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Beach Sports: Basketball, paddleboarding, running, sailing and more

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Sailing: The Ken Hoover Memorial Regatta Carrie Series Finale takes place Saturday and Sunday at the King Harbor Yacht Club. Racing begins at approximately noon both days and will conclude between 3 and 4 p.m. Dinner tickets for racers are included in the entrance packages, while all others are invited to join us for dinner at $12 per person. Trophies will be presented for both the Ken Hoover Memorial as well as the winner of the 2018-2019 Carrie Series. Registration available at regattanetwork.com.

Parents and kids who are interested in getting involved in sailing are invited to come see the event, meet the coaching staff and competitors, and learn how to get involved in competitive racing through the King Harbor Youth Foundation Summer Sailing programs. khyf.org.

 

Paddling: Registration has opened for the 41st Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race, to be held Sunday, Aug. 25. The first Catalina Classic was held in 1955, and is prone paddling’s oldest, most celebrated race. The 32-mile race begins at Two Harbors on Catalina Island and finishes at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Entries are limited and paddlers who completed the race last year are given priority. Paddlers who did not complete the race last year may qualify by competing in one of four preceding races: The South Bay Paddle in Hermosa Beach on June 8; the Jay Race in Santa Cruz (date to be announced); the Rock2Rock from Two Harbors to Cabrillo Beach on June 30; and The Waterman’s Challenge in La Jolla on July 13. For more information visit CatalinaClassicPaddleboardRace.org.

 

Beach Volleyball: The Interscholastic Beach Volleyball League (IBVL) continues April 13 at Dockweiler State Beach. Mira Costa, under new head coach Nancy Mason Reynolds, plays Santa Monica (9 a.m.) and Palisades (11 a.m.). Redondo takes on Notre Dame (10 a.m.) and Palisades (1 p.m.). For more information, visit ibvl.org.

 

Volleyball: Vibe Volleyball in El Segundo is offering a Spring Break special of 15 percent off private lessons through Apr. 12. Use promo code: springbreak. Vibevolleyballlab.com.

 

Running: Registration is available for the Seventh Annual 5K Fun Run for the Oceans, held by the Manhattan Beach Roundhouse Aquarium Teaching Center. This year’s Fun Run will be Saturday, May 11 starting at 9:30 a.m. on the north side of the Manhattan Beach Pier. Entry fee is $35 and includes t-shirt, refreshments, prizes for top three in each age division and post-race raffle. Registration is available at roundhouseaquarium.org/funrun.

 

Fundraising: Local residents will be running in the 123rd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15 to raise funds for their respective charities. Former El Segundo softball standout Shannon Brooker, now a senior at Boston University, will be sponsored by the Martin Richard Foundation, which was founded by the parents of Martin Richard, an 8-year-old boy who lost his life during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Brooker is attempting to reach her fundraising requirement of $7,500. Donations can be made by sending a check to the Martin Richard Foundation (℅ Shannon Brooker); or on her page at crowdrise.com.

Manhattan Beach resident Alan Franz is running to conquer cancer as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team. He will be among the more than 500 Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge teammates in an effort to raise $6 million for cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. To contribute, visit RunDFMC.org or contact the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge office at (617) 632-1970 or dfmc@dfci.harvard.edu.

 

Paddleboarding: Registration is open for the Rock 2 Rock paddleboard race to be held on June 30. Starting from Two Harbors on Catalina Island and finishing at Cabrillo State Beach in San Pedro, the race was started by Joe Bark and is now a fundraiser for the Ocean of Hope Campaign. To register, visit paddleguru.com.

 

Swimming: Registration is now open for Swim The Avenues, an official qualifying swim for the Manhattan Beach Pier to Pier Swim, to be held Sunday, July 14 at Redondo Beach’s Miramar Park. There will be a 1-mile race for ages 13-and-over ($45) as well as a half-mile race ($35). Both include individual age group and open categories along with wetsuit and non-wetsuit categories. To register, visit active.com.

 

Basketball: Dave Miller, Emmy Award winning NBA analyst will be hosting his 22nd annual  MVPCAMP.COM summer basketball camps at Aviation Sports Complex in Redondo Beach. Session I will be held July 8-12 (coed) and Session II July 15-19 (girls only) and Session III July 29-Aug. 2 (coed). Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are open to boys and girls ages 5 to 14. The camp is geared for all levels of play and places an emphasis on keeping the FUN in fundamentals. You can call for a brochure (424) 200-0697 or print an application form on our website mvpcamp.com.

 

Yoga: Yoga on the Octagon at the Redondo Beach Pier is free for all levels. Held Wednesdays 6 – 7 p.m., 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach (west end of the pier behind Tony’s). Bring a yoga mat, towel and water. Redondopier.com.

 

Shade Hotel Redondo Beach offers free, all-level yoga on the Aquadeck, Mondays and Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 a.m., weather permitting. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing. Mats are available on a first come, first serve basis. Shade Hotel, 655 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. Call (310) 921-8940 to reserve your spot. Rb.shadehotel.com.

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