King Harbor Yacht Club Through the King Harbor Youth Foundation Hosts South Bay Sailing Teams

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Four area schools will use King Harbor Yacht Club facilities to support their teams.

King Harbor Yacht Club (KHYC) through its Youth Foundation (KHYF) will be accommodating the four South Bay schools that offer sailing as a varsity or club sport. Redondo Union High School, Mira Costa (Manhattan Beach), South (Torrance), and Rolling Hills Prep School (San Pedro) will launch all their sailing practices from KHYC. Redondo Beach's harbor and facilities are ideal places for mastering sailing.

Experienced sailor Heidi Morris created a varsity sailing team for Rolling Hills Prep School last year. Her son, Cade, is the team captain. “My father instilled a love of boating in me as a young girl, so I’m thrilled that I can share sailing with my son in this ideal setting,” stated Ms. Morris.

King Harbor Youth Foundation sailing coach Abby Featherstone is an accomplished and renowned sailor who is enthusiastic about the upcoming varsity sailing season. “We have a terrific combination of experienced student sailors returning as well as some novice athletes this year. I’m expecting great things,” states Featherstone.

Their first practice took place on Sept 8, at King Harbor Yacht Club at 3:00. The practice will include the teams from Mira Costa, Redondo and South High. The first regatta of the season will be held on Sept 19, in Newport Beach.

About King Harbor Yacht Club
King Harbor Yacht Club (KHYC) has been located in King Harbor in beautiful Redondo Beach, CA since 1960. It is open 7 days a week, hosts 1,458 slips, and has ten official fleets. KHYC has an active racing schedule, offers club cruises to locations all over Southern California, has a popular fishing fleet, and hosts educational and social events. Boat ownership is not required to be a member of KHYC, just an interest in boating and having fun!

The King Harbor Yacht Clubs also houses a 501c3 non-profit organization entitled the King Harbor Youth Foundation. This group was created to promote youth sailing in Southern California. The mission is to provide access to the sport of sailing to local girls and boys of all backgrounds in order to build self-esteem, teamwork and a respect for the environment.

New Channels is a program that operates under the King Harbor Youth Foundation. It was developed as an avenue to get individuals on the water that would not otherwise have the opportunity. The Foundation puts its resources to work with many diverse groups, taking their members out for a boating experience in the King Harbor channel, with brief interludes into the ocean.



For more information, contact: Mike Mena at: 310-316-0612 or mike(at)ileanainternational(dot)com

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