Linda Elias Memorial
Women's One Design Challenge
The inaugural Women's One-Design Challenge was held in 1991. The two-day racing event was conceived and organized by the Long Beach Women's Sailing Association as an opportunity for women to compete on the Catalina 37s. Its mission is to raise funds and awareness of women's achievements on the water. Linda Elias - the namesake for the current regatta - won the challenge three of the first five years. Elias passed away in 2003 at 52 after a hard-fought battle with ovarian cancer... Long Beach Yacht Club and the LB Women's Sailing Association, the organizing authorities for the event, honored her by rededicating the event to her memory. The Long Beach Sailing Foundation Established the Linda Elias Sailing Scholarship Fund the same year.
The Linda Elias Memorial Women's One Design is considered the premier all-women yacht race on the west coast. Participating teams come from San Diego, Newport Beach, Long Beach, Santa Monia, The Channel Islands, Mexico, and Washington.
The event is hosted at the Long Beach Yacht Club. The regatta raises money for the Linda Elias Sailing Scholarship Fund which is organized to support the aspirations of men and women with a passion for sailing.
SAVE THE DATE!
31st Annual LEMWOD Challenge
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 6 -8, 2023
Long Beach Yacht Club and Long Beach Sailing Foundation
6201 E. Appian Way
Long Beach, CA 90803