About Linda Elias

lindaeliasphotoLinda Elias (1951 – 2003)

Linda Elias, one of Southern California’s most successful female sailboat racers, passed away on January 3, 2003 after a nine year battle with ovarian cancer.  She was 52.

As winner of the Peggy Slater “Yachtswoman of the Year Award” she raced the Transpac in 1989, 1991, 1993 and 1999.  Her women’s sailing team is three time champion of the Women’s One Design Challenge sponsored by LB/LA Women’s Sailing Association and Long Beach Yacht Club.

In memory of Linda Elias, the Long Beach Sailing Foundation, a 501c(3) established the Linda Elias Sailing Scholarship Fund.

The winner of the Regatta will receive a scholarship of $1000.

Your generous donation will provide enhance the scholarships ability to support of those who actively demonstrate a willingness and desire to enjoy and excel in the sport of amateur sailing.

This year, it is possible to donate online or download the form on this website.  A tax deductible receipt for your gift will be provided by the Long Beach Sailing Foundation.

Long Beach Sailing Foundation
P.O. Box 3116
Long Beach, CA  90803

Federal Tax ID # 33-052897