2018-03-01 / Around Town

West Coast Racing for Locals


Tom Loughborough, right, accepts the trophy for Stark Raving Mad VII for the Islands Race in San Diego. (Photo courtesy San Diego Yacht Club) Tom Loughborough, right, accepts the trophy for Stark Raving Mad VII for the Islands Race in San Diego. (Photo courtesy San Diego Yacht Club) Tom Loughborough will be racing with local sailors CT Olander, Tony Pearse and Dylan Vogel on the 60-foot Swan 601 Stark Raving Mad VII in the annual Vallarta Race starting March 1. The 1,000- mile race from San Diego, California to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, was created in 1953, and this year will include 30 boats, the largest contingent it has seen in years. As a warm up, the crew raced the ninth annual 130-nautical-mile Islands Race, hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club, finishing first in their division. “This is not an easy feat with a bicoastal crew," Loughborough said. "We are all excited to be participating in such a well organized and popular event.”

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