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This posting contains the racer notice along with forms and information relating to RPM Racing's 2016 offering of their annual competition which sends PWC Racers from Long Beach Harbor to Catalina Island and back.

The official 2016 Entry Form is here:  LB2CAT EntryForm16

Official 2016 Information Sheet:  Long Beach to Catalina Back Info Sheet

2016 Pre Competition Check List:  INSPECTION CHECK LIST




What's been called the greatest annual spectacle in Offshore PWC Racing ~ The 2016 Hot Products Long Beach to Catalina & Back (LB2CAT) Offshore Endurance National Championships presented by Jettrim, Hydro-Turf, Sea-Doo, Sea-Tow, Jet Re-Nu, Oakley,  Kawasaki, Amsoil, Skat-Trak, Yamaha, West Coast Watercraft Club,, Watercraft Rider scheduled for Sunday, July 17th at 9:30 a.m. The 52 mile round trip endurance race is one of the oldest Offshore PWC endurance races and the hallmark of Offshore Endurance racing in the United States. Racer's from across the country & Canada will descend on Long Beach for their chance at winning the most prestigous LB2CAT trophy and their share of the prize money for the IJSBA National Championship event. The race is true test of man/woman vs machine and the elements as water conditions can be deceptively calm yet turn dangerously rough during the channel crossing and both the rider and their craft must be able to handle the punishment that Mother Nature can dish out. Most of the competitors practice for this race which is open to all comer's from the hardcore offshore rider to the average pwc enthusiast.


IJSBA National champions will be crowned in all classes; Pro/Am Open, Vet/Master Open, 4 Stroke Stock, 4 Stroke Naturally Aspirated Open and Manufacturer’s Stock (completely stock, no mods whatsoever*). A minimum of $1,000 purse and giveaways for the Top 3 overall will be an added incentive as the news of the weekend of racing stirs interest in the entire pwc community to enter and be a part of this great annual race.


This race is open to the general public.  The racer packet and entry form for this years event is attached to this email and also available at


*Mfg Stock Class rules: No mods allowed except; aftermarket grips, aftermarket seat cover, aftermarket bilge pump and aux. fuel tank).

** Aux. tanks are allowed in all classes, however tanks must comply with safety.


To Pre-Register, please click the Official Entry Form attached below . Please completely fill it out and scan & email back or fax or mail it back to RPM Racing Ent. before the discounted pre-registration deadline Sunday, July 3rd ($25 late fee for entries recieved after 7/3/16) or please email Ross at your name, hometown, hull mfg & model, class entering & race#

Note: Payment is not a requirement of pre-registration. No payment is needed until race day!!

Please note the Inspection checklist of items required for the race below. Please do not show up to tech/registration without these items as you will NOT be allowed to participate in the race. Note: Auxiliary tanks are allowed for all classes, including Mfg. Stock.

Please print the LB2CAT Rider Information Sheet which contains all the information you will need for this race.

Lat and Long:
Finish Boat 
N 33 45.263 
W 118 11.192

Turn Boat
N 33 21.461
W 118 19.400

Note: This race is approximately 26 miles to the turn boat (outside of Avalon)

Schedule of Events:
Sunday, July 17th, 2016
6:30 a.m.- 8:00 a.m.- Registration/tech inspection (all riders) - South Shores launch ramp parking lot.
Note: All Racers must check in and "clear registration" and be inspected prior to rider's meeting.
8:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.- Mandatory Rider's Meeting (all racers) South Shores launch ramp parking lot (pits).
8:30 a.m.- 9:25 a.m.- Racer's launch and proceed to Start/Finish line area
9:30 am - 11:30 am - Round # 2 Hot Products LB2CAT - IJSBA National Offshore Championships
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Awards Ceremony - Reef Restaurant Banquet Room (located adjacent to Maya Hotel, approx. 5 min. walk from South Shores launch ramp)

Please check back for all updates and info. Please forward this link to anyone that is interested in participating!

I look forward to seeing everyone at this great event!!!


For more information on the race and the weekend, please,

For more information please contact RPM RACING at (310) 318-4012 or email