2013 Long Point to Newport Beach

C-32 “eXigent” Owner, Taylor Grant of Newport Beach, CA finished First Overall in the 2013 Long Point to Newport Beach – a 26 mile ocean race in a fleet of 40 boats. Last year he was first overall on corrected time for the three race Long Point Invitational event.

“eXigent” is the e-glass prototype of our New Columbia Carbon 32.  Since Taylor has started racing “eXigent” he has sailed over a 1000 miles in local waters, made 74 starts and has trophied an incredible 52 times;  “I race with my family and friends.  It has been tremendously rewarding to help develop a level of camaraderie and teamwork that has contributed to our success.  Of course, the competitiveness of the boat when sailed in its “wheelhouse” conditions is critical. This is the perfect boat for the “dinghy” sailor to take to the open ocean.”

“It has been really been fun to be fortunate enough to beat larger race boats that are often manned by professionals, including some very well know boats with great reputations like the J125, J111, and J145. I have had more fun with my Columbia than any other boat I’ve owned! Coincidentally, I grew up racing on a Columbia 50 with my dad and brothers.”