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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33nd Annual

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Are we having FUN yet? YES!


On Saturday, March 12, 2016, 110 youth along with 43 adults from 16 ships converged on the Long Beach Sea Scout Base for the 33rd Annual Long Beach Invitational Regatta. After the events, the fellowship and the food, all reported having a great time.

This year's events included some unusual exercises in sailing, rowing, line handling, block reeving and signaling. In a few of the events, crews had to tie a tie knots in a very dark place, answer basic (and some not so basic) questions, transport a large, bulky object in a skiff, dock a ship, and drill in complete silence.

For a complete list of this year’s events   

And the winner is…

Congratulations to the crew of the Renegades from Newport Beach. They finished in first place with 205 points, the Mariners from Newport Beach, was second with 166 points and the Islander from Marina Del Rey, finished third with 163 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 Joshua Reyes, of the Fast Mast from Long Beach. Congratulations Joshua 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 with the smell of barbecue everywhere? The food was great and plentiful. Some may argue but we think lunch is everyone’s favorite part of the Regatta.


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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