Invitational Regatta is designed to test your crew’s skills and knowledge as well as ingenuity and teamwork in a way that is innovative and enjoyable.
The events are based on those of other Sea Scout competitions and from requirements and basic knowledge learned through ordinary. But then, some is just off the wall.
For example, does your crew know how to drill? What if they can’t see where they are going? For that matter, how about team pulling blindfolded? What would happen to your Scuttlebutt time if you had to fill the barrel first? Will your general knowledge of seamanship, and scouting survive a game of Jeopardy?
Of course, we cannot guarantee that these events will be a part of the regatta in any given year. We strive to find new and exciting events to make this a different regatta each time you come.
The Long Beach Invitational Regatta is held each year on the second Saturday in March at the Long Beach Sea Scout Base, 5875 E. Appian Way, Long Beach, California.

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35th Annual

Saturday, March 10, 2018

More Fun Than Humans Should Be Allowed To Have!


On Saturday, March 10, 2018, 134 youth along with 65 adults from 19 ships converged on the Long Beach Sea Scout Base for the 35th Annual Long Beach Invitational Regatta. These numbers all represent records for this regatta.

For the first time ever, rain fell on the events during this regatta. Different sets of events were planned depending on the possible effect of rain. This year, most of the events were inside or under cover. Even the “Hell Drill” finale was held under the Davies 2nd Street Bridge. Everything went smoothly and all of the participants had a great time.

This year it really helped to know the Sea Promise. It was also good to know how to put on a lifejacket, tie knots, know the parts of a sailboat, move a lot of water quickly and walk together as a team. There were questions and answers as well as answers and questions. Also, compass points, relative bearings and what’s a henweigh?

For a complete list of this year’s events:   

And the winner is…

Congratulations to the crew of the Del Mar from Newport Beach. They finished first with 204 points. The Islander from Marina Del Rey was second with 195 points and the Mystic Yankee “M” team from Winnetka finished third with 180 points.

Hell Drill!

After the events closed, all hands participated in a “Hell Drill” competition. Here the judges remove people from the competition for making mistakes until only one person remains. That person this year was Andrew Keyser, of the Del Mar from Newport Beach. Congratulations Andrew for a job well done!


Special thanks to Officers from the Islander as well as all of the other adults who helped prepare lunch. How difficult is it to concentrate on competition in the morning when all you can smell is Barbecue? The food was great and plentiful. Some may argue but I think lunch is everyone’s favorite part of the Regatta.

Help! In our effort to keep the Long Beach Invitational Regatta unique, different and original, we need new events. Unfortunately, we seem to be running out of new ideas. We need your help. If you have any ideas, please do not hesitate to share them with us. We have received many great ideas in past years and we know that there are many creative and diabolical minds in this program. Please let us know what the event is and how it works (please provide details). Remember, the object is knowledge and practical skills with an emphasis on fun. We hope to hear from you soon. Thank You.

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