The team to watch will be Alamitos, which has come close to winning in past years, Ivory said.
The event that has proven itself to be popular in the past has broken its own attendance record with applications still coming in on Friday at the hosting club, Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club.
"When I started this five years ago, I said that I wanted to see us break 100," Ivory said. "So, I am just so excited."
Part of what has made this popular is the team event, which is not ordinarily the focus of a junior sailing competition, she said.
Many first-time competitors — children between the ages of 7 and 18 can enter the regatta — choose this regatta because of both the ability to place individually and win as a team, Ivory said.
"Sailing is usually a very individual sport," Ivory said. "This brings a whole team together and kids are proud go be a part of that."
Olympic-style medals are given to each member of the winning team and to each individual placement winner in the four classes: Sabot, Laser Radial, Laser and Club Flying Junior.
Additionally, Bahia Corinthian chooses two sailors to be the recipients of the Sportsmanship Awards.
Children can win the award for doing things such as helping out a capsized boat or yielding to another sailboat during the competition, she said.
"Corinthian means, to kids, to be a good sport," Ivory said. "And that means to be gentlemanly or ladylike even when they're competing."
If You Go:
What: 5th Annual Corinthian Cup Regatta
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Saturday
Where: Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar
Information: (949) 644-9530