On the heels of record-breaking participation numbers in the first Berger/Stein Series of the year, the Del Rey Yacht Club prepares for its second installment Saturday March 4th, with a race from Marina del Rey to Topanga Canyon near Malibu.

The event continues to grow in popularity up and down the West Coast, attracting talent from all over the state to race in the offshore contests.

In January’s first installment of the series, Doug Baker in Magnitude 80 won against some of California’s most competitive boats.

Pendragon, Margaritaville, and Who’s yo Daddy all vied for top of the leader board in PHRF (Performance Handicap Racing Fleet) AA class.

And in the other divisions, prominent skippers from all over the state were in the lineup.

The Del Rey Yacht Club is pleased with the attendance record that was set and expects to see these kinds of numbers continue through the rest of the five race series.

“It’s a very popular series here in Marina del Rey and we’re seeing more and more boats from other areas competing,” said race chairman Tucker Strasser. “I think the fact that the competition is of a high caliber and it’s usually a well-attended race makes it a favorite for a lot of sailors.”

Information, Del Rey Yacht Club at www.dryc.org