By Will Nash | May 12, 2014
Six members of the City of Long Beach Fire Department Lifeguard Division won the inaugural Heroes Regatta Saturday in this event hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club as a tribute to the men and women of our local police and fire departments.
More than 50 law enforcement officers and firefighters sailed on eight of LBYC’s Catalina 37 racing sailboats alongside skilled coaches on a sunny day that saw breezes of 12-16 knots.
The Long Beach Police Department was represented by the LBPD Command, Detective, Vice and SWAT divisions. The Long Beach Fire Department was represented by LBFD Command (including Fire Chief Mike Duree), Firefighter and Lifeguard divisions.
At the end of the six races the LB Lifeguard team and the LBPD Detective team were tied for first place.
The win was given to the Lifeguards on a tiebreaker.
Members of the Lifeguard team were Scott Mitchell, Bill Selditz, Tony Gentile, Scott Crail, Barry Wood and Scott Dixon.
(submitted by Rick Roberts)