Shawn Bennett (USA) won the Long Beach Stop of the 2015 California Dreamin' Series Sunday in this International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Grade 3 match racing regatta hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club and raced on the Long Beach Sailing Foundation's fleet of Catalina 37s.
After the limits of the southern oceans imposed by the combination of the weather systems and the safety barrier of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone, the Atlantic is opening up for the top trio of the Barcelona World Race.
Following the RYA Selection Trials held at Rutland Sailing Club over the weekend of 17-18 January, the Selectors have recommended the teams set to represent Great Britain at the ISAF Team Racing World Championships (19-24 July).
Team USA 1 from the New York Yacht Club are the 2009 ISAF Team Racing World Champions, defeating the local AUS 1 team in the final in Perth, Australia to successfully defend the title they won two years ago.
Australia won the Under 21 title on the third day of racing at the 2009 ISAF Team Racing World Championship in Perth, whilst in the senior competition the favourites from the USA suffered their first setback.
Just 10 days remain until the start of the 2009 ISAF Team Racing World Championship in Perth, Australia where teams from Asia, Europe, Oceania and North America will put their boat handling and communication skills to the ultimate test.