05-21-2012, 12:36 PM #1
- Join Date
- Mar 2011
July 22- LB2CAT OFFSHORE ENDURANCE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPSThe 2012 Jettribe Triple Crown of Offshore Racing
Round # 2 ~ Long Beach to Catalina
IJSBA Offshore Endurance National Championships
Sea-Doo, Sea-Tow, Hot Products,
Optima Racing, Bomber Eyewear, Hydro-Turf, Impros, Kia Dealers of Orange County
Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 ~ 11:00 AM
For all updates and information, please visit: www.rpmracingent.com
05-28-2012, 02:36 PM #2
The Grand-Daddy of them all, the annual Long Beach to Catalina and back Offshore National Championship Race is almost here!
The 2011 defending LB2CAT Champion is Mr. Tom Phan of Southern California who won this race in 2011 on his Kawasaki ULTRA 300X! We are all looking forward to a great race on July 22, 2012 and round two of the 2012 Triple Crown of Offshore racing! Top three spots in round one of the TCO went to Craig Warner of Monster Energy Kawasaki and PWCOFFSHORE.COM CORE Racing, then KC Heidler of PWCOFFSHORE.COM CORE Racing then John Feeney of Offshore Robot Racing. Two more rounds to go and 1500.00 in prize money to distribute at the end of the TCO Series!
Per RPM Racing Enterprises, it looks like a later start time of 11 am this year with tech check going on throughout the morning - so get there bright and early!
PWCOFFSHORE.COM has reserved a helicopter and film crew and it remains our intent to create another DVD for the 2012 LB2CAT! Due to there being one helicopter and how spread out the racers tend to become throughout the race, the current plan is to focus on the top 10 on the way out to the turn-boat, with focus on the top 5, then top 3 as they get closer to the turn-boat, get the top 10 going around the turn-boat, then focus on the top 5 for the first half of the return leg, then the top 3 for the last 25% of the race, then the leader as he /she gets through the break-wall. Should we have enough sponsorship for two helicopters, we should be able to get much better coverage of all racers! Got good go-pro video? Please send me a PM and we’ll see if we can work it in.
Navigation Planning: For those of you that might not be familiar with the race or traveling in from other parts of the country, remember that part of the challenge and fun of this race is that there is navigation involved, we recommend you do some pre-planning. The race starts at the Queen Mary in Long Beach for a straight line shot to exit the Queen’s Gate break wall. The Queens Gate is an approximately ½ mile wide “break” (opening) in the rock wall that separates the Pacific Ocean / Channel from Long Beach Harbor. The break wall is about 1 mile from the start / finish line. Once you exit queen’s gate, you head across the open channel to the turn boat lat and long off the coast of Avalon, make the turn around the turn-boat, and then head back to the finish line at the Queen Mary that is located behind the break wall. Remember, you will be given a lat and long for the turn boat located approx. ½ mile off of Catalina Island, and one lat and long for the finish boat. **You have to go through queen’s gate prior to getting to the finish boat by the Queen Mary. If you dead reckon directly from the turn boat lat and long to the finish line lat and long, you will have a direct line through the rock wall. So, ensure that you have a lat and long that gets you to a point within that approx. ½ mile opening within Queen’s Gate entrance into the harbor, and then go to the finish boat. As part of your navigation plan, it is up to you to determine where within the Queen’s Gate opening you want to set as your destination point to enter back into the harbor; center-mast of Queen’s Gate? Left within the gate, right etc. Suggest you run the course prior or just quickly go out the morning of the race and set a mark within Queen’s Gate that you are comfortable with as your entry point back into the harbor. Remember, if you dead reckon from the turn-boat to the finish lat and long, you will have the rock wall as an obstacle, make sure you have a lat and long for somewhere within the Queen’s Gate entrance, then go to the finish line.
Pictures of the last few years’ races are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31192104@N04/sets/
Updated information regarding the race will be here: http://pwcoffshore.com/LB2CAT_Race_Page.html
RPM Racing’s site is here: http://www.rpmracingent.com/
Looking forward to seeing everyone at this great event!
Much more information forthcoming!
05-31-2012, 12:16 AM #3
06-03-2012, 12:18 AM #4
7 weeks until the 2012 LB2CAT! Cool teaser video here:
July 22, 2012 Be there!
06-11-2012, 12:16 AM #5
Have been out on the course twice in the last few weeks, one flat day at 11 am and last Sunday it was big water that made for a fun run. Last Sunday a stock ultra 250 could take the entire race due to sea state. Rough water, the ultimate equalizer! But, who knows, could be flat and the 90 mph Yamahas could take it, if it's rough.... . We shall see?
The lb2cat offshore national championship race
July 22, looking forward to seeing everyone!
06-24-2012, 09:38 PM #6
Big rollers today on the LB2CAT course at 11 am followed by flat just outside the island, a great deal of fun! Sea State picked up on the way back.
Looking forward to a great race on July 22! Got your entry form in? www.pwcoffshore.com
Pictures of last year's race here:
Life is short - just do it................
07-03-2012, 09:27 PM #7
The newest member of the PWCOFFSHORE Hall of Fame will be inducted into the hall on July 22 after the race at the banquet - be there! Billy Womack will present the award
07-03-2012, 09:49 PM #8
- Join Date
- Jan 2009
Way to go Steve freebie.
07-03-2012, 09:52 PM #9
Ok racers. Its 19 days and counting to the biggest and the best offshore race in the USA. Who is in?
Who is ready? Who has what it takes to knock off the current Triple Crown of Offshore points leader Craig Warner?
Personally I cant wait to see all of you there. Lets enjoy the GREAT Socal weather, the great group of racers and all of the friends, family and support crews that come along with them.
Oh yea, the second round of three to see how the $1500 in prize money gets awarded.
I say everyone better BRING IT!
And please get your entry in today!
See you there!
07-07-2012, 10:06 PM #10
- Join Date
- Mar 2011
We are less than 15 days from The Jettribe 2012 IJSBA Offshore Endurance National Championships- Long Beach to Catalina & Back presented by Sea-Doo, Hot Products, Sea Tow, Optima Racing, Bomber Eyewear, Hydro-Turf on Sunday, July 22, 2012 ~ 11:00 A.M. Start!
If you haven't pre-registered I have attached the entry form as all pre-registration entries need to be in by Thursday, July 12th. After that all entries received will be assessed a $25 late fee.
I have posted the 2012 Racer packet info sheet at www.rpmracingent.com . Please review it as we will be inspecting each boat for all items / tech inspection.
New for this years event: all activities will be at the South Shores Launch Ramp and the Awards Ceremony/Banquet will be held at the prestigious Reef Restaurant (adjacent to the pits). Please make plans to attend this great awards ceremony as we will also be inducting the newest member of the PWC Offshore Hall of Fame!
LB2CAT Schedule of Events:
Sunday, July 22, 2012
6:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. - Registration, Safety & Tech Inspection- South Shores Launch Ramp - (Mandatory all Riders)
9:15 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.- Mandatory Riders meeting - South Shores Launch Ramp
10:05 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.- Launch to starting area
10:59 a.m.- Line up
11:00 a.m.- Flag drops
2:30 p.m.- Awards Banquet/Lunch - The Reef Restaurant - Luau Room
Address: 880 South Harbor Scenic Drive Long Beach, CA 90802
Turn Boat (Avalon) Finish Line (Adj. to Transon of Queen Mary)
N 33 21.461 N 33 45.263
W 118 19.400 W 118 11.192
If you have any questions, please email me at your earliest convenience. Please forward this email to any perspective racer(s).
Thanks for your support!
Ross Wallach, Race Director
RPM RACING ENTERPRISES
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