Santa Monica Windjammers Yacht Club (SMWYC) will begin its Barbecue Series Sunday, June 5th, in memory of Allan Freedman, who recently lost his battle with cancer.

Freedman was a true competitor in this event and his presence and his boat Freedom Too will be missed and remembered.

This is an extremely low-key event, designed for the novice, who wants to learn about racing, or the racer who just wants a short sail.

There will be a 1:30 p.m. start, no real pressure and a great barbecue at the end.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. at SMWYC, instructions are issued, the course is explained and the start is outside the breakwater at 1:30 p.m.

Following the finish, inside the breakwater, between a mark on the G200 dock and a line across the channel, all will be invited to join the barbecue at SMWYC.

Burgers, hot dogs, chicken and steak, together with all the fixings are available, discounted for racers.

Trophies will be presented during the barbecue.

Race entry fee is $5 at the entry.

SMWYC is at 13589 Mindanao Way in Marina del Rey.