It may be Spring Break for some but Cal Maritime's sailing team has been hard at work preparing for the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup! The eight-time champion Keelhaulers will head to San Pedro, Calif. to battle for their third title at the Harbor Cup, tri-hosted by the University, the Port of Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Yacht Club on March 8-10.

At last season's regatta, Hawai'i thwarted Cal Maritime's three-peat bid by winning the Harbor Cup for the first time in program history. In addition to the defending champions and the Keelhaulers, as one of the regatta's hosts, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy earned the other automatic Harbor Cup berth by winning last November's Kennedy Cup.

The Harbor Cup is the only intercollegiate offshore keelboat regatta on the West Coast and one of the sport's three premier events  — the other two are the Kennedy Cup and Shields Cup, both hosted by Navy in Annapolis, Md.

Go Keelhaulers!


Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located in Vallejo, California, the campus offers undergraduate degrees that prepare students for careers in engineering, transportation, international relations, business, and global logistics. Cal Maritime also offers a master’s degree in Transportation and Engineering Management, as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.