Regattas

California Yacht Club has a long history of excellence in race management.  We host everything from Championship-level regattas to more casual weekend buoy and random leg races.  
In 2020 we are proud to host the J/70 World Championship on July 26 - August 1





  • J/70 World Championship July 26 - August 1, 2020
    • July 26 - August 1, 2020

       Regatta Chair: Marylyn Hoenemeyer
                             2020j70worlds@gmail.com
      310.617.3870

      Race Documents, Registration, and other event information is available at Yacht Scoring.

      California Yacht Club welcomes the J/70 Class for their 2020 World Championship.  

      CYC is delighted to add the J/70 class to the long list of one design boats that have held a major championship in Marina del Rey. Our ability to host a first class regatta is evident in our record as a three time winner of US Sailing’s St. Petersburg trophy for excellence in race management.  

      The Club has been recognized by its peers as a Platinum Club of America for the past three years, a distinction that marks CYC as one of the top 20 yacht clubs in the country.  

      This is an invitational regatta, open to boats that have qualified under the J/70 World Championship Qualification System. The International Class Office will send registration information to each qualified competitor.  

      The event schedule (amended 11/3/19) is as follows:
       Day Date Time Event
      Sunday  July 26 0900-1800 Check-in and inspection
      Monday July 27 0900-1800 Check-in and inspection
      Tuesday July 28 0900-1300
      1300
      1400
      1830
      1900
      Check-in and inspection
      Check-in closes and all inspected boats must be in the water
      First warning signal for the practice race(s)
      Competitor's Meeting
      Opening Ceremony 
      Wednesday July 29 0930
      1230
      After racing
      Competitors' Briefing
      First warning signal - subsequent race(s) to start ASAP
      Refreshments at CYC
      Thursday July 30 0930
      1230
      After racing
      Competitors' Briefing
      First warning signal - subsequent race(s) to start ASAP
      Refreshments at CYC
      Friday July 31 0930
      1230
      After racing
      Competitors' Briefing
      First warning signal - subsequent race(s) to start ASAP
      Refreshments at CYC
      Saturday August 1 0930
      1230
      1530
      After racing
      Competitors' Briefing
      First warning signal - subsequent race(s) to start ASAP
      No warning signal shall be given after this time
      Awards ceremony at CYC

      Marina del Rey is an ideal home base for a Southern California getaway. You’ll be within a short drive of many of LA’s greatest tourist attractions including Disneyland, Universal Studios, and the Griffith Observatory. The area teems with cultural attractions including The Getty Museum and Villa, The Broad Museum, and the LA County Museum of Art. Shopping opportunities range from the eclectic stores on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, to the world-renowned merchants of Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

      The Marina del Rey destination guide is a useful resource for planning your visit: https://www.visitmarinadelrey.com/
  • 2019-2020 J/70 Class West Coast Winter Series: Dec 7, Jan 18, Jan 19, Feb 8 & 9
  • Sanguinetti Dinghy Regatta: Jan 11-12
  • SCYA Midwinter Regatta: Feb 8-9
  • Harken #1 Optimist Spring Regatta: Feb 22-23
  • Match Racing Clinigatta: Feb 29
    • Saturday February 29, 2020

      Regatta Co-Chairs: Tim Clarke (tim.e.clarke@gmail.com) & S/C David Collins (davidcollins@mindspring.com)

      Notice of Race
      Online Registration
      Parental Consent Form
      Sailing Instructions

      California Yacht Club's 2020 Match Racing Invitational Clinigatta

      Join us for an exciting and informative day of Match Racing. We will kick off with a clinic in the morning followed by an afternoon of racing within the Marina on our club-owned Martin 242s.

      This is an invitational event, with entry available for non-CYC members as well as members. If you would like to be considered, please email tim.e.clarke@gmail.com

  • J/70 Spring Regatta: Apr 4-5
    • Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5, 2020

      Regatta Chairs: Janice Pearson and Eric Read: cycharrisregatta@gmail.com

      Online Registration
      List of Competitors
      Sailing Instructions

      The Spring Regatta is the next stop at CYC on the road to the J/70 World Championship. 

      The J/70s will have the course to themselves on Saturday, and will join other fleets racing in the Harris Series on Sunday.

      Up to four races are scheduled each day, giving teams plenty of opportunities to tune up with their competitors. A Saturday debrief will provide ideas for improving your game the next day.

      Early entry discount applies for boats entering by Wednesday, March 25.

      Contact Dockmaster Curtis Wagner at curtis.wagner@calyachtclub.net or 310.823.4567 for information about boat storage immediately preceding and following the regatta. 

  • Harris Spring Regatta: Apr 5
    • Sunday, April 5, 2020

      Regatta Co-Chairs: Janice Pearson and Eric Read: cycharrisregatta@gmail.com


      Online Registration
      List of Competitors
      Notice of Race
      Sailing Instructions

      2015 Photos - Bronny Daniels, Joysailing.com

      Feel that nagging itch on your tiller hand? Here’s your chance to get back on the water for a fun, competitive, tune-up regatta and kick off the summer sailing season at speed! The Harris Regatta welcomes one-design keelboats, as well as those rated between 0 and 186 by SoCal PHRF, for a full day of racing on the bay.  

      It’s a perfect opportunity to scope out your competition in advance of the Sunset Series (that begins just 10 days later), bring home some early-season hardware, or even have your name inscribed on the Fred Harris Libation Cup perpetual trophy for PHRF winners, the Commodore’s Trophy for winning one-design entries, and the Patterson Bowl for line honors in the Star class.  

      A minimum of 3 paid entries will be needed to form a class—based on those entries received as of 1800 hours on Saturday, April 4. Each class will compete in 3 or 4 races, as time allows. And afterward, be sure to join us on the CYC patio for a helping of post-race hospitality before trophies are awarded.     

      For information and arrangements regarding boat storage immediately preceding and following the regatta, contact CYC Dockmaster Curtis Wagner at curtis.wagner@calyachtclub.net or 310.823.4567.

      2019 Results
      2018 Results

      2017 Results
      Series, #1, #2, #3, #4

      2016 Results
      Series, #1, #2

      2015 Results
      Series, #1, #2, #3

      2014 Results
      Series, #1, #2, #3, #4

  • Sunset Series: Apr 15 - Sept 9
  • Match Racing Playoffs: Apr 23, May 21
  • Starlight Series: May 14 - Aug 20
    • Thursdays, May 14 through Aug 20, 2020
      No racing July 30

      Regatta Co-Chairs: S/C Denny Haythorn, Norm Belcher and Sue Service
      Email: sservice@mednet.ucla.edu
      Notice of Race
      Online Registration
      List of Competitors
      Sailing Instructions

      2019 Race Results
      2018 Race Results
      2017 Race Results
      2016 Race Results
      2015 Race Results
      2014 Race Results

      2016 Photos


      Our annual Starlight Series is a one-design season for Star class boats.  It is regarded as the best weekly racing available in Marina del Rey!  It provides competitive racing in a casual, Corinthian environment.  Races start Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. on Santa Monica Bay just north of the detached breakwater.   We hold up to four races each night on short courses.  We’re off the water before sunset and into the bar at the Club for no host drinks, food, and camaraderie.                           

      Whether you are a novice or experienced racer you will find our series challenging as well as fun!  The Star fleet is very welcoming of new skippers and crew.  Skippers are often looking for crew and we invite anyone with an interest in racing sailboats to join us. Boats start rigging at the CYC hoist around 4:30, come by and meet some of the racers and see if you can line up a ride. We also welcome any interested persons to join us on Race Committee - it's a great way to watch the racing and spend a beautiful evening on the water. Contact Denny Haythorn (denny.haythorn@haythorn.org) for more information.  

      For more information about Starboat sailing see http://www.starclass.org/iscyra_district_5.shtml or contact the Captain of the Santa Monica Bay Fleet, Alejandro Bugacov (alejandrobugacov@gmail.com).

  • Pacific Cup Deepwater Series: May 17 and July 12
    • Two Sundays on the Bay: May 17 and July 12, 2020

      Regatta Co-Chairs: S/C Richard Mainland (rmainland@roadrunner.com) and Julia Dawson

      Both Pacific Cup Races are part of the ASMBYC Highpoint Series!
      2019 Highpoint Results
      2020 Highpoint Results to date

      Notice of Race
      Sailing Instructions
      Online Registration for Complete Series
      Series Results

      Race 1: May 17, 2020
      Online Registration for Race 1 only
      List of Competitors
      Course Annex
      Race 1 Results

      Race 2: July 12, 2020
      Online Registration for Race 2 only
      List of Competitors
      Course Annex
      Race 2 Results


      Pacific Cup Deepwater Series For PHRF and Cruising Boats

      2 Races
      2 Sundays
      3 Hours Each (approximately)

         

      This series is open to both PHRF racers and cruisers.  Starts with a different and interesting courses challenge both skippers and crews.  Downwind starts, pursuit formats, all points of sailing – this series has it all.  Courses are selected to give competitors approximately three hours of exciting racing on each date.

      Boats entering this series will be competing for the Pacific Cup - one of the oldest prizes in California Yacht Club's trophy case. Trophies will also be on offer for boats participating in individual races.

      2019 Results
      Series, #1, #2, #3,


      2018 Results
      Series, #1, #2, #3

      2017 Results
      Series, #1, #2, #3

      2016 Results
      Series, #1, #2, #3

      2015 Results
      Series, #1, #2

      2014 Results
      Series, #1, #2, #3

  • Cal Race Week: May 30 - 31
  • King of Spain: June 13 - 14
  • Summer Regatta: Aug 15
    • Saturday, Aug 15, 2020

      Regatta Chair: TBD

      Notice of Race
      Online Registration
      List of Competitors
      Sailing Instructions

      Get your crew together for one fun filled, action packed day of buoy racing.  This is the best time of year to be racing on Santa Monica Bay.  Open to all one-design keelboats, and to handicap boats with a valid PHRF SoCal Regular W/L Rating not to exceed 186, this regatta will feature one afternoon of windward/leeward racing followed by refreshments at CYC.

      For information and arrangements regarding boat storage immediately preceding and following the regatta contact CYC Dockmaster Curtis Wagner at curtis.wagner@calyachtclub.net or 310.823.4567.

      2019 Results
      2018 Results
      2017 Results

      2016 Results
      Series, #1, #2, #3, #4

      2015 Results
      Series, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7

  • King of the Hill and Cruising Championship: Sept 16
    • Wednesday, September 16, 2020

      The King of the Hill Race and the new Cruising Championship Race are end-of-the-season championship races for the popular weeknight Sunset Series. Two great races — one fun party!

      Regatta Chair: S/C Debbie Feinerman (dsfeinerman@gmail.com)
      Notice of Race
      Online Registration
      List of Competitors
      List of Invitees
      Sailing Instructions

      King of the Hill
      The “best of the best” from each of the classes in the Racing Division are invited to compete in this inverted-start race. This race will pit the best sailors in each class against each other, with the boat crossing the finish line first declared as the “King of the Hill” for that year.   
      Entry to this race is limited to those boats that receive an invitation. Invitations will be issued based on the final results of the 2020 Sunset Series, which ends the preceding Wednesday. Invitations will go to the top 1-4 boats in each class of the Racing Division, based on average class size for the 2020 Sunset Series. Additional boats will then be invited based on end-of-the-season standings for the Marylyn Ritchie trophy (awarded to the boat with the best overall record in the Racing Division) to result in eighteen invited boats.  

      The King of the Hill trophy was a pre-existing CYC trophy that was re-dedicated to this new race in 2002. Joan Hill was the long-time Chair for the Sunset Series and a regular volunteer for CYC races. In 2003, Joanie died as a result of breast cancer and since then this race has served as a memorial to her dedication and hard work in running the Sunset Series for many years.

      Cruising Championship
      New in 2020, the Cruising Championship is an end-of-the-season race run the same evening as King of the Hill in which the “best of the best” from each of the classes in the Cruising Division are invited to compete in this inverted-start race. This race will pit the best sailors in each class against each other, with the boat crossing the finish line first declared the “Cruising Champion” for that year.

      Entry to this race is limited to those boats that receive an invitation. Invitations will be issued based on the final results of the 2020 Sunset Series, which ends the preceding Wednesday. Invitations will go to the top 4 boats in each class of the Cruising Division, assuming an average class size of at least 10 boats for the 2020 Sunset Series. If an invitee cannot attend, an invitation will be extended to the next highest finisher in that class based on end-of-the-season standings in the Sunset Series.

      A perpetual trophy will be re-dedicated to this new race.

      Winners

      2019 – Margaritaville 1 1/2, Jay Steinbeck (CYC)
      2018 – Margaritaville 1 1/2, Jay Steinbeck (CYC)
      2017 – Margaritaville 1 1/2, Jay Steinbeck (CYC)
      2016 – Margaritaville 1 1/2, Jay Steinbeck (CYC)
      2015 – Margaritaville 1 1/2, Jay Steinbeck (CYC)
      2014 – Margaritaville 1.5, Jay Steinbeck (CYC)
      2013 – Plankton, John Staff (CYC)
      2012 – All In, Mike George (CYC)
      2011 – Margaritaville 1.5, Jay Steinbeck (CYC)
      2010 – Dark Star, Jeff Janov (CYC)
      2009 – Piranha, David Voss (CYC)
      2008 – Piranha, David Voss (CYC)
      2007 – Cuvee Caliente, Mahaffey Family (CYC)
      2006 – Pendragon IV, John MacLaurin (CYC)
      2005 – Bandit, Cheda/Thomas/Fleck (SCCYC)
      2004 – Creeper, Curran Family (CYC)
      2003 – Black Knight, Phil & Martin Friedman (DRYC)
      2002 – Ghost II, Al Berg (SMWYC)

      Past Results:
      2019
      2018
      2017
      2016
      2015
      2014
      2013
      2012
      2011
      2010
      2009
      2008
      2007
      2006
      2005
      2004
      2003
      2002

  • Sanguinetti Dinghy Regatta: Sept 26 - 27
  • Shadden Series: Oct 4
    • Sunday, October 4, 2020

      Regatta Chair: S/C Alice Leahey

      Online Registration
      List of Competitors
      Notice of Race
      Sailing Instructions
      Parental Consent Form 
      Please Note: Skipper and crew under the age of 18 must submit a Parental Consent Form, signed by a parent or guardian, to be eligible to race.

      SHADDEN SERIES #2 REGATTA INFORMATION

      Second leg in the CFJ Class Shadden Series, this is a one-day regatta to be run in Santa Monica Bay off of the Marina del Rey breakwater and Venice Pier.

      Racers are urged to be sure to complete all of the following important requirements:

      • Register for the full four regatta Shadden Series at the SCYYRA website. Note that the deadline for 2020-2021 Shadden Series registration will be the start of the first race of this second Shadden Regatta.

      • Register for this regatta, the second in the 2020-2021 Shadden Series

      • Complete the Parental Consent Form. Racers under 18 years of age will not be allowed on the water without having provided a completed Parental Consent Form, signed by a parent or guardian.

      REGATTA SCHEDULE

      Saturday, October 3

      1800 hrs

      Entry deadline

      Sunday, October 4

      0800-0900 hrs

      Mandatory check-in
      and support boat registration


      0900 hrs

      Competitors briefing


      0915 hrs

      Support boat briefing


      1200 hrs

      Warning signal for 1st race,
      subsequent races to start
      ASAP thereafter


      After Racing

      Awards presentation and
      complimentary refreshments

      SUPPORT BOATS

      Competitors who wish to keep and/or launch support boats at CYC must make arrangements with the Dockmaster for use of the hoist, trailer storage and in-the-water berthing. Contact CYC Assistant Dockmaster Curtis Wagner at cutis.wagner@calyachtclub.net or at 310.823-4567.

      Only support boats that have registered with the RC and prominently display identification provided by the RC will be allowed in the racing area. There will be a refundable deposit of $20 required for each identification flag.

      All support boats shall carry and monitor a VHF radio. All individuals on registered boats are required to wear PFDs.

      HOSPITALITY

      Competitors will receive light refreshments will be available at the awards presentation.

      Non-members will be welcome to enjoy CYC's restaurant facilities, with all charges in the Clubhouse to be settled with cash or credit card. Information on best shore viewing locations will be available at Check-In.

      CYC's Clubhouse rules prohibit non-service animals on the premises, prohibit the use of cell phones inside the Clubhouse, and require a shirt and shoes inside the Clubhouse at all times.

      2019 Results
      2018 Results
      2017 Results
      2016 Results
      Series, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5
      2015 Results
      Series, #1, #2, #3
      2014 Results
      Series

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