The organizers of the Congressional Cup yacht race in Long Beach are looking for a UAV enthusiast to help them shoot GoPro footage on April 6 for the Heritage Regatta, and April 7-13 for the Congressional Cup regatta (day/times are flexible). The video will be used for email blasts to major media outlets and social media. This is a volunteer effort, but the photographer will get credit and outstanding coverage of his/her work, media access to press boat, LB Yacht Club and other associated events. Flying need not be over the ocean – shots of the racing and the crowd can be captured from the Belmont Pier. http://www.thecongressionalcup.com/
Here is a more detailed schedule for the various events.
Sunday April 6th: The Heritage Regatta. Come out to the Pier and Spectator Boats to watch winning skippers from the 1960s through the 1990s back in competition! Confirmed so far are Scott Allan (1967), Skip Allan (1968), Dick Deaver (1976 & 1978), Dennis Durgan (1979 & 1980), Scott Perry (1982), Dave Perry (1983 & 1984) and Terry Hutchinson (1992).
Monday April 7th and Tuesday April 8th: 2014 Congressional Cup STAGE ONE. Long Beach Yacht Club Representative Skippers Scott Dickson and Dustin Durant take on six others in a two-day, two-round-robin competition in which the winner is champion of the Ficker Cup and the top four finishers move on to the next stage.
Wednesday April 9th/Thursday April 10th: 2014 Congressional Cup STAGE TWO. The top four from Stage One face recent Crimson Blazers Simone Ferrarese, Francesco Bruni, Johnie Berntsson, and Mathieu Richard.
Thursday April 10th: Junior Congressional Cup, Youth Autograph Session and “Meet the Sailors” poolside cocktail party.
There is free grandstand seating and a running commentary at the pier provided by an experienced Congressional Cup skipper, Steve Steiner.
Food and restrooms are available at the pier.
On Thursday and Friday, immediately following each day’s racing, there will be a mini-press conference on the pier with select skippers.
Friday April 11th/Saturday April 12th/Sunday April 13th: 2014 Congressional Cup STAGE THREE. The top six from Stage Two are brought up against the top-ranked sailors of the world
Sunday, after racing, there will be a victory parade on the water from Veteran’s Memorial Pier to LBYC.
This is a great opportunity for the LA/OC DUG to do some community service and show the public that drones are not a bad thing.
If interested, please RSVP and Mike Rivard will send you the contact information. Perhaps we can put a team together so that no one individual will have to be there every day unless they want to be.