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Catalina 62 – Today at 8.53am Long Beach Time – wind forecast is low

17 July Update: Teams will get up very early today (Saturday) in Long Beach to get to the start line for the 62nd Catalina Water Ski Race.

9:00am Long Beach time is:
5:00pm in the UK
6:00pm in Central Europe (Belgium, Austria, Spain, etc)
2:00am (Sunday) in Sydney
4:00am (Sunday) in Auckland

The schedule is as follows:

8.53am – Start between Islands White & Grissom in Long Beach Harbor.
Split start – minimum 7 minutes apart (weather permitting)

  • 8.53am: 1st flight (21ft boats)
  • 9.00am: 2nd flight (all other boats)

4.00pm Prize Giving

Weather Forecast at Avalon:
Wind at 8:00am: 3 km/h East
Wind at 11:am: 6 km/h West
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Weather Forecast at Long Beach:
Wind at 8:00am: 2 km/h South
Wind at 8:00am: 6 km/h West
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14 July Update: The 62nd Catalina Water Ski Race takes place this weekend at Long Beach, California. Below is 3 minutes of the 60th Catalina from Jeff Barrus of The official race site is at

24 June Update: The entry form for this year’s Catalina is now available online at

18 May 2010 Update: The Long Beach Boat and Ski Club is proud to announce that GT Performance is the sponsor of the 62nd annual Catalina Ski Race. GT Performance won the title sponsorship by winning the sponsor lottery.Through the sponsor lottery we raised $2700.00 for the” Catalina Ski Race Special Needs Children’s Foundation”. Race entries will be availble soon.

1 April 2010 Update: The Hotel Maya is now available for reservations.
Just mention the “Catalina Ski Race” for special discounted pricing.

For reservations call: 562-481-3903 or 800-738-7477

The Long Beach Boat and Ski Club has set the dates for the 2010 Catalina Ski Race. July 17, 2010 is the date for the 62nd annual Catalina Ski Race.

Race Director Ken Vaughan said; “we are going back to the third weekend in July after moving for the World Championships this year. So save the date for the World’s Greatest Water Ski Race – Catalina”.

If anyone would like to comment on, or suggest changes to our event please feel free to email Ken at

The official web site for the Catalina is:

2010 Catalina Water Ski Race

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